First, we want you to know that we are excited about having you here at Grace Family Baptist Church. This church is truly a special place and we are grateful to the Lord for all those who decide to become a part of this body.
Getting connected at GfBC is fairly simple. We don't have a lot of extra ministries and things that are programs of the church which gives us far more time to get to know people by hospitality. So how do you get started?
- Fellowship Meal - The best way to get to know our church is to stick around for the fellowship meal following the service. We serve a meal from 1:15 until around 2:15 and our members love to meet new people during this time. If you are new, get in line when the bell rings and you will probably meet a bunch of new people while you are going through the line. Look for an open spot next to a member and have a seat. It will be our pleasure to get to know you. (Acts 2:46)
- 1689 Confession Class - To become a member at GfBC, you must take the London Baptist Confession class and our New Members course. They run 3 or 4 times a year. But, even if you are not sure whether or not you want to join, this is a great way to meet people and find out more about GfBC. You will be with a small group of people who are new as well and have the opportunity to be taught about our confession from our elders. If you would like to sign up for that class, click here.
- Prayer Meeting - A more intimate time to get to know everyone immediately follows our fellowship meal. It is our prayer meeting. From about 2:15-2:45pm, we spend time praying for one another. During this time you can lift up your brothers and sisters in Christ as we pray for one another. If you have a prayer request, bring it to the person who is leading this portion a few minutes before we start. It would be our privilege to pray for you. (James 5:13-15)
- Biblical Hospitality - Finally, GfBC believes firmly in Biblical Hospitality. It is every Christian's duty to be hospitable to others. Stick around for a couple of weeks and you will, more than likely, receive an invitation to fellowship in someone's home. But the best way to be invited into someone else's home is to invite them to yours. As a guest, you can practice hospitality as well. You will almost always get a yes answer or an invitation somewhere else. (Acts 2:42)