Everything that we do at GT Church is intended to help you get to know Jesus in a personal way.
“I want to know Christ, yes the power of His resurrection and participation in his sufferings…”
At GT Church we want to do everything we can to meet the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of those around us.
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
We believe life change happens in the context of community, and at GT Church we provide multiple ways to build community with others.
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another – and all the more as you see the day approaching.”
We believe in One God who eternally exists in three persons: The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and co-eternal, which is the Trinity.
(Genesis 1:1-3; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 3:16-17; 28:19)
We believe humans were created in the image of God and placed in a sinless paradise to have fellowship with Him. Because of disobedience to God’s Word, sin entered the world, fellowship with God was broken, and the relationship between God and humans became strained. Humans, through their own efforts, cannot restore this brokenness.
(Genesis 1:26-27, 31; Romans 3:9-10, 23; Ephesians 2:1-3)
We believe in the Gospel: that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of the Living God. That He was crucified on a cross for our sins and raised from the dead three days later.
(Matthew 16:16; Mark 10:45; Acts 26:23)
We believe that all who believe the Gospel are born again by the Holy Spirit and become children of God and heirs of eternal life. Thus, eternal life is totally a work of grace, a gift of God, and not a result of any good works or human efforts on our part.
(John 3:3, 5, 16; Romans 3:23-28; Galatians 2:16; Ephesians 2:8-9)
THE WORD OF GOD
We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God. It is the final authority in determining how followers should live their lives.
(Matthew 5:17-18; Psalm 119:9; John 10:35; Romans 16:25-26; 2 Timothy 3:16)
THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
We believe in the ongoing process of spiritual growth of the Christian through the Holy Spirit and God’s Word. Each person is to grow in their knowledge of God’s Word and in developing and employing their spiritual gifts through the Church, so others may come to know Christ and the Church be built up into maturity.
(John 8:31-32; Romans 12:4-8; 1 Corinthians 12-14; Galatians 5:22-23)
We believe the Church is the Body of Christ that is made up of all Christ-Followers. Its mission is to glorify God and make Him known to the lost world. Every Christ-Follower is an integral part of the Church, creating a spiritual unity in the Church.
(Matthew 26:26-29; John 17:11, 20-23; 1 Corinthians 28:18-20; Acts 2:38; 8:12)
THE OTHER THINGS
We believe that Jesus Christ will return physically to earth to set up His Kingdom. This will occur at a time no one knows except the Father. At His return, the resurrection of Christ-Followers and non-Christ-Followers will take place. Heaven will be the eternal dwelling place for all Believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
(Matthew 4:1-11; Mark 9:43-48; John 8:24, 44; Acts 1:9-11)
Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the new believer is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
(Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12, 36-38; Acts 10:47-48)
Observance of the Lord’s Supper is a unique time of communion in the presence of God when the elements of bread and grape juice (the Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ) are taken in remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross.
(Matthew 26:26-29; I Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-25)
Biblical Marriage has only one meaning and is clearly defined in scripture as a covenant, a sacred bond uniting one man (born a man) and one woman (born a woman) in a single, exclusive union for life, instituted by and publicly entered into before God (Matthew 19:4-6), and that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other (I Corinthians 6:18, 7:2-5; Hebrews 13:4). The covenant is with God and should not be taken lightly or altered to fit personal preferences.
(Genesis 2:22-24; Ephesians 5:22-33; Mark 10:6-9; Galatians 5:24-25)