Pathways to Serving

Volunteering / Giving Back / Paying it Forward: Our desire is that everyone who attends King’s Grant would quickly get involved in some area of service. When you serve, you develop and use the spiritual gifts you have been given. You also make connections and form relationships with those whom you work alongside. Not one ministry could function without the cast of champions it takes to make it thrive! With so many opportunities available it doesn’t matter if you have a little time or a lot. We need you! The only question that remains is what area is the best match for you?

One tremendous way to get connected to King’s Grant people to to serve on the Welcome Team. Greeters get to know the members and guests through serving on a regular basis. Take a look at the Greeter Training Brochure, filled with reasons why this ministry of hospitality is so important.

Not sure what you’re suited for? Try taking this FREE Spiritual Gifts Inventory. This tool will help you discover the areas of service that you may more likely do with a certain ease and effectiveness!

Here’s How to Follow the Pathway:

Assess –  Reflect  –  Select

Step 1—Assess:

Yes, I will follow God’s call to transform my community and the world. God’s people are commanded to be open-handed toward those in need (Deuteronomy 15:10-11), to practice justice and compassion (Zechariah 7:9-10) and to be “rich in good deeds”  (1 Timothy 6:18).

A great place to get started is our Spiritual Gifts Assessment— (it’s free). When you discover your spiritual gift, you can then seek a place to serve based on your strengths, therefore serving with a greater ease and effectiveness.

Step 2 – Reflect:

After the self-awareness of the Spiritual Gifts Assessment, pick a cause or ministry that matters to you; something about which you are excited. What kind of person in need do I deeply care about? The poor? Women and children? Internationals needing cultural and language help? Senior citizens? The sick? The sexually abused? The addicted? What are my gifts and talents? What are my scheduling conflicts? How far can I drive?

Step 3 – Select:

Pick a ministry from this directory that shows descriptions of our needs, partners, volunteer tasks and contact information of a KGBC member who is the point of contact for that ministry. Contact the ministry leader directly to determine if your selection is a good fit or contact Scott Chafee for a personal consultation on other community ministries options.

Code System

We also have a code system to help volunteers select the ministry that is recommended for your specific life stage. The following codes are denoted next to each ministry description.

  • M=Men Friendly
  • W=Women Friendly
  • S=Senior Friendly
  • T=Teen Friendly
  • C=Children Friendly
  • P=Preschooler Friendly

The Vision of King’s Grant Baptist is to be a community of faith to extend the love of Christ and His Kingdom in Virginia Beach and to the world.

Almost every partnership is based on the relationship of individuals and small groups of people within our church. They seek to minister among people who live in the diverse community right outside the doors of our church and around the world.

Ministry resources (people and funds) are dedicated to assisting KGBC members to become effective and productive disciples impacting the world around us.

You staff liaisons:

  • Pastor of Discipleship, Scott Chafee – Ministries in General
  • Director of Student Ministries, Beth Anderson – Missions Committee

Priority Areas of Service

Area #1—Welcoming Opportunities

We recognize that people are looking for friendships more than a friendly church; a place to belong and connect, and a cause worth joining. The church has the most noble cause in life, helping people to find meaning, purpose, and significance in this life. This area includes teams involved in the ministry of hospitality and relationships. We have an intentional strategy of getting people from the street to their seat; ultimately becoming fully devoted followers of Christ. (Romans 12:13, Hebrews 13:2). Visit our Welcome Team page.

Area #2—Ministering Opportunities

Every member is a minister; not just the professional staff. Jesus has called all of us to minister in such a way that as we help and serve others, we are doing this work as to the Lord himself. This area emphasizes our need to live in community and look out for the needs and interests of others. (Ephesians 4:12-13, Romans 12:6-8)

Area #3—Teaching Opportunities

Part of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) involves teaching. As we make disciples, we are to teach people to obey all that Jesus has commanded us. What better way to teach than through the largest and most significant ministry of the church; Sunday School and our Midweek Discipleship Ministry. There are plenty of opportunities to pass on that which God has allowed us to learn and experience. (Matthew 28:20, Luke 6:40)

Area #4—Volunteering Opportunities

The church is a volunteer organization; nothing much would happen if it were not for the dedicated volunteers who step up to do whatever is needed to make sure our programs and events run smoothly and are effective to our stated mission of extending the love of Christ and His Kingdom. Volunteers take a position of ownership in the mission of the ministry, bring others on board, and find joy and satisfaction in serving others (Judges 5:9, 1 Samuel 26:6, Nehemiah 11:2, Mark 10:45)

Area #5—Committee Opportunities

These positions are for King’s Grant members who are elected by the church to serve in various confidential capacities.

