Join a team

There are lots of ways to serve at HT and join the mission to transform lives that change the world.

“...Each has received a gift, use it to serve one another…”
— 1 Peter 4

What serving teams are there at HT?

Each of us have different gifts and talents which, as Peter teaches in 1 Peter 4, should be used to serve one another. Church is at its best when everyone plays their part. HT has a variety of teams which are involved in every aspect of church from setting up events, joining the worship band, serving coffee, helping with kids and youth, hosting and welcoming people into the church building. 

Why should I be part of a serving team at HT?

HT’s desire is that when you join a serving team you will feel connected to the life and vision of the church. Serving can help enrich and encourage your faith and is also a great way of getting to know other people!

How can I be part of a serving team at HT?

Take a look at the teams below to find out more

 

Sundays

+ Hospitality Team

WHAT IS INVOLVED?

It is the Hospitality Team's job to greet both regular HT family and guests with a warm smile and a hot cup of coffee. You will be instrumental in making sure everything is ready on time for when people gather together at the end of the service, clearing away the equipment to reset the kitchen, and play your part in making everyone who walks through the door feel that they receive a warm welcome.

HOW OFTEN DO I SERVE?

The Hospitality Team usually serve once every four weeks, though some people are free to cover more frequently. Hospitality Team members need to arrive 30 minutes before the service starts for briefing, prayer, and to set up the refreshments which are served after the service.

DO I NEED TO HAVE RELEVANT EXPERIENCE?

No experience is required. New members of the Hospitality Team are paired up with someone who knows what to do and can give training where necessary. The only requirement is a warm smile and a passion for making people feel welcome at HT.

WHAT TYPE OF PERSON ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

We are looking for people who love to provide great hospitality! If you’re happy to prepare and serve drinks, wash up, talk to people and to get stuck in, you’re ready to get started.

WHAT WILL I GET OUT OF BEING PART OF THIS TEAM?

This team is a great place to build friendships and learn the ropes of hospitality and the key part it plays at HT. It is great fun to work as part of the team and you’ll get a real sense of blessing others through serving the church in this way.

+ Welcome Team

Sunday services are great way for the family of HT to gather together and worship. Each service is made possible by the team of volunteers serving in a whole host of areas from welcome, refreshments, reading, set up and much more.

+ Worship/AV Team

WHAT IS INVOLVED? The HT worship team aim to lead our church in wholehearted worship every week. It is made up of musicians and technicians together in one team. If you love to worship God and want to see others transformed through encountering Him in worship, please get in touch!

HOW OFTEN DO I SERVE?

Depending on your availability and your role, a typical commitment would be one event/service per fortnight. However, we are always ready to discuss special circumstances which might necessitate serving less...or more! Student-specific events give our students extra opportunities to grow in their instrument or in leading worship. Additional to this are team nights which happen once every 6 weeks - this is an essential part of joining the worship team.

WHAT TYPE OF PERSON ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

Investigating joining the worship team involves exploring together whether you are suited to HT's musical setup, but in addition to this the team is comprised of people who 1) are determined to pursue God wholeheartedly in their whole lives; and 2) feel called to be a "worship leader"- a determination to look outwards and pray, serve and worship that others might meet with God.

WHAT WILL I GET OUT OF BEING PART OF THIS TEAM?

The chance to uniquely see and hear how God uses your simple gifts to transform lives and bring glory to Himself during HT's sung and musical worship. Additionally, worship team nights (gathering together for food, worship, teaching and praying for one another) are very precious times of fellowship and encounter with Jesus. The worship team not only lead others, but grow together in being transformed to be more like Jesus themselves.

+ HT Kids

WHAT IS INVOLVED?

HT Kids is a thriving ministry, where children feel at home and safe to grow in their faith and have lots of fun. HT Kids team run the children’s groups each Sunday. As a leader you will be assigned to a specific group and, with a team, run games, Bible teaching, small groups and craft/response times. The HT Kids leaders write the material and send it to you in the week before you are serving on the rota for you to read and pray through before you come on Sunday.

HOW OFTEN DO I SERVE?

