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WELCOME TO GFC!

Praise God you've found us! Welcome to our website. We are a Christian community where everyone is welcome. You matter to God and to us as well. If you are looking for a church dedicated to obey the Great Commandment and the Great Commission, you are at the right place. We have a celebrative type of worship where we focus our heart's affection and mind's attention to God. We worship Him in Spirit and in truth, with reverence and awe, biblical, and acceptable to Him. We are committed to fully obey the Great Commission--make, mature and multiply disciples and churches unto all the nations. I hope you and your family could visit us in one of our worship celebrations. You may also check out our small group schedule if you desire to grow as a devoted Christ's follower and transform your community. Find one nearest you or do the honors of hosting one at your home.

Looking forward to seeing you soon,
Pastor Armando De La Merced
10 October 2019

Dear GFC Faith Family,

Pray for the launching of our 40 Days of Wellness Campaign this Sunday. Our goal is to encourage and help every member of GFC become healthier physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually, fit for the Master's use and for His glory. This is not a fad or a weight loss program, but a lifestyle change based on the Word of God which leads to transformed: physical health, emotional and mental health, and spiritual health. Let's get on with it together. By God's grace, we will see the difference it brings to our lives in the next 40 days.

This weekend, my message is about, FIT TO SERVE: HONOR GOD WITH YOUR BODY (1 Corinthians 6:12-20). God created your body. He wants your body to be healthy and useful for His purposes such us fulfilling Christ's Great Commission and a lifetime of fruitful Christian service. Our bodies are "The temple of the Holy Spirit." How did it happen, and what's the consequence for it? What does it mean to be fit for the service of God? What healthy habits or disciplines do we need to pursue that leads to that? Find out the answers this Lord's Day. Bring a friend who needs hope and help from God.

Soli Deo gloria,

Pastor Arman 

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Oct 13th -- 40 Days of Wellness Launching, Health Fair after the service, D-Group sign up.
Oct 15th -- Leadership Team Meeting, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, at Suzette's residence.

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03 October

Dear GFC Faith Family,

Praise God for the opportunity to proclaim God's message of hope during the wake for Dan Rimando last Thursday. Thank God for the Collage and Career D-Group for leading the time of worship. Let us prepare our hearts for our Lord's Supper Celebration this weekend by meditating on what Christ has done on the cross for us and by getting right with God and with one another. Next week will be the launching of our 40 Days of Wellness Campaign. Let us pray for God's wisdom and empowerment as we go together in this journey to a healthier life for Him. The key to success in our effort to have an unprecedented spiritual growth and healthier lifestyle is not the materials and methods we are going to use but prayer. Samuel Chadwick said, "There is no power like that of prevailing prayer. It turns ordinary mortals into men of power. It brings power. It brings fire. It brings rain. It brings life. It brings God."

This weekend, don't miss the conclusion of our series on the Beatitudes. I'll preach on SALTS AND LIGHTS (Matthew 5:13-16). The counter-cultural character and lifestyle of a Kingdom citizen is not to be lived out in isolation. We are to live them out as salts and lights in the world to influence it for God's glory. Our Spirit-led lives of genuine discipleship, focused on Christ and obedient to Him, displaying the Gospel light to a dark and perishing world, will advance Christ's Kingdom to the world, and will glorify our heavenly Father. How do we become high-impact disciples whom God can use to influence our generation for Christ? From what should we guard our lives that we may not lose our effectiveness (saltiness) and not dim the full display of the light of Christ? Find out the answers from God's Word this Lord's Day. 

Blessed to be a blessing,
Pastor Arman


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19 September

Dear GFC Faith Family,

Praise God for the Annual See You at the Pole prayer event, the largest prayer meeting in school campuses around the world, that took place last Wednesday, September 25th. The theme this year is about revival based on 2 Chronicles 7:14. Let us join them in praying for revival in our hearts, in churches, in schools, and in the nation. Let us pray for Micah's parents that God will use them to bring the light of Christ in the dark corners of Central Asia. Join us also this Saturday to pray for Vision Virginia.

Don't miss what God is teaching us on the eight Beatitude this weekend, BLESSED ARE THE PERSECUTED (Matthew 5:10-12). True discipleship is about complete devotion to our Lord Jesus Christ whatever the cost (Matthew 10:37-39). We follow Christ through suffering and even in death. Just as Christ was persecuted, so all of us will be (John 15:18-19; 2 Timothy 3:12). Why are Christians the most persecuted people in the world? How do we face persecution? Learn how to stand tall and strong in the face of persecution. 

