Five Common Questions About Joining a Team

Just like the early church, we’re called to the same mission of helping people find their way back to God. But in order to fulfill that mission, everyone is called to engage in it.

At Hoboken Grace, several teams, in-person and online, do their own small part. While some roles are more visible, like serving in the band or greeting people, others are much more behind the scenes — making coffee, setting up tables and chairs, taking photos, writing stories. Each role is just as essential, and each team depends on each other — like different parts of the body working together.

Joining a team is a great way to meet people with similar interests. And it’s an easy way to pick up new skills.

In the meantime, here are five questions you might have.

What’s the time commitment?

With many teams at Hoboken Grace, there’s bound to be one that fits your schedule. While most teams serve on Sunday mornings, there are also many opportunities to serve during the week. There are ways to serve both in-person and online! Some teams are more flexible than others — for example, while the Writing Team meets throughout the month, team members can write on their own time. (As long as they meet deadline, of course!)

How will I know which team is the right fit?

In choosing a team, it’s often helpful to think about your gifts. Also, what do you love doing? What makes you feel alive?

Are you a people person who thrives on making connections? Or maybe your friends rave about your hosting abilities. The First Impressions could be a great fit. While First Impressions creates a welcoming environment on Sunday mornings (through the setup and tear-down teams, hospitality and greeting, and connection points).

Love photography, writing or video production? Or do you have social media or marketing skills? Our Communications Team works to tell the story of what God is doing in our community.

Do you love helping others? The Community Impact team works to impact those in our city, demonstrating God’s love in tangible ways (simple service, bridge events and partnerships.).

Or maybe you love working with kids. Serving with Grace Kids can make a huge impact on our city’s children — and their parents.

Perhaps you have a passion for music and/or  production. Our Production Team and Band look to create an experience that engages you in-person and online every Sunday through visual, sound and lights.

What if I’m still figuring out this whole faith thing?

That’s fine! Teams are a place to grow, no matter where you are.

Do I need to have experience for any of these teams?

Absolutely not! One of the great things about joining a team is the opportunity to learn new skills. For example, while the Production Booth might look intimidating, most members got started without any knowledge of how the controls work. You don’t need to be a photo whiz to join the Photo Team.

What if I join a team and then decide I don’t like it?

Most teams start with a tryout period — no, not like an audition. You’ll get the chance to “shadow” someone on the team, learning what they do and getting a preview of what it’s like to serve. If you decide that a team isn’t a great fit, you’re welcome to give something else a try.

Ready to serve? Sign up here for Team Link happening this Sunday.


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