Walking into a new church for the first time can be an intimidating experience. Every church is different, and it can be difficult to enter a place where everyone already seems to know each other. When you visit us at GCC, however, we will do everything we can to make you feel as welcome as possible. We hope that we will communicate to you the warm, family atmosphere and sense of love that we hold for each other. GCC is a church where everyone is welcome! This page is designed to answer some of your questions and help you feel more comfortable visiting us so that you can enjoy the worship experience.
At GCC, you will find people who come to worship in jeans, and you will find people who wear business attire. The majority of our members come dressed somewhere in between with a “business casual” style. Your presence is much more important to us than your clothing, and we would love for you to come as you are.
During the sermon portion of our worship service we offer various Children’s Church services (divided by age) where children ages 2 years - 5th grade can worship and hear Bible lessons tailored especially for their particular age level. For Bible Class, we offer a range of classes for children of all ages staffed with multiple adults who are trained in both teaching and safety, and who possess a love for children. Also, during both class time and worship service time, a nursery is available for children under 2 years.
There are several different elements that make up our worship service, and we invite you to participate in each part with us. For your convenience, please take a bulletin in the lobby that will outline each element of our worship for that day. All of our singing is done by the entire church family – we don’t have a choir or performers, and it’s all done without musical accompaniment. We believe it’s a great joy for all Christians to sing songs together. Every Sunday morning in the middle of our worship service, we take communion, which a symbolic meal, that consists of bread and grape juice. The purpose of our communion is to help us focus on the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.
Also as part of our service, we pass around offering trays to collect money to finance our ministries and missions. As our guest, we don’t want you to feel any obligation or pressure to give, but we are happy to have this chance to give as we think about how God has blessed us. Our services also have a time of preaching in which our minister will examine a section of the Bible and teach about how that scripture can help us better understand God’s work in the world and how that applies to us. Our order of worship changes from week to week, but we typically begin and end with a prayer, and we usually finish around 11:45.
Every Sunday morning before worship, we have adult Bible classes. We typically offer at least two classes with varying topics from which you can choose. We also have classes specifically designed for children, and youth. In Bible class we spend our time studying and discussing the Bible and exploring how biblical principles apply to our everyday lives. If you choose to come to Bible class you will find people who are eager to get to know you, and who come from a wide variety of backgrounds. In our Bible classes, some people talk at lot and some don’t talk at all. We will certainly not pressure you to speak in front of the group or read aloud, but we also want you to know that we are happy to have you study with us. Some of our members have a vast knowledge of the Bible and some have just started reading it for the first time, so no matter where you are in your life, we are glad to have you in Bible Class.
At GCC, we always want to make sure we’re not just “going through the motions.” We are trying hard to live as godly people on a daily basis. We want to serve the needs of the community around us by helping people throughout Gwinnett County. We also seek to serve each other by caring for one another in difficult situations and deepening relationship as we help each other navigate through life. Ultimately, our goal is to grow the Kingdom of God by sharing the Good News of Jesus so our friends and neighbors can experience a healthy, growing, life-changing relationship with God. We believe that only by having a growing relationship with God within a church founded on Jesus Christ can people find true fulfillment in life and enjoy the eternal blessing of heaven after this life is over. Come and join us on our journey!
We would welcome the opportunity to talk with you about our relationship with God and about our church! There are many ways to contact us: give us a call during the week, talk with one of our ministers or shepherds, or let one of our members invite you to lunch after Sunday morning worship. We’re happy to talk with you about how God is working in our lives and in this church family, and we want to welcome and encourage you on your journey of faith!
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