Serving our fellowship
Scripture encourages us to respond to what God has done for us in Jesus Christ by serving him as part of his church. When a person becomes a Christian, they are encouraged to discover and use the gifts and abilities God has given to them for service:
“For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.” (Romans 12:4-8)
Whatever gifts you have, there are many ways to contribute to the life of the church, and we all serve in different ways, from taking part in leading worship, helping with the practical tasks of maintaining the building and running events and services, to supporting children’s ministry, hospitality and welcoming. Everyone has a part to play. Talk to us about where you feel you might belong.
Serving our communities
Sharing the love of Christ by serving our communities is a vital part of the Christian life. GCC members are involved in a number of ministries, missions and acts of service locally, elsewhere in the UK, and overseas, and are supported in various ways by the wider church.
“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Each member of the Grace Family of Churches Cornwall (GFCC) is about mission, whether at home or abroad, with many missionaries now serving all over the world.
Our church currently supports a recognised and valued number of both long term and short term missionaries by regular praying for them during our Sunday morning services and also through practical and sometimes financial support.