Where does GCBC stand in terms of safety, singing, and Scripture as our authority for worship? Here is the short version followed by the expanded explanation from last Sunday (7/26): 1. GCBC is committed to continue gathering, in safety and unity 2. GCBC is discussing when to move our primary services inside in keeping with #1 (for more on this see notes on #2 farther ...Keep Reading
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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....
What are the current guidelines for gathering in homes? What is the church’s plan going forward? Will we be able to meet in small groups or come together in larger groups (outdoors)? How should we handle those who respond to the laws differently within the church?...
Martin Luther practiced civil disobedience by illegally preaching, but saw black plague health restrictions differently...
https://www.tmai.org/togetherwepray/ As we keep missions before us, it's good to be praying for concerns much bigger than our nation. In March I shared the picture of a friend of mine who is leading the new training center in the Middle East to keep in prayer. We support the Luciano's in the Philippines with TMAI and their organization has provided a way below for us to r...Keep Reading
"Is there anything I can do to serve this Sunday?" That's a great question, and one that I have been asked over and over during this unique time in our church's life. The reason it is unique and different at this moment, is because many of the usual opportunities to "do something" (on Sunday, in particular) have changed, and can seem not quite so obvious. Our church is me...Keep Reading
It's a blessing to have friends in ministry. A couple years ago Tony Arnds invited me to be the speaker at their family camp in Potter Valley where he's pastored for many years and it was a sweet time for our family. I invited him to speak for us while I'm down at the Master's Seminary for my 2-week module. Tony and his family have visited our church in the past and he's ...Keep Reading