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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.”

Christmas Eve

Special Service Times

GT Church wants to share Christmas Eve with you and your family.  Our Christmas Eve services will be at 6 and 9 p.m. on Saturday, December 24, 2016. 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 for Kids

Make Christmas Merry for Kids in Our Community

This year we have about 400 Christmas gifts needed for children both in our church and our Galloway community. If you would like to purchase a gift for a child in need, it’s so easy to do! Stop by the Christmas trees by the Information Center and choose a card or two. The card will show you the age of the child and a gift they have requested. You then purchase the gift, wrap it, and bring it back to the church by December 13th so we can get all the presents distributed in time for Christmas. It’s that simple!

Coats for Kids

GT partners with Dove, Inc.

GT is an official drop-off location for winter gear to be distributed by Dove, Inc. Please bring your new or gently used coats, hats, gloves, and scarves to GT and drop them off in the containers at the Information Center. Local partnerships take care of cleaning all items before Dove distributes them. Thank you for your contribution to making a difference in the lives of children and adults this winter.

The last day to drop off your donation is Sunday, November 27, 2016.

Thrive

Thrive Family Conference

You are going to love Thrive – GT’s first Family Conference!
Here’s the schedule:

Friday, October 21
5:30-6:15 p.m. Pizza Party (provided)
6:30-7:30 p.m. Group Session 1 (Worship Center)

Friday’s group session is fun for the whole family – aimed at children 5th grade and younger. This Nickelodeon-style session includes games, skits and lots of crazy fun!

 

Saturday, October 22
8:30 a.m. doors open
9:00 a.m. Breakout Session 1
10:00 a.m. Breakout Session 2
11:00 a.m. Breakout Session 3
12-1 p.m. Picnic Lunch (provided)
1-2 p.m. Group Session 2 (Worship Center)

On Saturday, doors open at 8:30 for registration (as needed) and donuts. Aromas Coffee Shop will also be open. We’ll have three breakout sessions with a variety of topics for you to choose from. At noon we’ll provide lunch for you to eat as a family. The conference will wrap up with a final group session at 1:00.

If this sounds like something you’d like to attend, please click here to register today!

Ultimate Date Night

With Jay and Laura Laffoon

JOIN RANDY AND MONICA FROM THE WBGL AFTERNOON SHOW AND JAY AND LAURA LAFOON FOR THE ULTIMATE DATE NIGHT! STRENGTHENING MARRIED COUPLES RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH LAUGHTER, ENTERTAINMENT AND BIBLICAL TRUTH.

 “A MARRIAGE CELEBRATION EVEN A MAN WILL ENJOY!”

The Laffoons are real people with real lives walking through a real marriage. They like to call themselves “marriage edu-tainers”, combining education with entertainment.  And the Laffoons put their real marriage of almost 30 years on display.

The Laffoons fearlessly share their own experiences as they unravel what they’ve learned about the mysteries of intimate relationships, believing that all married couples share the same struggles and joys along the journey!  Their humorous and entertaining transparency offers couples permission to laugh with each other and courage to continue growing a future together.

Saturday, October 15th at GT Church in Decatur

Celebration starts at 7:00 PM and Doors open at 6:30 PM

For more info visit Jay and Laura’s website or watch the sneak peek video here!

Click here to buy tickets. Tickets are $30/couple.

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Church Directory

Church Directory – 60th Anniversary Edition

To commemorate our 60th year of ministry, gtChurch will be taking pictures for an updated church directory. If GT is your home church, we want to see you! Everyone who participates in the portrait session will receive a free directory and free 8×10.  Sessions are available September 9th and 10th.

Schedule your portrait session online, or stop by the Information Center on Sunday for assistance.