Welcoming Opportunities

Greeting Team—(MWST)

Every Sunday it is imperative that people who walk through our doors get a big smile and a warm welcome. It is within the first seven minutes that a guest will decide if they will come back for a second visit. Proper greeting allows us to make a positive first impression. Servants on this team are active before and after the services at King’s Grant. CONTACT: Chris Berry and Lisha Nichols. Visit our Welcome Team page.

Guest Guidance—(MWST)

Working along side of our Deacons of the Day, those on the Guest Guidance Team will host a table in front of the Vision Statement wall, hoping to greet guests and encourage them to turn in a Connect Card. Shifts are before and after the services. CONTACT: Sheridan Barber or Kim Jessie

Usher Team—(MWST)

These servants greet at the sanctuary door and help people find their seats in a non-threatening way. They also assist people during morning worship services at 9:30 or 11:00. CONTACT: Foster Matter

Sunday Sidewalk Team—(MWST)

This team makes sure that our entrances are free of leaves and twigs by using our blower to clear the sidewalks leading into the buildings. CONTACT: Scott Chafee (757) 340-0902

Coffee Preparation Team—(MWST)

This team makes the coffee for the air pots in the Welcome Center. We have a 10 liter brewing system that is easy to use, so with a little training and a servant’s heart, you can join this team and be one of the more popular servants in the church! FYI—coffee is prepared at 7am on Sunday. CONTACT: Scott Chafee (757) 340-0902

Farmers’ Market Team—(MWST)

The Thursday market team helps recruit volunteers for each market, serves on campus, and offers guidance on Market related decisions. We also encourage church people to participate and welcome the community to our property. Truly a ministry of hospitality. Learn more at – CONTACT: Melissa Greene

Ministering Opportunities

Women’s Ministry—(WS)

The ladies of King’s Grant are involved in many events that promote fellowship, fun, and spiritual growth. There is an ongoing ladies’ Bible study on Tuesdays, and a senior ladies’ fellowship on Wednesday mornings. These may be seasonal groups. Learn more at – CONTACT: Janice Barber – Tuesday Groups.

Men’s Ministry—(MS) Men of Steel

The men of King’s Grant are involved in many events that promote fellowship, fun, and spiritual growth. Our goal is to become better husbands, fathers, and followers of Jesus. These Men of Steel embrace Proverbs 27:17. We regularly meet at Denny’s on the first and third Wednesdays of the month to discuss a book that the group is reading. Learn more at – CONTACT: Scott Chafee (757-340-0902) or Tom Kowalski.

Men’s Ministry—(MS) Noble Man Breakfasts

The get together on various Saturday mornings for a manly breakfast, a challenging talk from a nationally known men’s ministry leader, and then we have a Bible study on the topic for the day. Learn more at – CONTACT: Scott Chafee (757-340-0902) or Ton Kowalski.

Music Ministry—(MWST)

Music is a large part of worship and our Sunday worship experience. Singing praises in the adult choir or the Well praise team are great ways to lead in worship and to exercise the gift God has given you. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings. CONTACT: Belinda Reynolds (757-340-0902) or Justin Thornton.

Security Team—(MWST)

These men and women are trained by the Virginia Beach Police Department to best handle emergency situations which might happen on campus on Sunday or Wednesday. CONTACT: Ron Craddock

Senior Adult Ministry—(MWS)

We have many active older adults who love to take trips and get together for special events. The senior ladies’ fellowship meets on Wednesdays. The JOY Club (Just Older Youth) plans all sorts of outings for senior adults throughout the year. CONTACT: Elsie Greer or Scott Chafee

Recreation Ministry—(MWST)

The church gets involved in our city’s softball league and is known to get together to organize recreation for the annual church picnic. It’s about doing what you love and bringing others into the experience. CONTACT: Charlie Flint – our softball coach

The King’s Companions—(MWS)

This well organized and mobilized team ministers to our home-bound community. It is a team of people who love to be in relationship with a few special senior adults at a time. Monthly birthday parties are a special treat. Those with a caring heart will enjoy being a part of this team. If you have a compassionate heart, desiring to ‘adopt” a senior, we need you. Becoming a King’s Companion to contact and care for senior adults. CONTACT: Elsie Greer, Chris Berry, or Charlotte Newsom

Winter Shelter—(MWST)

People in Need (PiN Ministry) leads a winter shelter that meets at King’s Grant each year, generally the last week of January. We provide meals, sleeping quarters, and demonstrate many acts of hospitality and kindness during that week. Learn more at – CONTACT: Janice Barber, CONTACT: Scott Chafee (757-340-0902)

