Hipsters, oldsters, newbies and preppies. Singles, marrieds, divorced and single parents. Audacious worship and relevant Bible-based 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.
Essentially it means to become more like Jesus. If you think this is easy then you have never really tried! Perhaps you have tried to live the Christian life but find yourself discouraged from failure. Real spiritual transformation is not just difficult, it is impossible without God’s power. In 2 Cor. 3:18 the Apostle Paul uses the Greek word “metamorphoo” to describe the process of spiritual formation. It was the term used to describe the formation and growth of an embryo in a mother’s body. In biology, scientists call the process of a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly a “metamorphosis”. When you trust in Jesus, God begins the process of transforming you into something far more beautiful than a butterfly! In this series, “iTransform”, we are going to consider how God recreates believers into the image of Christ.
Every Wednesday throughout the summer Student Ministries will meet in a combined MS and HS gathering at Dan Fink’s house. For more info, directions, etc. contact Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission Sarasota has been moved to July 27-July 31. Same schedule of activities 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 email@example.com
* 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 are a powerful tool in communicating our love to God. So we want to use our God-given creative abilities to respond to our heavenly Creator. We are also hungry for the things of the Spirit of God and we want to inspire artists as well as our church to be engaged in passionate, artistic worship rather than 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
I am excited about what God is doing here at GGC and would love more info and get connected here.