Frequently asked questions
Worship services usually last an hour or a little more. We open with some quick announcements, prayer, a few worship songs, and then the sermon. Members of our worship band play various instruments (guitar, piano, drums). Some people clap or raise their hands, but all styles of worship are welcome. Sometimes we sing another song at the end of the service; sometimes Pastor Kendall closes with just a prayer and a blessing.
Wear clothing you feel comfortable in. You'll see some people "dressed up," and others in jeans. It's not outside appearance we're most interested in at SGCC--it's what God is doing in our hearts.
At SGCC, we take communion once a month, usually on the first Sunday of the month. Anyone who has placed their faith in Jesus Christ is welcome to join us--church membership is not required.
SGCC offers many opportunities for children to grow in their faith. On Sundays, children ages Pre-K to 6th grade can attend children's church during the service. Friends Night and middle school youth group are on Wednesday evenings. Senior high meets on Sunday evenings. For more info, take a look at our children's and youth ministries under the tab above.
If you haven't made a decision to accept Christ, but would like to know more about it, you're a seeker. That's a good thing. That means you're asking questions about spiritual things and how they might relate to your life. You are welcome to ask those questions with us. We're a safe, non-judgmental space.
People who attend SGCC come from a wide variety of faith backgrounds - Catholic, Lutheran, Baptist, Methodist, etc. Together, we focus on biblical truth and teachings, and pursuing an active relationship with Jesus Christ. You don't have to be a member of a specific religious denomination to do that.