You can expect friendly and authentic people, engaging music and worship, compelling preaching from the Bible, and an opportunity to encounter God. You can expect to find a place where creativity and fellowship come together to worship God in new and exciting ways. You can expect to be encouraged, challenged, convicted, excited and, most importantly, welcomed.
What do services look like?
Our services generally last about an hour and consist of worship through music, prayer, and the Word. Our music ranges from the hymns you have probably heard all your life to more contemporary songs all that praise our Lord. Pastor Paul believes that preaching is most effective when the Word speaks for itself so we are usually walking through a book of the bible together, verse by verse.
What do I wear?
At GCC we want you to feel comfortable (whether that is in a full suit and tie or in shorts and sandals). We only ask that you dress in a way that would not be inappropriate to children (clothing with graphic images or adult language).
Is childcare provided?
Children of all ages are welcome and encouraged to join their parents in making a joyful (and likely loud) noise to God with us, and just before our prayer time, we have a kids lesson integrated into the service. We believe that one of the greatest lessons your children can ever receive is to see their parents worship Christ. If you need to step out of the service at any point, don't worry about it at all, feel free to slip into the foyer where you can still see and hear the service. We love seeing children in the church so please do not feel embarrassed to talk to us if your child has a unique situation or needs. Any time there is need for a separated childcare, such as at our community groups or an event, all of our volunteers have been background checked and are here to serve you and your family.
Is the church wheelchair accessible?
Yes, it is! We have a ramp leading from the parking lot to the main entrance and all bathrooms and the fellowship hall are on a single level on the first floor, which is accessible from the rear entrance.
What kind of a church is GCC?
GCC is a Southern Baptist Church. This means that we are fully committed to the Bible as God’s inerrant word, believer’s baptism by immersion, and setting the Gospel at the center of everything we do.
What is the Gospel?
This world is broken. We see diseases, hatred, and death all around us and even in the sinful things that we all have done. All that God created was good (Gen. 1:31), but our sin has broken this goodness and now we deserve death and the wrath of God (Rom. 6:23). We can try to fix this ourselves as much as we want, but there is no lasting solution (Prov. 14:12). Only God can fix this mess we have made. Even though we deserve this punishment because of our sin, God in his great love for us sent Christ to die in our place (Col. 2:14). Christ’s sacrifice is lasting because he lived a sinless life in a way that we could not (2 Cor. 5:21). Christ took on our sin so that we could stand before God once again by turning from our sins and believing in Him (Rom. 10:9). The Gospel is what saves us and the Gospel is what sustains us. In the Gospel we can now pursue God’s design and live with him for eternity (Phil. 2:13).
What are Community Groups?
Church is more than a service, it is doing life together. At GCC, a community group usually consists of 7-15 attendees in various life stages who meet on a regular basis in someone's home. These communities are about establishing relationships that encourage us to grow spiritually, offer mercy towards one another in our time of need, and, as groups, be the hand of justice in our community and the world around us. Ask one of our staff or find a group here.