Serving Opportunities

Serving Opportunities

New Life provides many opportunities for you to serve others in the name of Jesus. The list below is in alphabetical order.


Blanket Ministry (Pieces From Heaven Blanket Ministry)

Wednesday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm • Room LC-1


Deuteronomy 16:15 says, “The Lord your God will bless you in all your harvest and in all the work of your hands and your joy will be complete.”

We get together on Wednesday mornings where many hours and a lot of love go into making crocheted, knitted, and quilted, blankets, hats, and booties. We also hand make labels that are sewn on to the blankets and then put into beautiful gift bags that are prayed over and then taken to that special person.

If you have also been blessed with the gift of needlework, I hope you will be encouraged to come and join us for some fun and fellowship. We are very excited about what God has already accomplished in this ministry, and what his plans are for the future. May God Bless You!:)

Childcare Workers Needed

We have openings in our Sunday morning nursery for teens and adults who are interested in working with our children. Please call Becky Ferni at 489-3254 x 607 if you are interested.

We are also looking for a few good people to help provide childcare for our weekday bible studies. We have volunteer and paid positions available. For more information, please contact Tami at Tami.

Children’s Ministry Volunteer Leaders

Our Children’s Ministry Volunteer Leaders have a special place in the lives of childrenage birth to 6th grade at New Life.

If you love children, and have a contangeous passion for God, consider becoming a Children’s Ministry Volunteer Leader.

As shepherds of the kids entrusted to us, we want to make sure our ministry is a good fit for you. Completing the following application is the first step in this process. Once we have your completed application, we will contact you to set up a time for a one on one interview.

Thanks for your willingness to serve kids!

Kid’s Ministries Leadership Application- ages 18 and up click here
Application for Student Leaders (aged 10 – 17)

Doll Ministry

Every Wednesday morning from 9am until noon, something very special happens. Seventeen to twenty four women gather to pray, have fellowship and create hundreds of beautiful dolls to share with children all over the world.

In 1999 Naomi Luby started the group in her home.  With donated sewing machines the Doll Makers were underway. Some women couldn’t sew, so they stuffed the dolls. Others sew clothes. Some paint faces or make curly wigs.

In July of 2008 the Doll Ministry moved to the home of Patty and Ron O’Reilly.

This is a ministry where the ladies pray and encourage each other, celebrate birthdays together and enjoy fellowship. “God blesses us beyond imagination” is often heard. The ladies pray that the children who receive the dolls will be blessed and come to know the love of Jesus.

Although they seldom see the children that receive the dolls, they do get many heartwarming reports. Over 12,000 dolls have been given away as of August, 2014. The following is a list where the dolls have traveled.

Local Hospitals: Arroyo Grande – Day Stay and ER, French – Recovery, Sierra Vista – Pediatrics and ER, Marian – Pediatrics and ER and Pismo Surgical Center
Social Services Department in Arroyo Grande and Nipomo.
Fire Depts.
S.A.R.T. in San Luis
Captive Hearts
Missions:  Uganda – Kenya – Peru –Micronesia –  Costa Rica – South Africa – India Kazakhstan –  Guatemala – Ecuador Mexico – Caicos – Haiti –

The little boy, in the bottom picture, with the bear was rejected by his family. He was taken into an orphanage after being beaten and left on his own. He literally shook with excitement when he received this Teddy Bear, his first toy ever!

If you are interested in joining this ministry please call Merrie at 489-3254 x 500

Funeral Ministry

Our funeral ministry needs your help in the following areas:

  • Bring food for funeral receptions (sign up on the list to be contacted as needed)
  • Food service (Help prepare food before the funeral reception)
  • Clean-up (Help clean up after a funderal reception)

Please sign up at the Care Ministry table in the Lobby or contact the Care Office.

King’s Crew

King’s Crew is a group of volunteers who meet at the church every Wednesday to help with practical projects. Painting railings, tearing out walls, setting tile, constructing cabinets, placing drywall are just samples of the types of work done by this team.

Every session begins with a time of prayer and ends with a lunch, so this is a great way to meet some other people while making a great contribution to New Life. Just show up Wednesday morning!

Some of the projects King’s Crew has completed:
• Conversion of the Gym to the Life Center
• Renovation of the Church Library and Lobby
• Renovation of Education Center Rooms
• Renovation of the Administrative and Care offices
• Construction of the Preschool Playground

Library Volunteer


The New Life Church Library was recently remodeled to look like a storefront bookstore. It is located on the West side of the main church lobby. We have a wide collection of books, audio books, DVDs, and other resources designed to help you grow in your relationship with Christ.

We are looking for qualified people who can help with cataloging, reshelving, and check-out during our regular services. For information on how you can help, contact the church office.

Ushers & Greeters

We want people to feel welcome at New Life and our team of Ushers and Greeters are the first faces our visitors and attenders see each week. If you would like to join our team, you can choose to serve weekly, twice monthly or monthly at the service of your choice. There will be periodic meetings to train and upadate you as well.

Sign up at or call Joanna Kay at 489-3254 x 504

Salvation Army