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Core Team



This is Your Church! Own It.




Engage in the Vision and Direction of Ministry What is Core Team?

The Core Team is Grace's form of membership! We believe that the local church is the hope of the world (Matthew 5:16). Grace Church is not a place or a building. It's made up of people and our Core Team is comprised of those who are passionate and equipped to do God's work and build up the local church (Ephesians 4:12)! These committed members of Grace will be called to their next steps to grow, join community, serve, and give.


How It Works FAQs

Join Core Team!

What is Core Team?

The Church Needs You How Does This All Work?

Grace Church is a church that will equip the people of God to do His work and build up the church. Those people at Grace are our Core Team! If you're passionate about your church and believe it's the hope of the world, you should be on Core Team. 

Once per year, you'll be asked to choose one of our five main areas of ministry to engage with as a Core Team member for the next year. As a member of your ministry area for the next year, you can:

  • Spend time serving with fellow team members and other volunteers
  • Give input into the direction, vision, and decisions affecting the ministry
  • Pray for your ministry and our church
  • Support the ministry in other ways with your time, talent, or treasure!

7 Values of Grace Church

We Believe, 'It's Not About Me'

We will model the self-giving love of Jesus by considering others as better than ourselves, setting ourselves aside, and practicing genuine humility (Philippians 2:1-11).

We Make Room

We will become a spiritual family that doesn’t look the same, think the same, talk the same, or have the same age or abilities. We will invite one another into full love and participation in the diverse and inclusive kingdom of God (Ephesians 4:1-16).

We Go There

We are in a humble pursuit of truth together. We will be a safe community to ask hard questions. We won’t be afraid to wrestle with uncomfortable topics and we will listen intently to the Spirit’s voice and dive deep into Scripture to make decisions for our church (2 Timothy 4:1-5).

We Live Life to the Fullest

We love to laugh, celebrate, and have fun because we have been given so much by our Savior. We will overflow with joy, gratitude, and generosity into the lives of those around us (Romans 15:13).

We Say, 'Put Me In Coach'

We will not sit on the sidelines when God’s Spirit is moving. We are activistic, engaged, and passionate about using our gifts and resources to heal this broken world in Jesus’ name (Ephesians 2:10).

We Embrace a 'Bring Your Own Bible' Mindset

We will dive deep into Scripture and avoid shallow answers. We pursue biblical theology, we value lifelong discipleship, and we equip our people to explore God’s Word on their own (2 Timothy 3:14-17).

We Breathe

We will not be ground into dust by this life. We long to be continuously refreshed by Jesus, to pursue what makes us healthy, and to practice the spiritual disciplines of solitude, silence, and Sabbath rest (Matthew 11:28-29).  



Frequently Asked Questions About Core Team

Here are some of the most common questions about The Core Team.

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Join Core Team

The Core Team of Grace Church defines who’s passionate about our local church! We believe that the local church is the hope of the world (Matthew 5:16).

Grace Church is not a place or a building, but it’s instead made up of people and our Core Team is comprised of those who are passionate and equipped to do God’s work and build up the local church (Ephesians 4:12). 

If you are 16 or older, and are passionate about Grace Church and the work the Lord is doing in your life and the lives of others, you can be on Core Team! 


Join Core Team

At the heart of a successful church fulfilling its mission, you’ll find a passionate team of core leaders who own the vision and direction of ministry.

This church is not made up of a staff solely responsible for moving ministry forward. This is a church that will equip the people of God to do His work and build up the church. Those people at Grace are our Core Team! 

God has created you with gifts that the church needs in order to fulfill its mission! Being part of the Core Team means that you’re passionate about Grace Church and want to be a part of fulfilling the mission of God through Grace.

Once per year, you’ll have the opportunity to opt in to joining Core Team and one of the five areas of ministry.

As a Core Team member, we expect you to attend the four Core Team gatherings per year and commit to spiritual growth through community, serving, giving, and learning.

Once a year, you'll reaffirm your commitment and choose a ministry area to influence, strategize with, and pray for during and between Core team meetings.

You are not required to volunteer as part of Core Team, but we don’t know why you wouldn’t want to 😊.

Every Core Team member will be asked to “own” one ministry area of the church. For you, that may look like volunteering. Or if you’re not able to volunteer, this may look like praying over the ministry, caring for others within the ministry, or supporting that area of ministry in a different way. 

You can serve anywhere there is opportunity at Grace! Being part of the Core Team does not limit your opportunities to serve.

You will just be asked to contribute to one ministry as a Core Team member. For you, that may include serving. Or it may look like praying over the ministry, caring for others within the ministry, or supporting that ministry in other ways.

No. You will have the opportunity to opt into one area of ministry for one year. After that, you can join another area if you like!

At a Core Team meeting, the Areas will break out into groups to work on projects, and you can't be two places at once!

That's OK! Core Team is for the most passionate and engaged people of Grace Church! Part of being engaged may include serving!

As a committed member of Grace, we will continue to call you to the next steps on your spiritual journey, whether that's joining a group, serving, giving, or growing in your faith.

That's OK! Once you opt to join Core Team, you can select an option that lets Grace know you're unsure where you fit. Grace staff members will reach out to you to help you determine where a good fit might be!

Your commitment will be through December 31 of the calendar year.

In January, you will have the chance to opt in again to the same or another ministry in Core Team. 

Yes! If you attend online and are passionate about your church, we will find ways to get you engaged in the ministry you are most passionate about, as well as do our best to provide growth opportunities, groups, and opportunities for service.

No. Covenant Community will now be referred to as Core Team.

However, being part of Core Team will require a new opt-in for current Covenant Community members to join one area of ministry they are most passionate about. 

Complete the opt-in and let us know what ministry you’re passionate about and want to commit to joining as a Core Team member.

Not at this time.

We want to offer ongoing learning and connecting opportunities throughout the year that focus on your discipleship journey as a member of Core Team, but there will not be a required introductory class for you to complete in order to join.Core Team members will be the first to hear of these opportunities.

We want any follower of Jesus who is passionate about Grace Church to be able to join with minimal barriers to entry!