HomeAbout UsMissionsSchedulePastor's CornerPrayersMemoriesContact Us

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
October 14, 2020

Dear GFC@HOME Families,

"The Lord reigns, He is clothed with majesty and splendor; The Lord has clothed and encircled Himself with strength; the world is firmly established, it cannot be moved" Psalm 93:1 (AMP).

The most comforting truth for us in times of suffering and overwhelming stress is the sovereignty of God. He ordains all things by His counsel or by His permissive will, and He reigns supreme over all creation, nations, events and circumstances. He does whatever His wisdom and purpose determines. He is the One who sustains us through any crises -- our loving Father and our Anchor in the storm of life. Let's encourage one another with this unchanging truth.

Join us this weekend, Sundays at 11:00 am, for our online worship via facebook or youtube. Sorry, we can't meet in person this Saturday for the venue is not available. See you all next Saturday, the 24th, instead and invite your family and friends to a family-friendly, COVID-safe, in person worship assembly.

This weekend, I'll preach the Word regarding WHOLENESS: CONQUER DAMAGING EMOTIONS (Ephesians 4:11-13,22-32). In this message, we'll learn the significance of the church family to grow towards wholeness, and the C.O.N.Q.U.E.R. approach to winning the battle against emotional hang-ups that holds us back from pursuing God's will, poisons your body, and hurt your witness, faith, and relationships. There's hope, help, and healing for you (1 Thessalonians 5:22-23, Romans 8:37). Find out how, this Lord's Day, and take someone with you on this journey of faith towards wholeness.

Yours as Christ's Under-shepherd,

Pastor Arman 

>>>
October 08

Dear GFC@HOME Families,

Greetings in the precious Name of our "God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction..." (2 Cor 1:3-4). Praise be to Him who comforts, strengthens, and helps us get through any afflictions and troubles. He provides stability in our faith that we are not crushed, not despaired, and not destroyed in spite of difficulties. He opens up for us a ministry of comforting those who are suffering from all kinds of trouble: anxiety, stress, serious mental illness, pain, and fear.

This weekend, let us gather to worship our loving, ever-present, sovereign God, online on youtube and on facebook this Sunday at 11:00 am, and/or in person outdoors this Saturday at 11:am at GBC Lawn (Please read our safety guidelines attached on your email). I will speak on WHOLENESS: DEVELOP A CHRISTIAN MIND (Romans 15:14, Colossians 3:16, 2 Timothy 3:16-17). Do you long to break-free from negative, destructive, and ungodly thoughts? Do you desire to be transformed into Christlikeness and live a Christ-exalting life daily? What will it take for such change to happen in your life? Find out the secret to an inside out life change that includes change in perspective, feelings, and behavior. Learn effective ways to develop a Christian mind, and develop the ability to apply biblical knowledge in every aspect and issue of life.


With you in knowing Christ more and more,

Pastor Arman 


>>>
September 30

Dear GFC@Home Families,

Glory be to God for the unity in prayer of thousands of His redeemed in DC last week! God is worthy to be sought and He does great and mighty things through prayers! What a great event that coincides with the conclusion of our message series on prayer.  

This weekend, join us in worshiping God and in celebrating the Lord's Supper online on facebook and on youtube, Sunday at 11:00 am. If you miss church a lot, we encourage you to join us in person in a family friendly, COVID-safe worship gathering at GBC Lawn this Saturday at 11:00 am. Doing so honors God and sustains us through difficult and challenging times. To confirm your coming, please text Leila at 5712324152 and read our guidelines attached herewith.

I can't wait to share with you our new message series on Growing in Wholeness (full maturity, complete sanctification). Only Christ can made us whole spiritually, emotionally, mentally, physically, and socially. Man's efforts fail like broken jars that can't hold water (Jeremiah 2:13) since it focuses only on the external with temporary results. This weekend, I will talk about Growing in Christian Wholeness (2 Peter 3:14-18). Let us learn powerful, life-changing truths for you to find the wholeness in all aspects of your life you long for, experience daily victory over hang ups, besetting sins, and its consequences, and see the beauty of Christ displayed to the world through us.


Transformed by grace,

Pastor Arman 

*October 3rd, 3:00 pm on jitsi: Prayer Meeting
*October 10th, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm: Leadership Team Meeting


>>>
September 23

Dear GFC@HOME Families,

May this letter find you safe and well! Praise be to our God the Father of mercies, the God of all comforts, and our God of Hope who fills our hearts with all joy and peace (2 Cor 1:4, Rom 15:13). As we go through these times of uncertainty and fears, let us fix our minds on Him whose care for us is certain.

