Grow in Christ-Centered Community

Christ-Centered Community at GCC

To be a Christian means at least two things:

  • To follow Jesus
  • And to become more like him over time

This life of following Jesus is called discipleship, and the Bible makes it clear that discipleship happens in the context of community with fellow believers.
His mission is to renew all things—things spiritual and physical. Scripture teaches us that living on mission is designed to happen with other believers of Jesus.

Discipleship at Gospel Community primarily takes place through smaller groups called Gospel Communities (occurring throughout the week) and Discipleship Communities (Sunday morning classes). Each experience plays a specific role in the discipleship process.


Meeting throughout the week, Gospel Communities are diverse, multigenerational families of believers doing life and mission together deeply.

Gospel Communities are Christ-centered, long-term groups that meet on various nights of the week in neighborhoods around the greater Lynchburg area. Our Gospel Communities spend time together for fellowship, care, accountability, prayer, sharing stories, and studying the Bible. Gospel Communities encourage each other to live everyday for Jesus.

Connect to a Gospel Community by registering for our next Group Connect.


A Discipleship Community is a short-term group that meets on Sunday mornings for the purpose of Biblical instruction and training for life.
We recognize that there are times in a person’s spiritual walk where he or she may want additional study and training. Discipleship Communities are short-term classes that meet at church on Sunday mornings to meet those needs. There are a variety of topics available for Discipleship Communities. Classes are offered at three different times during the year (Fall Semester, Spring Semester, and Summer).

Fill out a Connection Card to express your interest. 


Women’s Ministry environments are designed to explore and pursue biblical womanhood as we mature in community, accountability, love, and encouragement. This is a journey for every woman in every season of life. Our hope and prayer is for women to encounter Jesus daily, grow deeply in community with one another, to mature in their giftedness, and to live in such a way that bears witness to the kingdom of God in the world around them.

Connect to GCR Women


The mission of GCR Men is to live for Christ in the world.
The vision of this ministry is to see men living for the glory of God.
The pursuit of our mission and vision is structured around three pillars:
  • Connect – We strive to provide a variety of opportunities that make it easy for men to connect and grow in community with each other.
  • Grow – We strive to provide a variety of opportunities to grow in the Bible together, so that each one of us has the opportunity and encouragement needed to grow in our love of the Lord Jesus.
  • Mentor – We strive to help men build relationships through small groups and one-on-one interactions. This will help men develop a strong network of support.