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When does Pastor Voddie preach?

I plan to visit in the future and would like to know if Pastor Voddie will be preaching?We don't actually give out information about our preaching schedules.  There are several reasons for this, but we will just give you a couple of the more prevalent ones: Our preaching ...

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Meeting with the Elders

Can I come and spend some time with your elders?This is one of the most popular questions we receive.  Because our culture sees our model as so unique many people want to come and ask questions.  That is why we host a campus visit once every quarter.  This gives ...

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What about singles?

Does your family discipleship focus (and emphasis on fathers) alienate singles/single moms?Absolutely not!  In fact, the opposite is true.  This question has several underlying assumptions: Assumption #1 - FIC Sermons Focus on ‘Families’ The truth is GFBC is committed to ‘systematic exposition.’  In other words, we preach through the ...

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What does a typical Sunday Morning Look Like?

What does a typical Sunday Morning look like for GFBC?9:30 AM - Family integrated Sunday School   We run one Sunday School class for the entire church.  During that class we will cover a topic for book for many weeks.  It is at this time that we also run our ...

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What curriculum do you use for discipleship?

What curriculum do you use for discipleship?Most of our families use the Truth and Grace series from Founders, Inc.  The material has catechism, Scripture memory, Bible reading and hymns of the the faith.  It is also designed for accountability as dates are recorded when material is memorized.  We also ...

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How do you have Sunday School without age graded ministries?

How do you have sunday school without age-graded ministries?Our Sunday School time is family-integrated.  We have one Sunday School class that runs prior to our morning worship and in that class young children sit and learn beside their parents.  The often will take a topic and teach on it ...

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What about Disruptive Children?

How do you conduct worship with disruptive children?We encourage all families to bring their children into the sanctuary.  Cooing babies don’t bother us one bit.  We recognize that some infants will need to be taken out for feedings, etc., and we have no problem with that.  however, we ...

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What about families that don't disciple their children?

How can we expect nominal believers to disciple their children?Unfortunately, this is normal.  True biblical discipleship is a rarity in the modern American church.  Rare is the family headed by a godly father who actually sees discipleship as his responsibility.  Rarer still is the man who is equipped for ...

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What do you do with kids from non-christian homes?

Most of the kids in our youth group come from non-christian homes. What does the FIC do with them?This issue is a product of the youth ministry structure.  The reason most youth ministries are filled with unchurched teens from unchurched families is that the structure attracts teens and not ...

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