Serving Our Community
Every need is an open door to share God’s love, and we know there are many needs within our community. We also know that many of you are eager to help. If you have the ability to serve our community, please respond here. If you or someone you know is in need, please let us know how we can come alongside in ministry and prayer.
Here are some simple and powerful ways everyone can help:
- Connect with people, ask how they are doing, and see if there is any way you can help. Find out how you can pray for them, and then pray with them.
- If you find out that someone in your relational circle is running low on basic supplies or resources, and can’t or shouldn’t leave their home, get creative and perhaps hire a service like Instacart or Shipt to have a few supplies delivered to their front step.
- We also encourage you to use this time to pray for and connect with your My5 list — people who are close to you, but far from God. If the opportunity arises, let them know your source of peace and hope. Share your faith story and how they, too, can have peace and hope through a relationship with Jesus.
During the days ahead, community with others is more critical than ever. Fortunately, our digital world provides access to a host of tools that enable community while still complying with the guidelines imposed by our governing authorities. FaceTime, Google Hangouts, Skype, WhatsApp, Zoom, and WebEx are resources that will help you connect with your friends, family, and small group.
If you’re not connected to a group or class, let now be the time to join in. Small groups at Grace exist to help people grow closer with God and others, promoting spiritual growth and maturity.
Stay Healthy and Informed
In a crisis like this, it's common for misinformation to spread, and it can be difficult to figure out who and what to trust. Here are some reliable resources that can connect you with accurate and helpful information.
The CDC is the leading national public-health organization in the U.S. and has up-to-date info on COVID-19 (coronavirus).
The Minnesota Department of Health is the state department responsible for public health in Minnesota.
WHO is the United Nations' agency for global public health.
Share Your Story
What is God doing in your life? How have you seen Him work during this time? We would love to hear your story and praise God with you.