You are not alone during these times of uncertainty and major disruption. We are in this together, and we'll get through this better and stronger together! Let us know how we can pray for you and help you with. Gathering for worship, edification, and community honors God, sustains us, and generates joy. In this regard, I encourage you to keep joining us online for this purpose on FaceBook and on YouTubeSundays at 11:00 am. If you are able, join us too in a COVID-safe, in-person, outdoor worship gathering this Saturday at 11:00 am, at GBC Lawn (please RSVP at 5712324152, and check out our safety guidelines attached herewith). Our Prayer meeting this Saturday will be at 3:00pm on Jitsi Meet. 

This weekend, pray with me that God's Spirit will use the preaching of His Word on PRAYING TO THE LORD OF THE HARVEST (Matthew 9:35-38). We are to pray for what our Lord Jesus asked us to pray -- Gospel workers! Who is the Lord of the Harvest? Why must a movement of prayer precede movements of great harvest of souls? How do we exactly obey Christ's command that will enable us to join Him in what He is doing, and to see breakthroughs in finishing the task of the Great Commission? In obedience to Christ's teaching on prayer, I'll present three prayer challenges to you. Don't miss it!


With you in beseeching the Lord of the Harvest,

Pastor Arman 

>>>
September 16th

Dear GFC@HOME Families,

Our sovereign LORD, omnipotent Creator, and heavenly Father commands us to fear not “When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up—the flames will not consume you” (Isaiah 43:2 TLB). His presence in us and among us assures us of victory over any difficulties we face today and in the future!

Your faithfulness in worshiping with us online and/or in-person greatly matters to your spiritual vitality. We encourage you who are able to join us, this Saturday at 8:30 am, at GBC Lawn, for a COVID-safe, Spirit-Led, in-person worship with your GFC faith family (Please RSVP at 5712324152 and see guidelines on your email). We may change the schedule in the coming weeks for it is getting colder outside. For you who are providentially not able to join our in-person worship assembly, please keep joining our online worship assembly on FaceBook and on YouTube this Sunday at 11:00 am. 

We're growing deeper in prayer as we follow Christ's teachings on prayer. This weekend, we'll talk about PRAYING THROUGH LIFE'S CHALLENGES (Luke 11:1-8, 18:1-8). Many of our prayers come short of answers because we pray perfunctory prayers rather than persevering prayers. Why must we never get weary in praying to God until we receive His answer? Why does a loving Father not always grant what we ask Him for the first time? What are the possibilities of persistent praying? This lesson on prayer by Christ will help you become a man or a woman mighty in prayer. Don't miss it this Lord's Day!


Called to pray through,

Pastor Arman

***Sep 19th @ 11:am on Jitsi: Prayer Meeting online


>>>
September 09

Dear GFC@HOME Families,

Shalom! Thank God for your response to our message last weekend, for more people who joined with us in worship, and for new small groups that started recently. Let's pray for God's leadership and provision as we navigate these times of uncertainty and fear.

Worship with us this weekend: Saturday at 8:30 am, at GBC Lawnin person (Please RSVP to Sister Leila at 5712324152 and read attached safety guidelines), and on Sunday at 11:00 am online on FaceBook and on YouTube. Let's worship our great and awesome God by singing the Word, praying the Word, reading the Word, and preaching the Word. The Word of God saves, sanctifies, encourages, strengthens, generates joy, and builds us up as missional worshipers.

I can't wait to preach the Word to you this weekend. My message is on PRAYING EFFECTIVELY (John 14:12-15, Romans 8:26-27, 1 John 5:14-15). How do we overcome powerlessness and spiritual poverty that are prevalent today due to prayerlessness and praying amiss? In this message we will learn three keys to praying effectively -- with great result and reach. Watch out that you may not miss this message that the Holy Spirit can use to draw you closer to God's heart and activate God's power in your life and ministry!

With Christ in the School of Prayer,

Pastor Arman 

September 10th at 7:30pm: Leadership Team Meeting
Septembet 15th: 10 am to 1:30 pm, Empowered Conference at Midlothian; Spiritual Warfare in times of Crisis (COVID, political tension).

>>>
September 02

Dear GFC@HOME Families,

Greetings in the Name of our infinitely holy, lovingly sovereign, and incomprehensively great God! He is our refuge, our present help, and our comfort in times of troubles (Psalm 34:17, 46:1). His promises are the anchor of our hope in life's storms and battles. Let us keep trusting Him and keep worshiping Him in the best of times and in the worst!

