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Gaston Christian  Church
“Where Grace, Truth and Love Abound
5339 S. New Hope Rd. 
Belmont, NC  28012
10:30 Sunday Mornings
New Here?
Thanks for checking out Gaston Christian Church!
 
Whether you have joined us on a Sunday morning already or are considering visiting us on a Sunday morning, we are sure you may have a question or two! This part of the website is just for you. Think of this as a FAQ area for our church. Take a look around and if you still have questions please contact us with your questions.
Question: How do I get there?
Answer:  We are located at 5339 S. New Hope Rd., Belmont, NC 28012.  If you are familiar with the area, we are located about half-way between the Fish Camps and Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens.  If you’re not familiar with area, check out Google Maps Here
Question: What time should I get there?
Answer: Worship is at 10:30 (we have Bible Classes/Sunday School for children and adults at 9:30; we have coffee, donuts too!)
Question: What should I wear? 
Answer: You may come in casual clothes or dressed up. We don’t care. (Really, we don’t.)
Question: What will my kids do?
Answer: Your kid(s) will have the chance to attend a class grouped by age. In their class they will be taught a Bible based lesson by our Youth Pastor or one of our Awesome Kidz Block Teachers. For more info about what your kid(s) might do check out Our Ministries page. 
Question: Will my kid(s) be safe and well taken care of? 
Answer: Yes, your Kid(s) will be safe while they are away from you. All of our volunteers have had an extensive background check and are long-term members of our church.  During service there is designated security person who walks through the parking lot and walks through the kids ministry area to ensure everyone and everything is secure.
Question: What can I really expect when I show up? 
Answer: We try to have a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  People will say “Hi” to you, but you won’t be stared at or peppered with personal questions.  We sing upbeat, meaningful songs and have a praise band.  We take communion every Sunday.  We take up an offering (but you don’t have to put anything in … really, you don’t!).  We have classes for your kids, or they can stay in “big church” with you.  You won’t be yelled at, singled out, asked to speak or put in the spotlight.  You will be smiled at, spoken to, welcomed and maybe even hugged.
Question: What about communion and offering? 
Answer: We do take communion every Sunday (but you won’t feel out of place). Communion is passed to everyone in attendance and we believe that the decision to participate is between you and God (1 Corinthians 11:28).  We take up an offering (but you don’t have to put anything in … really, you don’t!).
Question: Can I bring my smartphone or tablet?
Answer: Absolutely!  We have wireless internet available for you to use. We use the YouVersion Bible App (a free App that you can find in your app store) to share our message notes each Sunday. 
Question: I have a question that is not listed here? 
Answer:  If you have another question that you want to ask you can visit our contact us section. From there you can fill out the form with your question and a Pastor will get back with you shortly. 
Question: what does the church look like on a Sunday morning?
Answer: It would look like something like this ….
Our Current Series: 
 
 
Description of this Series:
Loving Like Jesus
Together with 38 other churches across North America, we are discovering what it would be like to love like Jesus did.  This series will take some snapshots from the Gospel of Luke that show us how Jesus loved others, and so many times, the “others” were people that had been overlooked, held in disdain, even hated.  Jesus loved the lost and so should we.
 
“This man receives sinners and eats with them.” (Luke 15:2b)
 
 
Current and Past Messages
For messages predating the list below, please contact us

