Grace Covenant Ministries (formerly Jackson County Ministries)

Location: 
Annville, Kentucky

For over a century, Grace Covenant Ministries (formerly Jackson County Ministries) has been bringing new life to the Appalachian area. Although brimming with beauty and natural resources, Appalachia suffers some of the deepest poverty in the U.S. As a ministry committed to holistic community development, GCM works to bring God’s love and restoration through home construction and renovation, vacation Bible schools, trade stores, family enrichment, and more.

Come see the Lord’s movement in this gorgeous land as you and your team lay foundations, fix roofs, disciple children, and get to know the people of the town of Annville. Relax in the evenings as you paddle on the pond, cool off in the pool, and share stories around the campfire. Be a part of God’s story as you are blessed to experience this community through service and love.

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. —Matthew 6:33, ESV

Opportunity type: 
Group
Student
Volunteer opportunities: 

Volunteers of all ages are needed to help run the summer VBS program (contact for dates) and work on home rehabilitation and additions and new home construction. Home rehabilitation can include work on the foundation, porches, windows, roofs, siding, electrical issues, plumbing, flooring, etc. Other work, such as campus maintenance, will be assigned as necessary. There also may be youth and/or children’s activities in the evenings.

Accommodations: 

JCM provides a two-story dormitory equipped with lounges, bathrooms, and showers. Each room in the dormitory has two beds. Other facilities available include a pond with paddleboats, a fire pit, a pool, a gymnasium, and a weight room.

 

Group size: 
20
Cost notes: 

$225 per person, per week. A $100 deposit per group is required, with the balance payable on arrival. The cost includes 16 meals, housing, and materials for the week.

Nearest airport: 

London-Corbin Airport (Magee Field)

Packing suggestions: 

Teams are encouraged to bring sun screen, hats, swimwear, towels, washcloths, work clothes, gloves, proper work footwear, fans, any sort of power tools, hammers, screwdrivers, wrecking bars, extension cords, tape measures, levels, chalk lines, fold-up sawhorses (make sure your name is on your tools), Bibles, study guides, worship materials, songbooks, musical instruments, recreational equipment, first aid kit, and medical release forms for each member of the group. Dress modestly and appropriately for work in the community.

Contact information: 

For more information, contact the Volunteer Engagement Program staff.

Contact Us

If you would like to learn more about the RCA's volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups, please get in touch with us.

The best way to reach our team is to email volunteer@rca.org or call (616) 698-7071. One of the members of our team will be able to connect with you right away.

Stephanie Soderstrom

Coordinator for Volunteer Engagement

Molly Towne

Volunteer Placement Specialist

Erika Spykman

Administrative Assistant


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