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Priscilla Shirer Simulcast on April 28, 2018

On April 28, 2018, we invite you to join bible teacher, Priscilla Shirer and worship artist, Anthony Evans for a global bible teaching event! Women will gather from all around the world for this one-day teaching and worship event. Invite your co-workers, neighbors, best friends, local ministries, and fellow churches to unite and offer this intimate women’s conference to your community!

Lunch is provided. Doors open at 7:00 AM.

Buy your tickets today!

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Pray First – 21 Days of Prayer

At GT Church we want to be a people of prayer. The simple cry of our hearts has been, “Pray First.” In every situation, whether good or bad, we try to pray before we act. Many times people act first and then want God to bail them out of that situation, but prayer should be our first response, not our last resort.

Understanding the necessity of prayer is not enough. In order for it to become a part of our life, it needs to become something we look forward to doing. I’m convinced most people don’t enjoy prayer because they have never been taught how to pray. That’s where this simple prayer guide can help. Using several prayer models out of the Bible and having some guides to make it more personal, this booklet is designed to bring joy into your time with God. When you discover the beauty of daily conversation with Him, you’ll experience the presence of God that will change your life.

Once you learn how to pray, prayer can become a part of everyday life. And then…

Before the day begins…

Before you go to bed…

Before you go to work or school…

Before you send that text…

Before you eat, drive or travel…

When bad things happen…

Before bad things happen…

In every situation – PRAY FIRST!


Download the 2018 Prayer Guide.

Christmas Eve 2017

Join the GT Church family in celebrating Christmas Eve! Our Christmas Eve services will be at 6 and 9 p.m. on Sunday, December 24, 2017. There will be incredible music, a story for the kids, and a dramatized Christmas message sure to inspire you.  Make GT Church a part of your Christmas tradition and join us on Christmas Eve at 6 and 9 p.m.

Christmas Offering 2017

Part of celebrating Christmas at GT is receiving our annual Christmas Offering. This Christmas, we are asking you to make Jesus the top priority in your gift giving. Please consider giving a special offering over and above what you normally give. This will greatly help us continue to be the light God calls us to be in our community. Here are three projects your Christmas offering will fund:

  • Benevolence Ministry — Directly meeting the needs of many hurting people in our church family.
  • GT Food Pantry — Restocking our food pantry shelves so we can continue to feed the hungry in our GT Church family.
  • Church Building — Continuing to be good stewards of this beautiful property God has given us by taking care of the unexpected maintenance issues we have encountered this year.

It’s amazing what God can do when we all give our part! Our special Christmas Offering collection will take place during all three of our services (8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 a.m.) on Sunday, December 17. If you would prefer to give online, just designate your gift “Christmas Offering”.

Merry Christmas!

Make your donation today!

Red Cross Blood Drive

Due to the many recent disasters our country has experienced, plus other tragic events, blood donations are in great need.  GT Church will be giving back and hosting the American Red Cross Holiday Blood Drive on Thursday, December 14 from Noon to 6:00 PM.  Our goal is to collect 50 units of blood in six hours!  We can do this!  Signing up to give blood is now easier than ever!  Click on this link and choose a time to donate!  Please share with your friends in the Greater Decatur Area!  If you would like to volunteer at the blood drive in registration or in the canteen, please email Pastor Beth at

2017 Holiday Schedule

Make your holiday plans now! Here’s our holiday schedule for 2017:

This year, we will have a single Sunday service on Christmas Eve morning and New Years’ Eve. On both Sundays, the service will be at 9:30 A.M.

Our Christmas Eve services will be at 6 and 9 P.M. Join us for an evening of singing Christmas songs and fun performances!

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).

Registration for this event is closed.