Feb 18, 2018
Gracious Love
"Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a word spoken in right circumstances." (Proverbs 25:11, NASB) Some of the first words Jesus spoke publically were words of grace. He reminded His hearers that the Good News was for everyone ... even those no one liked. Offering the hope of salvation to the lost is one thing (one needed thing), but offering it to our enemies? Now that's grace."03_Gracious" from 02_LLJ by G. Scott Patterson. Released: 2018. Genre: Other.
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  • Feb 18, 2018Gracious Love
    Feb 18, 2018
    Gracious Love
    "Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a word spoken in right circumstances." (Proverbs 25:11, NASB) Some of the first words Jesus spoke publically were words of grace. He reminded His hearers that the Good News was for everyone ... even those no one liked. Offering the hope of salvation to the lost is one thing (one needed thing), but offering it to our enemies? Now that's grace."03_Gracious" from 02_LLJ by G. Scott Patterson. Released: 2018. Genre: Other.
  • Feb 11, 2018Accessible Love
    Feb 11, 2018
    Accessible Love
    "You can't give what you don't have." Before we can "love like Jesus" we need to have Jesus in us. Before Jesus began His public service to God and ministry towards others, He stayed behind in the temple and learned (much to Joseph and Mary's dismay!). But as a result, He "increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man." Before we are accessible with our love to others we need first be accessible to God's instruction."11-18 - Accessable Love_Audio" by 2. Genre: Blues.
  • Feb 4, 2018There Is Hope
    Feb 4, 2018
    There Is Hope
    What would happen if we loved others (ALL others) the way Jesus did? This first message is all about HOPE - Jesus offers hope to those who are lost. We need to see others the way Jesus did and offer them the hope that only Jesus can satisfy."01_LLJ_introHope" from 02_LLJ by G. Scott Patterson. Released: 2018. Genre: Other.
  • Jan 28, 2018Joy Is Contagious
    Jan 28, 2018
    Joy Is Contagious
    Many times in the New Testament, joy is mentioned in the context of God's people being together. Certainly, joy comes in many forms and from many places (see last week's message, "Joy Is a Result.") But we cannot end this serious without seeing that joy is contagious! When we are together, there is joy."04_JoyContagious" from 01_Joy by G. Scott Patterson. Released: 2018. Genre: Other.
  • Jan 21, 2018Joy Is a Result
    Jan 21, 2018
    Joy Is a Result
    Joy is a result ... we experience joy when we experience Jesus. Having a relationship with the One who "holds tomorrow," who overcomes, who keeps His promises ... those things result in JOY."03_Joy Result" from 01_Joy by G. Scott Patterson. Released: 2018. Genre: Other.
  • Jan 14, 2018Joy Is a Decision
    Jan 14, 2018
    Joy Is a Decision
    "Count it all joy ... when you meet trials of various kinds ..." Perhaps one of the hardest Bible verses to get behind. How do we "rejoice" in the midst of troubles? Well, for starters, "Joy is a decision" that we have to make in those times and at all times."02_JoyDecision" from 01_Joy by G. Scott Patterson. Released: 2018. Genre: Other.
  • Jan 7, 2018Jesus Wants Us to Have Joy
    Jan 7, 2018
    Jesus Wants Us to Have Joy
    Jesus wants us to have joy! If I sound like a "feel-good" preacher telling you only what you want to hear, consider this: "These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full." (John 15:11) Sounds to me like Jesus wants us to have joy!"7-18 - Jesus wants us to have" by 1. Genre: Sermon
  • Dec 17, 2017Christmas: The Way It Should Be
    Dec 17, 2017
    Christmas: The Way It Should Be
    Series: Christmas
    Christmas: the way it should be. There are so many things that distract us and stress us when really, this should be a time that we spend remembering the greatest birth ever to have taken place; "This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about:""03_Christmas" from 12_Christmas by G. Scott Patterson. Released: 2017. Genre: Other.
  • Dec 10, 2017Christ-stress
    Dec 10, 2017
    Christ-stress
    Series: Christmas
    Peace on earth? At Christmas? Anymore, the idea of "peace" at Christmas is incompatible. But that is not what God intended, not at all. He wants us to have peace - spiritual peace but also peace in the midst of this stress-filled season. This isn't supposed to be "Christ-stress" so don't be overwhelmed."02_Christ-stress" from 12_Christmas by G. Scott Patterson. Released: 2017. Genre: Other.
  • Dec 3, 2017Christ-Miss
    Dec 3, 2017
    Christ-Miss
    Series: Christmas
    Don't Miss the Point"01_Christ-Miss" from 12_Christmas by G. Scott Patterson. Released: 2017. Genre: Other.
How Can I Get Involved In A Ministry
Great question! Below you can see all the ministries that we are apart of and partner with, while learning more about who we really are.  You  may be wanting to know what you can do here on Sunday mornings, locally in our own backyard or even help out internationally by getting involved? Here you can explore how you can be a part of something bigger than yourself.  We can help you get involved in the adventure of volunteering to serve.
Our Ministries 
Here at Gaston Christian Church we support in house ministries, local ministries, and International ministries. Below is a description of some of them and where you can learn more about them. 
Kidz  Block
 