You are invited to celebrate God's faithfulness and wonders this weekend, online and/or in person. We'll celebrate the Lord's Supper too. Let' us meditate on God's Word regarding what Christ has done for us on the cross, confess our sins, and prepare the elements at home. For you who will join us in person this Saturday at 8:30 am, at GBC Lawn, we'll provide pre-packed Lord's Supper bread and juice. For new people who will show up this Saturday, please see our safety guidelines attached on your email.

Join me this weekend in a Spirit-led worship gathering around God's presence, God's Word, and with God's people. I'll preach the Word on PRAYING IN THE SECRET PLACE (Matthew 6:5-13). The Lord's first teaching on prayer is having a secret place for prayer where we meet God in solitude daily to commune with Him, to hear Him reveal His will to us, and to receive grace, strength and blessings from Him for life and for ministry. Everyone of us needs such sacred spot if we desire to grow and be used by God in advancing His Kingdom to the world in ways beyond our imagination. God promised that showing up daily in a secret place of prayer will never be unfruitful. If so, why do many Christians neglect their private prayer? How will this discipline help build praying churches and workers? How do we take our prayer lives to the next level? Find answers this Lord's Day and invite someone with you.


With you in growing deeper in prayer,

Pastor Arman 

***
September 10th: Leadership Team Meeting at 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
Thank God for your Kingdom Investment in supporting our missions: Aug 16th ($4,580), Aug 23rd ($2,120).


>>>
August 27

Dear GFC@HOME Families,

How are you all doing these days? My encouragement for you today is keep on spreading the fragrance of Christ to the world through your faithful Gospel influence and witness. The Scripture declares that "We are the fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved..." (2 Corinthians 2:15). Such fragrant life is our sacrifice of worship, an aroma pleasing to God. It is also the fragrance diffusing Christ's glory which God uses to bring the lost into saving relationship with Him. Let us never give up in this sacred task for He promised to "always lead us in His triumph in Christ, and manifest through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place" (v.14).

Thank God for you who never fail in worshiping God with us online and in person. Let us pray that more of our church family who misses church will participate in our Saturday morning in person worship gathering (see attached Q&A safety guidelines). Please keep inviting your friends and hosting watch parties of our virtual worship on Facebook and on YouTube.

This weekend, I will talk about WORSHIPING GOD EVEN WHEN SUFFERING (Job 1). The deepest level of worship to God takes place when we learn to worship Him despite extreme, painful, and prolonged suffering. Will you keep on worshiping God while grieving? In the best of times and in the worst of times? Why and how? Find out this Lord's Day as we conclude our series on True Worship.

Blessed be the Name of the LORD,

Pastor Arman 

>>>
August 19

Dear GFC@HOME Families,

Are you missing church gathering for worship? Most probably you are because God created us as social beings. The sons of Korah also did when they were unable to worship God at the house of God due to their circumstance. They long for the public worship of God "as the deer pants for the water brooks" (Psalm 42:1-2). Because they were providentially hindered from such gathering, they became emotionally, and spiritually depressed. How did they recover from this state? They did three things: 1) They asked themselves why they are depressed (people, circumstance, losses, Satan), 2) They spoke God's Word to themselves, 3) They resolved to hope in the God of their praise (vv. 5,11). Hoping in God is like walking toward the sun. It casts your shadow behind. Hope on!

Here's your opportunities for corporate worship this weekend: 1) In person safe worship gathering on August 22nd, Saturday at 8:30 am to 9:30 am, at GBC Lawn (Refer to our safety guidelines attached to my email to you), and 2) GFC Virtual Worship this August 23rd, Sunday at 11:00 am on Facebook and on YouTube.

This weekend, prepare your hearts to receive the Lord's message on WORSHIP IN HEAVEN (Revelation 19:1-16). A great multitude of worshipers, who are saved by God's grace from all the nations, join the angels in worshiping God. John saw this glorious scene in heaven to give us an idea of how we could worship God the way it is done in heaven. What could we learn from their example? How will our corporate worship look like following this pattern? Grow deeper in worship with us as you join us this Lord's Day in exulting God's fame, renown, and excellencies!

