Philosophy of Meeting Needs
Please read prior to completing the Home Benevolence Request Application
The Home Benevolence Request Application has been created to help us determine which needs we may be able to meet outside the scope of a Life Group. We do recognize that there may be times when a specific need is beyond the scope of a Life Group or our Care Ministry. When this occurs, we make it our aim to find a loving, efficient, and productive way to meet the need. While we wish we could meet every need, we are unable to do so due to the limited amount of resources, manpower, and energy we have as a church.
Since Grace Fellowship is a large church, it is not possible nor effective for our staff members, elders, deacons, and key volunteers to meet every physical, spiritual, or emotional need of every person, although we wish it were. This is why LIFE GROUPS are so imperative to everything we do!
Life Groups are the primary environment we have created for people to share life together, minister to one another, and be ministered to when there are physical, spiritual, and emotional needs. When you are part of a Life Group, you are part of a committed group of Christ-followers who fulfill Galatians 6:2, which says, “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Being committed in a Life Group makes this possible. Whenever someone chooses to not be part of a Life Group, they miss multiple opportunities to fulfill the law of Christ, by being unable to be a blessing and to be blessed. In other words, when someone chooses not to be part of a Life Group, they miss out in significant ways.
Our Love, concern, and compassion are what drove us to carefully institute the powerful ministry of Life Groups. It’s our hope that you prayerfully consider participating in a Life Group so that you can be a blessing and be blessed when times of need arise. While some may wrongly conclude that we don’t care, or are out of touch, the exact opposite is true. We have spent countless hours training facilitators and developing our Life Groups so that we can love people deeply and see that their needs are met.
Life Groups are central to ministry and care here at Grace Fellowship and are a primary means through which each of us can live as fruitful followers of Jesus Christ. This approach to ministry is thoroughly biblical, as it provides the entire body of believers with ample opportunities to be the literal hands and feet of Jesus, loving, caring, and meeting one another’s needs. You can join a Life Group by visiting our Next Steps Kiosk on a Sunday morning or by to www.graceyork.com/lifegroups.
Please fill out the entire application below. We will make every effort to review your application in a timely fashion and follow up with you to determine the next steps if we are able to potentially fulfill your request.
The Grace Fellowship Staff
Home services potentially provided by Grace Fellowship Church
· Requests that could not be fulfilled by a family member or Life Group
· Home maintenance requests that lie within the scope of our ability to fulfill
· Requests for one-time home and/or yard maintenance
· Requests that lie within the scope of our ability to fulfill
Home services not provided by Grace Fellowship Church
· Requests that could be fulfilled by a family member or Life Group
· Home maintenance requests for homes in which individuals will no longer be living
· Requests for reoccurring home and/or yard maintenance
· Requests that lie beyond the scope of our ability to fulfill