EVERY SUNDAY 9:15 AM
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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

JOIN US FOR A NEW SERIES!

We are engaged in a 5 week sermon series entitled “Solas – The Essentials of our Faith.” Come in person or watch online as Pastor Roman takes us through the 5 Solas of the Reformation and why they are essential to Christianity.

HELP US SERVE CHILDREN IN OUR COMMUNITY!

This August, we are participating in the city-wide event “Day4Hope” helping homeless and at-risk children prepare for the new school year. 

We are looking for sponsorships to help some of our community’s most vulnerable kids. 

HELP CONNECT PEOPLE TO GGC!

Our Connections Team is looking for a few good servants to get involved:
• connecting with our guests
• helping them in their worship experience
• connecting them with all that going on here

Our guests are a big priority. Friendly, Jesus-loving servants encouraged to apply. For more info, click here or see our Connections Team Coordinators Chris Miller, Bill Storms, or Bob Warringer.

CALENDAR

<– See what’s cooking. Click on our calendar to find out what we’re up to this week, month, or season. 

WORSHIP ARTS

Engaging worship.
It involves our entire being.
Impassioned worship.
Making a joyful noise to our awesome God.
Inspiring worship.
Our God is high and lifted up.

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.

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MUSICAL STYLES

Modern rock, Indie pop, Acoustic Americana, & more

 

 

INSTRUMENTATION

Guitars–electric and acoustic, bass, drums, keys, backing vocals. Sometimes we’ll even bust out a cello, mandolin, fiddle, or cajon.

 

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.

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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.

KIDZONE

Kidzone
Seriously happy kids.

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 – 2 years old

TWOS – THREES

2 – 3 years old

ELEMENTARY 1

Ages 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 us for more information.

TRIBE

Tribe.
Pursuing Christ together.

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

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.

MISSIONS

Missions
Ordinary people. Extraordinary purposes.
Missions
Proclaiming good news to the least of these.

HANDS AND FEET OF JESUS

GGC is a missions-driven church.  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.

NICARAGUA

For many years we have been committed to sharing the love of Christ in Managua, Nicaragua. Specifically, we serve a small but growing church Roca Eterna (Eternal Rock) 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…

PUERTO RICO

2017’s Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico. And they are still struggling to recover from the distruction. Our teams have been working with a local pastor and his church in the city of Ponce helping with reconstruction efforts.

EVERGLADES CITY, FL

Closer to home, neighboring Everglades City, Florida was “ground zero” to 2017’s Hurricane Irma. We were able to send teams to serve in the rebuilding of this small community that was in such great need. 

HURRICANE RELIEF

PROCLAIMING GOOD NEWS

LOCAL AND BEYOND

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HOPE4COMMUNITIES

“Day4Hope”

Through the annual city-wide Day4Hope event, Hope4Communities is serving homeless children & those in need through the love of a caring community.

SARASOTA MEDICAL PREGNANCY CENTER

Provides free, confidencial counseling for those who are pregnant and are looking for options and alternatives to abortion.

CARPENTERS FOR CHRIST

An amazing ministry that serves the Lord by providing volunteer labor constructing church buildings.

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KIDSHOPE USA

Church-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.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

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

SCOTT RICH

 Lead Pastor

roman Gritsak, student pastor, youth pastor, gulf gate church, sarasota Florida

  ROMAN GRITSAK

   Student/Young Adults Pastor

  ERIC HOSKINS

   Interim Worship Director

          ALEX BREUER

              Student Intern

           NANCY MILLER

               Interim Children’s Director

           DENISE MCCARTHY

               Administrative Assistant

WE'D LOVE TO CONNECT

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CONTACT US

 

WHEN AND WHERE

SUNDAY WORSHIP 9:15 AM

Gulf Gate Church

6501 S. Lockwood Ridge Road Sarasota FL 34231

(just a couple blocks south of Clark Rd. across from Gulf Gate Elementary School)

Church office hours M-Th 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

welcome@gulfgatechurch.com

941-924-3315