While GCC has numerous ministries and missions, highlighted here are a few that we believe define how we seek to be Jesus to a broken world. We believe that “church” is something that goes beyond encouraging and uplifting worship; we believe that God calls the church to share his love with the world and teach people to become disciples in his kingdom
Founded in 1995, the Lawrenceville Cooperative Ministry has been serving the citizens of Gwinnett County for 20 years. They are a Christian organization that seeks to care for those in need in the Lawrenceville and Dacula communities.
GCC partners with other churches throughout Gwinnett County to support those who need assistance meeting their most basic needs of food, clothing and housing. On the first Saturday of every month, members from GCC staff the Lawrenceville co-op to serve our neighbors. For more information about this vital ministry or to donate, please visit their website: www.lawrencevilleco-op.org/
Milly's Closet arose in response to several of GCC's members asking what more could be done for the homeless of Atlanta. What began with a car taking a small collection of used clothing to the inner-city has now become a large collection effort that provides clothing for a sizable number of Atlanta's homeless population. With this ministry, GCC seeks to go beyond merely providing for the physical needs of people, but also believes that doing so "in the name of Jesus," and with a personal touch, makes it possible for us to share the love of God with our under-served neighbors.
One of GCC's former shepherds Jack Pape and his wife Sylvia now live in Tanzania and work with orphans at the Neema House Arusha. GCC regularly sends money, clothing and other supplies to support the orphans and care for those who would otherwise have little hope.
One of the ways in which we seek to spread the gospel throughout the world is by digging wells for villages in Ghana. Through our partnership with Dan Assiama, GCC has already financed wells in eight different locations throughout the country. By providing water in a central location, villagers gather to attend the their physical needs but also have an opportunity hear the gospel preached and get connected to a local church.
Georgia AGAPE, Inc. is a faith-based, not-for-profit professional organization which has been providing services since 1970. AGAPE is licensed as a “Child Placing Agency” by the Georgia Department of Human Resources and is supported by the Churches of Christ in Georgia, caring individuals, foundations and corporations.
GCC has numerous members who work for, have adopted children through, and continue to financially support Georgia AGAPE.