Ways to serve

At Christ United Methodist Church, we encourage folks to serve as a part of their journey of faith. Serving is one way in which we experience the heart of God. 


We believe that God has gifted and equipped each of us to serve in a particular way. If you're not sure how you are gifted to serve,  CLICK HERE for a spiritual gifts overview and a questionnaire to determine your gifts. Gifts are best discovered in a group setting, however, this will give you a great start! 


Christ UMC has plenty of opportunities for you to get involved. Check them out below and click on the image for more details. 

  • opportunities

    There are so many ways to serve the church alongside other members who have the same desire to help others.  Our programs rely on volunteers.  Check out our list of ministries at Christ UMC and find out where God is calling you to serve!

  • outreach

    These are the programs that are designed to make sure the church is involved in the greater community.   We  work with various Rockford area  agencies to provide volunteers and resources.  Click on the link to see a full list of ways you can help the church carry its message to those in need outside our walls.

  • HOSPITALITY

    Making people feel welcome is something that is very important to us.  Think of your own experience here.  Was there a friendly face that greeted you at the door on your first visit?  Did a snack and cup of coffee at the social hour after the service convince you that Christ United Methodist Church was your home?  These are the kinds of roles our hospitality volunteers take on.  Your special gifts of time and kindness are greatly appreciated for these ministries.

  • Maria Montessori school tutoring program

    Maria Montessori School is considered one of the specialty schools within the Rockford Public School System. The Montessori school is located at the former Marsh Elementary School site.

    Christ UMC currently has a group of dedicated volunteers who have the opportunity to work with students from ages 4-9 approximately one hour per week.  New volunteers are always welcome! This is a great way to become involved in our neighborhood while bonding with children learners. 

  • music

    We Methodists love to sing!  If you do, too, and want to get your family involved in the Music Ministry, there are opportunities for everyone in your house.  Whether your vocally gifted or want to take up hand bells, we've got so much to offer!

  • United methodist women

    The United Methodist Women of Christ UMC is a vibrant group of women dedicated to fellowship, service and outreach.  Click on the UMW logo to learn more on how you can get involved with these wonderful women and make a difference! 

  • united methodist men

    From building homes for families through Habitat for Humanity to making deliveries to local food banks, the men of Christ United Methodist Church are an active and passionate group.  Based out of Our Master's Center, all men of the church are invited to join them in their mission.

Christ United Methodist Church

Rockford, IL

(815) 399-5910