FAQ

On visiting the building:

How big is the church?
What do I have to wear?
Who goes to your church?
Is GCC accessible?
Do I have to do, or sign, anything to come?
What is worship like?

On bringing your family:

What do you offer children on Sunday morning?
What is AWANA?
What is available for students?

On church beyond Sunday worship:

What kind of adult spiritual growth do you offer?
What kind of outreach is the church involved with?
Can I be married at GCC?
Can a funeral or memorial service be held at GCC?

On finding more information:


RESPONSES


How big is the church?
Approximately 120 people attend Sunday morning worship.
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What do I have to wear?
Come as you are. Some of our visitors choose to dress formally, and others choose to dress casually.
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Who goes to your church?
Whomever God brings!
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Is GCC accessible?
A ramp is available at both main entrances.
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Do I have to do, or sign, anything to come?
Not at all. You can fill out a visitor card, but only if you want to.
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What is worship like?
Worship styles will vary but lean toward a traditional tone.
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What do you offer children on Sunday morning?
We offer Nursery, AWANA, and Children’s Church during the school year.
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What is AWANA?
A ministry that helps children learn God’s awesome words.
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What is available for students?
All ages are welcome to come, learn, have fun, and grow in God.
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What kind of adult spiritual growth do you offer?
Bible studies and service opportunities, worshiping with our loved ones at the lodge, and serving at the Share Shop are a few of the ministries we have for adults.
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What kind of outreach is the church involved with?
GCC members are very involved in community on an individual basis, small groups serve as God leads them, and collectively we…
…serve hot chocolate at the blustery winter parade that thousands of hard-core Hintonites enjoy
…operate the community “Share Shop” on a volunteer basis approximately one week a month
…host a weekly service at the Pine Valley Senior’s Lodge
…make our building available to community arts organizations such as the Yellowhead Regional Arts Festival and Hinton on Stage
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Can I be married at GCC?
Please contact our pastor to discuss this.
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Can a funeral or memorial service be held at GCC?
Please contact our pastor to discuss this.
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Is there any ‘lingo’ I should understand?
GCC – Gateway Community Church
GJH – that’s what Pastor Ben calls Gateway Junior High
GSH – Senior High
GYA – Gateway Young Adults
AWANA – Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed; it comes from the Bible 2 Timothy 2:15
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Who do I talk to if I want to know more?
Our administrator would be happy to answer your questions or direct you to the appropriate Pastor or ministry leader. Please visit our contact page to get in touch.
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