Community Ministries

Diakonos

Diakonos Ministry

Coordinator: Emily Schutsky
Contact: eschutsk@gmail.com

Privileges: Diakonos (Greek for “one who serves”) is GCC’s community service ministry that aims observe one of Jesus’ great commandments: love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:39). We are currently partnering with the Jane Addams Place, a domestic violence shelter in West Philadelphia that houses mothers and children that have fled from abusive homes; our mission here to is to provide one-on-one educational tutoring to both the mothers (GED, college classes) and the children (kindergarten through twelfth grade, including SAT/ACT tutoring).

Time commitment: We will be meeting from 5:15 to 7 PM on Tuesdays. There are also opportunities for family groups to come in and interact with the kids in some creative fashion (like a play day, or leading arts/crafts, etc.)

 

Evangelism

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Coordinator: Joanna Bak
Contact: joannab373@gmail.com

Privileges: The purpose of the evangelism team is two-fold: to love God and His people (Matt 22:37-40) and to raise up Kingdom workers who are transformed by Christ to influence the world. We aim to display our love for God by obeying His commandments (John 14:15), one of which is the Great Commission (Matt 28:18-20). We also aim to love people by sharing the greatest hope and joy that we know, which is the Gospel displayed through Jesus Christ. Through sharing the Gospel weekly and holding different servant evangelism events in the UC area, we hope that people will come to know Christ personally and that we ourselves will be further transformed by God in order to be used around the world.

Time commitment: On average, we require a 2 hour weekly commitment with variability due to servant evangelism events.