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. 2019-20 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.

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

Middle & High School Youth Group on Sunday nights at 6:00pm at GCPC. We have various events & service projects throughout the year, too! See Pastor Rollo for more info.

High School Youth Group meets on the second and fourth Fridays of the month from 6-8pm in the Rollos’ home or the home of a family. See Pastor Rollo for more info.

Sunday School for both Middle School and High School students each Sunday at 9:30am.

For College Students

RUF @ VT See ruf.org/ministry/virginia-tech. You may also want to check out other campus Christian groups like Campus Crusade (Cru), Campus Outreach, Chi Alpha, Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, Intervarsity or Navigators who also offer small group studies.

NC2 @ VT lunchtime theology Wednesdays from 12:20 – 1:10 in Squires starts up again soon. For undergrads wanting to learn solid, Gospel-centered doctrine, led by Pastor Hutchinson. This semester we will discuss “Ask Pastor John Piper” podcasts. Come, and join P Hutch for lunch afterwards!

For Grad Students

Pastor Rollo is always happy to meet with, encourage and disciple any of you as schedules permit! Contact him at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). If interested in a Bible Study, contact Carvel at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

For International Students

International Bible Study meets Wednesdays at 7pm in 142 Randolph Hall, VT, led by Bill & Mariko Reynolds. Contact Bill at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

For Women

New to the area?  We'd love to say "Hi", get acquainted, and answer any questions you might have.  Check out our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/womensministryatgrace/ or contact Women's Ministry Coordinator Kathy Ribbens (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) for more information.
Opportunities to connect during the time of COVID are a work in progress.  Some events are in person (following health guidelines) and some events are held electronically.  Stay tuned for the Fall 2020 Calendar of Events. 
Opportunities for Connecting:  Watch for Fall 2020 details in GCPC emails and on the Women's Facebook page.
Home Fellowship Groups are highly recommended!  They are a great way to connect with a cross-section of people in the church.  Options for Fall 2020 to be announced soon!
Sisters of Grace - One-on-one mentoring relationships for growth in faith and fellowship.  Contact Jewel Cary at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Ongoing.
Monthly Prayer Times - Starting in September 2020.
Bible Studies - Held in the fall, spring, and summer.  Open to all women.  Starting in September 2020.
Social & Service Events - Stay tuned for details!

New to the area?  We'd love to say "Hi", get acquainted, and answer any questions you might have.  Check out our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/womensministryatgrace/ or contact Women's Ministry Coordinator Kathy Ribbens (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) for more information.

Opportunities to connect during the time of COVID are a work in progress.  Some events are in person (following health guidelines) and some events are held electronically.  Stay tuned for the Fall 2020 Calendar of Events. 

  • Opportunities for Connecting:  Watch for Fall 2020 details in GCPC emails and on the Women's Facebook page.
  • Home Fellowship Groups are highly recommended!  They are a great way to connect with a cross-section of people in the church.  Options for Fall 2020 to be announced soon!
  • Sisters of Grace - One-on-one mentoring relationships for growth in faith and fellowship.  Contact Jewel Cary at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Ongoing.
  • Monthly Prayer Times - Starting in September 2020.
  • Bible Studies - Held in the fall, spring, and summer.  Open to all women.  Starting in September 2020.
  • Social & Service Events - Stay tuned for details!

For Men

Friday Weekly Prayer Group meets each Friday morning from 7:00-8:15am at GCPC in the Fellowship Hall. We study the upcoming sermon text, eat cereal, and then pray together. Fall Retreat TBA!

For Retirees

Bible Study led by Pastor H; meets on 2nd & 4th Tuesday afternoons from 3-4pm at Showalter in Warm Hearth Village. See Pastor H. We also conduct two worship services at Warm Hearth on 1st & 2nd Sundays.

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.