Emergency Food Pantry—(MW)

We operate an emergency food pantry in cooperation with the Charity Tracker in the Tidewater area. After people contact the church office, we will pass on your contact information to our pantry coordinator. To find out how to volunteer, CONTACT: Cheryl Douglas

Love Your City—(MWSTC)

Our goal is to get outside the walls of our church building to extend the love of Christ and His Kingdom in Virginia Beach. When we love our city, we are demonstrating that we are followers of Jesus. CONTACT: Beth Anderson (757-340-0902) Missions Liaison, CONTACT: Bob Simon – BBQ Team

The Barbecue Ministry—(MWST)

This team loves our city by preparing and providing meals to various groups in our city, from low income areas, local non-profits, communities on the Eastern Shore, to serving our own Police and Fire Departments in Virginia Beach. CONTACT: Bob Simon, CONTACT: Jon Simon

Adult Small Groups—(MWS)

In order to offer a wide variety of choices for adult discipleship, home groups are a great way for many adults to reach out to non-church members. People may not come to the church, but they might come to your home. Perhaps you will get involved in a home-based small group ministry. Learn more at – CONTACT: Scott Chafee (757-340-0902)

Special Needs Ministry—(MWS)

This is a ministry to the Simon family by providing Chris with care, love, and encouragement. Donna and Bob are blessed by this team’s commitment and care for their family. CONTACT: Donna Simon

Meals on Wheels—(MWS)

This team volunteers with the feeding ministry Meals on Wheels. If you have served elsewhere or are interested in delivering healthy meals and friendship to local senior adults, this team may interest you. CONTACT: Elsie Greer or CONTACT: Keith Zirkle

King’s Builders—(MWST)

This team volunteers each summer to help a new church build a facility to better reach their community for Christ. Carpentry skills are helpful but not necessary since team leaders will help you do the work you’re assigned. Generally they travel and work the week of Independence Day. Learn more at – CONTACT: Mike Lyons, CONTACT: Scott Chafee (757-340-0902)

Faith Work Coalition—(MWST)

This organization is part of Habitat for Humanity, but instead of building a new home for a needy family, older homes are renovated in Tidewater. Projects are planned throughout the year. CONTACT: Ray Kirby

The King’s Carpenters—(MWST)

Sometimes we have a single mom, senior citizen, widow, or mom with a deployed spouse that needs a little job done at the house. We have men and women who are handy with tools that might be able to help. These jobs will not require a permit or get anyone on a second floor roof! CONTACT: Ray Kirby

King’s Stitchers—(MWST)

These ladies meet each Monday at the church at 1:00 to stitch and crochet items for others. These yarn creations have gone to places like the Crisis Pregnancy Center, Homeless Shelters, and migrant communities on the Eastern Shore. CONTACT: Sandy Guthrie

Union Mission Ministries—(MWST)

The Union Mission has shelters for man, women, and families. They also have a thrift store and Camp Hope Haven. Volunteer opportunities are available through their volunteer coordinator. CONTACT: the Union Mission (757-627-8686) –

Judeo-Christian Outreach Center—(MWST)

There are so many ways to make a difference combating homelessness and hunger in Virginia Beach. CONTACT: JCOC (757-491-2846)

Teaching Opportunities

Adult Group Bible Study—(MWS)

Our goal is to move people toward higher levels of commitment to Christ and his church. Sunday morning and Midweek small groups are the backbone of our discipleship ministry. There are plenty of opportunities to teach or facilitate a class, either full time or you could be a part of a team teaching situation. Learn more at – CONTACT: Charlie Flint – Sunday School, CONTACT: Scott Chafee (757-340-0902) Small Groups

Student Ministry—(MWT)

Our grades 7-12 are in need of people willing to invest their lives into students, on Sunday mornings, but also on Wednesday evenings and throughout the week. Faith is caught more than it is taught. Volunteer and make a difference today! Learn more at – CONTACT: Beth Anderson (757-340-0902)

Preteen Ministry—(MWT)

Our grades 4-6 are in need of people who will invest their lives into these preteen children, on Sunday mornings, but also throughout the week. Faith is caught more than it is taught. Volunteer and make a difference today! Learn more at – CONTACT: Amy Newberry (757-340-0902)

Children’s Ministry—(MWST)

Our grades K-3 are in need of people who desire to invest their lives into children, on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, but also through special events during the week. If our church takes proper care of children, parents will want to become involved in what’s happening here, too. Working with children is a vital ministry; many people have come to Christ at an early age! Learn more at – CONTACT: Amy Newberry (757-340-0902)

Children’s Music Ministry—(MWT)