We were made for worship,

Pastor Arman 

***
August 22nd: Prayer Meeting on Jitsi at 11:00 am; Joint Youth Fellowship at Filipino Fellowship of McLean at 7pm.
August 28th: Spark Discipleship Conference, All Day; Make disciples and reach the nations; free but you need to register.
August 30th to September 2: Sing! Global 2020, a 4 night worship conference to deepen worship life (contact pastor).

>>>
August 12

Dear GFC@HOME Families,

How do we find strength in times of distress, despair, and great difficulties? By fixing our eyes on God as David says "But my eyes are fixed on you, Sovereign LORD; in you I take refuge--do not give me over to death" (Psalm 141:8, NIV). Yes, we can focus our eyes of faith upon God almighty, who rules over all and above all, our refuge and strength, for provision, protection, and grace in times of need. There's no need so great He can't supply, no sorrow so deep He can't soothe, and no trial so severe He can't help you overcome.

Thank God for our test in person worship gathering last Saturday! It's refreshing, encouraging, more engaging, and most of all, God honoring to see our brethren worship God and build up one another after many months of not seeing each other in person. God answered our prayers when the rain stopped upon the start of our worship celebration. To you who stayed home, please keep joining us online as we will do this until the pandemic has passed. To you who are asking, "When is the next in person worship gathering," please wait for the announcement. We'll let you know if we could do this regularly, safely, and with improvements.

This weekend, let us grow deeper in our worship life as we listen to the message, ELEMENTS OF TRUE WORSHIP (Isaiah 6). In a time of national crisis, Isaiah worshiped God in the temple. His experience was incredibly amazing --God's glorious presence showed up and he received a calling to a Christ exalting ministry. What crucial elements of worship are involved when we gather for worship, online or in person, private or public? What kind of worship is it where God manifests His presence-- not just assumed or presumed, but actually at work? How do you fully engage in the worship of our God who is glorious and gracious, transcendent and immense yet so near and personal? Come, let us worship and bow down to our God who sits upon His throne, lofty and exalted, this LORD'S Day. Invite someone with you and you both will be glad you joined us.


With you in worshiping the Triune God,

Pastor Arman 

>>>
August 13th, 7:30 pm-9:00 pm: Leadership Team Meeting.
August 28th: Spark Conference on Discipleship; one day online event to strengthen your church to advance a disciple-making movement; sponsored by Georgia Baptist Mission Board and International Mission Board of SBC. A free event, yet you need to register.
August 30th to Sep 2nd: Sing! Global 2020 Worship Conference; 4 night online Music and Worship Conference and Festival to deepen worship in your life, in your family, and in your church; tickets at reduced price for a watch party of 10 people @ $20/each are available.

>>>
August 6th

Dear GFC@HOME Families,

Our greatest strength during times of uncertainty comes from God who is worthy to be praised and adored. Let us join the Psalmist in his vow -- "I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation" (Psalm 111:1). He is our rock, our refuge, our healer, our LORD God who answers prayers. He deserves nothing short of wholehearted worship of the righteous.

We were made for worship! One aspect of our worship life is the faithful meeting together for worship as a church family of worshipers. It is vital to our spiritual lives that we prioritize it, and that it's the most important thing to do during a global crisis. Though we all enjoy our worshiping together virtually, we'll try to meet in-person for worship this Saturday, August 8th, at 8:30 am, at GBC Lawn. Some of our leaders will come for this worship service. Contact me if you miss church and you desire to join us. We limit our attendance to those who have no pre-existing conditions and symptoms, no anxiety on in-person but contact-less gatherings, and not careless about safety guidelines. Our gathering will be safe and adapted to the situation (see attached Q&A sheet on your email). 

This weekend, both online and in-person outdoors, we'll hear God's Word on WHAT IS TRUE WORSHIP? (Psalm 50). The answer to this question vastly differs among church members. Let our God settle this issue. In this message we will learn what is the true worship of the true God, and what form of worship delights and honors Him. I encourage you to not miss this message. Gather as families to discuss the reflection questions and be able to develop a life-application plan afterwards.


With you in learning the Heart of Worship,

Pastor Arman 

***
August 8th:  Due to Saturday in-person worship gathering at 8:30am, our online prayer meeting is moved temporarily to 11:00 am.
August 13th: Leadership Team Meeting online at 7:30pm.


>>>
July 30

Dear GFC@HOME Families,

Whatever difficulty you are experiencing, however heavy your burdens are, our God promised to "cast your burdens upon the LORD, and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken" (Psalm 55:22). You can trust God Almighty to strengthen you, supply your needs, and carry not only your burden, but also carry you. Hang on and hope on His promises and providential care!

