Due to Hurricane Ian, our buildings will be closed on Thursday & Friday. All on-campus groups and activities will be cancelled.

Bring the
Nativity to Life

Be Part of The Story

It takes more than 1,000 volunteers to make The Journey happen and that work starts now! Whether you want to help prepare by building sets, sewing costumers, and cleaning the trails, or you want to be a part of the live experience - helping with check-in, parking, and operations or even transforming into a roman soldier, a candle shop owner in Bethlehem, or a shepherd that first hears the good news - there are so many ways to serve with The Journey!  

Non-Themed Roles | Themed Roles

Non-Themed Roles

Want to be part of the live experience during The Journey? From parking and production to inviting guests back for Christmas Eve Services there are all kinds of ways for you to use your talents and skills to help make this story happen.


Distributing Costumes (18yo+, Early Arrival and Late Nights)

Drama Managers

Handling Microphones and Props (18yo+)

Next Steps

Inviting Guests to Christmas Eve Services & Thanking them for Coming


Directing Journey Parking


Audio & Lighting (No Experience Necessary)


Hosting Ride back to Parking for Guests

Volunteer Food COntributors

Provide a large covered dish to help feed volunteers

Volunteer Check-In

Assist volunteers with check-in getting to the right areas

Volunteer Hospitality

Serving snacks and meals to volunteers on Journey nights


Managing Torches/Firepits, Stocking Bethlehem Prop Food, Cleaning up Scenes/Trail

Themed Roles

This year, all volunteers serving as part of check-in, launch, and animal teams will be costumed to fully immerse our guests in the story. We're asking that all volunteers in themed roles attend one acting workshop in either September, October, or November.

Bethlehem Marketplace Citizens

Citizens of Bethlehem Stationed in Marketplace & Interacting with Guests.
(Families Welcome. Under 16 Must Volunteer Alongside Parent or Guardian)

Roman World: Census Booth

Guest Check-in & Tribe Assignment

Roman World: Launch Team

Organizing & Assisting in Movement of Guests

Roman World: Roman Government

Roman Centurion Accompanying Tribes through The Journey & Interacting with Guests (Men Only)

Have a Question?

If you have any questions about The Journey, reach out so we can connect with you.