Helping Others

It truly is more blessed to give than to receive. Serving is an incredible way to help others while experiencing the joy of giving back. There are a number of ways to serve within the ministries of GFC as well as serve “outside the walls” in the community. Most opportunities only require a willingness to serve!

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Hospitality

This team helps to create a warm, welcoming environment as they offer a friendly smile, a helping hand, and information that allows guests to better experience the love of Christ. No prior experience or training is required for any of the positions listed below.

Welcomes guests into the worship service by providing a bulletin and any extra handouts or materials. Bulletin hosts serve 15 minutes before each service.

Connects and engages with others while serving coffee, snacks and drinks during Sunday services. May provide basic inventory and stocking of cafe items and serve in one of three shifts on Sunday morning.

Distributes communion elements during Sunday services every 4-6 weeks.

Supports Communion Sunday by assisting in the preparation of communion elements prior to Sunday and/or service logistics the day-of. Communion is served every 4-6 weeks and prep begins the Thursday prior.

Provides a warm welcome to guests as they arrive and a friendly farewell as they exit our campus. Greeters are stationed at external doors and may provide guests with general directions and information about our church. Greeters serve one Sunday a month in two shifts on Sunday morning.

Welcomes guests in one of our four main hallways by showing them around the church and providing an information or help they may need. Hallway hosts serve one Sunday a month.

Welcomes and help guests find a seat in the auditorium with minimum distraction. Ushers typically serve one Sunday a month.

Supports the Hospitality team by serving during the week in preparation for Sunday and special events like Christmas and Easter.

Kids

By serving in the children’s ministry (birth through 4th grade), you will help create engaging atmospheres where kids can take their next steps toward Christ. A background check is required.

connects relationally with 8-10 children to speak truth into their lives and celebrate spiritual growth

makes the best first impression by greeting new families and guiding them through the registration and check-in process to make them feel welcomed and informed

provides a safe, caring environment where children with special needs learn about God’s love for them

facilitates the large group kids worship experience

leads kids with energy and enthusiasm to worship God for who He is and what He’s done

communicates the Bible story and bottom line in such a way that it becomes unforgettable to a child

helps operate video and graphics in the large group setting to help create an engaging and relevant environment for kids (no experience required)

Students

Grace Students hosts two separate weekly meetings. Midweek is for grades 7 & 8 and meets on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:00pm in the Upstairs Auditorium. Sunday Night is for grades 9-12 and meets Sundays from 6:30-8:30pm in The Student Center. Please note that a background check is required.

leads or co-leads a gender/grade specific Community Group on either Wednesday nights (middle school) or Sunday nights (high school) by building and sustaining relationships with students with the goal of life transformation through God’s Word.

for students who have a desire to lead their peers with energy and enthusiasm in worshipping our one, true, living God!

helps operate video and graphics in the large group setting to help create an engaging and relevant environment for students (no experience required)

serves on a team, as needed, in order to help with greeting, registration, decorating, food preparation and serving, promotion, set up and tear down, and other miscellaneous responsibilities

Vertical

Vertical (5th and 6th graders) is a time of engaging worship, Biblical teaching, and small group discussion. A background check is required. Vertical meets on Sundays at 11am. Help transform lives in these ways:

communicates Biblical truths in a relevant way to middle school students

facilitates the large group kids worship experience

develops a relationship with and fosters relationships with students in a small group setting

leads with energy and enthusiasm to worship God for who He is and what He’s done

helps operate media in a large group setting to help create an engaging and relevant environment for kids

Communications

Communications helps provide clear, authentic, and compelling messaging in order engage people within and outside of our church.

We’re looking for professional photographers that would be interested in capturing GFC events such as Echo, Joy Prom, Mountain View Activities, Christmas and Easter services, and other special projects or events.

Take pictures of GFC worship services and activities, suggest captions, capture quotes from messages and send them to the Communications Coordinator for use on GFC’s social media channels.

Storytellers discover and share GFC stories through compelling, shareable written content; work may include covering events, conducting interviews, and other creative ways of capturing stories (experience  in marketing, journalism or PR preferred)

Looking for experienced graphic designers to Collaborate with the Communications Coordinator to design graphics for a variety of projects such as social media, ministry events,  and other initiatives (experience required)

Worship Arts

Worship Arts creates engaging environments in which our congregation can worship together and learn about God’s word.

assists the worship leader in skillfully leading others into a time of worship through song (requires an audition)

assists the worship leader by both singing and facilitating an atmosphere conducive to congregational worship (requires an audition)

the candles in the auditorium are an important part of the worship service as a visual representation of God’s work in our lives. Volunteers help with set-up and maintenance of the display

baptism volunteers assist with the backstage logistics of the baptism services, which happen about 4 times a year

serves in a variety of ways, including: running lyrics, helping as a stagehand, running sound, running lighting cues, and occasionally helping with special concerts and events in the facility (no experience required)

