[This borrows heavily from CHBC's page and needs to be reworked for GCC]
Profile Age-wise, we are multi-generational. Sunday morning attendance is between 120-180 people. Dress trends toward business-casual, though you can find anything from jeans to suits.
Beginning On Sunday morning at 9:30am we come together for an hour for our Core Course programs, in which we learn about God’s Word and its application to all areas of life. Following that, we begin our Sunday morning service at 10am. As we find our seats in Main Hall, we sing songs to prepare our hearts for the service.
Music The music we sing at GCC is a blend of old and new. We love the doctrinally rich hymns of the sixteenth century and we find blessing in the choruses of the twenty-first. Most of us who are comfortable with music from one particular era have discovered, while at GCC, that we have come to enjoy other songs we had not previously encountered. We strongly prefer congregational singing, which emphasizes the gathered body singing praise to God with one voice, over performed music, which tends to spotlight the abilities of some while encouraging passivity in the rest.
Body of Service Our service formally begins at 10am, led most often by an elder or pastoral staff member. During this time, we sing several songs, offer prayers to God, hear Scripture read, and give our offerings.
Sermons Preaching at CHBC is generally expositional, meaning that it seeks to declare the point of a particular Biblical passage. Sermons usually last around an hour and are packed with material for reflection. On a regular basis, our sermon series alternate between the Old and New Testaments. All preaching is driven by the Gospel, the Bible’s main message of God saving sinners through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Post Sermon We sing a hymn encapsulating the theme of the sermon and then take our seats once more. A typical service is finished by 11:30 am.