Life change best happens in smaller settings, and we are so excited about our upcoming Small Group Expo on Sunday, August 27th, Sunday, September 3rd and Sunday, September 10th, before and after both morning services. We offer a variety of small groups ranging from bible studies, marriage studies, finances, and fun activity groups. For more information about our small groups, you can click on the button below to view our small groups offered, or if you are interested in leading a group email George Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baby Dedication will be held during both services for children ages 0-2 years old. This is a time for parents to ask God's blessings on their babies, as they commit to raising their children God's way. If you would like to participate, sign up online or at the information center. Deadline to register your baby is Tuesday, August 29th.
Flourish is our monthly women's gathering and Bible study. This time will give you an opportunity to connect with others, have a night out and hear an inspirational message. All we ask is that you please bring a savory snack to share! We will meet at 7pm in the Worship Center and doors will open at 6:30pm. There is no charge for this event and childcare will be provided.
Deaf Interpreter Available upon request. Contact us at 903.663.0428 for more information.
Come and discover more about the heart and vision of Grace Creek Church at Discovery 101. You'll get to meet some of our pastoral team, and many others who are relatively new just like you! We will provide you an to become a member of Grace Creek Church. Lunch and childcare are provided.
Discovery 101 is on the second Sunday of every month.
Dream Team 201
The Grace Creek Dream Team is made up of amazing volunteers who use their gifts to serve in our church home and in our community. Come discover your unique gifts with a fun personal assessment, and let us help you find a place to connect on the Dream Team.
Learn about Ministries and Opportunities Available
Lunch and childcare are also provided.
Dream Team 201 is on the third Sunday of every month.
Get equipped for a lifetime of spiritual growth through this 8-week biblical foundation course. Foundations 301 is a great way to build relationships with others and learn the core values that form the culture of Grace Creek Church. Childcare is provided.
Foundations 301 Topics: Establish Biblical Beliefs
Week 1 - Introduction: Core Values & Spiritual Family
Week 2 - Salvation: Justification & Sanctification
Week 3 - Scripture
Week 4 - Baptism with the Holy Spirit
Week 5 - Generosity
Week 6 - Personal Devotion
Week 7 - Missional Living
Week 8 - Small Groups
Serve Day 2017 is coming up on Saturday, September 30th from 8am - 12pm. Serve Day is a Churchwide initiative to go into our communities and show the love of Christ in a real and tangible way. We will be partnering with the City of Longview and other missional organizations East Texas.
Serve Day Schedule:
8:00am - 8:30am Registration & Breakfast
8:30am - 9:00am Kick-off, Prayer & Send-off
9:00am - 12:00pm Meet with project leaders and begin service projects
Victory Weekend is designed to create Spirit-empowered moments where men and women can hear from God and learn practical ways to walk out their faith in victory and the freedom available in Jesus Christ. Whether you are a new believer or have been walking with Christ for years, this will be a powerful time of learning more about who we are and how God sees us through His Son, Jesus Christ.
Corporate teachings will feature challenging messages from our staff pastors covering topics such as sin, salvation, identity, forgiveness, calling, and the Holy Spirit.
Gender-specific breakouts led by Pastor Matt and B will address current struggles faced by men and women in today's culture.
Small Group Ministry will focus on building relationships while offering a time of reflection, prayer, and encouragement.
Personal Ministry will provide safe moments for men and women to engage the Holy Spirit as we seek to receive from Him and walk in the fullness of all that He has for us.
In order to attend, you must have completed or be currently enrolled in the Fall Foundations 301 starting 9/27/17.
The cost for Victory Weekend is $30 per person or $45 per couple.
Childcare is available at an additional cost.
Join us for our next water baptism!
During both services!
Water baptism is an important step for every person who has accepted Christ as their Savior. Jesus instructed us to be baptized as an act of obedience, demonstrating submission to God. Baptism is a way of showing others that you have entered into relationship with Jesus Christ.
If you serve or lead in any capacity here at Grace Creek, then you are invited to attend our upcoming Dream Team Summit on Sunday, August 6th, at 6:30 pm. Come and hear an encouraging word that will help equip and develop us as leaders and ambassadors for Christ. You don't want to miss this so make plans to attend. Childcare will be provided.
Going back to school is easier this fall for vulnerable children, thanks to Buckner International efforts across the state. Working with a variety of partners, Buckner distributeS school supplies, shoes and uniforms as well as provided haircuts for children in Conroe, Dallas, Longview, Lufkin, Midland and Peñitas.
