Planting Churches. Strengthening Leaders.
Churches and leaders should not undertake the mission alone. Come be a part of a diverse community of churches who plant churches and strengthen one another in the process.
Video: GCC Pastor Jon Kelly exhorts us to plant churches in urban contexts.
No model to follow—only a community who understand where you are and care deeply about where you’re headed.
With all of the information, strategies, and models out there, it’s easy for church planters and pastors to lose direction or feel like you need to do things the same way others are in hopes for similar outcomes. But people are different, and context matters.
We believe the following values represent the kind of culture we need to embody to execute our purpose in planting churches and strengthening leaders.
We ensure the gospel is the theological center for our leadership, preaching, and churches.
We provide intentional opportunities for church leaders to build deep and lasting friendships.
We provide supplemental care through biblical counseling and crisis intervention for pastors and church leaders.
We engage church leaders in the development of the network with church planting, leadership training, and pastoral care.
We create models and methods for church planting and training that scale and adjust to context and culture.
We promote team leadership in elder-led churches as a matter of conviction, and we provide tools that equip elder teams to evaluate themselves and grow in health.
We actively serve, learn from, and partner with ministries outside ourselves because our heart is for gospel expansion.
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GCC Church Attributes
Each distinctive is good by itself, but together has mission.
If the cultural values represent who we are called to be, the following 6 attributes reflect the kind of churches GCC is seeking to plant and build.
Unapologetic exposition and application of the word of God.
Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.
2 Timothy 4:2 (ESV)
Maturing believers making disciples.
So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.
1 Thessalonians 2:8 (ESV)
Prayer that is dependent on God and expectant based on his character and promises.
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
Romans 12:12 (ESV)
Worship that engages our deepest affections for God and expresses the truth of his faithfulness, glory, and the redemptive work of Christ.
Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
Psalm 95:6 (ESV)
Gospel proclamation that overcomes fear in order to share the good news of Jesus Christ.
Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you."
John 20:21 (ESV)
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Partnerships that multiply churches around the world.
And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed.