We're glad you are considering visiting Grace Community Church. Our goal is that you will find the faithful proclamation of God's Word, an atmosphere of God-centered worship, and an inviting group of people that are pursuing the same aim: the glory of God. You may have some questions, and we encourage you to simply contact us so we can have personal interaction with you. In the meantime, here are some frequently asked questions:
Q: What are the service times and location?
A: We worship corporately on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. at 2008 FM 56 North, just one mile north of Highway 67 outside of Glen Rose. For more information click here.
Q: What is the typical format of the Sunday worship service?
A: We typically open our time with some brief announcements, then we read the Grace Verse together as a congregation. One of our elders will pray for the various needs of our body, our world, and our time together in worship. We typically have 20-25 minutes of worship through song and Scriptural readings led by our worship team (piano, guitar, bass, drums, singers, etc.). Next, children ages 3 and under (optional) are dismissed to the children's area (see more below), while we continue on to listen to an expository sermon. The first Sunday of each month, we celebrate the Lord's Supper and stay for a fellowship lunch (free).
Q: What do my children do during the worship service?
A: We love children and value families worshipping together, yet we also recognize the need for parents of young children to have the opportunity for undistracted listening. All of the children remain with their parents until just before the sermon begins, at which point parents may (if they choose) take their children age 3 and under to the children's area where our workers will minister to them with Bible lessons and songs, provide a snack, and issue the parents a unique number that can be displayed in the worship center should any need arise. We also have a "Training Chapel" (traditionally called a cry room) for parents of young children wishing to participate in worship in a separate, speaker-equipped room with a large window view of the worship center. Children over the age of 3 remain with their parents and are encouraged to pick up a "Hearing Aid" clipboard and some crayons in the foyer on their way in, which has a coloring sheet and simple activities to help them engage in the message.
Q: What do I wear to GCC?
A: There really is no dress code at GCC, other than the biblical mandate to pursue modesty. You'll see everything from jeans and t-shirts to dresses, skirts and an occasional suit.
Q: I have trouble hearing. Do you have hearing assistance devices?
A: Yes, for corporate worship in the worship center. You may pick up a user-friendly listening device as you enter the building and return it at the conclusion of our time of worship.