Life Groups

the real god, Chip Ingram

The Real God

by Chip Ingram
Anyone who has tried to describe God to someone else, especially an unbeliever, knows that it is easy to find yourself at a loss for words. It seems that this part of our lives, which we claim is central, is often difficult to put into words. But if you know God, shouldn’t you be able to describe him? What is he like? How can we put his eternal attributes into words?

Join Chip Ingram in this fascinating study of seven attributes of God: his goodness, sovereignty, holiness, wisdom, justice, love, and faithfulness. Readers will see God in a whole new light and discover that our view of God impacts every decision in our lives. It will change the way we pray, the way we live, and the way we think about the world around us.

God longs for us to know him as he really is. Get ready to meet God again for the first time.

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Led by Dave Aynardi and Bill Yurk Mondays –2nd and 4th–in the GGC prayer room 6:30 pm

Led by Roman Gritsak and Zach Neston Every other Monday night 6 pm at the Gritsak’s home in Palmer Ranch

Led by Linda Goyer and Barbra Cumber Mondays 6:30-8:30 pm meets at Polly Clark’s home near Stickney Point Rd. and Swift Rd.

Led by Bill Storms and Anne Miller Sundays 11 am in the GGC prayer room

Led by Scott Rich Tuesdays 6 pm at Drew Mitchell’s home in McClellan Park

Led by Scott Wortmann and Diane Thompson Sundays 6 pm at the Thompson’s home in Country Club of Sarasota

Led by Mike Voigt Tuesdays 6 pm at the Voigt’s home near the Landings

romans, book of Romans, Paul's letter to the Romans, Bible study

Paul’s Letter to the Romans

Led by Bill and Claudia Storms

Co-ed Group

Led by Bill and Claudia Storms Sundays after worship at 11am in the prayer room

hebrews, bible study

Book of Hebrews

The book of Hebrews compares and contrasts Jesus to key historical people and events from the Old Testament. Through these comparisons, we see His superiority. He is greater than angels, the Torah, Moses, the Promised Land, priests, Melchizedek, sacrifices, and the covenant. He is God’s Word, the hope for a new creation, our eternal priest, and the perfect sacrifice.

Throughout the book, we are also challenged to remain faithful to Jesus and follow great models of faith from the Old Testament despite hardships and persecution. These challenges will make us uncomfortable but instead of fearing them, remember that rejecting Jesus is foolish.

Jesus is the ultimate revelation of God’s love and mercy and is worthy of all our trust and devotion.

Co-ed Group

Led by Dave & Kathy Aynardi Mondays in the prayer room at 6:30pm

Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians

Men’s Life Group that is devoted to studying Scripture and building community with one another.

Men’s Group

Led by Tom Lutz & Jim Reid Thursday mornings in the prayer room at 6:30am

5 love languages, Gary chapman

The 5 Love Languages

by Gary Chapman

Between busy schedules and long days, expressing love can fall by the wayside. We forget to compliment, to give gifts ‘just because,’ to linger in our embrace. The things that say ‘I love you’ seem to either not get said or not get through. This is a book about saying it—and hearing it—clearly. No gimmicks. No psychoanalyzing. Just learning to express love in your spouse’s language.

The 5 Love Languages has transformed countless relationships. Its ideas are simple and conveyed with clarity and humor, making this book practical as it is personable. You’ll be inspired by real-life stories and encouraged by its commonsense approach. reading this book feels like taking a walk with a wise friend. Applying it will forever change your relationship—starting today.

Young Adults Group

Led by Roman & Olya Gritsak Mondays in-home at 6:30pm

sons of encouragement, Francine rivers

Sons of Encouragement

by Francine Rivers
In this five-book compilation of the Sons of Encouragement series, New York Times best-selling author Francine Rivers illuminates the lives of five Biblical men who stood behind the heroes of the faith and quietly changed eternity. Aaron, Caleb, Jonathan, Amos, and Silas each faithfully sought after God in the shadows of His chosen leaders. They answered God’s call to serve without recognition or fame. And they gave everything, knowing their reward might not come until the next life.

Women’s Group

Led by Jeanne McCoy Mondays in-home at 6:30pm

the soul, J.P. Moreland

The Soul
July 26 thru Sept. 27

by J. P. Moreland
In a culture in which science is believed to hold the answers to every question, spiritual realities like the soul are often ignored or ridiculed.  We are told that neuroscience holds the key to explaining every aspect of human behavior.  Yet Christian philosopher J. P. Moreland argues that Scripture, sound philosophical reasoning, and everyday experience all point to the reality of an immaterial soul.  Countering the arguments of both naturalists and Christian scholars who embrace a material-only view of humanity, Moreland demonstrates why it is both biblical and reasonable to believe humans are essentially spiritual beings.  He also describes the various components of the soul and how Christians can nurture their souls as disciples of Christ.  Moreland shows that neuroscience and the soul are not competing explanations of human activity, but that both coexist and influence one another.

Co-ed Group

Led by Ruffin & Cris Crozat Every other Friday in-home at 6:30pm

daniel, warren weirs, life group, small group, bible study, gulf gate church


by Warren Weirsbe

We’ve all heard the phrase: When the going gets tough, the tough get going. What about faith? Will your faith thrive in tough times? Do you desire a more resolute faith? There’s a lot to be learned from Daniel about unshakable faith. Study this extraordinary Old Testament book. Even more importantly, apply what you learn as respected Bible teacher Warren Wiersbe unfolds both the explicit and implicit teachings to lead you to a more resolute faith.

Co-ed Group
Led by Amy Kecskes 2nd and 4th Tuesday in the prayer room at 7pm