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Corporate Worship as Service and Sacrifice

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"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...

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Guest Speaker Tony Arnds and the Coalition for Christ Exalting Churches

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 ...

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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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