Care Ministry

Living out Christ’s compassion, one felt need at a time.

Grace Bible Church is committed to caring for those in our community. If we can help, we will, through a network of volunteer professionals and big-hearted believers. That’s the church.

The Bible repeatedly describes Jesus as being moved to compassion for those in need. Christ clearly provided comfort for them, be it emotional, physical, or spiritual. At Grace Bible Church, we model our ministries after Jesus, and we aspire to meet the varying felt needs of those in our community. If we can pray for you, provide a vital good or service, or just be there, let us know.

  • Do you need prayer?
    If so, you’ve come to the right place. Our church is willing and eager to pray for you! If you’d like to request prayer, please contact Vikki in the church office or submit a prayer request online.
  • Do you have a seasonal need?
    Things in life crop up. Whether it’s emergency financial assistance, meals or groceries, transportation, a gas card, medical equipment loans, handyman tasks, a bereavement reception, flower arrangements for a friend, encouragement, or a visitation, Grace Bible Church might be able to help. For more information or to submit a benevolence request, call Bruce at 805-489-4200 or speak with Vikki at the front desk.

For members of the church, there are also many ways to get involved serving the needs of our community. If you have a question regarding any of the following ministry opportunities, please contact Bruce at 805-489-4200.

  • Foster Care / Adoption Resources
    The church provides support for those interested in foster care, those in the process of adoption, and those eager to help children in the foster care system. For more information, check out our GBC Foster / Adoption Facebook Page or contact Kathy Curtis at 805-440-8641 or email.
  • Transitional Care Ministry
    Home visitation is a simple way for ordinary people to minister to ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. Sign up to make a home visit once or twice a month.
  • Community Service Projects
    Currently, we collect used cell phones for soldiers and second-hand eyeglasses for those in developing countries. We welcome suggestions for other projects, too!
  • Elementary School Tutoring
    Tutoring provides a unique opportunity to demonstrate the kindness of Christ and give individual attention to elementary children in need, while also assisting local educators.
  • Military Support
    We hold prayer meetings for our active military, maintain The Chronicles, a scrapbook of all our military duty personnel, and hold an annual cake reception to recognize them.
  • Operation Christmas Child
    Grace Bible Church is a collection point for the annual ‘fill a shoebox’ drive for children around the world. We also pack shipping boxes at the main warehouse in Los Angeles.
  • People’s Kitchen
    If you enjoy cooking or just have a heart to feed the hungry, you’d probably be a great fit for this ministry. For more information or to sign up, call 805-489-0982.
  • Gleanings for the Hungry
    A Grace Alive outreach team travels to Dinuba, CA to help package dried foods for hungry people around the world. Room, board, and RV hookups are provided.
  • Good News Clubs
    This is an opportunity to help or lead in local elementary school ministry. Training is provided. For more information, contact Karen at 805-489-6483.
  • Inspirational Hymn Singers
    Twice a month, a merry group of singers, storytellers, and musicians meet at the Arroyo Grande Care Center to sing hymns and offer devotions to residents.
  • Flower Delivery Team
    Once a month, you can help break down the Sunday bouquet into smaller centerpieces, to be delivered to those in need of extra encouragement.
  • Prison Ministry
    If you’re up for ministering and sharing Christ with local incarcerated men and women, this is the ministry for you. For more information, contact Clay at 805-489-4200.