Coronavirus Resources

These are unprecedented times in recent history, and as a church we are choosing to respond to the COVID-19 situation with faith, not fear. God’s word tells us that God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline (2 Timothy 1:7).

Our response has not been decided out of fear, but rather out of a posture of care and concern and in an effort to do what we can to steward public health. We place the highest value on offering a safe and healthy environment for our church family and guests to gather and worship and take their next step towards Christ. Therefore, we have made the following modifications:

  • Services will be in person at 9 AM only beginning September 27th for both our West Lawn and Kutztown locations. Services will continue to be offered online at both 9 & 11 AM on GT Live and Facebook.
  • Out of a posture of care and respect for others and to ensure a safe experience while attending in person, we are asking:
  1.  Anyone 2 years of age and older, wear a mask at all times while inside the building.
  2. Maintain social distancing by remaining with your cohorts and staying in your seats once inside the Worship Center.
  3. Limited seats are available and will be first-come, first-served.
  4. Be respectful of each other and greet one another with a wave.
  5. Make sure your information is up-to-date before attending to help facilitate our check-in process. Update your info here.

We will continue to use the following platforms to communicate and keep you updated:

Stay Connected

At GT Church, one of our core values is that our methods will change but the message never will. So, while the church may look different, God’s word remains steadfast and we are excited to experience that with you all. Here’s what you can do to stay connected:

  • Continue to join us for Sunday services.
    • Online at 9 & 11 AM on GT Live
    • Via Facebook at 9 & 11 AM
    • In person at 9 AM only beginning September 27th, following the guidelines listed above
    • Services will be available on our website, app, and Facebook page to watch any time after the broadcast.

    • Communicate with your life groups and community through texts, lifting this situation in prayer
    • Join us in prayer, wherever you are located, on Tuesdays at 11 am
    • Engage with us on our social media pages.
    • Access free Bible study videos and other resources on RightNow Media
    • Utilize the online resources listed below to engage with your family
    It is because of your faithful giving that we have these incredible resources and can gather together virtually. The church isn’t a place, it’s the people, and we thank you for making this possible. You can continue to give securely online during this time.

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    Resources

    During this time, we want to keep families safe & continue to communicate God's truth in engaging ways to our GT Kids. You & your kids can watch a weekly video presentation for each age group - Preschoolers, Elementary, & Preteens - HERE.

    Parent Cue App - this free app gives parents weekly cues that are aligned with the content in the video presentations above.

    Studio252.tv is a fun, kid-focused website filled with cues to help families grow in faith and character. It offers resources to help families connect at strategic times of the day and reinforce key biblical concepts through music, videos and activities.

    Anxiety Conversation Guides - helping a child with anxiety is a challenge. You can download these age-appropriate resources to find tips and practical ways to help your children.

    Managing Fear and Anxiety During a Health Pandemic - a blog post for parents on managing anxiety during any number of life disruptions.

    Helping Kids Navigate Anxiety - On this podcast episode, Sissy Goff, Director of Child and Adolescent Counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, Tennessee, shares tools for leaders helping kids process anxiety.

    GT Kids Facebook Group - join this group for resources and activities for parents and kids as well as updates on GT Kids Ministry.

    Resources

    During this time, we want to encourage students to be safe & continue to communicate God's truth in engaging ways. Beginning March 29, GTSM will be hosting a service just for students on Sundays at both 9 and 11 AM on YouTube.

    Small group leaders will be reaching out and connecting with their students as soon as possible.

    To make sure you are up to date with information as it is released, we recommend you follow our social media pages. For PARENTS, our Facebook Page has been tailored to your needs. For STUDENTS, our Instagram has been designed to communicate and connect with you.

    If you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to email us here: gtsm@gtaog.org.

    Here are some additional resources for parents of students:

    Anxiety Conversation Guides - helping a student with anxiety can be a challenge. Download these age-appropriate resources to find tips and practical ways to help your students.

    Faith in an Anxious World - this parenting podcast provides hope-filled conversations about teenagers and anxiety.

    Weekly Parenting Resource - sign up for this weekly email resource to help you know more about your student’s world so you can have conversations about things that matter.

    Axis Resources - this is a website that has tremendous resources for parents. If you see any resource on the site that you would like to have, email us at gtsm@gtaog.org and we will provide it to you free-of-charge!

    Other Resources

    The following resources have the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19: