This particular ministry provides a space where those interested in diving deeper into the community and can connect with others and discuss the message from the previous Sunday. These small communities are sprinkled throughout the city and led by small group leaders who follow a format designed to challenge everyone to a deeper walk with Christ. Our hope is that these groups become small families committed to keeping each other accountable to growth and servant-hood
This ministry is closely connected to GCI as it is two parts; training and as field work. GCC is committed to having an ongoing incarnational presence within the West Oak Lane community and Word Became Flesh is the tangible representation of this commitment. We commit our winters to classroom preparation designed to reach our community and the three months of the summer is committed to locating teams within the community to reach the lost and push back darkness.
This ministry operates under the umbrella of the GCC Women’s Ministry and a primary goal is to provide counseling services for women who have experienced trauma or are presently going through crisis.
REFUGE is also under the GCC Women’s Ministry umbrella and seeks to utilize the creative arts as a tool for healing. Within R.U.T.H. women are part of a co-hort style discipleship program aimed at producing health.
GCC has been given the opportunity to reach men who are looking to reenter society after having served time. We have a presence within the prison system and our hopes is that through communicating the hope of the gospel and demonstrating the love of Christ these men will grow in their walk with Christ as they become contributing members of their community.
These are weekly times dedicated to training our young people to know and make Christ Lord of their life. Children’s Church consist of worship, Bible lessons, crafts and activities. Anyone working with our children are trained and background checked and understands the importance of working with children.
This is GCC’s biggest annual event. This event takes place at Penny Packer Elementary school and is a community wide event. As a church we invite the whole community for a time of games, food, social service vendors, free haircuts, etc. There are employers who are set-up to hire on the spot as well as artist performances, medical screenings and free groceries. Our desire to convey a message of hope through Christ to our community.
We understand the importance of disciplining couples as they grow. This team provides opportunity for fellowship and teaching around topics that help our married couples. We are also focused on meeting couples who are transitioning into marriage and providing them the necessary relational tools that will lead to a God-honoring union.
This team is there as a support for those recovering from addiction as well as those still struggling with addictive behavior. We work alongside other churches and organizations to provide help in the recovering process.
This ministry team provides an introduction for those looking to become members of Great Commission Church. The new disciples process includes a 12-week class, baptism for those who need to be baptized and a pastoral interview. We have some great teachers who provide a clear overview of the life and doctrine of GCC.
These members are committed to receiving requests from members and praying about these requests throughout the week. These are prayer warriors who have love God and lead the people of God in prayer on Sunday mornings and also lead a time of corporate prayer on the first Monday of each month. GCC is a praying church and we understand the power of a praying church
Our vision is to be the arms of God reaching out to people who do not know Christ personally. We also desire to welcome the children of God, who may have lost their way or who have no church home, to a warm loving setting for which they can come back to God.