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Hope For the Holidays 2017

Are you wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? Are you dreading the holidays, knowing that everything has changed since you have lost that special someone?

Our Hope for the Holidays is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. You’ll learn:

  • How to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays
  • What to do with traditions
  • Helpful tips for surviving social events
  • How to discover hope for your future

Sign up below and plan to join us on Sunday, November 5 at 4 P.M. for an afternoon of hope and encouragement.

Hope For the Holidays Registration

Refresh 2018

It seems the world around us is getting darker by the day, have you noticed? You may see it in the culture, but you may also feel it in yourself. It’s time for us all to let God shine in us so we can shine in this dark world!

The 2018 Refresh Women’s Conference theme is “Let the Son Shine In.” This encouraging conference will be held on Friday and Saturday, January 19th and 20th at GT Church in Decatur, IL. On Friday, we’ll kick off at 7:00 P.M. with Christian comedian Kerri Pomarolli. There’s an optional after party to attend afterwards. Saturday morning starts at 7:00 A.M. with a continental breakfast followed by breakout sessions beginning at 8:00 A.M. Saturday’s main session with Pastor Beth Soares begins at 10:00 A.M. and we’ll wrap up our day by 11:30 A.M. The conference will include inspiring speakers, engaging music, incredible drama, and tons of fun for all of the women in attendance.

Tickets are $35 each, $30 to bring a friend, but there are discounts for buying early, so purchase your tickets before January 1st to get an additional $5 off per ticket!

Purchase your tickets today!


Friday January 19
Doors open at 6 pm, event starts 7 pm.

Saturday, January 20
Doors open at 7 am, event starts at 8 am.

Aromas Cafe will be open!

Our mission this year will go to bless Webster Cantrell Hall. Bring the following items for donation:
* Beach towels
* Sound machines for children to sleep at night
* New suitcases w/ rollers
* Alarm clocks
* DVD Players
* Blankets
* Headphones
* Board games
* 500 or less piece puzzles
* Craft supplies
* New, unopened socks or underwear for boys & girls between ages 11 & 18.

The Journey One-Day – September 30, 2017

Have you been wanting to go through The Journey, but haven’t been able to attend the Sunday morning classes? The Journey One-Day will take place on Saturday, September 30. During this special event, we will go through all four steps in the Journey. You’ll learn about GT, what we believe, how we operate, and where you can make a difference. The class will start at 8:30 am and end at 12 pm. The Journey class takes place downstairs in Room 001.

After the class, you’ll also have the opportunity to publicly express your faith through baptism. We encourage you to invite your friends and family to witness your profession of faith. Ask them to arrive at 11:45 am.

Register below to reserve your spot in The Journey One-Day class. Snacks, coffee, and water will be provided. Childcare is also provided for birth through 5th grade (please register each child below).


The Journey One-Day Registration



Please register each child.

“Don’t Fall Apart” Women’s Dinner Event

Ladies, we’ve all been there. That place where you feel like you’re about to be overwhelmed by life’s circumstances. Where you have received a bad report from the doctor. Where you don’t know what your next step is in your job. Where you are at a loss for how to parent your kids. Where you have to keep telling yourself, “don’t fall apart.”

Invest in growing your faith and relationships at the “Don’t Fall Apart” women’s dinner on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. The event starts at 6:30 P.M. and GT’s own Diva Samuels will bring an encouraging message, along with fun and, of course, food!

Tickets are $10 and there are discounts for bringing your friends! You can purchase tickets at the Info Center or on the church website.

Volunteer for the 2017 Farm Progress Show

August 29th through 31st, over 100,000 people will travel to Decatur to attend the 2017 Farm Progress Show. GT Church, once again, is serving the community by hosting a Food Court at the Farm Progress Show. If you would serve a shift at the GT Food Court, just fill out the form below.

Sign-ups for the 2017 Farm Progress Show are now closed.

The Journey Classes for April

We will not have our normal schedule of classes for The Journey on Easter Sunday. Week Three – Discover Purpose will happen on Sunday, April 23 and Week Four – Make a Difference will happen on Sunday April 30. The rescheduled classes will still be at 9:30 am in Room 001.

21 Days of Prayer

The more time you spend with something or someone, the more confidence you build in it. The same is true for God. The more time you spend with God, the more your faith in Him will grow. We have made it a priority to seek God first in prayer. We invite you to join us in 21 Days of Prayer as we faithfully seek God first, trusting in His power alone to create lasting impact in our lives, our church and our world.

Download the prayer guide here.

Refresh 2017

Are you ready for the ride of your life?  Well, I’ve got news for you! You are already on it!  Sometimes the ride is smooth, and at times rocky and often, unexpected.  We may even consider it to be a roller-coaster.  Some of those twists and turns we can see coming depending on the situation.  did you know that there is a way to enjoy this ride of life?

This year, for our Refresh Women’s Conference 2017, our theme will be “Enjoy the Ride.”  This exciting conference will be held on Friday and Saturday, January 20th and 21st here at GT Church in Decatur, IL.  Friday kicks off at 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. with an optional after party to attend.  Saturday morning starts at 7:00 A.M. with a continental breakfast served and breakout sessions beginning at 8:00 A.M.  The first main session on Saturday begins at 10:00 A.M. and goes until 11:30 A.M.  We will then have a lunch break where you will be free to enjoy a lunch with your friends until 1:00 P.M.  We will begin our 2nd main session with Pastor Brenda Nevitt at 1:00 P.M. and conclude around 3:00 P.M.  The conference will include inspiring speakers, engaging music, incredible drama, and tons of fun for all of the women in attendance.

Tickets are just $25 in advance and $30 at the door.  Purchase your ticket today (click here) and plan on joining us to “Enjoy the Ride.”