CONGREGATIONAL AND ELDER UPDATES

Information and ongoing updates related to Gospel City Church

SEPTEMBER 4, 2020 — Important Kids Reopening Details

UPDATE—Gospel City Kids is reopening on Sunday, September 13. It has always been the goal of Gospel City Kids to provide a safe environment where your kids can come to learn about God and grow to love Him. Now more than ever we are committed to that goal . . . (keep reading)

JULY 1, 2020 — Weekly “Live at 5” Update

VIDEO UPDATE—This week, Pastor Trent & Micah brought us our final update about our July 5 gatherings in our brand-new worship center . . . (keep reading)

GUIDELINES FOR GATHERING

For the most up-to-date info on our guidelines for gathering during this season, click here. 

JUNE 24, 2020 — Weekly “Live at 5” Update

VIDEO UPDATE—Pastor Trent and Micah brought us an update about our plans and preparations for resuming in-person gatherings on July 5 in our brand-new worship center. They unpack some of the expectations, guidelines and guiding principles for safety and community going into next weekend . . . (keep reading)

JUNE 23, 2020 — Important Parent Information for July 5

Our Children’s Director, Michelle Helmkamp, has some encouragement and important information for parents of young children as we resume in-person gatherings . . . (keep reading)

JUNE 19, 2020 — Resuming In-Person Gatherings

On Sunday, July 5, we look forward to welcoming you back onto the Granger Campus of Gospel City Church for our first in-person gatherings in the brand-new worship center! . . . (keep reading)

JUNE 17, 2020 — Weekly “Live at 5” Update

VIDEO UPDATE—This week, we’ve got an update from Micah and Tyler, on location at their Backyard Bible Bash! With 70+ homes hosting over 600 kids—we need everyone praying for God to move this week in the hearts of our kids. . . (keep reading)

JUNE 12, 2020 — Letter From Pastor Trent Griffith

Diversity—It’s a characteristic of a healthy church. Here are some things I’ve learned as I have been listening this week. . . (keep reading)

JUNE 10, 2020 — Weekly Live at 5 Update

VIDEO UPDATE—This week Pastor Trent & Pastor Micah went LIVE on Facebook, bringing us an update for this weekend’s gathering, Chickfila, a new series, and an exciting announcement coming. . . (keep reading)

JUNE 4, 2020 — Lamenting Racial Injustice

Pastor Stephen Love has written a follow-up from last week’s sermon on racial injustice and has provided some very helpful resources for us to learn from . . . (keep reading)

JUNE 3, 2020 — Weekly “Live at 5” Update

VIDEO UPDATE—In this edition, we got an update on the Backyard Bible Bash plans, a look back at the timely message from Pastor Stephen, as well as some resources on how to be learners and how to lament in this season . . . (keep reading)

MAY 27, 2020 — Weekly “Live at 5” Update

VIDEO UPDATE—This week, Pastor Trent & Pastor Micah brought us an update on the new worship center, as well as the renovations going on in the kids wing and old worship center . . . (keep reading)

MAY 20, 2020 — Weekly “Live at 5” Update

VIDEO UPDATE—This week, Pastor Trent & Pastor Wes went LIVE on Facebook for some mid-week encouragement. They share some updates on church plant in Hungary, some of our guiding principles for reopening . . . (keep reading)

MAY 13, 2020 — Weekly “Live at 5” Update

VIDEO UPDATE—This week, Pastor Trent & Pastor Micah were joined by our church planters, Ben Hurt and Stephen Love, as they discuss church planting, and what re-opening looks like for our various campuses . . . (keep reading)

MAY 8, 2020 — Reopening Groups

As of May 4, Indiana has allowed for groups of up to 25 to meet with social distancing, with group sizes of 100 looking likely by May 24. Gospel City Groups are now able to begin pursuing meeting together as small physical gatherings . . . (keep reading)

MAY 6, 2020 — Weekly “Live at 5” Update

VIDEO UPDATE—Pastor Trent & Pastor Micah went LIVE on Facebook to share some laughter and encouragement with you. Tonight they shared an update about what the next few weeks will look like for us in light of the Indiana “Back On Track” reopening guidelines . . . (keep reading)

