Holding forth the Word of life...
GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH
This site was designed with two basic goals. The first is to be pleasing and honoring to God. The second is to be a source of genuine encouragement and help to people. With this in mind, it is our desire that you know our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
We are committed to helping you know what it truly means to have a relationship with God through faith in Jesus and to enjoy all the blessings that flow from that relationship. The truth that leads us to such a relationship is "Simple Yet Profound". We encourage you to take the time to consider these things and your own standing before God.
We hope you find our site to be both helpful and enjoyable. If there is anything we can do to help you or your family, please let us know.
We extend to you an open invitation to worship with us on any Lord's Day. You are always welcome at Grace Baptist Church and we would appreciate the opportunity of meeting you. Thanks for visiting our site.
WHAT IS GBC LIKE ON A SUNDAY?
The best way to get a sense of what anyone believes is to watch what they do. However, a good starting place to get to know us is our statement of beliefs, found here.
GBC is a Reformed Baptist church. This essentially means that we believe that we are saved from sin by God’s grace alone, on the basis of Christ alone, received through faith alone, to the glory of God alone, with Scripture alone as the only, final, decisive, authority on truth.
Our worship is a blend of modern (contemporary) songs which are rich in Biblical truth, and traditional hymns of the faith. So each Lord's day, we do a careful balance of both styles, but our song choices are guided mainly by the following two criteria. #1 Is it Biblical? The lyrics must be consistent with what God's Word says. #2 Is it actually singable? Many popular songs are wonderful for private worship, but are not conducive to congregational singing. Hopefully this helps you understand what you can expect when you visit.
GBC does have childcare during our services for ages 0-3.
The preaching God's Word is the focus of our worship service. Our pastors preach expositionally, which means we usually work our way through entire books of the Bible, verse by verse. Occasionally, we will have a topical sermon, but we believe that the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12) This means we don't have to search for passages of scripture which fit the cultural context. All Scripture fits the cultural context!
Our morning services are followed by a brief fellowship time where we offer donuts, fruit, coffee, and tea. At 11am, we offer Sunday school for all ages.
Our 6pm service is distinct from our 9:30am service. The worship and message are not the same as the morning, and usually are led by a different pastor than the morning service. Our evening service is usually more casual, but includes an observance of the Lord's Supper each week.
Sunday: 9:30am - 10:30am
Sunday school all ages 11am to 12pm
Sunday Evening: 6pm - 7pm
(During school year)
Wednesday AWANA 6:30pm - 8pm
Adult/Youth Study 6:45pm - 8pm
Mon - Wed: 9am - 1pm
Friday: 9am - 1pm
PASTOR LOU SLOGER
A member since 1995, Pastor Lou has been in the ministry since 1983. He has been pastoring at GBC since 1995. Lou and his wife, Melanie, have been married for over 30 years and have two sons who are grown up and out of the house. Lou is our primary preaching elder, and is mainly responsible for our missions efforts in Latin America.
PASTOR JAMES TYLER
A member of GBC since 1994, James has been on staff at GBC since 2007. He and his wife, Lisa, have been married since 2003 and have three children. Pastor James spent the early part of his adult life opening and running a business in Omaha. Early in 2007, he began transitioning away from his company, and became a part time staff member with an emphasis in preaching and counseling. In August of 2010, James was ordained as our second pastor. James is a preaching elder, and is responsible for our adult and youth Sunday school ministries. You can contact him on twitter @jamesdotnet