KNOX PRAXIS

Knox Toronto is a community that seeks to honour God by

Following Jesus

Loving the City

Serving the World

The central feature of the Great Commission (Matthew 28) is it’s commandment to go!! Our identity as Christians is not only the important ways we gather, fellowship, and build one another up in community. We also want to be marked by the ways we choose to serve, lead and do justice throughout the world in our vocational work, through local and global partnerships, and in our everyday lives. 

1 Knox Internal Service Opportunities

SUNDAY SERVING

Children’s Ministry: Leaders & Assistants — Knox boasts of a healthy Children’s Ministry, with approximately 30 kids under the age of 12 every Sunday morning. We have 3 programs, including 252 Program (school-aged kids); Tiny Tots (ages 2-4); and, Nursery (newborn to 24mths). Each Sunday, the team that leads and assists Children’s Ministry programs requires 10 people. There is a significant need for committed leaders to partner with the Children’s Ministry on a monthly rotation. Contact Natasha Chandler if you are interested in signing up!

Greeter/Usher Team — Are you punctual, friendly and invested in making people feel welcomed into Knox on Sundays? Get in touch with our Greeting/Usher Coordinators: Greg Summers to inquire about serving at the 11am Service, and Alena Parkinson for 5pm Greeter/Usher teams.

Audio/Visual Team —  We rely on sound technicians and PowerPoint operators during on Sundays for our services to run well. Are you reliable and love serving but want to have a job in the background? Maybe this is the role for you! To sign-up, get in touch with one of our two Music Directors: Roger Bergs (for 11am Service) or Ken Michell (for 5pm) to inquire about serving on the AV Teams!

Hospitality Roles — Before every and after Sunday morning services, we gather in the Winchester Room, for the evening service we’re in the Goforth, but in both cases: we enjoy coffee & fellowship together! Once a month, we have a Soup Sunday, where delicious home-made soup is served to the delight of patient soup-eaters! To serve as a soup chef, coffee host, or on a rotating clean up crew, contact Wendy Rogalski. For evening service participation in Hospitality Roles, contact Samantha Mudiappahpillai.

International Ministry Bible Study — Sunday mornings, there is a room full of people who gather to learn about the Bible. This ministry hosts individuals who have recently arrived to Canada and partners in their journey by facilitating discussion, coordinating gatherings, and supporting learning. If you are interested in being involved in leading in this ministry, please get in touch with Samantha Mudiappahpillai.

Library Help — Knox’s library is FULL of great books for all ages! Love helping people learn and access information? Maybe supporting the Library Ministry is where you think you are most suited to serve! Want to be a Library Helper on Sundays and throughout the week? Contact Wendy Rogalski.

Prayer Team — Knox is a community of people who seek Jesus along life’s journey. The Prayer Ministry at Knox provides a landing pad for fellow travellers to lift one another up in prayer and ask the Holy Spirit for healing, guidance, forgiveness, and hope. Feel called to participate in this ministry? Contact Nick Renaud to meet and discuss what your participation in the Prayer Team could look like.

Youth Leaders: Junior High “The JAM” and Senior High “Young&Free” We are thankful that Knox is a church with a healthy Youth Ministry. Teenagers navigate unique challenges and often seek God earnestly amidst a confusing time of life. At Knox, we want to support youth in their journey of discipleship. Bi-monthly Bible Study is held during the 11am Service. Alvin Kim, our Youth Ministry Director, is the person to talk to if you want to get involved in this way!

DURING-THE-WEEK SERVING

ESL Program LeadsMonday PM: At the beginning of each week, the Winchester fills with people who are eager to learn English through conversational classes! This well-run ministry to our community is facilitated various roles including Teachers, a Curriculum Organizer, an Administrative Assistant, and other program-related roles. Want to get involved? Connect with Samantha Mudiappahpillai.

Knox Youth Dinner & Food BankTuesday PM (November to April): For 20 years, this ministry has gathered street-involved or precariously housed individuals for a home-cooked meal and sent them home with food to help in the coming week. With a heart for community and support, KYDFB leadership facilitates a caring environment for young people. The coordinators for this program are Bill & Vicki Wood, you may contact them for more information on volunteer opportunities.

Tea & Tots Drop-InWednesday AM: A new initiative started in the last 12 months, Tea & Tots is an opportunity to meet some of Knox’s neighbours, hang out with parents and their children, enjoy circle time and, yes, some tea! If hosting, setting up, cleaning up, and making conversation on a Wednesday morning sounds like something you would like to be part of, than get in touch with Natasha Chandler about supporting this new ministry!

Creatives Team — Peter de Koning leads a team of Creatives who are a team that pour in ideas, strategy, creativity (!!) and talent to the Communication Ministry. Are you a photographer, graphic designer, musician, editor, writer, artist? Interested in imparting your creative gifts at Knox? Don’t hesitate to get involved. Talk to Peter.

Awana + Youth Friday PM: The night of the week where there are the most Knox young people in the building is Friday Nights. In the first portion of the evening, Alvin Kim leads a team of Awana Commissioners, Games & Truth Training Leaders that facilitate the Awana Program for school-aged kids. Later on those very same Friday nights, Alvin hosts another group of youth and they get up to fun and cool adventures

Visitation Team — As a multi-generational church, with values of caring for shut-ins and the sick, we prioritize having a group of people who are organized for the purpose of dispensing them to visit and provide practical care through presence for those who are isolated. Does this sound like something you would like be part of? Get in touch with Nick Renaud for more information.

SEASONAL SERVING

Alpha Team — There are big things happening in the GTA! Alpha is taking place in the Fall of 2017 and Spring 2018 at Knox Toronto. As a church, we are excited to invite, prepare, host, and pray for the people who will be participating in this newly curated program. There is a team to be built for both the fall and spring sessions of table leaders, chefs, servers, set up, clean up, and people who will commit to pray! Want to get involved? Yes, of course you do! Contact Betty Reinders ASAP to say you want a part to play.

Adopt-A-Student — As a University Church, we look forward to every September when we get to meet and host students who walk across the street and come from around the world. We want to be hospitable towards students, and so this service opportunity is a seasonal one where families commit to adopting a student who is seeking a community connection. Interested in participating? Contact the Ministry Coordinators: John & Lorna Hutchinson.

Camp Volunteers —  Summer in the city is full of sunshine, and at Knox, that sunshine is in the form of cheers and songs and laughter of campers at Knox Camps! For six weeks every summer, Knox hosts a day camp where over 50 campers enjoy a safe and exciting camp experience. Staff are hired to fill central roles that make camp run, but there are still always needs for volunteers at lunch times and on Thursday Trip Days! Reach out to Natasha Chandler, our Director of Camp and Children’s Ministries, for more information!

Party Team — Who doesn’t love a good party? At Knox, we believe that good parties stir deep community by facilitating friendship and making space for good conversation. If you like to dream up & plan the ins and outs of parties, make them beautiful, work on a team, this is the team for you! Contact Wendy Rogalski for information about joining the Party Team! (Christmas, Easter, Other?)

2 Toronto Local Partnerships

Knox Toronto is committed to educating, supporting, equipping, and mobilizing people to love and serve the city in ministries of mercy, compassion, and justice. Engagement with local ministry partners takes place through Home Church Compassion commitments, annual Service Events, and seasonal options.

3 Global Ministry Partnerships

Knox Toronto has three ways of engaging individuals with service around the globe.

(1) The Missions Hub

(2) Knox World Mission

(3) Josiah Venture