We hope you are able to experience a taste of who we are from your online experience. If you are new to our church, just starting a relationship with God, or rekindling your faith with Jesus, you will find these links helpful. Below you will find out what to expect during our worship gatherings.
We have two identical worship gatherings at 8:15 am and 11:00 am. Our worship gatherings are energetic, inviting, thought-provoking, and creative. Our messages are grounded in God’s Word while relevant in today’s world.
Parking is available on the west, south, and east side of the building. The main entrance is located on the south side of the building under the large white canopy.
We recommend you arrive about 15 minutes before the gathering you wish to attend. This allows enough time for parking and getting seated in the worship center. If you have children, this will give you enough time to take them to the nursery or check them into Gathering Point (children’s church).
The least of our worries is what you wear; we are just thrilled to have you join us!
You are welcome to worship as a family, but we have a few different options to suit parents with children of different ages during the church gathering.
During Worship Gatherings:
Infants and toddlers up to 24 months may go to the Nursery located right off the main lobby. Your children can spend the church gathering in a safe environment and receive tender-loving care while learning that the Bible tells them about Jesus and that he is their friend. A pager will be given to you so you may be contacted if needed.
- Gathering Point for Children Ages 2 Through 1st Grade
If you are attending the 8:15 a.m. gathering, your children will stay with you for the first 15 minutes. They will then be dismissed to go to Gathering Point. Not sure where that is? Our staff will be happy to assist you.
- Preschool thru 1st Grade | If you are attending the 11:00 a.m. gathering, you may take your children ages 2 through Pre-K to the Preschool Suite prior to church starting. Children in Kindergarten or 1st grade are dismissed 15 minutes into the gathering and meet in Room 133. Our staff and greeters are happy to direct you and your little ones to the appropriate area.
- Children 2nd Grade and Older | This age group is welcome to stay with you during the gathering. Children’s bulletins and crayons are available in the Lobby and on the east side of the Worship Center near the Nursery. As Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14
Sunday School meets Sunday mornings from 9:35 – 10:45 am.
Infants and toddlers up to 24 months may go to the Nursery located right off the main lobby. Your little one will spend the Sunday School hour in a safe environment and receive tender-loving care while learning that the Bible tells them about Jesus and that he is their friend.
Preschool aged children 2 through Pre-K enjoy Sunday School classes planned especially for their growing minds in the Preschool Suite. They will learn about Jesus through Bible stories, worship music, crafts, and fun activities.
Kids in Kindergarten through 4th grade meet in the Chapel for fun and energetic worship and large group interaction with the Bible lesson. They then move to small groups in their classrooms to study how the lesson applies to their lives, play games, and do Bible memory. Fifth grade also starts out in the Chapel, but then break out to Room 120 for study, Bible memory, service projects, and fun.
- Middle School (Free Life X-Factor)
6th – 8th grade students gather in the Middle School room upstairs (201) for worship. They break into smaller groups for Bible study and discussion. This is a great place for them to get to know God and His Word while connecting with other students.
- High School (Free Life X-Treme)
9th – 12th grade students meet in the Senior High Youth Room upstairs (208) for worship, learning, friendship, and a time to stretch their thinking as they dig into God’s Word.
- Adult Communities – Adult Communities are more than just a class. It is an opportunity for you to become part of a community, a family. Get connected in one of our Christ-centered gatherings on Sunday mornings from 9:35 to 10:45am. We have a class for all life stages so please visit our Adult Ministries page to learn more.
You do not need to give money as our guest. Having you here is a gift in itself.
Starting Point – Library – Starting Point will help you discover who we are and how you can get connected. Click here to find out when the next Starting Point is. We will share with you the GI Free vision so you can get a feel for who God has called us to be. We will answer any questions you may have and clearly explain next steps for you to get better connected. Breakfast and coffee will be available. If you have questions, please email our Ministry Connection Coordinator.
Discovering Church Membership – TBA – Membership is a valuable step in identifying GI Free as your church home for growing, serving, and giving. If you have questions, please email our Ministry Connection Coordinator or click here.
If you arrive and have questions, please ask any of our First Impressions Team (greeters and ushers), or stop by The Source kiosk in the main lobby.
If you are looking for a place to find out more about GI Free, we have something designed especially for you called, “Starting Point.” It’s a one hour get-together offered once a month.
Join us for Sunday Worship Gatherings:
8:15 a.m. Worship Gathering // Nursery & Gathering Point (Children’s Church) Available
9:35 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Sunday School and Adult Communities // Nursery Available
11:00 a.m. Worship Gathering // Nursery & Gathering Point (Children’s Church)Available
Church Office: Located on the west side of the church. Hours: Monday – Friday // 8:00am – 5:00pm 308.382.1898 // firstname.lastname@example.org Location: 2609 S. Blaine, Grand Island, NE 68801
Located on the west side of the church.
Hours: Monday – Friday // 8:00am – 5:00pm
308.382.1898 // email@example.com
2609 S. Blaine, Grand Island, NE 68801