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 need a visit?
    Would you like a visit or do you know of someone who would appreciate a personal visit? If so, please contact Pastor Bruce at 805-489-4200 or bneff@gracebibleag.com
  • 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 visit, Grace Bible Church Deacons Board might be able to help. For more information or to submit a benevolence request, call Pastor Bruce at 805-489-4200 or speak with Vikki at the front desk.

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 Pastor 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!
  • 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.
  • Gleanings for the Hungry
    A senior adults outreach team travels to Dinuba, CA to help package dried foods for hungry people around the world. Room, board, and RV hookups are provided.
  • 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.
  • Alzheimer's Workshops
    GBC offers two unique classes for those with a loved one struggling with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Each class features community and helpful tips on caregiving and support.