We know you may have some additional questions about GT, so that’s why we created these Frequently Asked Questions that will give you even more information about who we are. If you have a specific question, you can email us and we’ll be sure to get back to you!
What are your services like? Our weekend services are designed to be powerful and inspiring. Each service runs approximately 75 minutes. Our music is upbeat and engaging. Our messages are Biblical, relevant and sometimes very entertaining. We talk about the real things you face every day and seek to connect God’s wisdom and Word to your life. We also believe that church should be one of the most enjoyable experiences you have during the week, so feel free to laugh! You can also check out our services live online on our homepage during service times or rebroadcast times.
What time should I get there? We recommend you arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the service. This is especially important if you have children. Checking-in children to their age-appropriate environments takes a couple of extra minutes. To make things easier for you, stop by New Family Check-in located in the Atrium by the Worship Center entrance. Also, feel free to stop by Sacred Grounds Café for a great cup of coffee or browse through Scrolls Bookstore before the service.
Is childcare provided? Crossroads Kidz Ministry [birth-5th grade] is provided for both 9 & 11am services at the West Lawn Campus and during the 10am services at the Kutztown campus. Real Life Student Ministry [grades 6-12] holds services at 9 & 11am on Sundays and Wednesdays at 7pm at Kutztown.
What should I do with my kids the first time I attend? If you are bringing a child [birth-5th grade], please stop by our New Family Check-in area, located on your left once you enter the main Worship Center doors. This area is staffed with volunteers who will give you a brief tour of our facility and provide you with all the information you need to know about our Kidz Ministry. If you are bringing a student [grades 6-12] to the Real Life services at our West Lawn Campus, you can enter the doors marked “NextGen Center” and stop by The Student HUB for everything you need. Real Life Student Ministries is currently not available at Kutztown.
What happens when I visit your church? First of all, we want you to feel welcome. When you visit GT, you will not be put on the spot in any way. Whether you are seeking a new church home, or simply desiring to know more about who Jesus is, you should feel like you are among family.
What should I wear? Come as you are. God is clear in His Word that He does not look on the outward appearance but rather into the heart of a person. The dress and atmosphere at GT tends to be casual. Wear jeans. Wear a tie. It’s your decision. We want you to be comfortable.
What kind of church is this? GT Church is an Assemblies of God church. If you want to learn more about our beliefs as a church click here.
Is there something for everyone in my family? Yes! We encourage you to explore this web site to learn more about our ministries for children, teens, young adults, adults and seniors.
Do you have small groups? We believe that lives are changed in the context of community. Because of that, we offer life groups. These groups of 12-15 people meet on a regular schedule in relaxing environments all over our community [most meet in homes]. The Bible is discussed, friendships are made, and lives are changed. Click here for more info.
How do I get involved? Everyone has gifts and talents. Those abilities have been given for the purpose of serving others. There are volunteer opportunities all over GT. Joining a volunteer team is a great way to meet people and contribute to the mission of this church. Click here for more info.
What do you believe about baptism and communion? We encourage all followers of Jesus to experience baptism. Periodically, we offer a baptism class for people interested in being baptized during one of our services. We baptize by immersion because that was Jesus’ model of baptism. Baptism is not salvation. It is a symbol of the new life that Jesus brings about in the lives of His believers.
We believe communion is also a symbol. It symbolizes the body of Jesus that was sacrificed for us. We observe this ordinance throughout the year during our weekend services.
Check out Our Beliefs on the About page on our site for further information on beliefs and doctrine.
Giving | Offering A weekly offering/collection is taken during our services. These financial gifts enable this church to fulfill the mission and vision God has given it. We believe in scriptural tithing [giving 10% back to God] as an opportunity to outwardly express our gratitude to God and acknowledge our role as stewards of everything we’ve been given. However, we encourage all of our first-time visitors to give as they feel led. You are our guest. So just sit back, open your heart, and enjoy the service!
Online giving is also available. Click here for more information.
How do I become a Christian? The main theme of the Bible is God’s love for you and all people. This love was shown when Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came into the world as a human being, lived a sinless life, died on the cross, and rose from the dead. Because Christ died, your sins can be forgiven, and because He rose from the dead you can have eternal life. You can know for sure what will become of you after you die. This gift of forgiveness and eternal life cannot be yours unless you willingly accept it. God requires an individual response from you. The following verses from the Bible show God’s part and yours in this process:
ADMIT YOU HAVE SINNED.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” [Romans 3:23]
BELIEVE IN THE SAVIOR.
“But as many as received Him to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.” [John 1:12]
CONFESS CHRIST AND FORSAKE YOUR SIN.
“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” [Romans 10:9]
PRAYER OF SALVATION.
Dear Jesus, I ask you right now to do what no one else can do, to save my soul and forgive me of all of my sins. I believe with all my heart that you are the Son of God and that you love me so much, you died on the cross for my sins. I ask you now, to come into my heart to be my Savior and Lord. I thank you for dying on the cross for me and I thank you that you rose from the dead 3 days later. I believe that from this moment forward, I am now your child, and you are now my Lord and Savior. I thank you Jesus that heaven is now my eternal home. With your strength and grace, I will follow you all the days of my life. Thank you Jesus for saving my soul! Amen
If you have read everything above, and sincerely prayed the prayer of salvation, and would like more information or have a pastor contact you, please click here to enter your information confidentially.