Our morning service consists of a time of singing praises to God and listening to the preaching of His Word. We also pause and take time to partake in the Lord's supper (communion). We usually finish around noon. Following the morning service there is an opportunity to be prayed for whilst many others head out to our foyer for refreshments and social time together.
Our evening service is more informal with the opportunity for various people to share about God's blessing in their lives. We also have a time of praise and worship followed by a practical talk about Christianity. The service generally lasts for about one hour, Once a month we hold a Fellowship Meal with devotions a key part of that night.
We believe prayer is central to our Christian life and to the church. Everyone is welcome to participate in all prayer meetings. We can never overestimate the power of prayer!
Tuesdays 9:00 - 10:00am
Saturdays 9:00am - 9:30am
Sundays 10:00am - 10:30am & 5:45pm - 5:55pm
•Prayer chain: The church runs a prayer chain for special requests and for when people are in great need and require healing. People are invited to contact our church Elders who then pass on the prayer request to other believers within the church family to pray.
•Breakthrough 24 hour fasts and all-night Prayer. Breakthrough events are held 2-3 times a year as we seek God's face in fasting and continuous corporate prayer. We fast for 24hrs and come together and pray for an entire evening. The fast and prayer is broken with a breakfast … sharing God's abundance together!
•Kidz Prayer: Sunday 10:15am
Our children gather in the "Book Shed" room at 10:15am Sundays and are led in prayer. It's a special time they set aside to prepare themselves for the Sunday service and join their little hearts in prayer. Kidz Prayer is for children under 12 years.
Tuesdays (during school terms) 6:30pm - 7:30pm
This is a great opportunity to receive biblical teaching and ask questions; growing our faith into maturity. The night includes a main bible study class and a discipleship course for those discovering Christianity or revisiting the main principles of Christianity.
GVCF Men’s Ministry
This is where all the men of GVCF collaborate with one another and the church to benefit Christian homes and others in our community. Our aim is to build robust and godly interpersonal relationships among the men so that they can be there for one another and encourage healthy and progressive Christian homes and a blessed community.
We operate six groups: Medical, Finance, Communications, Relationships, Life-skills and Leadership and each of these groups meet periodically and present community-based projects throughout the year.
We're a bunch of women (young and not so young) who enthusiastically serve God, our families and our church in caring for each other. We meet regularly for book club studies, prayer and MOPs (Mothers of Pre Schoolers) and hold a special event each school term to nurture relationships and build our faith in God. Sharing is an essential part of this church ministry.
Tuesdays (during school terms) 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Kidz Club is for all primary school aged children and includes worship, games, active play, craft and bible centred activities, singing and learning about God and how to grow up as a Godly kid! It's great fun for all kids. Limited pick up and drop off service available. Cost is $2 per child.
For details of our child protection policy please click here.
Our church library is a resource for Christian living. The Book Shed has a vast variety of reading and resources that have been approved by GVCF Elders including fiction, children, marriage, missions and evangelism, bibles, bible references, Holy Spirit/gifts/anointing, church life, end times, testimonies/biographies, healing/counselling, devotionals, creation, praise and worship, prayer, family/men/women and inspiration/poetry/comedy. There is also an extensive DVD, video and CD section.
Every Tuesday night during school terms 5.30-6.30pm
Our Community Kitchen offers a hot meal every Tuesday night during school terms for $2 per person. The meal is available to all community members and those partaking are invited to join the Bible Study or Discipleship course that follows dinner (6.30pm – 7.30pm). Please contact the church to book a meal.
Lil Ones is a room located at the rear of the worship auditorium for nursing mothers and parents of babies. Parents of newborns and babies are invited to use this room whenever needed to settle or feed their baby. It's a quiet place where parents can care for their little one and still participate in the services (Sundays and Tuesdays). The service can be heard via a speaker in the room.
Saturdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
For Grade 6 and up. Evermore Youth uphold strong biblical standards and with enthusiastic leadership.
Our youth participate in a wide variety of activities including games and sport, camps, hosting special guests, youth conferences and Christian concerts, studying God's Word, worshipping God and participating in activities with other local youth groups. Cost is $2 per person.
We hold regular events throughout the year to create time for younger adults to catch up over coffee or go out to dinner, play sport, exercise or just spend quality time encouraging each other and sharing in life.
Fortnightly Wednesday mornings during school terms
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is a program with Shepparton AOG held fortnightly during school terms at Shepparton Assembly of God, 155 Verney Rd.
Deenie Rensford is a member of GVCF and is a mentor for MOPS. Mums meet to discuss aspects of motherhood and enjoy a craft activity with morning tea provided. MOPPETS, the adjoining babysitting program is run on-site so mums can enjoy some uninterupted time together. Website: www.mops.org.au
Club House creche is our Sunday morning preschool ministry. Parents are invited to bring their preschool-aged children (walking to five years of age) to the Club House room at church for a program which includes inside and outdoor play, craft and drawing, bible stories and music. For details of our child protection policy please click here.
Connect Groups are small groups of people within the church who meet one Sunday a month to share a communion lunch, prayer and testimonies of God's goodness. It's an opportunity to become knitted together as a family in Christ, build good relationships and support one another.
At GVCF we currently support overseas missions in India and Africa and work in our local mission field outreaching to the poor and needy, elderly, those in drug rehabilitation and in schools via Christian Religious Education. We also host Christmas and Easter outreaches annually. More information about Aidex here
Pastoral Care / Family Support
Our pastoral care team handles all spiritual and biblical guidance to those in need through prayer, visitations, support, looking to God's word for guidance and hope and assisting with practical needs. We also regularly visit people in local aged-care facilities, hospitals and prisons. We offer prayerful support for couples and parents and run Christian programs to support married couples to strengthen their relationship and help parents in their roles to raise children in the way God instructs in His Word. Individual pastoral care and guidance is also available to anyone in need of Godly guidance and support.
We hold an annual retreat for church family to grow spiritually, build friendships, enjoy relaxation time and have fun. It's usually held at a nearby town with good accommodation, sporting and leisure facilities, close to shops and golf courses, spots for fishing, bike riding etc. We laugh, sing, share coffee and meals together … a favourite time of year for our GVCF family! Every second year we invite a guest speaker to minister to the church and hold meetings to sit under God's Word.
Church Facilities available for hire
The church facilities are available to the public for hire and use.
Perfect for family celebrations, conferences, workshops etc.
Our commercial kitchen is also available to hire.
The church has rooms of various sizes to host almost any function or event. We have seating for 150 guests for meals and we can seat 400 people in the worship centre that is also fully equipped with IT, sound and music equipment.
We can offer catering services from morning teas to 3-course meals.
The church can assist with weddings, funerals, dedications, baptisms and other civic ceremonies.
(Our Insurance policy prohibits the serving or consumption of alcohol on the church premises)