The school supply and shoe distributions also send a message to students: they are loved. Grace Creek Church will be partnering with Buckner this year for the Shoe Drive portion of the School Train. The Shoe drive is on Saturday, August 5th. If you wish to volunteer for the shoe drive, you can register here.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
Who: Incoming 2017 7th graders and 8th graders
When: Tuesday, July 25th through Friday. July 28th
Where: Beaver Bend, Broken Bow, OK
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
What to Bring:
Comfortable clothes, modest bathing suits (girls: one piece or tankini), beach type bag for belongings when at water activities, toiletries, sun block, room snacks if desired, any medication or personal items, Bible, journal & pen. You may send money with your student if desired for souvenirs or snacks.
Guest Speaker, Lisa Harper
Conference Host, B. Benson
Grace Creek women would like to announce their annual 2-day conference Embrace is coming on June 23rd and 24th. This year’s Embrace will feature best-selling author and gifted communicator Lisa Harper.
Lisa uses her humor and storytelling ability to help women understand the word in a way that is relational and relevant to their lives as women in today’s world. Her humility and authenticity will leave you inspired and ready to walk out the callings and purpose God has for your life. She has spoken at many prestigious events and conferences including this year’s Hillsong Colour Conference alongside Christine Caine and many other well known speakers.
We will also have the opportunity to hear from our Lead Pastor's Wife B. Benson. She has a heart for the women of our community and desires to see them walk boldly in their calling.
Tickets are available and are $40 for adults and $20 for youth. You can purchase your tickets by going to the link below or at the Information Center located in the Atrium during our regular Sunday morning services.
The conference is Friday, June 23 at 7:00 and Saturday, June 24 at 9:00. Friday registration starts at 5:45pm and Saturday begins at 8:00am.
Online ticket sales are now closed. You can purchase tickets at the door.
Parents! Super Summer 2017 is here which means every Sunday this month will be packed with fun for your preschool and elementary-aged children. Super Summer 2017 will prove to be the best summer fun your kids have ever had while at church! Make sure your kids are ready to get wet, messy, and crazy every Sunday in June!
June 4th- Slip and Slide Kickball
June 11th-Color Foam Twister and Water Balloon Piñata
June 18th- Water Dodgeball
June 25th- Obstacle Course
Prepare 2017 is on its way and everyone is invited. Join us for three nights of encouragement beginning Sunday, January 15th, thru Tuesday, January 17th.
These nights will give us an opportunity to come together and dedicate 2017 to God through prayer, fasting, worship, and powerful messages.
Pastor Matt will kick things off on Sunday the 15th followed by Pastor Dino Rizzo on Monday the 16th. Pastor Dino is the director of our Association of Related Churches, also known as ARC, and Associate Pastor of Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, Alabama. Tuesday night, we'll hear from Pastor Greg Surratt, founder of A.R.C. and pastor of Seacoast Church in the Carolinas.
Before each service begins, the worship center will be open for pre-service prayer from 6-6:45pm. The worship center will also be available for a special time of prayer on that Monday and Tuesday from 12-1pm. Evening services start at 7pm each night. Don’t miss this opportunity to begin 2017 ready and fully prepared to walk into what God has for each of us individually and collectively as a church.
This Christmas Season our 4 year olds through 6th graders will be learning the song "O Come let us Adore Him" to prepare them for the 2016 Children's Christmas Choir, taking place Saturday, December 24th during both our Christmas Eve Morning services at 9:30am and 11:15am! This will be a memorable family event!
For your child to be a part of the performances, please register them by Sunday, December 18th. We are asking that you sign up for both service times.
Each weekend leading up to the December 24th, we will have practice during our normal service times in our children's classrooms.
We look forward to your child's participation and celebrating the birth of our Savior!
DNOW is our annual fall retreat. At this retreat we look at the promise Jesus left us with: "Behold I am with you always, to the end of the age". - Matthew 28:20
We serve a God who said " I will never leave you or let you be alone." How then, in the midst of our relationship with God we can find ourselves being like the prodigal son and running from what God has for us?
It's time we take what God has given and use it to further his kingdom rather then run away from it.
*REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. OUR NEXT RISE STUDENT RETREAT IS IN FEBRUARY. STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS.
Small Group Training
Here at Grace Creek, it's our desire to equip, train and release you to lead a small group. We offer two small group training dates. On Wednesday, August 17th at 7pm and Wednesday, August 24 at 7pm. This is the perfect opportunity to learn how to lead in an effective way and know how to handle a small group setting. Childcare is provided.