During the school year on Wednesday evenings, we offer two semesters of children’s music education taught by caring adult musicians. Perhaps you have experience leading a choir or playing an instrument. CONTACT: Belinda Reynolds (757-340-0902)

Preschool Ministry—(MWST)

Our infants through Pre-K need loving adults to care for them each Sunday. We also provide child care for preschoolers during special events, so will you volunteer? This is a ministry to the children, but also to each family. CONTACT: Amy Newberry (757-340-0902)

Kid’s Week—Previously called, VBS—(MWSTC)

Our annual Kids’ Week can have over 150 people involved: teachers, workers, and other volunteers bringing a fantastic week of fun and spiritual advancement with our children. A major Kids Week event is the Thursday Family Night activity, which requires many volunteers. Learn more at – CONTACT: Amy Newberry (757-340-0902)

Fine Arts Camp—(MWSTC)

Each August, you will find this camp full of artists, musicians, and actors; all learning an artistic trade for the glory of God. Learn more at – CONTACT: Belinda Reynolds (757-340-0902)

Volunteering Opportunities

Preschool Care and Extended Session—(MWST)

Our desire is to care for families and one great way is to take care of preschoolers so mom and dad can worship undistracted. There are volunteer opportunities at 8:30 and 11:00 each Sunday. We encourage those with children in the preschool area to be on the volunteer schedule. CONTACT: Amy Newberry (757-340-0902)

Building and Grounds Team—(MWST)

Our facilities are occasionally in need of minor repairs or maintenance, and we enlist people who will work in the build accomplishing various fix-it projects. CONTACT: Mark Fogelgren, Keith Alexander, or Ellie Zecchini

Community Blood Drives—(MWST)

Six times a year we need people willing to help out in the Little Neck Churches blood drives; blood donations, sign ups, promotion, event assistance; especially for KGBC in November. CONTACT: Karen Rowell, and visit to make your appointment.

Midweek Café Tear-down Team—(MWST)

After our Wednesday evening meal and classes, the Fellowship Hall tables and chairs need to be removed and stored. With a team, it takes about 20 minutes. CONTACT: Scott Chafee (757-340-0902)

Camera/Recording During Worship—(MWST)

Going online has given us a huge opportunity to get KGBC outside the walls of the building. We are able to gather together for worship even when we are unable to be in the building due to traveling or illness. Operating the cameras and mixing sound for the recording can be easily learned; are you interested in growing this team? CONTACT: Scott Chafee (757-340-0902)

Multi-media Operator During Worship—(MWST)

It takes a lot to bring a quality worship experience together and have it look good for attendees; create presentation slides, operate the laptop/projector, soundboard technician, etc. CONTACT: Scott Chafee (757-340-0902) or Bud Livers.

Music or Drama During Worship—(MWST)

It takes a lot to bring a quality worship experience together and have it look good for attendees. We need choir members and instrumentalists, praise team instrumentalists, praise team singers, actors for dramatic presentation, etc. CONTACT: Belinda Reynolds (757-340-0902)

Church Office Volunteers—(MWS)

The office utilizes several volunteers throughout the work week, accomplishing tasks like these below. CONTACT: the Church Office (757-340-0902)

  • Answering phones / guest reception (9am-2pm)
  • Preparing a mailing (folding, enveloping, sealing)
  • Cutting Connection Cards each week
  • Preparing Sunday School folders each week

Church Ordinance Ministry—(MWST)

Baptism and the Lord’s Supper take preparation and a little time, but friendly volunteers make the experience go smoothly.

  • CONTACT: Melissa Greene – Communion Team
  • CONTACT: ________________ – Baptism Team (men)
  • CONTACT: Carrie White – Baptism Team (women)

Event Photography or Video Production—(MWST)

If you have the gift of a good eye and have your own equipment, you can help capture church memories. Photos are often used in video presentations and future event promotion. Maybe you’re skilled in some editing software, or PowerPoint, or can create quality multimedia presentations.

  • CONTACT: Scott Chafee (757-340-0902) video presentations
  • CONTACT: Beth Anderson (757-340-0902) for student events
  • CONTACT: Amy Newberry (757-340-0902) for children’s events

Social Media Promotion—(MWS)

Perhaps you are skilled with today’s social media and can help promote the church and our activities, and provide informative and inspiring posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube. CONTACT: Beth Anderson (757-340-0902), CONTACT: Scott Chafee (757-340-0902)

Marketing  and Advertising—(MWST)

We have one of the best kept secrets in town, so people with skills in advertising and marketing are very helpful. If you have some experience, we would love to talk with you. CONTACT: Beth Anderson (757-340-0902), CONTACT: Scott Chafee (757-340-0902)

