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WORSHIP ARTS

CREATIVELY USING

WORSHIP ARTS

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We love to use our God-given creative abilities to respond in worship to our heavenly Creator. The arts are such a powerful tool in communicating our worship of God.  We are hungry for the things of the Spirit of God. We believe worship is a “contact sport” versus just rooting from the sidelines. We all get involved. In other words, we’d rather be “in there,” engaged in passionate, artistic worship of Jesus than be “out of it,” passive, unengaged.

MUSICAL STYLES

Modern rock, indie pop, acoustic Americana.

INSTRUMENTATION

Guitar, bass, drums, mandolin, keyboards, fiddle, cajon, cello, bells, backing vocals.

MUSIC SOURCES

Original compositions plus popular songs from the likes of David Crowder, Brooke Fraser, Hillsong United, Jesus Culture, Chris Tomlin, Bethel Church, Kathyrn Scott, Matt Redman, Gateway Church, Paul Baloche and many others.

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OUR KIDS LOVE

KIDZONE

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SERIOUSLY HAPPY KIDS

We work hard to make their worship experience a fun one. Your child will learn about Jesus’ amazing grace for them through Bible stories, crafts, and games taught by well-vetted, qualified teachers.

KidZone check-in is from 9:00-9:15am
All children must be checked in by an adult. When you arrive at our Sunday morning service you will be asked to sign your child in. Your child will have a wristband with his or her name on it and you will be given the corresponding number for pickup after class.


NURSERY

Newborn to 2 years


TWOS AND THREES

2 – 3 years

We have awesome teachers! Each one of our KidZone teachers undergoes a screening process which includes completing an in-depth application and a criminal background check. We also require specific training for each teacher.

Nursery and 2-3s start at 9:15 when service begins. Elementary Levels 1 and 2 attend worship with their parents and are dismissed to class before the message.

If you’ve got a specific question concerning our program, you can always email our Children’s Ministry Director Jenn Schubert directly at jlschubert42@gmail.com

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STUDENT MINISTRIES

DYNAMIC

STUDENT MINISTRIES

HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS

Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:15 pm our high school and middle school students gather together on the GGC campus to grow deeper in their walk with Jesus and with each other. A chance to relax, chat, hang out over snacks and enjoy group activities. Then shifting gears, we spend time in powerful and passionate worship, great teaching followed by a time of small group discussion and prayer.


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Keep up to date with all the happenings on our Student Ministry FaceBook page.
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DIGGING DEEPER IN

LIFE GROUPS

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LIFE GROUPS

Life groups truly are the heart and soul of our effort to become disciples of Christ. They are where the rubber meets the road in our spiritual lives and in our day-to-day living.

Contact one of our life group leaders to learn more about their current study and format to see which one fits you and your schedule best.




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MISSIONS

SERVE THE WORLD

MISSIONS

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MISSIONS ABROAD

GGC is a missions-driven church.  For many years we have been committed to sharing the love of Christ in Managua, Nicaragua. So much so that we have adopted a small but growing church called Roca Eterna in Managua’s outlying borough, Motastepe.

We are equally committed to a ministry in Managua called Villa Esperanza (Village of Hope) whose goal is to rescue young children from Nicaragua’s sex trade and provide them with a chance for a new beginning and a new life in Jesus. Check out more of what’s happening at the Villa…

Villa Esperanza

Gulf Gate Church is full of ordinary people who come together for extraordinary purposes to be the hands and feet of Jesus here in Sarasota and beyond. We believe that every Jesus follower plays an intricate part in His plan. Pray about joining us on our mission.

MISSIONS LOCALLY

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MEDIA RESOURCES

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MEDIA RESOURCES

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LEADERSHIP TEAM

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LEADERSHIP TEAM

 

Scott Staff Web PhotoScott Rich
Lead Pastor
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Dan Staff Web PhotoDan Fink
Student Ministry Director
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Jenn Staff Web PhotoJenn Schubert
Children’s Ministry Director
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Barry Johnson
Worship Arts Director
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Kay Johnson Missions DirectorKay Johnson
Missions Director
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Glenda ArmstrongGlenda Armstrong
Administrative Assistant
grosea@gulfgatechurch.com

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DIRECTIONS & TIMES

SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP 9:15 am
COMMUNION CELEBRATED ON THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH
WEDNESDAY NIGHTS STUDENT MINISTRIES (MS & HS) 6:30-8:15 pm
ANY GIVEN TIME OF THE WEEK – LIFE GROUPS MEET

Sunday worship includes our programs KIDZONE (children thru 4th grade), THE BRIDGE (5th and 6th grade) & a nursery.
Both Kidzone and The Bridge are dismissed halfway through our worship service to attend their classes.
A cozy family lounge is provided in the back of our auditorium for nursing moms and fussy baby.

 

Church Office Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 9am-2pm
Gulf Gate Church    |    6501 South Lockwood Ridge Road    |    Sarasota, Florida, 34231    |    Phone: 941-924-3315
Email: info@gulfgatechurch.com