Plan Your Visit
We welcome any and all people to join with us on Sunday mornings to worship God and to learn principles from the Bible. We accept everyone as they are and emphasize the community of believers worshiping together on Sunday mornings and throughout the week. Our services will be biblically centered but culturally relevant, and our emphasis will always be on worshiping the God who made us and who is infinitely worthy of our praise!
At Gold Canyon Community Church you will find the worship service is in a contemporary style, with a full band. We realize that if we want to be culturally relevant to the community we're trying to reach, we can't allow the experience in church to be below-par compared to what people experience in the rest of their lives. Gold Canyon Community Church is an interdependent church that preaches the gospel of Jesus Christ as revealed in the New Testament and is committed to being culturally relevant while at the same time biblically sound. At Gold Canyon we emphasize the "community" aspect of our name because we believe that church can be a place where everyone is loved and accepted "as they are." We really want to be a church that treasures people more than anything else!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long are your worship services?
Worship services at GCCC generally last 70-90 minutes.
What happens during the worship service?
Our worship band leads us in a mixture of newer songs and hymns, which allows us to worship Jesus. The service often includes other elements like communion, scripture readings, or video clips. Pastor Dave Abbatacola brings a message from the Bible which is relevant to our lives today. Because we try to incorporate different creative elements, we recommend attending 2 different Sundays to get a feel for our services.
Will there be a live preacher?
Yes, every week. Our Lead Pastor, Dave Abbatacola, brings the message Every Sunday. He enjoys teaching through books of the Bible, as well as sharing topical series. Each week’s message leads us to study a text from the Bible and make application to our lives today. When Pastor Dave isn’t preaching, a guest Minister ( usually a good friend of Dave) brings the message.
What should I wear?
You’ll see people wearing all kinds of attire from shorts and sandals to suit coats and dresses. Dress however you feel comfortable.
What do you have available for children?
We have exciting programs for children from birth through 6th grade.
All Children and Students participate in the worship service with the adults. Once Worship is over and before Pastor Dave starts his Sermon, children K-6th grade go to their own Sunday School class in the youth center. Our students have their own specific program, which meets on Wednesdays at 5:00 pm.(K-8th) and Sundays at 5:00 pm.(High Schoolers)
Will I be singled out if I’m new?
No way! We will go out of our way to make you feel welcome and included, but you’re welcome to be anonymous, if you like. Every week is someone’s first Sunday at GCCC. Our goal is for you to feel comfortable when you attend.
Will communion be served?
At GCCC, we typically take communion on the last Sunday of each month.
What’s next after I attend a service?
We encourage you to fill out a connect card in the worship bulletin and share any questions or needs you have. Also, one of the best ways to get to know our church is by joining a home group. Our groups meet in homes throughout the week. These groups dig deeper into the sermon from Sunday and the passage we studied. If you want to learn more about these groups, please use the form below to send a message.
We understand that many times people find church boring, irrelevant, unfriendly or judgmental - and that's just for starters - and we are here to say that it doesn't have to be that way! Our desire is to see people in the Gold Canyon-Apache Junction area come to know Christ in a personal and transforming way. We think that church can be the kind of place you actually look forward to going to, not something you can't wait to leave. Sound like something you'd be interested in checking out? Why not visit us this Sunday? We look forward to serving you this Sunday, so come and see what the church can be!