Deacons

Deacon Care Teams at Grantham Church

According to the New Testament, deacons are servants who play a vital role in responding to care needs that arise in the life of congregations (Acts 6:1-7). However, we believe that we’re all called to serve each other and respond to needs around us.

Take a look at the service where Pastor David introduces our current Deacon Care Team model.

Deacon Care Teams at Grantham Church

Therefore, here at Grantham Church our deacons serve as coordinators of Deacon Care Teams which are made up of other members and regular attenders who are engaged in the life and mission of our congregation. See the team descriptions down below the contact form.

Do you have a specific need that we can help meet?
Are you interested in becoming a deacon at Grantham?
Would you like to join and help assist one of our care teams?

For more information, call us at 717-766-0531 or fill out the form below to submit a request.

Thank you for helping us meet needs and care for each other at Grantham Church!

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Deacon Care Teams

PRAYER CHAIN TEAM

Do you have a prayer need that you would like shared with over 200 people? To activate the prayer chain, please, send an email to gcprayerchain@granthamchurch.org, fill out a prayer request form, or call the church office at 717-766-0531 with details.

If you would like to receive prayer chain notices and support others in prayer, please contact the church office to be added to the distribution list.

BENEVOLENCE TEAM

Do you have a financial need? Do you need help with a utility bill, monthly rent, groceries, or some other basic need? We have a “Deacons Fund” that is designated for helping congregants with these needs. Let us know if this team can assist you in alleviating financial burdens.

STEPHEN MINISTRY TEAM

Are you hurting and in need of spiritual, emotional, or relational support? The Stephen Ministry team is led by qualified laypeople who provide high-quality, one-to-one, Christ-centered care to people in the congregation and the community experiencing life difficulties. To learn more about Stephen Ministry, go to stephenministries.org.

MEALS TEAM

Are you in a difficult or challenging season of life? If you’ve recently experienced sickness, financial hardship, the loss of a loved one, or the birth of a child and could use some home-cooked meals to ease your burdens, this team utilizes takethemameal.com to organize meals prepared by team members that can be arranged and delivered to your house.

VISITING TEAM

Are you feeling isolated, lonely, or could just use a friendly visit from another brother or sister in Christ? Whether you’ve recently been hospitalized, widowed, or you’re a home-bound congregant, this team is willing to assist our pastors in making visits to hospitals and homes.

TRANSPORTATION TEAM

Do you have a transportation need? Occasionally people may need a ride to a medical appointment, picking up groceries, or getting to worship on Sunday. It could be a one-time trip or several trips. This team ensures that you get where you need to go.

MOVING TEAM

Planning on moving locally and need some helping hands to load and unload? This team has equipment available and is able to help with household moves. The work is much easier and the burden lighter when we serve together. Let us know if you have a need or want to help.

BEREAVEMENT TEAM

Would you like to show your care for the bereaved and those grieving a loss? This team assists those who have lost loved ones by preparing meals in the church kitchen and helping with set-up and clean-up for a funeral or memorial service, but may also show care for the bereaved by sending cards, gifts, letters, etc.

CONTACT TEAM

Do you want to ensure that people don’t fall through the cracks at Grantham Church? Sometimes people aren’t seen for a while or aren’t regularly involved in ministry and engaged in relationships within the personal and intimate spaces of the church. This team works with the pastoral staff in reaching out to care for those we want to know are noticed and loved.

COMMUNION TEAM

Are you interested in preparing communion? If you’re engaged with our church family and regularly attend our Sunday morning worship services, you can help us prepare communion for our deacons to serve our congregation each month. Clean-up is also included in this task. If you’re interested, we can show you how it’s done and what all is involved in the process.

BAPTISM TEAM

Would you like to help when there is a baptism at the creek or in our sanctuary? We baptize people 2-3 times a year. Assisting with baptisms involves some preparation before baptisms and light clean-up afterward (e.g., helping people in and out of the water, waiting with towels, washing & drying towels, preparing the baptistry, draining the baptistry, etc.).

MAUNDY THURSDAY TEAM

Want to help serve at a special, once-a-year Maundy Thursday service? Traditionally, deacons organize the Maundy Thursday meal and assist with feet-washing before the worship service. This team will join with our deacons in coordinating and preparing a simple potluck meal, feet-washing (e.g., towels and basins), and communion for a smaller crowd, followed by clean-up.

Prayer Chain at Grantham Church

Do you have a prayer need that you would like shared with over 200 people? To activate the prayer chain, fill out the form below with the details.

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