Bus Ministry—(MWST)

We need detail oriented people who can make sure the church buses receive proper scheduled maintenance, registration, and occasional repairs. CONTACT: Todd Mayo

Prayer Ministry—(MWST)

Jesus said his church should be a house of prayer, so this ministry is vital to all we do. We use many methods: prayer chain, prayer list, prayer emphasis, calls for prayer for missions, for national or local crises. We need volunteers who will become prayer advocates. Learn more at CONTACT: Billie Todd, Janice Barber, or Scott Chafee (757-340-0902)

Children’s Advisory Team—(MWS)

The team works at the discretion of the Director of Children’s Ministries by providing needed counsel, ideas, and support for the overall children’s ministry, including Sunday School, Midweek activities, and special events involving children and preschoolers. Learn more at – CONTACT: Amy Newberry (757-340-0902)

Christian Discipleship Team—(MWS)

Jesus gave us the Great Commission, which is to make disciples, so how is that accomplished? We must be intentional in making disciples, and our discipleship ministry needs competent and passionate people who are sold out on discipleship, offering counsel, guidance, and practical help  regarding our discipleship ministry. Learn more at – CONTACT: Scott Chafee (757-340-0902)

History Team—(MWST)

King’s Grant has a story to tell, but we need people willing to know and record the historical details of the church. This team will be the keeper of our history, which is extra helpful when we have various years of celebration. – CONTACT: TBD

Kitchen and Social Team—(MWST)

A large part of fellowship involves hospitality, and we do that very well at King’s Grant. If you know your way around food, have a servant’s heart, and literally don’t mind getting your hands dirty, check out this team. They organize churchwide fellowships, funeral receptions, and special meals at the church. CONTACT: Jennifer Kowalski

Long-Range Planning Team—(MWS)

This team normally looks at church expansion over the long term but we need organized people to help plan large  maintenance and repair projects to keep the facilities in order. CONTACT: Ryan Anderson

Senior Citizen Team—(MWS)

This is the JOY Club (Just Older Youth) who get together on a regular basic for fun and fellowship. Trips have included the Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster PA, Christmas Town in Williamsburg, outings to the Oyster Bar in Elizabeth City, and Tidewater Winds concerts. This team helps plan and promote senior events. CONTACT: Elsie Greer

Student Advisory Team—(MWS)

The team works at the discretion of the Director of Student Ministries by providing needed counsel, ideas, and support for the overall student ministry, including Sunday School, Midweek activities, and special events involving teenagers. Mentors are welcome. CONTACT: Beth Anderson (757-340-0902)

Disaster Response—(MWST)

Our church works with Virginia Baptist Disaster Response to help people affects by natural disasters like hurricanes, and flooding. CONTACT: TBD

Committee Opportunities

Auditing Committee—(MWS)

This elected team of church members will oversee the auditing of the church’s financial records and expenditures. Those members with auditing experience should make themselves known to the Auditing Committee. CONTACT: Bud Livers

Constitution/Bylaws Committee—(MWS)

This elected team of church members will oversee the church constitution and bylaws, discussing recommendations for changes, to present to the church body for a vote of approval. Those members with experience and attention to details should make themselves known to the Constitution/Bylaws Committee. CONTACT: Bob Simon

Finance Committee—(MWS)

This elected team of church members will oversee the budgeting process of the church’s annual and monthly expenditures. Those members with bookkeeping and budgeting experience should make themselves known to the Finance Committee. CONTACT: Blair Dunlap or Deb Stull

Missions Committee—(MWST)

This elected team of church members will oversee the missions activities and partnership of the church, and seek to increase missions involvement and giving toward missions causes. Those members with a heart for missions and ministry should make themselves known to the Missions Committee. CONTACT: Diane Stollings, or Beth Anderson (757-340-0902)

Nominating Committee—(MWST)

This elected team of church members will oversee the committee nomination process for the church, and seek to increase committee and team involvement of those connected to King’s Grant. Those members with a heart for service and enlistment of volunteers should make themselves known to the Nominating Committee. CONTACT: Ray Kirby

Personnel Committee—(MWS)

This elected team of church members will oversee the full time and part time employees of the church, and seek to offer guidance and insight into the church’s hiring and discipline processes. Those members with personnel related experience should make themselves known to the Personnel Committee. CONTACT: Jennifer Kowalski

Tellers Committee—(MWS)

This elected team of selected church members will oversee the counting of tithes, offerings, and gifts that come to the church each week, and submit to the Finance Administrator an accurate total of all donations received. Those members with finance related experience should make themselves known to the Tellers Committee. CONTACT: Kenny Toombs

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