MAY 1, 2020 — INDIANA COVID-19 UPDATE

On Friday, May 1, Governor Holcombe released the state’s guidelines for reopening Indiana. We’re sorting through the recommendations and their impact on churches, especially our church! Here is what we know . . . (keep reading)

APRIL 29, 2020 — Weekly “Live at 5” Update

VIDEO UPDATE—Pastor Trent & Pastor Micah were on Facebook LIVE, joined by Pastor Wes Ward, Mike Neises, Rick Wallace, and Shaun Phy to bring you an update on our financial status, as well as what’s happening with the facility expansion . . . (keep reading)

APRIL 24, 2020 — Introducing “Live at 5”

Last week we announced that we were going to send a Congregational Video Update on Monday, April 27. But, we had so much fun on Wednesday night sharing updates on Facebook live, that we had a new thought—let’s give LIVE AT 5 a try for the next few weeks! During this season, we really want to make sure that we are communicating . . . (keep reading)

APRIL 22, 2020 — LIVE with Pastor Trent & Pastor Micah

VIDEO UPDATE — Pastor Trent & Pastor Micah went LIVE on Facebook to share in laughter and encouragement with you. Each share what they’ve been up to during this season of sheltering-in-place. You’ll also get a behind-the-scenes look at how our Sunday Worship is being produced . . . (keep reading)

APRIL 8, 2020 — LIVE with Pastor Trent & Pastor Micah

VIDEO UPDATE — Pastor Trent has returned from his sabbatical! He and Pastor Micah went LIVE on Facebook to share an update during Holy Week. Watch as they share how you can be leading your homes well and nourishing your soul during this season . . . (keep reading)

MARCH 19, 2020 — Staying Connected Through Technology

In order to do our part in “social distancing,” many of us are avoiding meeting in person and instead, turning to technology for meetings, small groups, general check-ins, and even church worship services. To help out, we’ve compiled a list of available services and apps that are free to use. We provide a short description of the app, links for download, and links to how-to instructions for setup and use . . . (keep reading)

MARCH 16, 2020 — Coronavirus Update #4

First of all, we want to express how thankful we are that through technology we were all able to gather together virtually for Sunday worship. Homes across Michiana (and the world) lifted Jesus’ name passionately in worship, and the Word of God was preached and received. Not only that, but both WSBT-TV and ABC57 shared stories of Gospel City Church’s livestream services! What the enemy means for evil, God has used for good. Our city got to see and hear Jesus’ name and Gospel hope  . . . (keep reading)

MARCH 13, 2020 — Live Stream Services This Weekend (Coronavirus Update #3)

As you may already know, the leadership of Gospel City Church has decided out of love and care for our whole body that we will not meet together physically this Sunday for church. This decision is in an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. But just because we won’t be gathering together in a physical space does not mean that we’re canceling church . . . (keep reading)

MARCH 13, 2020 — We Are A Good News City

PASTORAL LETTER—From the pastors here at Gospel City Church, we want to remind you that we love you. And we want to remind you that the God who sits enthroned in the heavens loves you as well. Even when it seems the earth is giving way . . . (keep reading)

MARCH 12, 2020 — CORONAVIRUS UPDATE #2

VIDEO UPDATE from Pastor Micah. We wanted to quickly address and acknowledge what is happening in Indiana and in our community regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb just announced that gatherings must be limited to no more than 250 people. That obviously affects our weekend worship services . . . (keep reading)

MARCH 11, 2020 — CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

As concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) are rightfully rising, we wanted to let you know how Gospel City is responding.  Our staff and elders are carefully monitoring the situation and considering all recommendations from government officials. We are very blessed to have doctors and other qualified authorities close to the situation within our congregation. We still plan to gather together for our regular weekend and weekday gatherings. As always, we are committed to doing whatever we can to provide a safe environment to welcome you and your family . . . (keep reading)

MARCH 11, 2020 — OVERCOMING THE POWER OF FEAR WITH FAITH

Pastor Nathan Scroggins has written a helpful article on how we can overcome the power of fear with faith. Crisis has existed on this planet ever since Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden, and it will continue to exist until the day Jesus returns. Christians have been a calming voice in the midst of crisis throughout history, and we should continue to be that beacon of reasonableness today . . . (keep reading)

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