Family is something that we care about deeply. It is our greatest desire to be able to minister to you and with you for the advancement of the Gospel of our awesome Savior and King, Jesus Christ.
We believe that family is an important and integral part of the function of the church and the completion of God’s kingdom. Even more importantly, we believe that all of the components of family, gender roles, marriage, and parenting are designed to reflect the greatness and glory of God.
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We understand that raising young children is both a life-giving privilege and an exhausting responsibility! We take joy in giving parents the option of leaving their children in a safe place so that they may have a few hours to focus all their attention on our glorious God in the worship service and Sunday school. We want you to know that while your child is being cared for in our nursery we are not only committed to their physical needs, we also take their spiritual needs equally serious! We are convinced that it is never too early to start nourishing and fostering spiritual interest into a child’s heart. Through age appropriate Bible lessons, biblical prayers for each child, and Spirit-led volunteers we aim to introduce each child to Jesus Christ and build a knowledge of God into their hearts. We pray that God would use our efforts to raise children who will become adults who set their hope in Jesus Christ and walk in his ways! We are happy to have the opportunity to minister to your family!
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Sunday School is an opportunity for us as a church to function as the “pillar and buttress of truth” described in 1 Timothy. It is also a way for the church to function as the extended household/family of God. As the old saying goes: “it takes a community to raise a child,” Sunday school is essentially driven by the two fold conviction that we are utilizing the gifts and members of the family of God to offer clear Bible teaching for the glory of God and the good of the next generation!
At Glory of Christ we use curriculum developed by Children Desiring God, which was developed for all of the classroom use at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis. The focus of each lesson of each curriculum is on God, highlighting the greatness and worth of his awesome character. All of the volunteers are qualified and screened and are gifted at working with children. More importantly, each volunteer loves Jesus and loves to put him on display as the almighty and loving Savior whom the children can build their lives upon.
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The young adult ministry at GCF includes all those in 7th-12th grade. We strategically refer to this age group as Young Adults because of the conviction to raise them into adulthood. Listed below are some "pillars" or convictions and values that shape our ministry to teens and their parents at GCF:
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Beginning the Fall of 2012, Glory of Christ Fellowship is organizing our Adult Sunday School program around key strategy areas as we seek to make “Disciples of All Nations.” Note the “Worship, Community, Mission” emphasis below.
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Glory of Christ Fellowship is a daughter church of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, MN, and a member of the Treasuring Christ Together Network.