Ministries

At Grace Covenant, we minister the Gospel primarily through the means of grace God gives His church, which are the Word, Sacraments and Prayer.  These in turn are reinforced throughout the week with Christian discipleship, fellowship and care.  Each of the ministries below is meant to reflect these means of grace.

Home Fellowship Groups

Several small groups meet on weekday evenings for Bible study, prayer, and fellowship in various homes. Childcare is provided in some groups. This is a great opportunity to get to know people better. 2016-17 Home Fellowship Groups

Sunday School Classes for Adults and Children

Sunday School classes for all ages are held each Sunday morning beginning at 9:30am. Read about our current adult sunday school classes.

Sunday Night Fellowship

All friends and members are encouraged to return to GCPC each Lord's Day at 5:45pm for an hour of sermon discussion, singing, prayer & snacks.  Children are welcome!  We will not meet Potluck Sundays.

Inquirers' Class

This is an informative class for newcomers to the church who are interested in knowing more about the Reformed faith, the PCA, our congregation, and what it means to become a member. Attendance does not obligate one to join. Students may join as associate members. See Pastor Hutchinson for more information (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)).

For Youth

These include middle and high school youth groups, Sunday School, social and service activities, retreats and summer camp. GCPC also encourages youth to become fully involved in the life of the church. Details may be found on the Calendar page and/or the Youth Ministries page.

For College Students

RUF @ VT: Reformed University Fellowship is the campus ministry of the PCA. Andy Wood (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) is the RUF minister at VA Tech. See the RUF site for details. You may also want to check out other campus Christian groups like Campus Crusade (Cru), Campus Outreach, Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, Intervarsity or Navigators.

NC2 @ VT lunchtime theology: Wednesdays from 12:20 – 1:10 in Squires starts up again September 7th. For undergrads wanting to learn solid, Gospel-centered doctrine, led by Pastor Hutchinson. Squires Room TBA.

GCPC Fellows: This is for sophomores through grad students who sense a call to ministry or leadership in the church. 10 Sundays a semester from 5:45-8:00pm, starting September 11th. See the flyer in the foyer.

For Grad Students

Grad Student Bible Study will start back up in mid-September, during lunch and continue to study the book of Daniel. Day of the week and Squires TBA. See Pastor Rollo (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) if you are interested or have questions.

For International Students

International Bible Study TBD. See Pastor Hutchinson for more information (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)).

Leadership Training Consortium for International Theological Education sponsored by local churches and the Christian Scholars Network, provides basic theology courses for internationals to help them serve their churches back home. This semester: Bible Overview. See the brochure or Pastor H (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)).

For Women

Tuesday Morning Bible Study resumes Tuesday September 6th, at 9:15am. See Tish Poteet (540-808-8069, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)). Sign-up (starting 8/21) and reserve your free childcare, as needed.

Monthly Mentoring Groups also return in September. Learn more at the kickoff social; groups are designed to meet the needs of ladies of all ages. See Kristie Fleming (540-250-1710, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)).

For Men

These include weekly and monthly prayer breakfasts, small encouragement and accountability groups, all to help each other to be men of God and men of His Word.

Friday Weekly Prayer Group meets each Friday morning from 6:45-8:00am at GCPC in the Fellowship Hall. We study the upcoming sermon text, eat cereal, and then pray together.

For Retirees

Bible Study led by Pastor H; meets on first and third Thursday mornings from 9:45-10:45am at Showalter in Warm Hearth Village. See Pastor H. (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)).

Special Events

Throughout the year the church sponsors seminar speakers, international dinners, and other events to promote fellowship and introduce visitors to the family life of the church.

Prayer

Praying for each other is a very important ministery of the church family. Prayer requests may be submitted to the gcpc-talk email list, to any elder, to any deacon, to any pastor, dropped into the offering plate, or voiced during the prayer time of the worship service.

Other Supported Ministries

Grace Covenant supports many ministries with time, prayer, and finances. These include foreign missionaries, denominational agencies, and the following local programs:

  • Campus Crusade for Christ
  • Pregnancy Resource Center of the New River Valley (NRV)
  • Interfaith Food Pantry
  • InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
  • International Bible Study
  • Prison Fellowship (Southwest Virginia Care Group)
  • The Navigators
  • Overseas missions in Ukraine, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Slovakia, Tanzania, and Japan

These and other ministries are coordinated by church members who serve as liaisons between the organizations and Grace Covenant.  Church financial statements are available upon request.