Ministries

Lord's Day Services

Our morning and evening times of worship on the Lord’s Day are both preaching services that have the same basic format.  We aim foremost to focus our attention on and bring glory to our sovereign, triune God.  We use great hymns of the faith, both ancient and modern.  Central to our services is the expositional, applicatory preaching of God’s Word.

Nursery is provided for the little ones through age 3.  After that, we want our children to be with us in our services when we gather for worship

We also plan evangelistic services during the Christmas and Easter seasons of the year to which we extend an invitation to our neighbors by means of a brief Gospel message.

Prayer Meeting

We meet every Wednesday night at 7:00 pm.  After an opening hymn and a very brief devotion, we divide and spend the bulk of our time in prayer.

Nursery is provided for the little ones through age 3.

Two times a year, in the spring and fall, we devote a Saturday morning from 9:00 am to Noon to a period of prayer and fasting.

Sunday School

We hold Sunday school at 9:30 am for both children and adults. The adult class meets in the Fellowship Hall, while children meet in classrooms according to grade level. Sunday school topics vary on a quarterly basis and include studies of individual books of the Bible, key theological truths, and church history.

Nursery is provided for the little ones through age 3.

Kids' Club

Kids’ Club meets on the first Friday of almost every month at the church.  Please access the GBC Church Calendar on the sidebar for scheduled dates.  All children from age 6 to grade 5 are invited.  Here is what is involved:

  • A fascinating time of Bible study
  • Singing
  • Games
  • Crafts
  • And a snack !

We often engage the children in activities to make them more aware of the needs of others.  For example, we have put together Christmas boxes a number of years for Operation Christmas Child to send overseas for children in third world countries.

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Senior Youth Group

The senior high youth group is a ministry to those in grades 8-12.   We hold meetings each month after Sunday evening service at 7:30 PM with a meal included.  We typically do a book study to help challenge us and to think about what it is to be a young person who follows Jesus Christ.  We also plan activities through the year (inviting friends is encouraged) to get to know each other better and to have fun while developing friendships and encouraging each other in everyday Christian living.

The group is under the leadership of Mike & Robyn Fitzpatrick and Ben & Lydia Seifarth.

Ladies' Ministry

Ladies Prayer Meeting, 1:00 pm every Friday

The Ladies’ Missions Group of Grace Baptist Church was organized in 2007 with the goal of praying for and ministering to the wives and families of missionaries who are supported by our church.   We meet monthly for a time of prayer, concentrating on specific areas of the world and our missionaries and national pastors who are laboring there.

There are a number of on-going areas of ministry that our group provides.   These include sending birthday and holiday cards, maintaining an informative bulletin board, keeping an information file about our missionaries, and sending cookies and gifts to missionaries’ children who are studying or working in America.   We also host congregational meals with an emphasis on specific countries, their culture, and food.   Short term projects have included raising funds through an annual yard sale, hosting visiting missionaries, and supporting members of our congregation who take short term missions trips.

We welcome all women, both members and friends of the church, to meet with us whether you are able to attend monthly or only occasionally.

Men's Ministry

The Men’s Fellowship, sponsored by Grace Baptist Church, meets nearly bi-weekly on Saturday mornings at 7:00 AM. Men of all ages and vocations from more than seven Evangelical churches in the area regularly attend the meetings. These times of thought-provoking lively discussion result in strengthened relationships, sharpened minds, and deepened faith.

In the winter of 2019, we are beginning a study of Spiritual Depression – Its Causes and Cure by David Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981), minister of Westminster Chapel in London for thirty years, was one of the foremost preachers of his day. This enduring collection of twenty-one sermons by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, each originally delivered at Westminster Chapel in London, carefully and compassionately analyzes an undeniable feature of modern society from which Christians have not escaped – spiritual depression.

“Christian people,” writes Lloyd-Jones, “too often seem to be perpetually in the doldrums and too often give this appearance of unhappiness and of lack of freedom and absence of joy. There is no question at all but that this is the main reason why large numbers of people have ceased to be interested in Christianity.”

Believing the Christian joy was one of the most potent factors in the spread of Christianity in the early centuries, Lloyd-Jones not only lays bare the causes that have robbed many Christians of spiritual vitality but also points the way to the cure that is found through the mind and spirit of Christ.

Missions

We contribute financial support to foreign missions and church planting efforts in the Philippines, the Middle East and the Far East, as well as in the U.S. in Naples, Florida.  In addition, we pray regularly for such efforts being undertaken by many other like-minded men in numerous other lands. We also remember in prayer the persecuted and suffering church and endeavor to give practical, financial help as we are able.

GBC Juniors

The GBC Juniors is a ministry to children in grades 6-8 and meets generally on a monthly basis. The group devotes time to Bible study and includes time with games and snacks. The GBC Juniors meet in the home of its leaders, Joel and Beka Noyes. They also meet in the homes of others who offer to host a meeting.