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SUNDAY WORSHIP  •  9:15 am  •  IN-PERSON OR ONLINE

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT GGC

 

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A BIG WELCOME

Hipsters, oldsters, newbies and preppies. Singles, marrieds, divorced, single parents and widows. Passion for God. Compassion for people. One amazing group of believers on one amazing faith journey.

A CHILL ATMOSPHERE

A relaxed but engaging worship environment. Smaller than a mega-church. Bigger than a Mini Cooper. Very casual attire. Audacious, band-driven worship. Passionate Bible-based teaching. Starbuck’s coffee. Life-long believers and brand-new seekers.

HAPPY KIDS WHO LOVE KIDZONE

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.

 

THE LATEST BUZZ!

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CURRENT MESSAGE AND LIFE GROUP SERIES

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WORSHIP ARTS

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

Guitars–electric and acoustic, bass, drums, keys, backing vocals. But sometimes we’ll bust out the mandolin, fiddle, cajon, cello, or even bells.

MUSIC SOURCES

Original compositions plus popular songs from the likes of All Sons and Daughters, BridgeCity, United Pursuit, Kim Walker & Jesus Culture, Zach Williams, Elevation Worship, David Crowder, Brooke Fraser, Strahan, Hillsong United, Chris Tomlin, Bethel Church, Kathyrn Scott, Gateway Church, Paul Baloche and many others.

PRODUCTION

An equally important side to facilitating Worship Arts is the production end of things. Whether you’re into audio engineering, video production, graphic design, photography or web design, our GPro Production Team is working relentlessly behind the scenes putting their skills into action to glorify God.

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Worship Arts

 

KIDZONE

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


ELEMENTARY 1

Age 4 – 1st grade


ELEMENTARY 2

2nd – 4th grade


THE BRIDGE

5th – 8th 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 Ministries Director Molly Horner.

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TRIBE





TRIBE – HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS

TRIBE is our gathering of both high school and middle school students every Wednesday night from 6:30-8:30 pm on our GGC campus. We grow deeper in our walk with Jesus and with each other. We 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.

LIFE GROUPS

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LIFE GROUPS

They truly are the heart and soul of our effort to become disciples of Christ. Life groups are where the rubber meets the road in our spiritual lives and in our day-to-day living. Check out our list of life groups to learn more about their current study and format and 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 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 of what’s happening at the Villa…

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 LOCAL

 

Hurricane Irma Relief Outreach
to Everglades City, FL

 

 


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Carpenters For ChristAn amazing ministry that serves the Lord by providing volunteer labor to build church buildings
Kids Hope USA LogoChurch-school partnerships that pair GGC members with at-risk kids in supportive, mentoring relationships. You can also contact GGC’s Kids Hope USA Coordinator Crystal Sherk directly.
Sarasota Medical Pregnancy Center logoProvides free, confidencial counseling for those who are pregnant and are looking for options

 

MEDIA RESOURCES

 

MEDIA RESOURCES

VIDEO MESSAGES

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AUDIO MESSAGES

LEADERSHIP TEAM

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Scott Rich, lead pastor, gulf gate church, sarasota Florida, teacher, preacher, pastor

Scott Rich
Lead Pastor
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Molly Horner
Children’s Ministries Director
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roman Gritsak, student pastor, youth pastor, young adults pastor, gulf gate church, sarasota Florida

Roman Gritsak
Student and Young Adults Pastor
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Barry Johnson, worship arts, worship director, worship leader, singer, songwriter

Barry Johnson
Worship Arts Director
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Kay Johnson
Missions and Outreach Director
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WHEN & WHERE

 

SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP    •    9:15 am

6501 S. LOCKWOOD RIDGE ROAD, SARASOTA FL 34231

 

COMMUNION    •    FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH
TRIBE STUDENT MINISTRIES (MS & HS)    •    WED 6:30-8:30 pm
LIFE GROUPS    •    VARIOUS TIMES THROUGHOUT THE WEEK

 

Sunday worship includes our programs:

KIDZONE (children thru 4th grade), THE BRIDGE (5th-8th grades) & 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 or fussy babies.

 

Church Office Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9am-2pm
Gulf Gate Church  •  6501 South Lockwood Ridge Road Sarasota, Florida, 34231  •  941-924-3315
welcome@gulfgatechurch.com