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Coronavirus Response

No doubt you are trying to figure out how to faithfully and prayerfully respond to the coronavirus and the way that it has impacted your daily life. Most of us are working from home now, those with school-aged children are adjusting to them now being home, and all of us, in different ways, are adjusting to what will be a new normal for the time being.

Although the elders have decided to take the careful step of exchanging our Sunday services for an online service, we are striving to  maintain our pastoral care and want to keep encouraging the body of GBC to take creative steps in living out the one another's together. These are certainly unprecedented times, but they have not changed how God has fundamentally created us to be: creatures made for community.

One of the fundamental ways we foster community at GBC is through our Home Groups. As odd as this may seem, even though we are to wisely practice "social distancing" in this season, there is no better time than now to join a Home Group. Most of our groups are participating in video chats, regular email communication, and keeping up with each other's needs and prayer requests. If you are not in a Home Group, please consider joining one now.

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Free Resources

Below are several (we'll keep adding to it as well) free resources that we commend to you. The range is for kids to adults.

Looks from Luke | A Study for Children

Looks from Luke | A study for children on the life of Jesus in the book of Luke

Looks from Luke Booklet

Dwell Audio Bible App

Dwell is a new audio Bible app that keeps Scripture in your ears and on your heart. Dwell has generously offered free 60-day subscriptions to local churches—no strings attached/no credit card needed—as a way to experience the comfort of God’s word in these uncertain days. Many voices are competing for our time, attention, and emotional response. God’s Word alone reminds us of that which is ultimate, promises that are unchanging, of a Savior who never leaves or forsakes us.

For the sake of GBC, we wanted to jump on board and make this offer available to you. Follow the steps below to set up your account:

1. Click Here to create a Dwell account and join the group 
Download the app: Are you downloading for iPhone or Android? Click on the blue associated with your phone type. 
3. Sign in with I already have an account
4. Link to FAQ while you learn to use the app:

If you have any trouble at all please contact the helpdesk:

The Pilgrim's Progress Movie

This classic tail from John Bunyan has been brought to life in this new movie. What's more, the creators have just announced that they are releasing it to the public to watch online for free through 4/30.

Click Here to Watch

Digital Bible Resources from Crossway

"It can be hard to find stability when schedules are disrupted, workplaces are closed, schools are suspended, and many of us have found ourselves stuck at home for the foreseeable future. But what if the church resolutely turned to increased time in God’s word during these days of uncertainty?

To help you make the best use of your time, Crossway is pleased to offer free access to their basic subscription plan to all users through May 31, 2020."

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Bible Project Videos

Helping people experience the Bible as a unified story that leads to Jesus

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Sampling of Books on Anxiety | PDF

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General Resources from Crossway

"We want to serve you in these uncertain times. When many families are reorienting their lives and schedules around more time at home, we hope you will find these resources helpful as you ground yourself in the hope of the gospel and seek to encourage others to do the same."

I can personally recommend "A Shelter in the Time of Storm". - Stuart McCray

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Ligonier Teaching Series

"As a result of the global health crisis, churches are canceling Bible studies, small groups, and Sunday school classes. Pastors and elders around the world are thinking about new ways to bring God’s Word to their congregations. Fathers and mothers want to care for their children’s souls. This truly is an unprecedented time. To serve growing Christians around the world, Ligonier Ministries is here to help you maintain your daily growth and the discipleship within your family and community.

For the first time ever, we have made our entire library of hundreds of teaching series free to stream."

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Story Time with Sally Lloyd-Jones

"Hello my friends.

I wish that I could say hello to each of you right now and hang out and laugh together all in the same place. But of course we all have to stay home. So we can’t. But one of the things I love most about stories is this—stories bring us together and they tell us we are not alone.

This is a strange, scary time for everyone. And especially for children. And I want to do whatever I can to help. So every Thursday and Sunday, at 1pm (EDT), I’m reading stories on Instagram Live. I hope you’ll join me so we can read together and be together.  (Sundays I'm reading from The Jesus Storybook Bible and Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing; Thursdays I'm reading from one of my picture books.)"


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