GCA Community Connections

A Ministry for Our Church Family and Community

GCA Community Connections will be held on Tuesdays from March 19th to June 4th. This program is designed to deepen our relationship with the Lord through Bible studies for all age groups. We purpose to reach those within the community, to impact the younger generation for Christ, and empower our witness by strengthening relationships within the GCA family.

Key Components of the Program
Online registration is required.

1. Meal Provision
2. Kids Club Program
3. Youth Bible Study
4. ESL Class (English as a Second Language)
5. Adult Bible Studies

1. Meal Provision
Each Tuesday evening, family dinners will be served in the Fellowship Hall at 5:15 p.m. Dinner is free; however, a free-will offering basket will be made available to help cover the costs.

2. Kids Club Program
The GCA Kids Club program is from 6 to 8 p.m. and is free to children from kindergarten to 7th grade. In addition to fun games and Bible class, the club offers the following: First Aid Training, Cool Science, Chess, Arts & Crafts, Sign Language and Cooking Class. To register your child(ren), please click here.

3. Youth Bible Study
The Youth Bible Study group starts at 6:15 p.m. and will meet at the Dr. Charles Hart Mission Center located at 605 East Mt. Pleasant Avenue (across the street from the church).

4. ESL Class
ESL (English as a Second Language) classes will be held Tuesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. by ZOOM. Participants will be sent the meeting link, ID and password information. We offer beginner, intermediate and advance classes for students age 18 or older. Students must complete an assessment to determine class placement. A digital textbook will be issued at a cost of $25. To get started, please click here.

5. Adult Bible Study Options*
Four courses are available:

(1) The Gospel of Matthew 
Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m. March 19 to June 4, 2024
Taught by Dr. Raphael Thomas at GCA and by ZOOM

In this gospel, Matthew shows that Jesus is the long-expected Messiah of Israel, the only one with a right to the throne of David. Our purpose in this course is to concentrate on the exposition of the text as it is found in our Bibles. This course and commentary seek to stimulate independent study and meditation. Most of all, it is aimed at creating, in the reader’s heart, an intense longing for the return of the King.

(2) Genesis
Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. March 19 to June 4, 2024
Taught by Pastor Brian Grant by ZOOM

Since God’s revelation begins with Genesis, its importance can hardly be overstated since it contains the truth about the origin of all things and is the key to understanding all that has happened in the history of the world. This course will help us to understand the meaning of history, and how God’s purposes are being worked out.

(3) Bible Prophecy
Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. March 19 to June 4, 2024
Taught by Pastor George Peters by ZOOM

This course seeks to present, in a simple manner, the outline of future events. The parts of Israel and the church are reviewed and explained. The present purpose of God is explained. Distinctions between the two resurrections are made and the rapture of the saints identified. The return of the King, the earth’s golden age and the eternal state are brought into focus.

(4) James: Walking in Wisdom (For Ladies Only)
Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. March 20 to June 5, 2024
Taught by various GCA ladies by ZOOM

The Book of James encourages believers to see adversity in the perspective of God’s great goodness. This direct and candid epistle, written by Jesus’ younger brother, shows us what it means to trust Christ in and through life’s difficulties. In this Bible study for women, Lydia Brownback explores James verse by verse.