Be a part of our Sunday services by assisting with the transition from worship to teaching on stage during each service. When: Sunday mornings, 8:40-10:30am and/or 10:30-12:30pm

Women

Grace Women seeks to cultivate women who live missional lives for Christ. You can help women experience Christ and live with passion — leading by example!

facilitates a group study for women on-site or in a home to encourage growth in God’s Word, personal life change, and connection for Grace Women

initiates discussion with guided questions for a small group or during a Grace Women Event

serves on a team, as needed, in order to help with greeting, registration, decorating, food preparation and serving, promotion, set up and tear down, and other miscellaneous responsibilities

Care

Care Ministry is committed to caring for individuals and showing them the love of Christ in different ways. By leading care groups, meeting immediate needs, and being present with people during difficult and trying times, you can help hurting people experience healing, recovery, and growth in Christ.

cares for people before and after services on Sunday mornings.

Team members arrive about 15 minutes before the service and are available for about 15 minutes after the service to engage people who may need to talk or pray about what may be going on in their lives. This team gets together once a quarter to sharpen their skills and share stories that are encouraging.

helps comfort and encourage those in the hospital, recently released from the hospital, or in a long care situation

You can expect to visit 1 – 3 times per month at approximately 15 to 30 minutes per visit.

helps care for GFC families by preparing and/or delivering meals to those experiencing difficult times

We engage when a family experiences a death, surgery or injury, or any other disruption of life that may make it challenging to prepare meals for their families. This may happen 3-4 times per year.

disciples and mentors a re:generation participant

Each person who goes through re:generation is encouraged to have a mentor walk through the process with them. The time commitment will vary with each participant; however, we suggest at least 1 hour per week. The program runs for about 1 year. Training is available the first Monday of each month during the normal re:generation time (6:30pm to 8:30pm).

Support Admin

This team does a lot of essential behind the scenes work to make ministry possible at GFC. By answering the phone, scheduling rooms, keeping the grounds looking nice, and so much more, you can help with day-to-day ministry.

helps with office administration tasks such as stuffing envelopes, answering phones, etc.

assists with facility maintenance, such as stacking chairs, cleaning rooms, etc.

assists with ground upkeep around the building

Groups

Groups are a great way to meet people, develop relationships, grow spiritually, and make a larger church seem small.

leads a small group of people in which each person is connecting relationally with others and growing spiritually in their faith.

provides a consistent, comfortable, and welcoming environment in their home for a community group to meet together.

Grace Men

Men’s groups and events are designed for men to interact with each other and develop spiritually.

leads a small group of men in which each man is connecting relationally with others and growing spiritually in their faith.

Senior Adults

The Senior Adults Ministry provides several groups and events that are a great way to connect and grow together.

helps provide leadership to the senior adult ministry by attending meetings to plan for events, Bible studies, and give overall direction to the ministry

helps plan and implement various special events for senior adults throughout the year

Outside the Walls

Mountain View

Our partnerships with Mountain View Elementary School serve one of the most economically and educationally challenged areas of our city. These serving opportunities build into the lives of students, teachers, and families in our community.

A lunch buddy joins a student at their lunch weekly through the school year. 20 minutes a week can build a relationship that deeply encourages that child! 

  • When: Lunch times vary per class and last about 20 minutes (September-May) 

A program volunteer connects with the kids and families over simple team sports or hands-on art by helping coach, serving food, or other roles.

Program timing: Kickball – early fall. Arts Clubs – late fall and winter. Sports Clinic – spring.

  • When: 5-6 weeks each, meeting weekly

This team provides encouragement for school staff through a monthly lunch and other tangible expressions of care.

  • When: periodically throughout the school year

This team packs bags of food that go to select children at the school to help provide for their weekend food needs.

  • When: the team packs food on weekdays, monthly during the school year

Grace Young Adults

Grace Young Adults is committed to creating space for young adults ranging from age 18 to early 30s that exalts Jesus by growing together and reaching our community. There are several ways to get involved with GYA to reach the next generation and directly impact young adults in our community.

Care families welcome a college student or students into their home once a month to share a meal and conversation.

Have a heart to serve and a passion for influencing our generation? The GYA leadership team is the place for you.

Get to know a young adult in a one-on-one setting as you grow together in your faith.

Echo

Echo happens once a year during the summer as a church-wide, family-friendly day of serving the Tri-Cities.

Every summer we are set aside a day to come together as a church and echo God’s love in our community through service! On the day of ECHO, the Johnson City area is covered with GFC members engaging in service projects at local schools and organizations. Last year, we put in over 1,700 volunteer hours on 50 projects. Through ECHO we seek to support those who, week in and week out, are educating, feeding, housing, healing, protecting, and befriending our community.

Questions? Email Amanda Brown

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