F.A.Q.s


New to G.B.C.? 
If you're new to G.B.C. or even considering visiting us at G.B.C., you may have some questions.  Hopefully, our list of frequently asked questions and their answers will help you.

Q. What denomination are you?
A. We are a non-denominational Bible believing church, and the Bible, which we believe to be the Word of God, guides our faith.

Q. What should I expect?
A. At G.B.C., you will find warm, caring, fun-loving people who are very serious about God.  We are truly a family.  We love the Lord, each other, and visitors!  You will be greeted when you enter and handed a bulletin, which will give you some info about what activities are upcoming.  Our greeters and ushers can also answer most of your basic questions. You will hear a message that explains the relevancy of the Bible in our day-to-day lives.  And, you will find a place where you can get plugged-in to learn more about Christ and help you develop your relationship with Him, as well as a place where there are outreach activities to be involved in to show God's love to others.

Q. How is your service set up?
A. We have roughly a half hour of worship music. 
*There will also be greetings and announcements. 
*On the first Sunday of the month, we also do Communion. 
*The kids are then dismissed to their activities/classes and the offering is collected followed by a roughly 45 minute long relevant, Bible-based sermon. 
*We have one more song at the end. 
*The service begins at 10:30 and ends at 12:00ish.
*Afterwards, there is fellowship with coffee "and".
*Elders are available after the service if anyone is in need of someone to pray with them.

Q. Where can I park?
A. We have an adjacent parking lot.

Q. How should I dress?
A. We don't have a "dress code" per se.  Some wear casual clothes, and some wear suit and ties.  Feel free to wear whatever you are most comfortable wearing.  We care about you - not your clothes.
 
Q. Do you have activities for my children?
A. There is a nursery for infants and toddlers.  There are age-appropriate programs for children and youth up through high school age.  It's our goal to get your children excited about learning about Christ.  The children begin their programs after the half hour of worship music.  All staff and volunteers have undergone background checks.  See our CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES page for more details.

Q. What version of the Bible do you use?
A. The Bible version provided in the pews is the N.I.V.  However, many different versions are used throughout the congregation, including the KJ, NKJ, NLT, ESV, and NASB.


Q. How do I get plugged in?

A. Check out our calendar on the welcome page, our upcoming events page, our ministry page and our Facebook page for information on activities and groups you can be involved in.  See Nikki about getting yourself on our e-mail list to help you stay up-to-date about G.B.C. goings on.


Q. Do you have any bible studies I can attend?

A. We have both adult and children's Sunday School before the service.  They start at 9:15 AM and end at 10:15 AM.  There is a women's group that meets on Tuesday evenings for study.  We are doing book study and discussion in that group.  Please see the events page for more details on the current book.  In addition, our connection groups (small home groups) meet for Bible study and prayer.  (If you are interested in joining a small group, please see Art or Ray).


Q. Tell me about baptism.  What is involved?

A. At G.B.C., we practice Believer's Baptism.  This means that you can be baptized after you have professed your faith that Jesus Christ is your Lord and Savior.  The baptism is then an expression and public testimony of your faith. If you have accepted Christ and are interested in being baptized, please let us know.  We will schedule a meeting to discuss your faith and a time for your baptism.


Q. What if I'm still not sure?
A. If you don't go to church regularly now, it is a change. Most of us have experienced this. We have made it a point to keep on coming because it's important to (and we want to!) foster a relationship with the Lord beyond what we can foster on our own. Our pastor, elders, worship team, and fellow parishoners will encourage you and build you up. Bible study, fellowship, and music worship help encourage our relationship with God. Getting involved with church social and ministry activities is an important part of developing this relationship. We provide many ways to get involved. See our MINISTRIES page for some ways you can participate, and you will be surprised at how it will help you grow spiritually!