"To Ignite a Passion for People, by Engaging, Equipping, and Encouraging for Jesus."
Scripture says that without vision, people perish. We believe that without vision, our memories quickly become bigger than our dreams. We're not content to simply celebrate the past. We believe that God is still in the business of changing hearts and lives. We're passionate about being a part of that. To that end, everything we do at GCC is ran through this filter:
Does it ignite a passion for people? Does it help us to reach and care for more people? Does it better equip people for ministry? Does it encourage people to know Jesus better? Bottom line--we're in the people business. If it's not about connecting people with Jesus, we're probably not interested.
Though we don’t presume to always know God’s will, we believe it is His will that we gather together to encourage one another to faith and good deeds, promote worship of the Triune God, never compromise on truth, provide an atmosphere that is inviting to the unbeliever and challenging to the most mature of believers, support missionary work, and cultivate the growth of each individual’s relationship with God. We pray that He is pleased with what has been done, and that He would continue to guide and bless our steps in the future.
At GCC, we take the study of the Word of God very seriously. We do not, however, take ourselves very seriously. Early on, someone referred to our church as “the island of misfit toys”. Though it was meant to denigrate, we wear it as a badge of honor. We know that we all sin and fall short of His glory, that we could never deserve any of the blessings He’s showered upon us, and that many times, God has blessed this church in spite of us. We make no claim to being the best speakers, singers, or greeters. What we do hope for, what we push toward, is to be faithful workers of Christ’s field; to one day hear “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
“Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are, so that no man may boast before God.” (1 Cor. 1:25-29 )
So that’s us in a nutshell. Are we the church for you?—only God can show you that, but we’d love for you to join us for worship sometime. With all the different services, classes and groups, chances are that there’s something just right for you.