Service Opportunities

What would you think about an athlete who shows up for practice everyday, learns the plays, does the conditioning drills, yet never attends any of the games? It would seem as though the player is missing out one of the best parts of the sport--getting on the field and playing in the game.

The sports analogy describes the Christian life in which a person goes to church, studies the Bible everyday, but doesn't use his gifts, talents or experience to serve others. It's just like going to practice but never getting into the game.

The Bible tells us that God has given each of us unique talents (Romans 12:6) and specific tasks (Ephesians 2:10) He has set aside for us to accomplish.

While your Christian Service should not be limited to only the programs offered at Grand Heights, our church has a great need for the gifts that God has entrusted to you.

To find out what service opportunities await you at Grand Heights, please contact one of the ministry leaders listed below, and they will explain how you can get connected.

Children's Ministry Director: Deb Jones

Music Director: Mike Prosser

Biblical Teaching: Cindy Sudduth

AWANA: Dave Burk

            Other: Pastor Waldo           

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations worldwide through simple, gift-filled shoe boxes and evangelistic materials that tell the Good News of God's love. Grand Heights has participated in Operation Christmas Child for several years, donating hundreds of shoe boxes. Won't you get involved this year and...

Pack your shoebox with love, send it with prayer,

and share the good news of Jesus Christ with a hurting child.

That's the power of a simple gift.

--Franklin Graham, President, Samaritan's Purse

Shoeboxes will be taken to the delivery location November 24th for packaging and shipment to many world wide locations. Our teens will be helping this year in the packing of boxes into cartons for shipment to other countries. Thanks to everyone who has donated and plans to donate this year. You have helped put a smile on a child's face.

If you have any questions on how to get involved with OCC contact Brendon Dierker.

helpful links

           Need assistance with Food?

Grand Heights (and about 10 other local churches) supports and donates to the

           Fairborn FISH Food Pantry

           1167 Highview Drive

           Fairborn, Ohio 45324

           (937) 879-1313

           Food distribution takes place on Tuesdays and Fridays from 2 to 5 P.M.

           Families must bring proof of residence to be eligible.

Adults and youth from Grand Heights volunteer regularly preparing and serving food at the

           Dayton Gospel Mission -

           64 Burns Avenue

           Dayton, Ohio 45402

           (937) 223-4513


Miami Valley Women's Center -

           2345 West Stroop Road

           Dayton, OH 45439

           (937) 298-2822 - 24 Hour Careline

External Links to sites which might be helpful - a searchable online Bible in over 100 versions and 50 languages