Hipsters, oldsters, newbies and preppies. Singles, marrieds, divorced and single parents. Passion for God. Compassion for people. One amazing group of believers on one amazing faith journey.
A relaxed but engaging worship environment. Smaller than a mega-church. Bigger than a Cooper Mini. Very casual attire. Audacious, band-driven worship. Passionate Bible-based teaching. Starbuck’s coffee. Life-long believers and brand-new seekers.
Excited about Jesus. Growing in their faith. Can’t wait to come back next week. Loads of faith-inspiring activities. Well-vetted, trustworthy teachers. Nursery aides who love little ones with the love of Jesus.
Get the most out of our New Series “HIStory” by joining BibleMesh, an online study resource that corresponds to each Sunday’s message using videos, articles and summaries of each book of the Bible. Over the next thirty-six weeks we’ll see how the Bible is really one story about one person: Jesus Christ! This is a great opportunity for you to go deeper in your walk with Jesus! Go online to story.biblemesh.com.
To get our reduced group rate of $30 per year, contact Glenda at the church office at email@example.com
or at 941-924-3315.
Don’t forget that Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 9:15 AM we’ll be celebrating our annual Beach Baptism at the Sunset Pavilion @ Siesta Key Beach. Use Parking Lot E or F. DO NOT MEET AT OUR CAMPUS IN GULF GATE. We won’t be there! Come to the beach instead. Bring your best dish to share for our BIG POTLUCK afterwards.
We love our kids and 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.
Newborn to 2 years
TWOS AND THREES
2 – 3 years
Age 4 – 2nd grade
3rd – 5th grade
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:30 pm our middle and high school students come together here at GGC to grow deeper in their walk with Jesus and with each other. A chance to relax, chat, hang out over snacks. Then shifting gears, we spend time in passionate worship, great teaching followed by a time of small group discussion and prayer.
Keep up to date with all the happenings on our Student Ministry FaceBook page.
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.
Romans Study Fri 7pm
+ potluck dinner
Barry & Kay Johnson
“Gods at War” Kyle Idleman
Sun pm + childcare
Men’s Breakfast Study
Bible Mesh following
our Sermon Series
Daryl Davis, Thurs 7:30am
Couples/Singles Bible Study
Book of Proverbs
Fred and Pat Beals
2nd/4th Tues 7pm
Women’s Bible Study
“Escape The Coming Night”
Jeanne McCoy Wed 6:30pm
Mike/Mindy Voigt Tues 6pm
Couples/Singles Bible Study
Book of Daniel + snacks
Jim Reid/Tom Lutz
2nd/4th Mon 6:30pm
“When God’s People Pray”
Tues 6:45 pm
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” where all are involved. In other words, we’d rather be on the field engaged in passionate, artistic worship of Jesus rather than be unengaged in passive, unimaginative observance from the sidelines.
Modern rock, Indie pop, Acoustic Americana.
Guitar, bass, mandolin, fiddle, drums, cajon, cello, bells, keyboards, backing vocals.
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.
GGC is a missions-driven church. We have for many years been committed to sharing the love of Christ in Managua, Nicaragua. We have even adopted a small church there 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 about what’s happening at the Villa…
Our outreach teams are made up of every-day, ordinary people brought together to be the hands and feet of Jesus, here in Sarasota and beyond. And every one of us who follows Jesus is a part of His outreach…a part of His mission. Pray about joining us on this mission.
You can contact our Missions Director TJ Broom at email@example.com
I am excited about what God is doing here at GGC and would love more info and get connected here.
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 for their classes.
Family lounge provided in back for nursing moms and fussy baby.