Blessed beyond compare,

Pastor Arman 


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19 September

Dear GFC Faith Family,

Praise God for a couple who answered God's call to them as Global Impact Christians! Let's keep them in our prayers. Pray for: a) God's Kingdom to come into the people groups they will be reaching (Mt 6:10), b) Holy Spirit's guidance and empowerment (Acts 13:1-3), c) protection (2 Thes 3:2-3), d) Open doors, hearts, and minds (2 Cor 4:4-6, Col 4:2-4), e) the Gospel to be accepted and to spread rapidly (2 Thes 3:1), and f) more workers from the harvest and for the harvest (Lk 10:2).

Let us not neglect meeting together for worship, fellowship and edification. This weekend, I will talk about the seventh Beatitude -- BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS (Matthew 5:9). Who are the peacemakers? How do we live as peacemakers in a world of unimaginable violence and conflicts? What transformational initiatives can we take to spread God's shalom from our hearts, to our homes, to His church, and to our communities? Indeed, God's inspired Word has the answers. Find truth and be transformed! See you on your seats, and invite someone who might be searching for peace.

Shalom,

Pastor Arman 

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12 September

Dear GFC Faith Family,

Let us be encouraged by God's promise in 1 Peter 5:8-11. Our enemy is vicious but not victorious. His aim is not just to distract you but to devour you. As we resist him through Christ's power using our weapons of prayer and the sword of the Spirit, equipped with His armor, he will flee! We'll experience God's strengthening, stabilizing, maturing, and overcoming grace. Ask God to give you such grace in areas of your life you need it.

This weekend, I'll speak about the sixth Beatitude --BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART (Matthew 5:8). Why does Jesus say, "blessed are the pure in heart?" How is it possible for a Christian to live a pure life and with a single devotion and commitment to God in a sinful world? How could anyone have a pure heart which brings forth pure thoughts, pure speech, and pure actions? What does it mean "they shall see God?" Find out this Lord's Day as we gather in God's presence, with God's people, around God's inspired Word.

Blessed to be a blessing,
Pastor Arman 

Sep 14th: Prayer Rally for Sonny and Cecille Enriquez at Mc Lean Bible church, at 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
Sep 17th: Leadership Team Meeting, at Micah and Misha's house, at 7:00 pm.

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06 September

Dear GFC Faith Family,

This Sunday is Baptism Sunday for SBCV family of churches. Baptism is Christ's command to those who repented of their sins and surrendered their lives to His Lordship (Mt 28:18-19). Baptism is a meaningful event: a) It is our identification with His death and resurrection, b) It is connection to God's family called the local church, c) it is termination of the old life, d) it is a devotion to Christ to love Him and obey all of His commands, and e) it is our anticipation of Christ's return to rule in His Kingdom and our resurrection. Disciple, do you remember your vows to the Lord when you were baptized? If you haven't followed Christ in water baptism, will you do so?

This weekend, I'll preach on the fifth Beatitude -- BLESSED ARE THE MERCIFUL (Matthew 5:7). Mercy is God's attribute that deals with sin and suffering. When we experience the mercy of the Father of mercies (2 Cor 1:3), we are transformed from being hostile, apathetic, indifferent people, into merciful people. How do we show mercy to those who never heard the Gospel, to the sorrowing and the grieving, and to the poor? Does this Kingdom character affirm who we are in Christ, or condemn us? Find out this Lord's Day. Come, join us, and bring someone with you.

Blessed beyond compare,
Pastor Arman 

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Opportunities for Growth and Ministry:
1. We encourage you to join our Small Groups. You will grow as an authentic, devoted, multiplying Christ's follower in the context of a loving Christian community. Healthy disciples make up a church that impacts the world for Christ.
2. We love to have you in our Prayer Meeting every Wednesday (7:00pm--Joint prayer with GBC and Hispanic; 7:30pm GFC at Chilton room) and every Saturday at 9am-10am, at room B-117. Our God is worthy to be sought in prayer. He helps us become a praying church with prayer-energized lives and ministries, making breakthroughs in world missions.
3. We would like you to belong to our Church Family. Sign up to our Discover Membership at GFC seminar. Know who we are as a church family, how we make an impact in people's lives, and how you can be a part of it.
4. We would like you to grow in Christ-likeness, strong in the faith, useful and victorious. Sign up to our Discover Spiritual Maturity workshop. Learn our vision to grow Christ-like, obedient, strong and fruitful disciples. Learn a simple pathway to Christian maturity.
5. We would like you to develop a servant heart. Sign up for Finding Your Ministry at GFC workshop. Find the joy of serving the Lord using your God-given abilities and gifts. Discover ministry opportunities where you can serve with effectiveness and impact.















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