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A Tribute To My Friend Cliff

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In February, Pastor Cliff announced to the church his plan to transition away from his staff pastor role at the end of June. We are thankful he's continuing to serve as an elder. In his words, he's not stopping or retiring from ministry, he's just stepping away from office tasks and redirecting his gifts to serve outside the office. He's also refocusing on family in this s...

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A Counter-Cultural Conversation on Social Justice, Race, the Gospel, and Movements like BLM

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Last night our Young Adult Group met as the first part of our Counter-Culture study, introducing the topic of justice biblically, what scripture has said on this subject and what social justice movements like Black Lives Matters have said (among other related topics). Click here for the handout, including perspectives on the movement from Al Mohler, John Piper, Voddie Bau...

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International Bible Conference with Pastor Phil and Friends

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Brothers and Sisters, These are tumultuous times in our world and nation. People are isolated, opinions have divided us and ethnic tension is reported daily in the news. As God's multi-ethnic church around the world, we are united by the gospel of Christ. I want to invite you to a multi-national conference with speakers across our country and globe where Christ is bu...

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More Encouragement from a Sister in Christ

I'm so thankful for our sisters in Christ, how they have ministered to me and so many in these times. Their contribution and creative gifts and insights in serving are an inspiration and encouragement to me. Earlier this month I shared this blog (click herefor Encouragements from Sisters in Christ). Another sister in Christ later shared her reflections and recollection of ...

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Sermon Audio & Video of June 21st Service

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For those who want to share last week's sermon - or were trying to watch on YouTube livestream but it got cut off -click herefor the complete audio of the message. Or click below for full video recording Praising the Lord Jesus our Creator as we gather in His creation outside to glorify Him together. Let's keep making much of Him through His Word and share it with o...

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Moving to One Service Outside & Update On State Guidance

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Many of you have been asking when we can all be together again in one place and we're excited those plans are coming together for this Lord's Day at 9:00 AM! This will be the first time our body has gathered at the same time since March 8th and we have longed for this day like many of you have and hope you can make it! We're moving to one service with the revised State gu...

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Sermon Audio from Yesterday - sorry no video live-stream

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Please accept our apologies for those who weren't able to tune in by livestream due to technical difficulties. We do plan to have the livestream back up for June 21st services, but in the meanwhile, below is the link to the audio recording of Pastor Cliff's timely and encouraging message at our June 14th service yesterday. https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=61...

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Video Welcome and Walk-through for 6/14 Services

GCBC family, Our church family is looking forward to another family gathering with you and your family this Lord's Day! Check out this short video from last week with a welcome and walk-through and answers to some questions we've received. In light of water fountains being turned off, we will have water bottles available. CLICK HERE to register to help us p...

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Video Welcome for First Outdoor Service - June 7th

Well...here we go! Our first gathering in 3 months! We'll be outside, so here's a little look at where we're we'll be seated, and what to look forward to....

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Encouragements from sisters in Christ

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Here are some encouragements from four GCBC sisters in Christ in four different stages of life, answering the question "how has God grown you or encouraged you in these times?" One wrote: "As for the blessings during this time, seeing more of my husband ... as well as not having so many commitments and slowing down. The quiet pace suits my lazy nature, I like not being "b...

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Re-Gathering & Registering for Sunday, June 7th

This Sunday, June 7th, we are gathering again on site at GCBC! What a blessing from the Lord. The team of servants that are preparing for our gathered time are working hard to ensure that this is a safe, encouraging, and worshipful time and atmosphere.Here's a bit of info regarding our gathering plans, and what you need to know: Registration (click here to register): w...

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A Pastor’s Prayer for Minneapolis and our Nation

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Last week I was out of town so I recorded Sunday's sermon early in the week before the grievous footage and fate of George Floyd played out in the streets of Minnesota, and the grievous aftermath unfolded last weekend in streets across America. If I was doing the service live, I would have mentioned these events in the message and/or in my opening prayer after reading the ...

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