Members of the HT Kids team usually serve once every two weeks, although there is flexibility in this. We meet for team time at 8.40am (or 9.40 when it is a 10.30am service) in the Henry Martyn Hall, where we have breakfast together, pray for the morning, practice the action song and prepare specifically in our teams. We also have a debrief time in the HMH after the service finishes, but make sure we are done in time for the 11.30am service.

DO I NEED TO HAVE RELEVANT EXPERIENCE? Experience working with children is very helpful to have for this role, but it isn’t required.

WHAT TYPE OF PERSON ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

We are looking for people who desire to love and look after the children and have a passion to see them connect to Jesus, receive his love and grow in all he has for them. They should have an awareness of the needs of the children around them. Leaders of Blast Off (walkers - 3 years) upwards should have the ability to share Bible stories with the children and lead a craft, game or small group. They should be able and willing to work in a team with other leaders.

We interview all the leaders, run DBS checks and take references as part of our safeguarding best practice.

WHAT WILL I GET OUT OF BEING PART OF THIS TEAM?

This team is a great place to learn leadership and pastoral skills, as well as getting to meet loads of amazing children and their families! You will also always be well supported by the HT Kids team leaders.

+ Youth Team

WHAT IS INVOLVED?

The HT Youth team aim to make church a place full of fun, family and faith for young people! They are the cheerleaders and role-models of young people at HT. They work together to make sure that young people find a church where they belong, find an identity as children of God and find a purpose in seeking God’s kingdom in their lives, their homes, their schools and beyond.

HOW OFTEN DO I SERVE?

The HT Youth team prioritise Sunday evening youth group, gathering each week at 4.45pm to pray and prepare for the evening, and leaving at 7.30pm after packdown, debrief and prayer. Youth leaders aim to miss only one or two Sunday evenings per term, and are also encouraged to prioritise termly Saturday socials and special annual events such as the Youth Weekend Away and Soul Survivor trip.

WHAT TYPE OF PERSON ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

The most important characteristics of an HT Youth leader are a love of God, a love of young people, and a desire to connect the two! Some experience with young people could be helpful, but new youth leaders are well looked after by the team, and plenty of training and coaching is available. It’s also important for youth leaders to be well connected and committed to the wider church through a regular Home Group for their own spiritual growth.

WHAT WILL I GET OUT OF BEING PART OF THIS TEAM?

The HT Youth team get to experience the joy of seeing young people meeting with God, the laughter of ridiculous games, and the opportunity to grow in their own faith as they teach and lead others. There is great blessing in store when time and energy are given to serve young people in church.

+ Media Team

WHAT IS INVOLVED?

The Media Team is a community of creatives within HT who cover key church events. This group of photographers, videographers and designers are the church's visual communicators and it is their job to let the world know what's happening in the life of HT.

HOW OFTEN DO I SERVE?

Our photographers, videographers and designers serve ad-hoc on projects and events when required. We would love regular Media Team presence on Sundays and at mid-week events where possible!

DO I NEED TO HAVE RELEVANT EXPERIENCE?

We're always looking for skilled photographers and videographers who have their own equipment and a desire to use their gifts to serve the church. Members of the Media Team have experience in taking photos and a good eye to set up and capture creative images.

Our designers need experience in graphic design, including using software such as InDesign and Photoshop. They must also be able to work independently from home and abide by the HT brand guildelines and visual direction.

WHAT TYPE OF PERSON ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

The HT Media Team interact regularly with members of the church, so we are looking for people who are warm and welcoming, organised and competent in editing and uploading images and footage efficiently. We are also looking for creatives who understand the balance between capturing the life of HT whilst being sensitive and respectful to the privacy and preferences of those attending.

WHAT WILL I GET OUT OF BEING PART OF THIS TEAM?

This team is a great opportunity to use and develop skills as part of a team who are seeking to be spirit-led in their God given creativity. You will be a part of visually telling the story of all God is doing at HT and in the city of Cambridge.

Midweek

+ Mid-week Crèche

WHAT IS INVOLVED?

HT currently run two mid-week groups: New Creations on Wednesday mornings and Connections on Thursday mornings.

Whilst women have their groups in the main church, there is a crèche for babies and toddlers in the Henry Martyn Hall. Mums can leave their children in crèche if they want to, giving them precious time for space to build friendships with other women, chat and hear about Jesus. The crèche is super fun! Being on the crèche team involves playing with the children, singing songs and doing crafts.

