For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others…” – Mark 10:45 (NLT)
Being a part of the church means being empowered to make a difference in your sphere of influence. God has given each of us talents and abilities that He wants us to use to bless and build-up others. Every Christian is encouraged to use their gifts, talents, and skills to serve the members, church, and community. Volunteers who give their time to run various departments and ministries during the week and at the various services that take place over each weekend are popularly called “workers”
Compass (Adult Sunday School)
Compass is a systematic Bible study program designed to enlighten, nourish, and develop Grace Chapel members in their spiritual walk with God.
This ministry has the mandate to simply create the atmosphere for evangelism in our communities for Grace Chapel and to direct the church’s mission and church planting activities. It organises Faith sharing weekends in conjunction with the event team, weekly evangelism and social media evangelism.
- Door to door / Literature Evangelism which is responsible for going door to door to befriend and evangelise members of the community.
- Street preaching & Tract distribution – Sharing the gospel in creative ways in all our projects and in our town.
This Team that coordinates & organizes GC conferences, Faith Sharing weekends, and other events.
In obedience to this scripture, we run the Soup kitchen & Freshen Up Projects as follows;
Jesus said in ….. Matthew 25:35-36 & 40 (AMP) For I was hungry and you gave Me food, I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink, I was a stranger and you brought Me together with yourselves and welcomed and entertained and lodged Me, I was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you visited Me with help and ministering care, I was in prison and you came to see Me…………. And the King will reply to them, Truly I tell you, in so far as you did it for one of the least [in the estimation of men] of these My brethren, you did it for Me.
1) Soup Kitchen:
provides Hot food the homeless and less privileged, 5 days a week as follows:
- Sunday @ 6.00pm Grace Chapel
- Monday @ 6.00 pm Church on the bus
- Tuesday @ 6.00 pm St Michael’s
- Thursday @ 6.00 pm Church on the bus
- Friday @ 6.00pm St Michael’s
- Saturday & Wednesday (None)
2) Freshen Up:
We offer showers and Laundry to the homeless on Sundays from 4.30 – 6.00 pm.
Groceries on Jesus
Collects and distributes groceries and food boxes to the less privileged in our community
Takes care food for Guest & Guest Speakers to our church
Joshua Force (Intercessors)
The intercessory group of the church meets at 6.00 pm on Thursdays to pray
Cares for the church building and equipment
This team runs coffee morning for over 55s just to natter
This team facilitates the Daily devotions at 6.00 pm daily
Protocol / Logistics
This team deals with hotel bookings, transport/ logistics for members/ attendees, people in the community visiting the church and for Guest Speakers to our church
C.O.P.E.S (Mental Wellbeing)
This team runs a forum for those with mental health challenges to bring calmness through prayer, artwork and health discussions on Wednesdays at 11.00am
Riverdale Care Home Ministry
This team visits the Riverdale Care Home fortnightly on Sundays to run a 1 hr worship service
This team have the honour of cleaning the church building weekly to prepare it for Service and after service also. They also decorate the church for special occasions and events.
Singing for pleasure
A singing group that meets on Fridays at 11.00am to learn songs and sing together. This group have formed a community Choir that gets invited to fairs and malls at Christmas
Takes care of all technical/Audio visual matters as it affect worship and all multimedia including all social media, website and photography.
This is the worship team of the church.
Publicity & Church Profile
Works with multimedia to publicise the church on social media, flyers, e-flyers, newspapers and local magazines, radio and TV where necessary
This team has the responsibility of maintaining order in the church, counting and recording donations
This team welcomes people to church and chats with newcomers after each service. Also keep in touch with newcomers for 8 weeks and help them to settle down in church and run welcome nights twice a year
Welfare / Nursing Mothers Care Team
This team takes care of the welfare of church members ensuring that all are properly cared for and no one is out alone in the cold. They also support all nursing mothers in the first 8 weeks after delivery.