We believe in the power of service to change lives, so our heart as a church centers on sharing God's love with one another and our community through acts of service. It's a key way that we grow as Christians and a great way to meet others at Grandview.
There are two main ways to serve at Grandview: in the church and in the community. You can learn more about both below.
In the Community
Grandview partners with South Side Elementary to support and enrich their work of caring for the children in our city. There are all sorts of ways to join in this exciting partnership: befriend and mentor an at-risk student, support a mentor with prayer, help fourth graders practice reading, tend and clean the school grounds, or help the PTA host and run events throughout the year.
To learn more about how you can serve with South Side, email Nathan Cachiaras at email@example.com.
Each year, Grandview joins with dozens of local churches and organizations in a city-wide day of service called LoveJC. We support and help organizations doing good work in the city. Join with your family, friends, and coworkers to serve alongside our neighbors in our city next year on Saturday, August 22, 2020.
For LoveJC to have significant impact on this one day, it takes planning throughout the year. You can help to recruit church and community members as volunteers or communicate with local churches and organizations ahead of the event.
For more information about LoveJC and how you can get involved, contact Nathan Cachiaras at firstname.lastname@example.org or watch the video below.
Appalachia Service Project exists to make homes warmer, safer, and drier for folks all throughout Appalachia. Grandview partners with their Johnson City Home Repair program to repair the homes of local families each month. Join the repair team or bring lunch to support them as they work!
ASP work days generally take place the second Saturday of each month. To learn more or get involved, contact Nathan Cachiaras at email@example.com.
Grandview partners with the Campus House (a campus ministry at ETSU) to care for ETSU students.
There are several ways to get involved in this ministry, but our primary partnership involves bringing food to their weekly gathering international students, World Cafe, and getting to know the students.
To learn more or get involved, contact Nathan Cachiaras at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Promise is a local organization that provides housing and support to local homeless families
Grandview partners with Family Promise by hosting these families fr a week at a time, 3-4 times per year. During host weeks, Grandview volunteers provide transportation, meals, conversation, and more. Among the opportunities to serve each host week: prepare and serve meals with low income and homeless families, transport families to school and work, share evening conversation and playtime, stay overnight at the church with the families, or set up and clean up the church building before and after the host week. Family Promise also welcomes volunteers to serve at the thrift store downtown.
To learn more about Family Promise or how you can volunteer with this ministry, contact Nathan Cachiaras at email@example.com.
One way that Grandview seeks to extend our hospitality and engage the residents of Johnson City is by making rides available for people who would be otherwise unable to make it to Grandview. Join the driving team or ride along on a van to get to know our neighbors!
To learn more or get involved, contact Nathan Cachiaras at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interyear Fellowship provides a gap year program to help young people who are trying to figure out God's next plan for their life. Fellows in the program give a year of service to organizations in our community as part of an exchange for their year of discovery.
Fellows live in the Interyear house while studying study spiritual disciplines, vocational possibilities, and leadership. Through this process, they learn a great deal about living in community with those they serve.
To support this ministry, Grandview often helps with home and yard maintenance for the Interyear house. There are also opportunities to visit with the fellows, share wisdom with them, provide meals for them, and gather for coffee or games with them.
To learn more about Interyear Fellowship or how you can volunteer with this ministry, contact Nathan Cachiaras at email@example.com.
Grandview supports the Cornerstone Village South Assisted Living and Memory Care facility just across University Parkway by providing a consistent and thoughtful presence each week. You can join to help lead Sunday morning worship service, play music for a Sunday morning worship service, or visit with Assisted Living and Memory Care residents through the week.
To learn how you can volunteer with this ministry, contact Nathan Cachiaras at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grandview maintains a food pantry to distribute and share with Johnson City residents in need. The food pantry is open Thursday mornings, 9:00-10:00.
You can donate nonperishable food items to the pantry or welcome guests and distribute food to pantry applicants during the week.
To learn more or volunteer, contact Nathan Cachiaras at email@example.com.
In the Church
Visiting a new church can be confusing and anxiety-inducing. That’s why we have a team of volunteers, the Connections Team, dedicated to greeting newcomers and helping them navigate our facilities. Connections Team members help others find friends, service opportunities, and small groups.
If you have a passion for helping others feel welcome, contact Phyllis Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about serving on the Connections Team.
At Grandview, we encourage participation in leading our worship services. If you’re a gifted musician, a confident reader, a devotional thinker/writer, or someone who enjoys the audio/visual side of the worship service, there is a place for you to serve!
For more information about serving in our worship services at the Buffalo Campus, contact Brett Hyder email@example.com. To serve at the Cityview Campus, contact Amber Dunnavant firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grandview offers a wide range of programming for children and youth to help them grow in their love of God, fulfill their calling to follow Jesus by serving in ways that are appropriate for their age, and connect with each other and with adults in the church. That can’t happen with a lot of volunteer help! We’re always looking for teachers, classroom assistants, and people who just want to hang out with our kids and youth.
For more information on serving with kids (nursery-6th grade) at the Buffalo Campus, contact Heather Lawson at email@example.com.
For more information about serving at Cityview, contact Chloe Garbe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about serving with youth (7th-12th grade) at either campus, contact Greg Coley at email@example.com.
Some people don’t like being in front of others. That’s not a requirement for service in the church! There are several ways for you to serve.
If your gifts are more administrative or visionary in nature, or if you just prefer behind-the-scenes work, consider serving on one of our ministry teams. These teams handle everything from designing holiday worship services, to organizing new small groups, to keeping the grounds clean and beautiful, to finding ways to encourage missions and missionaries Grandview supports.
If ministry teams aren’t your thing, consider visiting Grandview members who are hospitalized or in a long-term care facility, helping out in the church office, or helping with graphic design/videography. There are plenty of ways (even beyond these!) to get involved behind the scenes.
For more information about serving in one of these areas, contact Brandon Waite firstname.lastname@example.org.
Small groups are primary way Grandview people connect with one another. If you're willing to lead a group in regular Bible study, prayer, or any other community-building gathering, we need you!
To learn more or get involved, contact Kristen Mudrack at email@example.com.
Grandview is one church with two campuses. The newest of those two campuses, Cityview, rents The Gallery above Southern Craft BBQ in downtown Johnson City. Because we rent the space, we need to setup the room for worship every Sunday, and put away all of our equipment when we're finished. We need lots of help to make that happen!
If you're willing to help the Cityview setup team, or if you want to learn more before you commit, contact Mickensie Neely at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One crucial ways we can serve and grow as discples of Jesus is through financial giving. At Grandview, your giving keeps the lights on, pays staff salaries, and many other things we associate with keeping a local church functioning week-to-week.
What you may not realize is that your giving also supports missions work locally through our JCServe partners (see the above section on this page), and directly funds missionaries all over the world who do amazing Kingdom work in a variety of contexts. To learn more, use the contact button at the top of the page to ask about our Missions Team and ways you can get involved in supporting missions work through Grandview, or click here to see a list of missions and missionaries we support.
Whether you put money in an offering plate or box on Sunday morning, or you give online through Pushpay, your giving supports more than what happens in our building each week. God uses your gifts to support good work all over the world!