Application for Ministry with Minors

Thank you for your interest in serving Terranova Church. Once your application has been approved, the Terranova Church Elders will work alongside you to connect you to the right ministry leaders based on our needs and your interests and experience.

Steps to becoming a volunteer at Terranova Church

Personal Information

Spiritual Journey

Membership Information

Prior Experience

Personal References

Every applicant must provide two personal references....

If you have been a member of Terranova Church for less than one year, please list...

  • A pastor or church leader from the church you most recently attended
  • A person with whom you have worked/served in the past who knows you well. (If you have served in ministry in the past, please list someone who served with you in that context.)
  • If you have been a member of Terranova Church for more than one year, please list...

  • An elder, small group leader, or other church leader who knows you well.
  • Another member of Terranova Church who knows you well and can attest to your suitability to work with minors.

  • Waiver and Release of Liability

  • I authorize references and organizations to provide Terranova Church with any information they may have regarding my character for volunteering at Terranova Church.
  • I release Terranova Church, its agents, and all such references and organizations from any and all liability for any damage that may result from furnishing such evaluations to you, and I waive any right that I may have to inspect references provided on my behalf.
  • I grant permission to Terranova Church the right to use photographs or video taken of myself for any legitimate purpose without compensation to myself, my or my child/dependent’s heirs, executors or assigns. Legitimate purposes include, but are not limited to, advertising on the web, in newspapers, magazines, internal publications, displayed prints, worship services, special events, curriculum, etc.
  • Terranova Church urges all volunteers to act in such a manner as to protect their own safety and the safety of others. Terranova Church further requires that all persons who volunteer do so at their own risk and that each volunteer sign this agreement, prior to serving.
  • I fully understand that my participation in the type of service described herein is purely voluntary, and I desire to participate and agree to act in a reasonable and prudent manner under the circumstances. I further understand that any Terranova Church staff or volunteer leader in attendance will be acting in an advisory capacity. As a condition to my volunteering, I waive and release Terranova Church, their officers, elders, employees, and agents from any claim that I may have for any damage to property or injury to my person that may result in whole or in part from volunteering in this ministry.
  • I further agree that I will not hold Terranova Church financially responsible for any costs incurred related to medical assistance provided to myself or my child. I (we) give my permission to a Terranova Church representative to secure the services of a licensed physician to provide the care necessary, including anesthesia, for my well being.
  • I further state that I have carefully read the foregoing release and know and understand the contents thereof. I sign this release as my own free act. This is a legally binding agreement that I have read and understood.
  • Consent to Background Check

  • The information contained in this application is correct to the best of my knowledge. I hereby authorize Terranova Church and its designated agents and representatives to conduct a comprehensive review of my background for employment and/or volunteer purposes. I also understand that as long as I remain an employee or volunteer at Terranova Church, the criminal history records check may be repeated at any time. I understand that I will have an opportunity to review the criminal history and a procedure is available for clarification, if I dispute the record as received.
  • I further authorize any individual, company, firm, corporation, or public agency (including the Social Security Administration and law enforcement agencies) to divulge any and all information, verbal or written, pertaining to me, which is relevant to any volunteer service and/or employment to Terranova Church or its agents.
  • Terranova Church and its designated agents and representatives shall maintain all information received from this authorization in a confidential manner in order to protect the applicants personal information, including, but not limited to, addresses, social security numbers, and dates of birth.

  • If you are under 18, your parent must email the Youth Minister ( or Children's Ministry Coordinator ( to indicate their support of you serving in this role.

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