Hipsters, oldsters, newbies and preppies. Singles, marrieds, divorced and single parents. Audacious worship and awe-inspiring teaching. 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. Casual attire. Band-driven music. A good cup of coffee. Lots of 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.
Siesta Key Beach Night! Wednesday, May 27 is our Wild Card Wednesday. So both MS and HS students are meeting at Siesta Key Public Beach, blue life guard stand 6-8 pm.
Mission Sarasota has been moved to July 27-July 31. Same schedule as earlier planned, just different dates. Contact Student Ministry Director Dan Fink for more details.
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*.
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.
Children’s Ministry Director: Jenn Schubert
You can email Jenn at firstname.lastname@example.org
* 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.
Opportunities to Volunteer
There are various opportunities to serve in KidZone. It’s as much fun for the teachers as it is the kids! Each of our KidZone teachers undergoes a screening process which includes completing a volunteer application and a criminal background check. We also require training for each teacher.
Tuesday nights from 6:30-8:30 pm our high school students come together at our Student Ministries Director Dan Fink’s home for a casual time to relax, chat, hang out over snacks. Then shifting gears, we spend time in worship followed by a time of Bible teaching.
Wednesday nights from 6-7:30 pm our middle school students gather for a great time of hanging out with friends over some snacks, energetic group activities, board games or corn hole. Then we get together for a time of worship and teaching.
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.
I WANNA JOIN A LIFE GROUP
The Arts, when used in a worship environment, are a powerful tool in communicating our love of Jesus. We use our creative abilities in responding to our heavenly Creator. Whether the media be musical, graphical or technical, we believe God has given us the desire to reflect Him in the arts. We are hungry for the things of the Spirit of God and we want to be engaged in passionate worship rather than to passively observe 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. To the point that we have even adopted a small 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 about what’s happening at the Villa…
Our outreach efforts are made up of an ever-changing group of volunteers 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 email@example.com
I am excited about what God is doing here at GGC and would love more info and get connected here.