GFC has Returned to Online Only Sunday Services.
Join the live stream service on Sundays at 9:15 or 11am:
Information & Updates:
Watch this short announcement from Matt for details on why we’re meeting online only at this time:
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There are several groups and ministries that are meeting onsite! Visit gfcnow.com/events to learn more about what is meeting onsite and connect.
Like most churches, the majority of GFC’s giving is received through checks and cash dropped off at our building, in secure offering boxes. For those of you who call GFC home, we ask you to consider giving to the ministry of Grace Fellowship online – click here to learn more.
You are also welcome to mail your checks to Grace Fellowship Church, 2314 South Greenwood Drive. Johnson City, TN 37604.
During this season of social distancing we’re offering small groups onsite, and online groups to stay connected and grow in faith together!
If you’re interested in joining or starting an online community group visit gfcnow.com/onlinegroup fill in the form, and we will follow up with you!
A Greater Story
It’s hard to understand what’s happening in our world right now without understanding the greater story in which we find ourselves. And ultimately, in every crisis that we encounter including the coronavirus pandemic right now, our hope as Christians is in this greater story – that the tragedy we’re facing today will not have the final word, but is only a chapter on its way to a glorious finale. That’s why no matter how many times we may have heard the story, we continually need to be reminded of it, especially on difficult days.
The Bible tells us that in the beginning, God created the world and everything in it. And all that God made was good. God created human beings to live in relationship with Him and each other, bearing His image and ruling together with Him on the earth. But humans chose to act in mistrust and disobedience and in so doing, sinned against God. This act introduced brokenness and death into God’s good world. This brokenness was pervasive, impacting the created order (resulting in things like earthquakes and disease), relationships (resulting in things like manipulation, loneliness, abuse and contempt), and worst of all, distance from God (resulting in things like guilt and shame). And though humans tried their best to erase the stain of brokenness, nothing we tried fixed the problem. The brokenness in our hearts and in our world was simply beyond our ability to remedy.
And then God took on flesh and stepped into human history in the form of Jesus Christ. He came to seek and to save that which was lost. The decisive act of Jesus’ life was when He died on the cross for our sins and rose from the dead. In so doing, He paid the penalty of our sin and conquered death, enabling us to be forgiven and reconciled to God forever. We experience this gift by trusting in Jesus. Hallelujah! While we can experience new life right now through faith in Christ, we still live in a broken world, where realities like disease and death abound. We anticipate the day when Jesus will return and make all things new. And while we wait, we join God in what He’s doing, helping broken and vulnerable people, people like us, find life and hope in Him.