Ways to Get Involved


“Nobody can be joined to the Lord except by means of love and charity.” (Arcana Coelestia 2349)

Small Groups

Find community and support on your spiritual walk in a small group. Find resources about Bryn Athyn Church’s small group offerings here.


One great way to get involved is through service and volunteering!

New Church theology and teachings emphasize the importance of service to others – sometimes called the Doctrine of Use (or Usefulness). It is through service that we connect with the Lord, and obtain true happiness.

“The only source of anyone’s true happiness is doing something useful.” (True Christianity 735:5)

“Heavenly joy is the delight found in doing something useful for ourselves or for others.” (True Christianity 734:3)

“And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it [fed the hungry, helped a stranger, etc.] to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’ (Matthew 25:40)

With such an emphasis on service, and loving the neighbor, an important function of our church is to provide a place for everyone to contribute and to make a difference. You will find it common that people help each other, and support each other, throughout the community. Nowhere is this more evident than in seeing church members coming together to help each other in time of need.

It is also evident in finding all the ways that individuals volunteer and support the church. The following list is a sampling of ways that church members can volunteer to support the services and activities of our church.

  • Stephen Ministry
  • Pay It Forward
  • Worship
  • Music
  • Ushers
  • Greeters
  • Guides for the Cathedral
  • Hospitality / Refreshments
  • Media (e.g., live and recorded services)
  • Small Group / Home Fellowship
  • Special Events
  • Meals
  • Newsletter
  • Board of Directors – Church
  • Board of Directors – School
  • Support-A-Dormie
  • Bryn Athyn Thrift Shop
  • Schools – Bryn Athyn Church School or Preschool
  • Fundraisers
  • Support Groups
    • Marriage
    • Adoption and Foster Care
    • Separated and Divorced
    • Widows and Widowers

If you are interested in volunteering your time to support these various ministries and uses, please contact Nina Dewees via email (nina.dewees@brynaythynchurch.org) or phone 215-947-6225 ext. 206.