Serve Together

Change your world

Here’s where everything is put into action—serving our church family, our community and our world with the love of Christ.

Volunteer Go•Tell•Show Give


Serve our church family

You can know the joy of serving among First Free Rockford’s many ministries by giving your time and skills. Not sure where you fit? We’ll help you find out. Here’s a partial list of opportunities.

  • Worship (singers/instrumentalists)
  • Tech (audio/video)
  • Hospitality team (greeters, ushers, coffee/doughnut servers)
  • Youth leaders
  • Communications (writing, photography, videography)
  • Care giving
  • Special events


Sign up.
Fill out the 10-15 minute volunteer application below with your contact info and serving interests.
Spiritual gifts assessment and background check.
After filling out the volunteer application, you will receive a spiritual gifts assessment and a background check in your email.
Meet with a leader.
One of our ministry leaders will contact you to review your assessment and help you plan next steps for serving.

Note: A short interview and/or audition is also required for various positions.

Go • Tell • Show

Love our neighbors

Jesus’ final instructions to his disciples are known as the Great Commission. First Free Rockford prayerfully and strategically follows those instructions to go and make disciples. In other words, we creatively go, tell and show the love of Jesus to our needy world—whether it’s across the street or around the globe.


Jeremiah Fund
Tabitha Centers
Kids Hope USA


Invest in God’s Kingdom

We believe financial giving is as much a part of worship as anything else we do as a church. All of First Free Rockford’s ministries, programming, staff and facilities are funded exclusively by regular giving from our congregation. Giving helps build community, furthers the work of God locally and globally … and brings joy to the giver!



  • In person. Offering plates are passed during our Sunday worship services (though this option is temporarily suspended during the pandemic). There’s also a drop box at the Connection Center in the lobby.
  • Mail a check: 2223 N. Mulford Road, Rockford, IL 61107
  • App. Make a single gift or set up recurring giving. Click the “Give” button.
  • Text. Text “fefc” to 77977.
  • Bank draft. To set up a direct recurring gift from your bank account and avoid credit card transaction fees, you can download a Direct Giving Authorization Form. Please print and complete the form then drop it off or mail it to us.
For the sake of others
Big Day of Serving


On this day, we fan out across Rockford to serve our community in the name of Jesus. This year’s locations are Rockford Rescue Mission, Rockford Park District and Whitehead Elementary School. Serve with family, friends and neighbors.

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Jeremiah Fund


The Jeremiah Fund Grant is a “no strings attached” grant of $750 which must be applied for online at First Free Rockford website. Any qualifying organization will be considered for a grant, upon submission of the online application.

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Join the Tech Team


Would you like to learn how to work the camera or lights for our services and be part of a fun community of learners? Volunteer with us and be a part of the Tech team. You need zero experience, just the desire to learn and serve.

Contact Dave Peterson