Creative Arts Pastor
Young Adults/Worship Production Pastor
Darold Barnes, Elder Chairman
Ted Willer, Assistant Elder Chairman
To help people know, love and follow Jesus.
God’s word is living and active and it guides our steps in this life.
Jesus was so generous with us and sacrificed so much, and he calls us to a life of sacrifice and generosity.
Spiritual growth doesn’t happen naturally…it’s through relationships, circumstances, discipline and intentionality that God brings growth.
Our culture tells us to be me centered, but Jesus says to be others centered. He came not to be served but to serve.
Ministry will not happen without the power and spirit of God working in and through our lives.
Sharing Your Story
Jesus came to seek and to save the lost, and he wants us to do the same.
Our family should be our priority, so we want to equip men, women, and parents to lead their families towards Jesus.
What we believe
God The Father: God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. The first member of the Trinity is God the Father. He is sovereign and infinite, meaning He has no limitations. God the Father can only be known through Jesus (John 1:1; Genesis 1:1, 26-27; 3:22; Psalm 145:3; Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 28:19; John 14:6; Acts 4:24; Colossians 1:16; Hebrews 1:3; Revelation 4:11).
Jesus Christ: Jesus is the Son of God, the second member of the Trinity. He was virgin born, sinless, died on the cross for our sins, was raised from the dead on the third day, and is coming again (Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:22-23; John 1:1-5; 8:58; 14:10-30; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 1:3-4; I Corinthians 15:3-4; I Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 4:14-15; Revelation 1:8).
Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is the third member of the Trinity. The Holy Spirit is promised to those who profess faith in Jesus. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in making right choices. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily (John 14:16-17, 16:7-13, 17; Acts 1:8; Romans 5:5; I Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; 2 Corinthians 3:17; Galatians 5:25;
Bible: The Bible is God’s divinely inspired and inerrant Word to us. God used over 40 different human authors, on three continents, in three languages, over the course of fifteen hundred years, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and learning, applicable to all time (Psalm 12:6, 119:105, 160; Proverbs 30:5; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
Man: Man is the highlight of God’s creation, made to be like him in character. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life (Genesis 1:27, 3; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6, 59:1-2; Romans 3:23).
Salvation: Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it by faith. Salvation is based on the work of Jesus on the cross where He sacrificially died bearing the sin and punishment of all mankind, paying the price required of sin for all those who believe in Him (John 1:12, 3:16,14:6; Romans 5:1, 6:23; Galatians 3:26; Ephesians 1:7, 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; Colossians 2:12).
The Church: The church is the body and bride of Christ. It is set on a mission given by Jesus to make disciples and spread the love of Christ. All true followers of Jesus should take an active part in the local church for encouragement, and to be nurtured in order to grow to maturity in faith. The church is locally governed by godly men known as elders (Ephesians 1:20-22, 4:3-13,16, 5:24-32; Acts 14:21-22; Romans 12:4-5; Galatians 6:10; I Peter 2:4-5; I Corinthians 3:16, 12:12-27; Matthew 16:16-18, 28:18-20; Acts 2:42-47; Colossians 3:14-16; I Thessalonians 5:17; Titus 1:5).
Eternity: People will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is eternal death in hell. To be eternally in union with him is eternal life in heaven. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence (John 3:16, 14:17; Romans 6:23, 7:17-18; I Corinthians 2:7-9; Revelation 20:15).
Made in the Image of God: The Bible tells us that human life has been made in the image of God, and so it is of infinite value in all it’s forms (pre-born babies, the elderly, the physically or mentally challenged, and all other conditions or stages from birth through death. So as followers of Jesus it is our job to protect, defend, and value all human life (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 139).
This statement is not an exhaustive list of our beliefs. The Bible is the Word of God and is the final authority concerning morality, truth, and behavior. The Elders of GCC are the interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application for the GCC body.