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Who we are

We are a body of believers, chosen and saved by God through the blood of Jesus Christ. We serve one another and our community in the power of the Holy Spirit. We give evidence of God’s love, concern, and compassion by meeting people’s needs so they may see Him clearly through our lives as we call them to a life in Jesus Christ.  

Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Deuteronomy 11:19 tells us concerning God's words, "You shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up." We strongly encourage parents to bring their children into the worship service, and we welcome children to sing, pray, and learn alongside their other family members. We believe in the centrality of the family in all aspects of life.

Priority of the Word of God

Jesus Christ is the head of the Church, and He exercises His headship through His word, the Bible. God grows His Church as His people hear and obey the word (John 17:17). GMCC is committed to carefully and thoroughly proclaiming all of the truth God has revealed in His Word. We are also committed to unquestioned obedience to all that it proclaims. This is an essential part of the Great Commission: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:19-20). GMCC does not believe that doctrine is divisive, but that it is the indispensable foundation for all a Christian believes and does. Preaching and teaching is done verse by verse, chapter by chapter through the entire Bible.

Priority of Prayer

The necessity of prayerful dependence upon the Lord in everything we do is one of our highest priorities at GMCC. We seek to imitate the priorities of the Apostles in Acts 6:4, “but we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” We pray for the local Body of Christ, for each of our members personally as needs are made known, and for guidance from the Holy Spirit as each of us prepares to do the work of the ministry.

Priority of the Gospel

1 Corinthians 9:23 says, “Now this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I may be partaker of it with you.” It is only through the gospel message that God gives eternal life, so all outreach must have the gospel message at its center. This priority steers us away from social projects that leave out the gospel message. It steers us away from extra-biblical “revelation”. GMCC gladly partners in ministry with other organizations and churches that share this kind of commitment to the gospel, but we do not partner with those that teach a false gospel which is really no gospel at all. 

Importance of World Missions

Acts 1:8 says in part, “… you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” GMCC believes it is important to be involved in supporting worldwide missions to take the gospel to the world. 

Sufficiency of Scripture for Counseling

2 Timothy 3:16-17 says, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” When people face difficult life situations, counsel given at GMCC is based upon the Word of God rather than upon modern psychology. There can be some benefit offered from the medical community; however, the ultimate change and healing in a person comes from renewing the mind by daily intake of Scripture.

Distinct Roles of Men and Women

Men and women stand as equals before God. Without making one inferior to the other, God calls men and women to distinct roles and responsibilities. In the home, men are called to lead and to love like Christ. Women are called to submit to their own husbands (Ephesians 5) and to give priority to their homes and families (Titus 2). Women serve in many vital roles, including teaching women and children, giving public testimony of what God has done in their lives, and serving on a variety of ministry teams. Additionally, as spelled out in 1 Timothy 2:12, teaching men and serving as a pastor, elder, or deacon are roles reserved for men.

Further, GMCC teaches and believes that marriage is between one biological man and one biological woman for life. We support traditional heterosexual and biblical marriage. Indeed, it is the only kind of marriage there is.

Church Discipline

If a church member becomes entangled in unrepentant sin, GMCC is committed to following through on the process that Jesus lays out in Matthew 18:15-18. This ends either in restoration or in excommunication from the Church. The passage states, “Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother. But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.’ And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector. Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”


Salvation is free. Thus, repeating words given by someone else, getting baptized, partaking of the Lord’s table, or any other work does not save. Today, there seems to be debate about “Lordship Salvation”. GMCC teaches and believes simply that if Christ is your Savior, He is also your Lord. In this respect, there is no distinction between Savior and Lord. Receiving Christ includes yielding to Him. He is the new authority in the Christian’s life. A Christian is a disciple of Christ and must be willing to turn from sin (Luke 9:23-27; 24:45-47). While sanctification takes place gradually over a lifetime, this does not give an excuse for rebellion against God. The Christian life is one of confessing sin and growing in relationship with Christ (1 John 1:8-9). Further, the Holy Spirit works in the believer; true salvation results in a changed life (1 John 2:3-6; 3:14).

The Sovereignty of God in Salvation

Before the foundation of the world God chose those whom He would save (Ephesians 1; Romans 9; Acts 13:48). This election was not based upon anything that the Lord saw in that person, but upon the will and love of God. God’s sovereign election, however, does not contradict nor negate man’s responsibility to trust Christ as Savior. Neither does it lessen the believer’s responsibility to proclaim the gospel and plead with his neighbors to be saved. 


Our material universe is not the product of millions nor billions of years combined with totally unguided evolutionary accidents and chemical combinations. God created the world as recorded in the Book of Genesis. He created all things by His Word. Our fellow human beings (neighbors) are image-bearers of God and are loved and respected on that basis.