Our church vision statement calls us to be “water and light” in the western suburbs and beyond. That’s a powerful reminder that we do not exist for ourselves alone, but to serve others. Elmhurst CRC is committed to sharing love through serving, whether that be locally with our ministry partners, globally with our missionary partners, or within the walls of Elmhurst CRC.

Not sure where to serve? Our GPS Survey helps you understand yourself and your gifts better as it connects you with specific ministry opportunities within the life of our church, locally and globally, with our church community partners. Find out more.

GPS Survery

Fall Ministry Volunteer Needs

Vibrant ministries need vibrant volunteers! No matter what your skill set or passion is, there is a place for you at Elmhurst CRC. From worship to children's ministry, to LINK mentoring to special needs buddies. Teams of friendly people make Elmhurst CRC a great place to be on Sunday and throughout the week, working together serving each other and the community.

Here are some areas to plug in this fall. Join the team!

We would love one more small group leader to help with Bible activities at the York Community Resource Center on Thursday afternoons for 90 minutes. Contact: Kara Hackert, Director of Children & Family Ministries

Preschool/Kindergarten children's worship volunteers -- all ages welcome - middle schoolers to grandparents make great children's worship volunteers! Contact: Kate Hanchett, Children's Ministry Coordinator

Small group leaders are needed for 4th & 5th grade Children's Worship kids. Would you be willing to lead an amazing group of kids in a time of worship and learning once a month or once every other month? The lessons are fully written and supplies prepared for you.
Contact: Kara Hackert, Children & Family Ministries Director

We're looking forward to a great year at Little Lambs! We have just a couple of key volunteer positions needed:
Song Leader
(s) - Thursday mornings
Bible & Creative Learning
- substitutes needed
Craft Assistants
- needed throughout the semester
Free Play Assistants
- needed throughout the semester
Contact: Lynda Clousing Little Lambs Director

Help children check out books on Sundays after the service from 11:00-11:25 once a month. Contact: Kara Hackert

Co-counselors for 4th grade needed.
Contact: Candice Van Hout

Volunteer once a quarter as a nursery volunteer for parents of young children wishing to attend worship service. We'd love to see you in the nursery if you are in 5th grade and older (grandparents welcome!).
Contact: Krysta Kranenborg

For Sundays and mid-week ministries.
Contact: Michelle DeJong

Middle & High School Small Group Leaders
Small group leaders help lead a small group of students on Sunday nights, following other youth group activities. Small groups open the Word and discuss the talk for the evening.
Contact: Kyle Groters

The LINK Team invites you to join its effort to help support our current mentors as they work with a single grandmother and her 3 young grandchildren who currently occupy an apartment our church rents in Lombard. The family is working through the Bridge for Communities transitional housing program to become self-sufficient. Seeking volunteers with a heart for the homeless population and a desire to make an impact in a family’s life right in the community we live in. Contact Bob Boomsma or Rachel Rieger with questions or to get involved!

Photographer - capture the moments and tell the story. Special events and other programs and activities you attend.
Contact: Communications


If you enjoy the following experiences, then the Hospitality team is for you.


Greets people with a warm and welcoming demeanor, and extends hospitality to guests, members, and friends.


Guides people to seats and provides informational resources lends a hand as needed, and contributes to a warm and welcoming environment.


Provides information, answer questions, give directions for guests and friends about anything related to the function of the church.

Team Leader

Leads team huddle prior to service and sets schedule and maintains unity and purpose within each team.

If Hospitality sounds like it’s the right fit for you, sign up below.

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Creative Arts

If you enjoy the following experiences, the Creative Arts team may be your place to serve.


Music is an important part of our worship each week. If you sing or play an instrument, share your gift, we would love to hear from you.

Lights & Audio

You’ll help enhance the worship experience with good lighting and sound. If you have some technical experience, we would like to hear from you.

Visual Arts

Contributes to all the visual experiences in worship: video, photography, multimedia projects, and other creative visual elements.


We’ve got a lot of things plugged in here, and it takes a lot to make things run. If you have experience, or a knack for, all software and tech, we need you!

If Creative Arts sounds like it’s the right fit for you, sign up below.

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