Children’s Ministry is designed to equip children to learn about God through teaching, crafts, and activities. During the Sunday morning Bible study hour (9AM) and the corporate worship hour (10:15AM), we use Children Desiring God curriculum, which is intended to introduce children to the primary theology of the Old and New testaments. For children 3 years of age through sixth grade, however, we use Generations of Grace curriculum. Over a three-year period, the curriculum will explore the historical books of the Old Testament, the life of Christ, and lessons from Acts and Revelation. During our Sunday morning Bible study hour (9AM), we offer classes for newborns through sixth grade. During the corporate worship hour (10:15AM), however, we offer classes for newborns through four years of age. Those five years of age and older attend the corporate service.
Youth Ministry, which includes grades 7–12, exists to shepherd the hearts of young people, so they may live faithful and uncompromising lives in the midst of an unbelieving world. Our desire is to train young people to rightly understand and apply God’s Word so that when trials, temptations, and triumphs come, they will respond in a manner honoring to the Lord. During the Sunday morning Bible study hour (9AM), a class is offered for this age group. Additionally, the youth have fellowship and study opportunities bi-weekly on Sunday evenings.
Young Adult ministry, which includes anyone college age to early career, exists to help provide instruction and shepherding specific to the various challenges of early adulthood. Our desire is to see young believers firmly rooted in their faith, zealous in their pursuit of holiness, and devoted to the Lord, His Word, and His church. Meetings are held twice per month. Meetings typically include a time of discussion and study as well as fellowship and games. For further information regarding young adult ministry, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Adult Ministry assumes many forms at GCC. Throughout the year, there are specific events for both men and women. Sometimes these events are fellowship based, and other times they are focused upon instruction. Additionally, there are weekly classes offered for adults during the Sunday morning Bible study hour (9AM) called Grace Life. The number of classes offered during this hour vary throughout the year. Attendees may alternate between classes that appeal to their current interests or needs. Lessons are focused upon Christian living, theology, biblical counseling, and missions.
Community groups are a primary means for developing deep and meaningful relationships with other believers at the church. These groups are hosted in homes and meet on the 2nd & 4th weeks of each month. Community groups are primarily structured to foster fellowship among those at GCC which should lead to informal opportunities for service, encouragement, and friendship outside of these contexts. These groups are largely geographically based and are open to all age groups. Consequently, these contexts have become one of the primary ways to encourage cross-generational relationships among the congregation.
Adult Bible studies are offered bi-weekly for men and women, and these studies alternate each week with each other. These home-based studies are an overflow of community groups. Consequently, people in the same community group attend the same men’s/women’s groups. These contexts exist to offer extended times of Bible study, prayer, and fellowship.
The Counseling Ministry aims to disciple and train people in the context of the local church. Counseling is based upon scriptural principles rather than principles of secular psychology or psychiatry. Our counselors are not trained or licensed as psychotherapists or mental health professionals and should not be expected to follow the methods of such specialists. Biblical counseling will be provided by a counselor under the supervision of GCC’s leadership. Further, we strongly encourage same gender counseling. Discipleship counseling is offered free of charge as a ministry of the church, although part of the weekly homework assignments may require the purchase of materials that correspond to the counseling sessions. For more information or regarding counseling resources, please contact us here.
The Expositors Seminary (TES) trains men for pastoral ministry. The seminary is located on multiple campuses and utilizes state-of-the-art video technology. The faculty also serve in local church ministry as pastors and elders. TES offers a Master of Divinity degree or a Pastoral Ministry and Expository Preaching diploma.
BENEFITS OF THE EXPOSITORS SEMINARY
- A commitment to a high view/infallibility of Scripture
- A conviction of the need for expository preaching
- An environment that fosters personal mentoring in pastoral care and discipleship
- Multiple campus locations that enable students to prepare for ministry without the difficulties and costs of relocation
- Video-linked classes with other TES campuses, giving students exposure to a variety of instructors, professors, and pastors
- Class schedules that enable students to continue working
- Affordable tuition rates
If you are interested in learning more about the TES Huntsville campus, please fill out this form.
Learn more at expositors.org.
The Missions Ministry seeks to fulfill the Great Commission both locally and abroad. Our desire is to partner with missionaries who desire to see churches planted and revitalized in all parts of the world. All missionary endeavors that we support are related to equipping indigenous people to serve their local churches or schools. Currently, we serve ministries in Chad, the Czech Republic, and Italy. Each year, we host Missions in May, which is an annual giving opportunity that allows our church to support ministry endeavors which exceed our annual missions budget. These funds have allowed us to support pressing missionary needs, church planting/revitalization efforts, theological training for indigenous pastors, and translation endeavors.