FAQs about being a GCC Member

Do I have to be a member to use the building, take a class or attend an event?

Nope!  Our building, classes, Bible studies and events are open to everyone!  We love our community and are here to serve and connect with you!  In fact, come and invite your friends and neighbors too!
 

How do I become a member?

Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and has Christ put His Spirit in you as evidence that He has given you new life in Him?   Are you willing to commit yourself to the Grace Community Church as part of our church family?  If so, you are a member!  The decision is between you and God – we accept all who God sends us as members.  If you would like to know more about being a believer and follower of Jesus, please let us know – one of our pastors would be happy to meet with you!
 

How often do I have to fill out a communication card?

We would love to hear from you each week!  We don’t want anyone to “slip through the cracks” so by filling out your communication card, we are able to know you were at church (in case we missed seeing you) and pray over you!  Even if you don’t write down a specific request, the prayer team prays over each and every communication card!  
 
Communication cards are also used to keep our contacts up to date, as well as to register your children in Youth and Children’s ministries!  Please know that any information you share on your communication card is kept confidential within the office unless you otherwise give us permission.  Your information will never be shared with third parties. 
 

Do I really need to sign up for something?  

Yes please!  If we are asking you to sign up for something, we greatly appreciate you doing so.  This information is to ensure we have enough supplies, seating, volunteers, etc to make the event/study/class run smoothly!
 

What is the difference between a tithe and an offering?

Biblically, a tithe is the first 10% of a person’s income that is given back to God as an act of worship.  The Bible teaches that giving the tithe teaches us to put God first in every area of our lives.  At Grace, the church finance team is to collect the tithe and use it to fund our church’s operational expenses such as Building expenses, utilities, church supplies, ministry needs, missions and payroll. 
An offering is anything you are feeling like giving towards beyond your tithe.  Offerings could include donating to missionaries or specific ministries or events.
Payments for things like Bible study materials, conferences or retreats or things like shirts are not considered to be tithes or offerings. 
If you have any questions about our church’s finances, please contact Cathy in the office. 
 

Why doesn’t Grace do fundraising?

We never want something like asking for money to turn someone off from church.  We believe that if God is asking something of us, He will move in the hearts of His people to make it happen.  We do our best to communicate needs and opportunities with you, but we do not do events or campaigns that are specifically designed to raise money.