Your First Visit to Grace
We invite you to join us to worship in the near future. Below are answers to some questions you may have. If you have other questions, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone our church secretary Sue Fields at 502 361-2911 (Monday through Friday from 9am until 3pm) or visit our Facebook page (facebook.com/gcbcky).
As you walk through our doors on Sunday morning, Greeters will be happy to help you find your way around. If you arrive before our 10:45am service begins please mingle, introduce yourself to others and get to know people attending the service.
Sunday Morning Worship Schedule
9:30 - 10:30 Sunday School: Classes for children, youth, young adults and adults.
10:45 - 12:10 Worship and KidsWorship: Worship through music, prayer and God's Word. Children have their own service, called KidsWorship, during the sermon. (Please see next question.)
What's provided for the children during worship?
If you have children who are newborn to age 3, we normally have a fully-staffed nursery available downstairs. Of course, you are more than welcome to keep your children with you during the service.
If you have children age 4 through third grade, they will be dismissed during the service to go downstairs for KidsWorship after the Children's Message. Your child will be assigned a number, which will be displayed on the screen to the left of the stage, should your child need assistance. If it will be your child's first time to KidsWorship, please accompany him or her downstairs to assist in this process when the children are dismissed from the adult service. Children of all ages are also welcome to stay with their parents during the service.
During KidsWorship the children connect to God through song, praise, Bible study, prayer, service, drama and videos designed to deepen their relationship with Christ. KidsWorship ends simultaneously with the adult service.
How should I dress?
We dress in a various styles. Whether dressed casually in shorts, in jeans and a t-shirt, in bib overalls or in your "best" you will not feel out of place.
As a guest, do I need to give an offering?
Do I have to stand a lot during the service?
No. We stand while singing, but if standing is difficult for you, please stay seated. If you do stand, then become uncomfortable, please be seated.
Do I have to sing? What if I don't know the words?
If you prefer not to sing, you may simply listen. The words to each song are projected on a screen in the front of the sanctuary. The Praise Team Band and Singers lead the congregation in song. Even if you do not sing, listening and following along with the words is another way to join us in worship.
What if I have a prayer request or want to know more about the church?
If you have a prayer request or have any questions about this church, salvation, church membership, theology, or just about anything else, simply speak to Donnie, our pastor, after the worship service. You can also contact us at any time by email, on our Facebook page (facebook.com/gcbcky), or by calling Sue, our church secretary, at the church office. (See box at the top of the page for email and phone information.)
Where is Grace Community Baptist Church and what about parking?
The church is located on National Turnpike between Southside Drive and the Outer Loop. (Please see our map page.) There is reserved guest parking in the marked spaces at the side of our building, but feel free to park anywhere in our large parking lots on the left side and behind the church.
Is the church wheelchair accessible?
Yes. There is a ramp at the front of the church. The Men's and Women's Sunday School classrooms and the Sanctuary are on the main floor. There is a restroom in the women's classroom, which can be used by anyone. Stairs lead to the lower level of the church, which is not wheelchair accessible.
Are listening devices available?
Yes. Assisted listening devices are available at the sound booth in the back of the sanctuary. Please ask the person in the booth or a greeter if one is needed.
What about safety and security?
We endeavor to be very safety and security conscious at GCBC and work to control the church environment as much as we can, particularly what goes on inside the building. You can help us maintain this awareness by being where you are supposed to be.
During Sunday School, either be in a classroom or in the sanctuary. During worship, please refrain from going downstairs unless there is a serious need. No one should be roaming the building or be downstairs while the nursery and KidsWorship are in service.
To further safety and security, the church doors are locked at 11:00am during our Worship Service. Being in class or the worship service at the proper times makes it easier to ensure the everyone's safety. Remember, we are at church to worship.
Additionally, to ensure the safety of our young people, a background check is required for all children's ministry and youth ministry volunteers .