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?

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 Serving

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)

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 in the Sanctuary

First Touch Team—(MWST)

After people are properly greeted on a Sunday morning, guests should be directed towards the First Touch Team, who will help our guests navigate toward all the places they need to visit in our unfamiliar facility.

  • CONTACT: Charlie Flint

Host Family Team—(MWST)

Host families are able to meeting people in the welcome areas of the church, the Welcome Center and Preschool Check-in Area. The goal is to receive guests from the greeting team members to help our guests find all the places they need that morning.

  • CONTACT: Carrie White

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: Josiah Barker

Usher Team—(MWST)

These servants hand out bulletins for the morning services and help people find their seats in a non-threatening way. They also take up the offering and otherwise assist during morning worship services at 8:30 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!

  • 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 decision. We also encourage church people to participate and welcome the community to our property. Truly a ministry of hospitality.

  • CONTACT: Carrie White

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.

  • CONTACT: Janice Barber – Tuesdays
  • CONTACT: Barbara Atkins – Wednesdays

Men’s Ministry—(MS)

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.

  • CONTACT: Scott Chafee (757-340-0902)

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: Kinnie Dunnavant (757-340-0902) in the Sanctuary

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 like going to the Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster PA, eating at the Virginia Diner in Wakefield or the Oyster Bar in Elizabeth City, or having a Potluck Dinner and a Movie in the fellowship hall. The senior ladies’ fellowship meets on Wednesdays and host a ladies’ luncheon throughout the year. We call this group the JOY Club (Just Older Youth) and they plans all sorts of outings for senior adults throughout the year.

  • CONTACT: Elsie Greer
  • CONTACT: Scott Chafee (757-340-0902)

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: Joan Peake

Winter Shelter—(MWST)

People in Need Ministry (PiN) leads the homelessness efforts in Virginia Beach, and a winter shelter meets at King’s Grant, generally the last week of January. We provide meals, sleeping quarters, and many acts of hospitality and kindness during that week.

  • CONTACT: Janice Barber
  • CONTACT: Scott Chafee (757-340-0902)

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 – staff liason for the missions committee
  • 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, Eggleston Services, communities on the Eastern Shore, to our own Police and Fire Departments.

  • 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.

  • 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: Tish Matter

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.

  • CONTACT: Mike Lyons
  • CONTACT: Scott Chafee (757-340-0902)

Faith Works 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

Emergency Food Pantry—(MWST)

From time to time people in the community have more month at the end of the money, so we have a food pantry to help feed hungry families.

  • CONTACT: Jennifer Kowalski

Thanksgiving Baskets—(MWST)

At Thanksgiving, the congregation donates food items to be collected and distributed to needy families through human resources in Virginia Beach, or through a partnering church on the Easter Shore. This team coordinates the effort and volunteers. Food is collected, sorted, and distributed.

  • CONTACT: the Church Office (757-340-0902)

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.

People in Need Ministry—(MWST) PiN Ministry

PiN exists to provide food, clothing, shelter, and free medical care for people that are either homeless or extremely poor. The ultimate focus is to help the homeless of Hampton Roads transform their lives by meeting them where they are and sharing a God that loves them and wants a relationship with them. King’s Grant partners with PiN, primarily with the annual winter shelter.

  • CONTACT: JCOC (757-491-2846)

Judeo-Christian Outreach Center—(MWST)

There are so many ways to make a difference combating homelessness and hunger in Virginia Beach.

  • CONTACT: PiN Ministry office (757-962-3567)

Teaching Opportunities:

Adult 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.

  • CONTACT: Charlie Flint
  • CONTACT: Scott Chafee (757-340-0902)

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!

  • CONTACT: Beth Anderson (757-340-0902)

Preteen Ministry—(MWT)

Our grades 5-6 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!

  • CONTACT: Amy Newberry (757-340-0902)

Children’s Ministry—(MWST)

Our grades 1-4 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!

  • CONTACT: Amy Newberry (757-340-0902)

Children’s Music Ministry—(MWT)

During the school year, we not only provide kids discipleship, but we also 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: Kinnie Dunnavant (757-340-0902)

Preschool Ministry—(MWST)

Our infants through kindergarten 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)

Vacation Bible School—(MWSTC)

Our annual VBS will have over 200 people involved: teachers, workers, and other volunteers bringing a fantastic week of fun and spiritual advancement with our children. A major VBS event is the Thursday night activity, which requires many volunteers.

  • 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.

  • CONTACT: Kinnie Dunnavant (757-340-0902)

Adult Small Group Ministry—(MWS)

In order to offer a wide variety of choices for adult discipleship, home small groups are a great way for many adults to reach out to non-church members. People may not come to the church, but they just might come to your home. Perhaps you might get involved by leading a home group.

  • CONTACT: Scott Chafee (757-340-0902)

Adult Microgroup Ministry—(MWS)

Microgroups are gender specific groups of 3-5 people who gather together to make disciples who in turn will make disciples. This involves a process with curriculum, each cycle taking 12-14 months to complete. This is a part of our discipleship pathway which helps believers to conform to the image of Jesus and carry out the Great Commission.

  • CONTACT: Scott Chafee (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 between 9am and noon 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: Scott Chafee (757-340-0902)

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 the KGBC location in November.

  • CONTACT: Karen Rowell

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)

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 Propresenter slides, operate the projector, mix at the soundboard, etc.

  • CONTACT: Kinnie Dunnavant in the Sanctuary
  • CONTACT: Vince Kornegay in the Well

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: Kinnie Dunnavant in the Sanctuary

Church Office Volunteers—(MWS)

The office utilizes several volunteers throughout the work week, accomplishing tasks like these:

  • Answering phones / guest reception (9am-12pm, 12-3pm)
  • Preparing mailings (folding, enveloping, sealing)
  • Cutting Connection Cards each week
  • Preparing Sunday School folders each week

CONTACT: Renee Strickland in the Church Office (757-340-0902)

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: Paul Garrison – Baptism Team
  • CONTACT: Carrie White – Baptism Team

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 iMovie (or some other 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: Ken Pruitt (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. Team members will receive an e-mail each Monday filled with prayer requests from the previous day.

  • CONTACT: Billie Todd or Janice Barber

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.

  • 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.

  • CONTACT: Scott Chafee (757-340-0902)

Easter Flower Cross Team—(MWST)

This is an Easter tradition, to fill the Easter Cross in the front yard with fresh flowers, where familues take photos. This team will get the cross out of storage, post it in the ground, help with flower placement, and pit it all away after the event.

  • CONTACT: Kinnie Dunnavant

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: Joan Peake

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 church-wide 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

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: Eddie and Billie Todd

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: Bobby Ross

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: Dorsey Ficklin

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: Chair is Currently Vacant

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: Jamie Pierce

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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