NextGen Volunteers

2021-2022 NextGen Policy – READ FIRST

2021-2022 NextGen Application – I’M READY TO COMPLETE

EXPLORATION

We want to help you serve in the capacity and calling in which God has gifted you:

  • Schedule an exploration call with a NextGen staff person:
    • Daniel Riemenschneider (serving with my identity, strengths coaching, spiritual gifts, IPSAT)
    • Chelsea Reinhold (youth, Discipleship Initiative, IPSAT)
    • Daniel Wright (youth, diversity, community engagement)
    • Donna Freeman (nursery, prayer, administrative)
    • Morgan Lang (children, authenticity, families)
  • Come and see – A visitor’s pass to observe what volunteering at a typical program is like
  • Start with a one-time event – Events or projects are often a great starting point
  • IPSAT – Gain clarity on the resources God put in you: bloomingdalechurch.org/ipsat

APPLICATION

  • Meet the NextGen Volunteering requirements:
    • Be a safe person who loves God and others
      • Abstain from pornography, non-marital sexual relationships, illegal consumption, and drunkenness
    • Have character that is known publicly and privately, and therefore: have regularly attended Bloomingdale Church for at least six months, which includes attending a service or group with other church attendees present and/or meeting regularly with a church member
    • Read and follow NextGen Volunteer Policy (link at top of page), which includes current COVID wellness policies
  • Complete annual NextGen Volunteer Application:
    • Complete annual application (link at top of page)
    • Give information for background check (and driving record check if opting to be an offsite event driver)
  • Application review:
    • References checked by pastoral staff
    • Background check cleared
    • New volunteers will be scheduled for a pre-placement conversation with a NextGen staff
  • NextGen Volunteer status approval
    • Your application is valid for one year ending September 1, 2022
    • You must complete a new application every year 
    • Volunteer status can be revoked if conduct is in question

ONGOING TRAINING

We strive to help all volunteers succeed, which includes:

  • Volunteers are encouraged to attend program-specific training and skills-based seminars. We have also put together recommended training resources: bloomingdalechurch.org/nextgen/development
  • Be observed by NextGen staff and program point leader at any time

Questions?

If you have any questions, please call the church office at 630.894.0090 or email nextgen@bloomingdalechurch.org