A steward is not the owner of something, but the manager, and that steward is accountable to the owner for how resources are used. The ministries of Grace Mennonite Church make every effort to use our resources and gifts in ways that enhance the work we feel God has called us to in our communities. The Stewardship Ministry is responsible for church staff, church operations and maintenance, and the annual budget.
This Ministry Team works at cultivating our faith community by caring for one another, encouraging fellowship, fostering spiritual growth, and providing hospitality. The Church Life Ministry oversees Social Events such as congregational meals, picnics, and other events. This team also coordinates visitation, meal preparation for those who are in need, a medical outreach, and more. The Church Life team also coordinates our mentoring ministry, which provides regular contact between older and younger members of the church as we encourage one another in our walk with Christ.
Being “Christ’s hands and feet in the world every day” means that we are continually reaching out to our local and global communities. The Missions Ministry tries to create an environment where this outreach happens spontaneously, driven by the passion our members have to serve others locally and around the world. Some of the ways our Missions Ministry encourages this include:
We take seriously God's command to 'go and make disciples,' and our desire is to see each member at Grace grow in their relationship with Christ and in their understanding of His Word. Small Groups and Youth Groups are our "training camps," where we learn how to follow Jesus' example more closely. That means studying the Bible together, discussing what it means and how we are to apply it to our lives, but also caring for, encouraging, and being accountable to one another. Much of the church's sense of community springs out of our Small Groups.
We come to church to worship, and this Ministry Team leads us by coordinating and planning the elements of each service, including the music. This Team also oversees the choirs, as well as concerts, musicals, and other special music.