I thank God for you who are continually engaging in worship, discipleship, and missions during this time of uncertainty. Through your generosity, we are able to sustain our ministries to care for our members, support missions, and help out those who are in financial, emotional and physical distress. All praise and thanks be to God! Though our online gatherings are helpful under special circumstances, let me remind you that it's not intended to be our primary way of worshiping God as a community. It doesn't replace our in-person worship gathering (Hebrews 10:19-25). As to when our regathering in person will be, no one knows, but we need to get ready. That's why on August 8th, a Saturday, at 8:30 am, at GBC lawn, some of our leaders will have a dry run of an on-site worship gathering that is safe and adapted to our current situation. Then, on August 13th, our Leadership Team will evaluate the gathering and develop guidelines and strategy on how we could move on in this direction at the right time. We'll keep you posted, and let's keep praying for God's wisdom on this matter.

This weekend, I'll start our new sermon series on Growing in Worship. My first message is on GOD'S SEARCH FOR TRUE WORSHIPERS (John 4:7-26). Our God, who is worthy to be worshiped, is being worshiped by myriads of angels in heaven. Why is He actively searching for true worshipers worldwide? Are you one of those true worshipers of the true God? What does our Lord Jesus teaches on being a true worshiper? How will that revolutionize the way we worship and the way we live wherever God has placed us? Don't miss this message for trivial reasons. Prepare the elements for our Lord's Supper. Let's come and worship the LORD whose glory is unfading, His grace so amazing, and His sovereignty so incomprehensively great, this LORD's Day!


Draw me close to YOU,

Pastor Arman 

>>>
July 22

Dear GFC@HOME Families,

Greetings in the Name of our God who is our refuge and strength! He is the One whom we can trust at all times (Psalm 62:8): in dark times, in uncertain times, in tough times. We can trust Him who is infinitely good, all-wise, and all-powerful at all seasons of life even at the moment of our death. Our God never fails those who trust in Him!

Join us in worship this Lord's Day (Facebook and YouTube). Let us not give up meeting together for worship, prayer and discipleship even virtually -- "though absent in body, nevertheless... present in spirit" (Col 2:5). Please be informed that we will slowly and cautiously regather in person soon while we continue our online gatherings. We are preparing the guidelines, new format, and the teams for these events with your safety on top of our priority. We'll keep you posted.

This weekend, I will preach on MARKS OF CHRISTIAN MATURITY (Colossians 1:27-2:10). In this message we'll learn who are the true servants of God, their glorious goal of developing disciples into fully matured disciples, and the benchmarks of Christian maturity. How do we fulfill our God-given ministry? How could we know that we and the disciples we are helping to grow are really growing in Christ? Is Christ enough to satisfy our needs from salvation, to spiritual growth and service? What does being complete in Christ means? 

Christ is enough for us,

Pastor Arman 

***
God bless you for supporting GFC ministries!: (Jun 28 - $1,986, Jul 5 - $2,190, Jul 12 - $1,220, Jul 19 - & 2,845).

>>>
July 16

Dear GFC@HOME Families,

Greetings in the Name of our sovereign God who reigns in love, wisdom, power, and goodness! He reigns on His throne over all creation forever. Because He is in control, He will make all things to work together for good to those who love Him (Romans 8:28): trials into triumphs, afflictions into greater holiness, and problems into praises.

Longing for an in-person gathering with our church family is part of how God created us. Christians are supposed to meet together for worship, prayer, fellowship, ministry, and edification (Hebrews 10:24-25). So it's no surprise that we want to meet again the soonest possible. In this regard, we'll ask God's direction on this matter as to when to reopen safely with your health on top of our priority, and with clear criteria, strategy, and guidelines. For those who are not ready for this, especially the vulnerable, we encourage you to stay home and keep joining our online campus. For those who might be interested to try, we'll provide an opportunity for you to sign up for in-person worship gathering (Tentative schedule: July 25th, Saturday, 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm, Outside Chapel of GBC).

This weekend, I will talk about GROW UP TOGETHER IN GOD'S FAMILY (1 John 2:12-17). Our Lord Jesus Christ charged us to fill our church with disciples whose lives are radically transformed by their encounter with Him, and in turn transforming the world they live in. This grace-filled process of making, maturing, and multiplying disciples is called discipleship. In this message we'll track the growth stages of newly born spiritual infants into spiritual parents. How have you been growing in Christ in the last three months? Are you more spiritually mature today than last year? What are the means, the how, and the encouragements to keep growing spiritually? Let's hear God speak to us with an ear of a disciple (Isaiah 50:4-5). 


