Get Involved

We know that you will find a home here with us at NLCF, and there are many ways to get involved, find community, and use your gifts to serve God’s people. The best way to find out more is to fill out our “Connect Form”; where you can check off as many boxes as you want to learn more about those groups and activities. Don’t worry- we won’t spam your inbox and you aren’t locking into anything; just getting more information!

Sunday Worship

Weekly large-group gathering for Biblical teaching, musical worship, prayer, and more.

Engage Groups

Find a small group of people to pursue the Lord, encourage one another, and live on mission together!

Check out many other ways to get involved in worship, community, and mission at NLCF!

Worship (UP-Ministries)

UP Ministries exist to help the church in their corporate worship of God.

Music Teams: Musicians and singers form bands that rotate leading the musical aspects of worship at our Sunday gatherings (9:30am/11:00am/7:07pm). Auditions are required to be a part of our music teams and usually occur at the beginning of each semester.

AVL (Audio-Visual-Lighting): Every Sunday gathering requires a team of 10-15 people working behind the scenes to create a distraction-free environment for worship. We need servant-hearted individuals with a passion for learning and working with excellence. Specific areas of need include sound engineering, media projection, livestreaming, and lighting. Experience is helpful, but none is necessary!

Hospitality: We are the smiling faces that greet people as they come to our Sunday gatherings. We also collect the offering, hand-out bulletins, set out refreshments, and overall create an atmosphere of welcome!

WELD (creative team): We have been given many gifts, talents, and skills and can use them to express worship and draw others into worship. If you want to use the creative arts to help encourage the church through graphic design, photography, video, drama, dance, etc.

Set-up Tear-down (STUD) Team: We are the unseen laborers who help set-up all the equipment that goes into making our Sunday gatherings happen. There is a lot of technical equipment, but we will teach you what to do along the way.

Questions about getting involved? Contact Robbie.

Community (IN-Ministries)

IN ministries exist to help build deep, meaningful community and help us pursue spiritual growth.

Engage Groups: Engage Groups are the small group model we use to engage culture, each other, and our faith. We desire to build community with each other, grow in our walks with God, and engage the culture around us in sharing our faith. Find out more about each Engage Group here.

Connections: Our desire is to “connect” visitors to NLCF by welcoming them, answering any questions, and helping them get involved.

NLCF Kids & Baby-sitting: We help children grow in their faith by caring for them and teaching them on Sundays during the morning and evening services. We also have opportunities for baby-sitting the staff kids during the week.

Journalism: We use the written word to encourage the church by sharing stories about what God is doing in our lives and in the life of NLCF. We write blurbs for the website and articles for alumni newsletter.

Web Design & Social Media: These days, the internet is the way we keep up with what is going on among our friends, organizations, and groups. It’s the same at NLCF. We desire to maintain a relevant and informative website to share stories and keep people up-to-date on what’s happening at NLCF!

Retreats &  Special Events: There’s nothing like a weekend get-away or a road-trip to bring people to a new level of friendship. We like planning special events and retreats that form deeper relationships with each other while deepening our relationship with God.

Questions? Contact Jeanette.

Mission (OUT-Ministries)

OUT ministries give us opportunities to participate in the mission of Jesus by serving and blessing others. Listed below are some of the churches and ministries we have partnered with for a number of years to help serve people here in Blacksburg, as well as across the globe!

Leadership Training – A 8-week summer program designed to help you grow in your faith while working and living in the Adirondacks of upstate New York with other college students!

Honduras: We serve our sister church in Danli, Honduras on a spring break mission trip by helping them pass out food, school supplies, and clothing. We also spend time talking with, praying for, and sharing the gospel with families in villages in the area.

Operation Christmas Child: We pack shoe boxes filled with toys, candy, hygiene items, and more to be sent to children all over the world through Samaritan’s Purse so they can receive a gift and a message of hope at Christmas.

Hokies for the Hungry: We partner with the Marching Virginians to collect canned goods and donations at one of the home football games and help deliver and sort donations for the Montgomery County Christmas Store.

209 Manna Ministries: We partner with Wesley to run a food pantry designed to help Virginia Tech students in need of supplemental food assistance. We help run the weekly operations of the pantry, as well as conduct food drives, etc.