We believe it is important for every guest to have a sense of confidence when they arrive on our campus. Visiting churches can be intimidating, and we want to help make that process a little less stressful with some helpful information!
On Sunday mornings, you can expect high-energy worship, an engaging message that is always truth-centered and scripture-based, and a warm and welcoming environment. We believe that meeting together, worshipping, and engaging in God’s Word together is part of what we are called to do. And we do it with passion!
We have two services, 8:30 and 11:15. Our services are typically around an hour and fifteen minutes long. From 10 am to 11 am, we have various E-groups that meet around the campus for Bible studies.
What to Wear
We welcome all people from all walks of life with a “come as you are” mentality. If you were to visit on a Sunday, you would see people in shorts and flip flops, jeans, casual dress, and everywhere in between! We want everyone to feel welcome and comfortable regardless of their clothing preferences.
If you're not able to visit in person, we live stream our services online! We’ve always believed that church is more than a place we meet, but it is who we are. While it may not be the same as meeting together in person, it is the next best thing!
The smallest of the bunch are no less valued than our older generations! We care for your children and we know that we are caring for the next generation of truth-tellers and world-changers. Regardless of age, we believe kids can experience Jesus on their level too!
E-groups are small to medium-sized groups of people that gather together in a Bible study or Sunday school-type atmosphere and dive into the Bible together to learn more about God’s word on a deeper level.
Activate Youth supports Middle School & High School Students in growing in their faith in Jesus and connecting in the church family - enjoying fun times, developing encouraging relationships, as well as going deep in God's Word.
Navigating an unfamiliar place can be frustrating, here is a map of our campus to help you find your way around!
We’d love to meet you and help get you settled! Stop by our Connecting Point in the foyer before or after the service to introduce yourself. Fill out our
Digital Connect Card, also easily accessible using the QR Code on the seatbacks, and we will donate $5 to help feed the hungry in Gwinnett County.
You’ll see parking almost immediately as you enter the one-way drive of our campus. The worship center, however, is at the back of the campus, Bldg C. There are guest parking spaces in front of the worship center, and there is additional parking at the back of our campus and as you circle back out toward the exit along our one-way driveway.
When you arrive, you’ll be greeted by a member of our Welcome Team who will be available to guide you to our childcare areas in Bldg B (entering under the blue awning). Our staff and volunteers are friendly, trained, and committed to creating a safe and fun environment for kids to learn how to follow Jesus. All childcare workers have had a background check to further ensure the safety of our kids. Families with children of all ages are welcome to attend worship together as a family.
10 am Nursery, Toddlers, Pre-K, K - 3rd, 4th - 6th
11:15 am Echo Kids Church for Nursery – Pre-K, K - 5th
When you arrive on Sunday, you’ll be greeted by a member of our Welcome Team who will be available to guide you to our E-Groups. We have an e-group where our teens meet both with adults and age specific break out groups in Bldg G at 10am. We also have Wednesday Night Activate specifically for middle and high schoolers at 6:30pm in Bldg G.
Each worship service lasts for approximately an hour and fifteen minutes. Our 10:00 am groups meet for about an hour.
Our worship center is at the back of our campus, Bldg C, and there are guest parking spaces available there. If you have any questions or needs while you’re with us, just stop by our Connecting Point in the worship center foyer. We’d love to meet you.
No. We will not ask visitors to stand and be recognized, to give a testimony, to come to the front or anything like that. We know it is not easy to be in a new place. We want to make you feel welcomed as a friend into our home.
No. We will not pressure you to give; we’re simply thrilled that you chose to be here with us. You're our guest, and we want you to feel like our guest! In fact, we'll have a free gift for you. There will not be a basket passed. Members and regular attendees drop their tithes and offerings and Connect/Prayer Request cards in a collection slot near the entrance to the worship center. If you're comfortable please fill out our
Digital Connect Card (also easily accessible using the QR Code on the slide or on a card in the foyer), and just because you do that, we will donate $5 to help feed the hungry in Gwinnett County. If you want to give to support what God is doing through the church, you are certainly welcome to do so.
Yes. In fact, we’d be honored to have you as our guest. If having one’s life together was a requirement to attend – then GCC wouldn’t exist! We admit to being messy people who make up an imperfect family. The good news of the gospel is that God offers messy people like us a perfect purpose, hope, and joy through Jesus Christ.
The Bible tells us that "man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." On a typical Sunday, you’ll probably find most folks at GCC in something like jeans and a collared shirt. However, some wear a coat and a tie while others wear shorts and flip-flops. Simply put: come as you are.
Yes. A nursing space is provided in the children’s building, Bldg B. Please ring the doorbell and a volunteer will assist you.
Jesus died to save us from our sin, our wrongdoing, our mistakes, and all the guilt, shame, and fear that we have in our lives. We cannot save ourselves. Jesus also rose from the dead displaying the power of God over sin and death. We need Jesus to give us a new life in Him, so that we can have a relationship with Him. He will then lead us and guide us to live this new life by giving us His Spirit. To understand what this looks like, a good place to start is by reading the Bible and being around others who know Jesus. The Bible is God’s Word and Jesus is the truth in action, so reading the Bible helps us understand who He is and how He relates to people. Being around others who know Jesus involves gathering with Christians – those who actually follow Jesus in a relationship with Him. There are many who are Christian in name but fail to follow the life of Christ. The more we read the Bible, the more we know how to distinguish between a true Christian and one who is Christian in name. At GCC you will find people on all parts of their journey of faith and growing in a relationship with Jesus. We want to help all know and follow Jesus Christ. It is part of our mission to make disciples who exalt the Lord, encourage His people, and engage His world. A disciple is someone who is walking in a relationship with Jesus and His followers. We want everyone who comes to this website and steps foot on our campus to experience those life-changing relationships.
When God offers us a new life in Jesus Christ and we surrender to Him, baptism is the next step. Baptism is a symbolic expression of dying to ourselves and rising to new life with Christ. We baptize professing believers by immersion in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Immersion means we submerge underwater to represent death to self. Then rising out of the water shows that we are joining in a new life with Jesus Christ and being joined to His Body – the Church. We only baptize those who are part of our fellowship. If you are interested, please contact us for further discussion.
If you would like to identify with GCC as a congregational member, let Pastor John know. You can be received into congregational membership after having given to the elders sufficient testimony of personal faith and commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Members will be given the opportunity to affirm the Elders and Deacons of the church as well as the annual budget.