With you at the Throne of Grace,

Pastor Arman 

>>>
July 10

Dear GFC@HOME Families,

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing..." (Romans 15:13). Brethren, may we trust God to provide us graces which will sustain us in our darkest times: abundant hope, joy in spite of circumstances, and peace that surpasses understanding! 

Let us thank God for His wonderful blessings: safe arrival of the Paalams to their new home and for how God used their lives to build up GFC, successful surgery for Brother Ding, wedding anniversary of AJ and Cheche, and new Bible Studies. Let us lift the following in prayer: Greg and Femy for upcoming medical procedures, healing grace for Alvin's mom and Lorna's mom, safety of our front-liners and their families, and all of us to stay healthy and to keep growing in Christ.

This weekend, I will talk about the third picture of spiritual growth process -- The growth of a sprouting plant into a mature plant that keeps on yielding fruits. The title of my message is GROW UP FRUITFUL DISCIPLES (Mark 4:26-29, 
1 Corinthians 3:6-9). Many Christians desire to grow in Christ-likeness, be useful and fruitful for God, yet they stay stagnant in their spiritual growth. The Lord Jesus, in His sermon by the sea, reveals to us the need for growth, the way to grow, and the goal of growth. We'll learn three spiritual gardening principles to release a God-caused, gradual, increasing, certain, and unstoppable growth in our lives, church, and the Kingdom. Jesus encourages disciples and disciple-makers to rely on His grace, work with Him diligently and patiently, anticipating a great harvest in spite of obstacles. He assures every disciple of bearing fruits for His Kingdom. Discover how to keep on growing spiritually for His glory!


His Kingdom come,

Pastor Arman 

>>>
July 02

Dear GFC@HOME Families,

This 4th of July, as the nation celebrates her 244th Freedom Day, we thank God for the greatest freedom we have -- our spiritual freedom! We celebrate our Great Liberator, The Lord Jesus Christ, who set us free forever from the bondage of sin and death by the ultimate sacrifice He paid on the cross. Let us cherish that freedom, and live to serve and glorify His Name!

Time has come once again for us to celebrate the Lord's Supper. Before we partake of the elements this Sunday, let us meditate upon what Christ has done on the cross for us, get right with God and with one another, and prepare the bread and the fruit of the vine or grape juice. Follow my instructions online as we do it together in a worshipful manner.

This weekend, I will talk about BUILD UP YOUR MOST HOLY FAITH (Jude 1:20, Luke 14:28-30, 1 Corinthians 3:9-15). One of the great pictures of discipleship in Scripture is a building being built up bit by bit according to plan. Every disciple and disciple-maker is a builder of lives and churches. We work with God, the True Master-Builder, by His grace to lead souls to faith in Christ, and develop them into Christ-like disciples. How do we exactly do that? Will the lives we are building stand the winds, storms, and earthquakes of trials and difficulties? Are they built to last for eternity? Learn how to become a wise master-builder this Lord's Day and invite someone with you.


In Christ alone,

Pastor Arman

>>>
June 25th

Dear GFC@Home Families,

We are all going through tough times these days. Praise God, He is our Refuge who is always present, always reliable, and always sufficient in helping all who call upon Him. Let us thank Him for our Father's Day Celebration last weekend. Our worshiping together is God-honoring and the message was simple, clear, and challenging. Thank God also for those of you who gave generously to support Far East Broadcasting Company -- the ministry our guest speaker, Misha's dad, represents. Let us congratulate once again those who belong to batch 2020 graduates! Thank God for the new milestone they've reached for the glory of God. Let's pray for the Paalam family, whom we will surely miss because they will be moving to East Asia soon. 

This weekend, I will talk about THE MAKING OF CHRIST-LIKE DISCIPLES part 1. One of the great pictures of the disciple's growth into Christian maturity is a Journey of Faith (Matthew 7:13-23). We don't coast into it. It is intentionally going to a clear path that leads to a certain destination. It is not a leisure tour, but a rough, dangerous journey full of trials and temptations. How do we grow into Christ-likeness in this journey, and what's a clear path towards it? Find out this Lord's Day. Join us, and invite your friends to participate in our Online Worship gathering through Facebook and YouTube.

Following Jesus anywhere He leads,

Pastor Arman 



>>>

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.














PASTOR'S CORNER