Saturday September 21 | 8:30 AM - 2 PM
COST: Free. A LOVE OFFERING WILL BE TAKEN FOR LOVE THEM TO LIFE MINISTRIES. $8 LUNCHES WILL BE AVAILABLE.
Addiction is not going away! The Set Free one-day conference, taught by Joe and Cherri Freeman held at Grace Community Church, will help you gain knowledge about how to love family members and friends that are struggling with drug and alcohol abuse. The informative day will shed light on the anatomy of addition and its effects on the addict’s family and friends. Joe and Cherri Freeman have surveyed common remedies offered to those in addiction and where these remedies fall short. They explore the solution offered by Jesus Christ, the ultimate bondage breaker, and how a victorious life can be lived in union with him.
Saturday, November 2 | 8 - 11:30 AM
COST: CHILDCARE FOR INFANTS-AGE 8 - $2/CHILD OR $5/FAMILY.
Parenting can be hard! We know that some of you may be experiencing infant sleep deprivation while others may be wondering why your teenager thinks that they know everything. The different stages of parenting bring new sets of challenges that often teach us much about ourselves as individuals. Paul David Tripp wrote “God hasn’t just sent you to do his work in the life of your children; he will use the lives of your children to advance his work in you.” Let’s join together to tackle common challenges that we face and reflect on what God is doing in the lives of our families.
Join Alyssa Roberts, Don Julian, & Paul Weitzel for a family breakfast and discussion on Technology and Culture. Navigate how ever-changing technology and social norms influence one another. Ask questions and present ideas for topics that will be discussed in future forums here at GCC.
Financial Peace University (FPU)
Wednesdays, September 18 - November 13 | 7 - 8:30 PM
Cost: $100 (Scholarships Available)
Join the millions of people who never worry about money again. FPU, taught by Steve Echternach, is the proven plan to pay off debt and build wealth that’s helped over 5 million start winning with money.
The Holy Spirit: Activating God's Power In Your Life
Wednesdays, September 18 - October 9 | 7 - 8:30 PM
Cost: $10 per book
Join Carol Angstadt and Pastor Jim Heckman as they use Billy Graham’s book, The Holy Spirit, as a reference tool to discover how to activate God’s power in your life.
Mondays, September 23 - November 4 | 7 - 8:30 PM
Explore various models of how people change biblically with Jim Heckman. Perhaps you have struggled with changing things about yourself or helping other people to change.
In this class, we will look at the hindrances to permanent change in our lives and some biblical models as to how lasting change becomes a reality. The course will give you the tools to understand yourself and how to help others in need of change. There will also be a second part of this course that will run in the Spring called Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands which will help you to further develop your people-helping skills.
Wednesdays, Oct. 2 - Nov. 11 | 6 - 7 AM OR 7- 8:30 PM (Skip Nov. 27)
Join Mariano Rivera, the Acho Brothers, Propaganda, and many others in 10 thought-provoking films focused on real people facing real life challenges. Todd Grager will use the films to help you gain tools to connect with your brothers, permission to be real, confidence to be YOU, and future vision.
Mondays, October 7 - November 18 | 7 - 8:30 PM OR Tuesdays, October 8 - November 19 | 9:30 - 11 AM
Cost: $10 per book
Plan to be a part of this 7-week Bible study in the book of Hebrews with video teaching by author and speaker, Lisa Harper. Patty Deiter and Susan Howard will help you explore two contrasting realities: Jesus is supreme yet Jesus is approachable. Jesus is our up-close Redeemer. Hebrews: The Nearness of King Jesus will help you engage and treasure the Book of Hebrews as you draw near to the approachable Savior. Light refreshments available. Childcare is only available on Mondays.
The Gospel of Mark
Wednesdays, October 2 - December 18 | 7 - 8:30 PM (Skip November 27)
Cost: $7 per book
The drama of Mark’s Gospel peaks in Caesarea Philippi. It’s a religious mecca where every religion can be found. We don’t know if Jesus preached a sermon there, but he did ask two questions - “Who do people say I am?” (Mark 8:27) and “Who do you say that I am?” (verse 29). There is only one response “You are the Messiah (verse 29).” That is the answer that has the power to change a life. In Max Lucado’s 12-lesson Bible study, Life Lessons from Mark, led by Mike Brault, you’ll discover that every miracle and parable found in Mark’s story of Jesus is a reminder to us: Jesus is the Messiah.
The Book of Galatians
Tuesdays, October 1 – November 12 | 7 - 8:30 PM
In Paul’s letter to the Galatians, led by Carl Butler, we will examine the rhetorical flair, sarcasm, and hyperbole Paul uses to write his most passionate letter. You will come to understand the issues Paul was addressing in his letter, and gain insight into how the book can be applied today. This course addresses some of the most controversial topics in Pauline theology; such as the law, justification by faith, righteousness, and faith itself.
Living by The Book
Thursdays, October 10 - November 21 | 7 - 8:30 PM
Cost: $14 per book
For every person who draws strength and direction from the Bible, there are many more who struggle with it. Some call it a long book with fine print and obscure meaning. Some call it a mystery, a chore to read, or an undecipherable puzzle. The good news is you can easily solve this problem. With over 300,000 sold, this revised and expanded edition of Living by the Book is practical, readable, and applicable. By following its easy-to-apply principles, guided by Bill Stoner, you’ll soon find yourself drawing great nourishment from the Word—and enjoying the process!
Tool Time: Men's Ministry Fall Retreat
Friday, October 18 | 5 PM – 9 PM
Saturday, October 19 | 9 AM – 9 PM
Get ready to connect with the men of GCC, young adult age and older in the woods of the southern end at Black Rock Retreat Center. Build relationships through meals, activities, accountability through God’s word, worship and teaching. There is no over-night stay, but Friday dinner and Saturday lunch and dinner are included. Leadership: Barry Winchell, Rich McKee, Gary Luckenbill, Paul Kreider, Bill Stoner, Mike Lewgood, Bob Veazey, & Skip Young. See the brochure in the Connect@GCC Center for more information.