GFBC values intellectual curiosity and fosters spiritual growth in people of all ages and abilities. In our faith formation, we hope to get beyond learning information about God to having an encounter that transforms the whole person and leads us into worship. In addition to the Sunday morning Faith Formation classes and Second Wednesday programming detailed below, we also host conferences focusing on various topics aimed at stretching our understanding of the Christian journey. Come visit and see how you can grow in your faith with us.
Regular Discipleship Opportunities
On the second Wednesday evening of the month (September through May), the church meets for Community Meal beginning at 5:30pm followed by engaging programming for all age groups at 6:15pm. Our children pack backpacks for our Backpack Buddies ministry, the Youth have fun fellowship opportunities, and the ministers lead challenging and relevant spiritual formation for the adults. Don't miss these times for the church to gather around the table and experience God in the community.
Sunday Morning Faith Formation Classes
Small groups meet at 9:30am each Sunday morning before worship for a time of Bible study and spiritual formation that is designed to provide connection within the larger community and lead us into worship at 11am. We have classes for all age groups and childcare for toddlers and babies. For more information on the classes, please contact the church office or visit us at 9:30am on a Sunday morning.
Each Fall, we offer a 4-week introduction to GFBC led by the ministerial staff. This class is designed to integrate new members into the life of the church and provide them with a good foundation for understanding the church and Baptist life. If you are new to GFBC, and are interested, contact Rev. Stephen Stacks.
Each spring, Rev. Spears-Newsome leads a class for youth to prepare those interested in being baptized for baptism on Easter Sunday. It focuses on the meaning of baptism, exploring foundational Christian theology, and developing a firm foundation for the Christian walk. The ministerial staff works one on one with adults interested in being baptized for the first time. Contact Rev. Stacks for more information on adult baptism.