what to expect
At GCC we understand that it can be quite daunting to walk into a new church without really knowing what to expect. Thatís why weíve included the following brief summary of what happens at our church on Sunday.
Most people arrive at church about 15 minutes before we begin. At the door, visitors will be welcomed by a Deacon and will be handed a prayer news, a sermon outline and, if itís their first time, a welcome pack. Bibles are also available if necessary. We use the New King James version.
Visitors should feel free to make themselves at home and sit anywhere they feel comfortable.
Our worship service begins at 11.00am and runs for approximately 90 minutes. During this time, we worship God by singing together, praying together, and studying the Bible together. We have a strong focus on biblical preaching, and approximately half our time is spent working through a particular book of the Bible. We sing a mixture of traditional and modern songs using prerecorded MP3 backing tracks.
An offering is also taken up during the service, but visitors are certainly NOT expected to contribute.
An important part of our Sunday programme, is spending time together over a shared lunch. This gives us a great opportunity to build existing relationships and to establish new ones. Everyone is welcome to stay!
During school terms we have a Kidís Church programme (Sunday school) that runs from 1:00 till 2:00. All young children are welcome! At this stage we only cater for kids aged 3-10, but hopefully this will change in the not too distant future.
On the first Sunday each month we have a prayer meeting in which we pray specifically for a revival of the love of God in Wangaratta, Australia and around the world. Like Kidís Church, this takes place from 1:30 till 2:30. Visitors are more than welcome to stay.
On the third Sunday each month we celebrate the Lordís Supper. This takes place at 1:30pm. For more information about participating in this sacrament please click here.