Just as the human body depends on the functioning of each of its parts, so does the Body of Christ need the full participation of each of its members. We believe everyone has God-given gifts and passions and our goal is to connect those gifts and passions to a ministry opportunity within and outside our church. We invite you to consider your gifts and passions and where they match the ministry needs in our church and our community. To get plugged in to a ministry opportunity, please fill out our Serve Form

Below are some of our ministry opportunities and ministry initiatives.


    The week COVID-19 began reshaping “normal,” Chestnut Grove gave birth to our first ever “pandemic-born” fruit-bearing partnership: the Pasture to Produce project. 


    Combining donated land, labor, and farming expertise, our growing partnership is slated to produce 4800-5200 lbs of calorie-rich vegetables which will supplement existing food pipelines serving our “food insecure” neighbors in the months ahead.  


    The ground has been prepared!  All future steps (planting, fencing, weeding, watering, and harvesting) will be coordinated by project co-captains Aaron & Mitzi Hammer of Hammered Inn Farm and Garden.  Jonathan Proffitt of Restoration Produce is our chief produce consultant, designing to maximize yield on land donated by the Philkill and Bailey families.  


    All interested partners are welcome!  We will carefully adhere to social-distancing guidelines at all times.




  • Earlysville Exchange

    Established in 2014 by Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, the Earlysville Exchange is an outgrowth of our broad commitment to serving the needs of our Earlysville neighbors and surrounding counties. Take a look at their website to learn more about them and get connected. You may also find them on Facebook.   


  • Living Free

    Living Free is committed to providing active, non-active & retired patriot families with the life skills and support necessary to face their next BIG adventure in life together. Check out this video or visit their website to learn more about this ministry. You may also find them of Facebook.


  • Internal Ministry Opportunities

    Working in the nursery, leading an adult Formation Group, opening doors and passing out bulletins, and caring for those in need are just a few of the many opportunities to use your gifts and passions to serve the world here at Chestnut Grove. We invite you to fill out our Serve Form to have a conversation about plugging in. You can also check out our Ministry Opportunities Brochure to see a list of places to serve. 

  • Woman's missionary Union (WMU)

    Our WMU meets quarterly on Monday evenings in order to educate and involve women in bearing fruit and living a life on mission. To learn more about WMU contact Deb Williams

  • Firewood Ministry