What Is Kidz Block?
Kidz Block is our children’s ministry.  This is for our new-born through 5th grade kidz. We meet on Sunday mornings during both our 9:30am and 10:30 a.m. service times.  Kidz Block is led by a wonderful group of volunteers that want to help kids know Jesus better and help build each kidz faith one block at a time. 
 
This is a time for our kidz to get a well-rounded, age appropriate lesson on what it means to be a Christ Follower. 
 
Our classroom’s are: 
Baby Blvd.                (New Born – 2 years old)
Toddler Trail             (3 yrs – 5ys.)
Lego Lane                (K – 2nd grade)
Hero Heights            (3rd grade – 5th Grade) 
 
 
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The Garage 
 
The Garage is our High School & Middle School Ministry. We meet on Sunday mornings during our 9:30am Bible class time and 10:30am service time. The Garage exist; for students for one reason: It’s a rough time to be that age. At this age students tend to become more independent and push their own limits as they enter Middle School and High School.
 
 
 
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Our In House Ministries
Worship Team Ministry 
 
If you are musically, vocally or A/V tech inclined, we have a praise band and tech team that leads our worship service each Sunday. 
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 Women’s Ministry
 
Our ladies lead in many service areas, especially those that call for compassion, kindness and hospitality.  In addition they have “Fun and Fellowship” times, whether that be a craft night or a trip to a concert.
 
 
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Prime Timers
 
We have a “Fun and Games” group that meets once a month for our senior Citizens (or just likes to play games and have fun)!
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Prayer Ministry
 
In addition to our prayer time on Sunday, we have a dedicated group of people who pray for those in need.  They pray for those who are on our prayer list but also accept private and personal request that people would not like to be made “public.”  We do our best to keep all things confidential by not publishing the last names of those on our prayer list (unless they are members of our church). If you have a prayer need, Please contact us and we will will pray for you.
 
 
 
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Behind the Scenes 
 
Those who love flowers, gardening and around the church project are welcome to help this group keep our buildings beautiful and up to date
Behind the scenes
Local Ministries We Support
Belmont Community Organization
You can visit them and learn more by clicking HERE
Crisis Pregnancy Center of Gaston County
You can visit them and learn more by clicking HERE
IMPACT – UNCC Campus Ministry
You can visit them and learn more by clicking HERE
Mid-Atlantic Christian University
You can visit them and learn more by clicking HERE
Park Springs Christian Center
You can visit them and learn more by clicking HERE
International Ministries We Support
Haiti Active Evangelism
You can visit them and learn more by clicking HERE
International Disaster Emergency Service (IDES)
You can visit them and learn more by clicking HERE
Mercy Partners 
You can visit them and learn more by clicking HERE
Mission Services Association 
You can visit them and learn more by Clicking HERE
Our Service Times
Bible classes   starts at 9:30am
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Main service starts at: 10:30am
We have classes for each major age group. We have three different Adult classes, a high school & Middle school class, a upper elementary class, lower elementary class and a toddler class.
 
We will sing songs (both old and new ones), pray, partake in communion and listen to a Bible-based message that relates to everyday life.  We have classes for children and youth up to grade 8 and a nursery.
Our Address & Phone Number
Address:
5339 S New Hope Rd
Belmont, NC 28012
 
 
 
Phone Number: 
(704) 825-8252
 
 
 
 
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