We invite you to join us for a night of worship with special guest, Pastor Jim Laffoon, from King's Park International Church. This night will be a time for us to worship together and hear from God in a new and fresh way. Our night of worship will be Sunday, May 15th at 6:30pm. Childcare will be provided.
Grace Creek Church wants to celebrate all of our 2016 Senior Graduates this year with a celebration Breakfast on Sunday, May 15th. This breakfast is for you and your family, and will be from 8am to 9am in the development center. We will also be taking a moment to honor you during our regular services. To sign up for the Breakfast, please register below. We also ask that you submit your 2016 Senior Picture.
Flourish is our monthly women's gathering and Bible study. This hour will give you an opportunity to connect with others, have a night out and hear an inspirational message. All we ask is that you please bring a savory appetizer or sweet dessert to share! We will meet at 7pmin the Worship Center and doors will open at 6:30pm. There is no charge for this event and childcare will be provided.
"Get excited! It's time for our annual Crawfish Throw-down and community Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 20th from 4:30-6:30pm.
Join us here at Grace Creek Church for delicious crawfish and a ton of fun. The cost for crawfish is $10 per plate (includes corn and potatoes), $5 for corn and potatoes only and hot dogs are FREE!
In preparation for the Easter Egg Hunt we will be taking candy and egg donations beginning Sunday, February 21st thru Thursday, March 17th. Make sure all candy's are individually wrapped and no chocolate please. Your donations can be dropped of in the Atrium, East lobby or Gracekids building during our regular Sunday morning services, or Monday-Thursday from 9-4 in our main office. Let's make this year's hunt the best ever."
Worship is such an important part of our weekend experience here at Grace Creek Church and its our desire to see people use their gifts and talents to reach others for Christ. If you are interested in being part of our worship team we are having open auditions for all musicians and singers, on Sunday, July 26th at 2:00pm.
If you play and instrument or sing we ask that you come prepared with a song of your choice. All auditions will be held in the worship center.
For additional questions, please contact Kristin@gracecreekchurch.com
Please register below:
Men, our time has come! Don't miss our Grace Creek Men's Event: Meat, Message, Mayhem! This community-wide event is a great opportunity to build community with other men. Help spread the word. We'll experience some mayhem, eat some meat, and hear a straight-up message from pro fisherman and I am Second spokes person James Caldemeyer. $10 Cash at the door. This event is for men ages 18+
August 16, 2014 / 10:00 am
Ladies!! I am excited to announce this year’s Embrace at Grace Creek Church is here. It is going to be our best yet. This event is always so much fun and I am honored to have my pastor’s wife, Brandy Little, as our guest speaker this year! Brandy is passionate about the women in Grace Creek Church and seeing them reach East Texas. I know that you will be encouraged and challenged by her passion for seeing God’s will done through us as women. Please make plans to join us this year, it will be a morning of amazing worship, great food, and a powerful word. I can’t wait to see all your beautiful faces and share this day with you.
Our Honored Guest Speaker, Brandy Little
Brandy Little is a life-giving, passionate, and inspirational communicator. She is a wise mother of four, leader of Milestone Church's Women's ministry, and partners with her husband Jeff in pastoring Milestone Church. Brandy is committed to helping women realize their value, contribute to the body of Christ and make divine connections with other women. She believes, as women, we are uniquely designed to love well. We are called to be the beautiful hands, feet and voice of Jesus to our friends, local community and the world.
Outreach Focus: Buckner Family Ministries
This year we are partnering with Buckner Family Ministries to help the children of East Texas to receive new shoes. We will be collecting new shoes for school aged children from July 13th through August 16th. Please bring your new shoes to the main Atrium at church each Sunday. Thank you for all you do to Reach People and Build Lives.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
9:30a Doors Open
10:00a Main Program
Tickets are $20 for Adults and $10 for Students. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. You may purchase tickets AT THE DOOR.
We are serious about making sure that you have nothing that could prevent you from coming to Embrace and it is for this reason that we offer complimentary childcare. Please just let us know how many children will be with you when you purchase your tickets.
Each year there are women who would love to attend Embrace but are unable to afford their tickets, and it is our heart and mission to make sure that every woman who wants to attend can. If you are interested in sponsoring tickets to the ladies in our church and community, please contact Jennifer Wilson at 903-663-0428 or email her at email@example.com. Thank you for your generosity and passion for reaching people.