HOW OFTEN DO I SERVE?

New Creations runs every Wednesday in term time except half term. The New Creations crèche team serve every week. We ask team to arrive by 10.20am so that they can meet the mums and children before the crèche begins at 10.30am. We will be finished by 11.30am.

Connections runs every Thursday in term time except half term. The Connections creche team serve every week. We ask team to arrive by 10.30am so that they can meet the mums and children before the creche begins at 10.45am. We will be finished by 12.15pm.

DO I NEED TO HAVE RELEVANT EXPERIENCE?

Experience working with children is very helpful to have for this role, but it isn’t required.

WHAT TYPE OF PERSON ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

The Crèche team desire to love and look after the children in their care. They have an awareness of the needs of the children around them and are friendly and welcoming to children and parents alike. We interview all crèche team leaders, run DBS checks and take references as part of our safeguarding best practice.

WHAT WILL I GET OUT OF BEING PART OF THIS TEAM?

This team is a great place to learn leadership and pastoral skills, as well as getting to meet loads of amazing children and their families! You will also always be supported by the HT Kids team. New Creations mums get to come to HT and be loved and looked after and hear about Jesus. The crèche team is a significant part of this ministry.

students

+ Taskforce Team

WHAT IS INVOLVED?

Eating together as the HT Student family is a wonderful way to welcome in newcomers and to build relationships. The Taskforce make this happen by cooking the amazing food we eat at Student Lunch on Sunday lunch times, and at Risky Living on Tuesday evenings.

HOW OFTEN DO I SERVE?

The Student Taskforce Team serve once every two weeks, for a two-hour shift. The teams that serve on Tuesday evenings arrive at 5pm to prepare dinner for Risky Living (the HT Student night). The teams that serve on Sunday mornings arrive at 11am to prepare lunch for Student Lunch, which takes place after the 11.30am service.

DO I NEED TO HAVE RELEVANT EXPERIENCE?

No experience is required other than being a team player and keen to serve! You’ll be looked after and given instructions by our fantastic Team Heads.

WHAT TYPE OF PERSON ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

We are looking for people who love to serve practically and bless the community! If you’re happy to help out in the kitchen, laugh with your teammates and serve food with a smile, you’re exactly who we’re looking for.

WHAT WILL I GET OUT OF BEING PART OF THIS TEAM?

This team is a wonderful way to bless the student family at HT. In addition to this, it is a great place to build friendships, learn cooking skills and have fun!

+ Besom Team

WHAT IS INVOLVED?

The Besom in Cambridge is an awesome charity that aims to connect those with a need to those in the church who can meet them. For HT students this looks like giving a little bit of time to someone who needs a job doing, be it clearing a garden or house, painting a room or anything else that would be useful. It’s an excellent way to show Jesus’ love to people who live in Cambridge by serving them practically.

HOW OFTEN DO I SERVE?

The Student Besom Team run two or three projects each term, heading out to different homes in the city each time. These are usually Sunday afternoon projects with the team heading out after student lunch and spending a couple of hours in the community and back in time for the 5.30pm service. There’s no pressure to commit to lots of Sunday afternoons.

DO I NEED TO HAVE RELEVANT EXPERIENCE?

No experience is required! New members of the Student Besom Team will be joined by other more experienced members who have done Besom before, and will also be looked after by their team leader. The main thing is to be enthusiastic and keen to bless those in need in the local community.

WHAT TYPE OF PERSON ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

It can be helpful to have practical skills but it’s absolutely not a necessary requirement! The most important thing is that you are excited about practically blessing those outside of the church and are willing to get your hands dirty.

WHAT WILL I GET OUT OF BEING PART OF THIS TEAM?

Joining in with Besom is a brilliant chance enjoy a couple of hours with HT friends whilst making a difference in the lives of people in the city and pointing straight to God in it all. It’s great to temporarily break out of the student bubble and spend an afternoon getting paint everywhere, hacking at bushes or getting to grips with hedge cutters. It’s also a great way to build friendships and have fun with other students.


 

How do I find out more?

If you are interested in serving on a team, please fill in the form below. One of the team leaders will be in touch to chat more about what being on team involves and the next steps.

 
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