Volunteering for us

Do you share our vision and have a heart for your local church or church network? Could you help BRF Ministries in its mission to support people of all ages and stages of life?  Why not join our supportive team of volunteers?

BRF Ministries and the communities we work with are hugely blessed by people like you who generously share their time, prayer and skills to help Anna Chaplaincy, Living Faith, Messy Church and Parenting for Faith grow.

If you’d like to explore further the opportunity to volunteer with us, please email jane.butcher@brf.org.uk.

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Volunteering opportunities

BRF Ministries Local Church Champions

By spending just a short time each week, each fortnight or even each month, you could help your church hear about opportunities and resources that could change lives.

Local Church Champions share the work of BRF Ministries in their church in a variety of ways. This could involve, for example:

  • submitting news to the church’s notice sheet
  • sharing it on social media
  • displaying flyers and leaflets
  • talking about our Ministries with individuals.

In return you’ll be guaranteed a friendly welcome, ongoing support, all the resources you need and a genuine appreciation of your contribution to our mission.

BRF Ministries Networkers

Are you part of a local network where you could promote and share the work our work? This could be:

  • a group of churches
  • a deanery, diocese, Methodist circuit or similar

Our Networkers enjoy a flexible role that fits with their availability and can be carried out in a variety of ways. They might:

  • promote our work and Ministries
  • help raise awareness of our funding needs
  • promote the Bible reading notes and other resources
  • point people to training and courses
  • help connect people with the our ministries to support them or their church in their faith journey and calling.

In return you’ll be guaranteed a friendly welcome, all the resources and support you need, and opportunities to engage with the wider BRF Ministries volunteer team.

Meet some of our Volunteers

Meet Glen Graham

Volunteers | 08.06.2022

Glen Graham is the first of BRF’s volunteer networkers as well as a local church champion.

BRF Volunteering

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Meet Angela Smith

Volunteers | 07.06.2022

One of the ways you can get involved with BRF is by becoming a local church champion, like Angela Smith.

BRF Church champion Volunteering

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Meet Jennifer Richards

Volunteers | 04.01.2022

'There is much more that BRF offers our church's ministry,' says Jennifer Richards, one of BRF's local church champions.

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Meet Babs Lowes

Volunteers | 11.11.2021

Meet volunteer Babs Lowes, Anna Chaplain in Cumbria, and discover what she always does before meeting someone new.

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Support Messy Churches

There are nearly 3,800 Messy Churches in the world, and around two thirds are in the UK. Some are run by paid staff in well-resourced churches. Many are set up by lone visionaries passionate to see renewal and revival in dwindling congregations.

All need help from time to time – whether it’s setting up a new Messy Church, supporting families with special needs, a sounding board or prayer for a tricky issue or training for leaders.

BRF Ministries Messy Church team coordinates and supports nine groups of experienced volunteer practitioners so all Messy Churches – from the smallest to the biggest – have someone to turn to for help and inspiration.

61% of Messy Church families wouldn’t otherwise go to church*

81% of Messy Church leaders see evidence of lives changed*

*Independent research by Church Army Research Unit

About Messy Church support teams
I was pleased to discover BRF Ministries had so many resources and initiatives we can use as we move forward. I hope to develop my BRF local church champion role to support the various organisations within our growing parish.
Sue Burrows
BRF Ministries Local Church Champion