NEW HERE?

Are you new here? Great! We are so very glad that you are visiting with us today. We hope that you enjoy your visit and would love to hear from you. Feel free to give us a shout with anything you need.

 

If you are interested in having the pastor or another staff member contact you, please click the icon below and fill out our visitor form.


  • What should I wear to church?
    • Answer: We don't have a dress code. Jeans and a button-up seem to be the norm. That being said, everyone that attends a worship service should give thought to how their dress might impact the worship experience. Wear what is comfortable, but remember that even the way we dress glorifies God.
  • What should I be expecting?
    • Answer: We have a simple organization. You'll be greeted and offered a bulletin upon entering the facility. We won't call you to the stage or surprise you in any way. We sing songs and dive into the Word of God together. We love to fellowship a bit before and after service. We keep things simple at GBF, so you won't see a list of Sunday School classes to attend. We do offer child care for children aged Infant - 5th grade.
  • Will I be asked to do anything if I visit?
    • Answer: We won't put you on the spot at GBF. We would, however, love to have you fill out an optional Visitor form so that we can get in touch with you for a visit, phone call, or email during the week.
  • What is a service like? Do I need to prepare myself for anything?
    • Answer: With the exception of occasional holidays and special anniversaries, we try to keep services consistent. We open with a song before the pastor welcomes everyone. After the welcome, we worship together again through song, then the pastor delivers the message. We typically close service with one more song before conveying any necessary updates/announcements. When service is over, many families continue in fellowship by enjoying one of our local dining options.
  • Are there any "rules" that I need to know if I have never been to church before?
    • Answer: Yes. We do not allow open carry in our facilities, and we ask that you do not enter our Children's Ministry areas unless you are dropping off/picking up your child. In addition to this, we ask that only one parent drop the children off at a time. This helps with security, as well as to avoid congestion.
  • What will the service consist of?
    • Answer: Greeting and Fellowship before church. We begin promptly at 10:00am with our opening song. After the Welcome, we sing about three more songs together, then the pastor shares the sermon. After the closing song, we go over any updates/announcements that the church family needs to be aware of. At the end of service, parents pick up their children, some coninue to fellowship, and many head straight to lunch. We keep this order of service with the exception of holidays and special anniversaries. On occasion, you might witness a baptism or a special recognition.

Service Times

SUNDAY SERIVCE:
10:00AM


WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICES:
6:15PM

Location

Our church building is located at:

111 W First Street

Hico, TX 76457

Please feel free to join us on a Sunday or Wednesday. We love to have visitors. 

About Us

We have an amazing staff that works together to give our visitors the best experience possible. We strive to build an enviornment where people are discipled and challenged as they walk daily with Christ. 

Contact Us

We love hearing from you. Feel free to email us whenever you have a question or comment about anything that is going on around here. You can email about anything. Need to know more about our ministries? Or need to connect with the Pastor?  Give us a shout!


OUR MINISTRIES

CHILDREN 

We have Children's Ministries covering three stages:

  • Infant - 2 years old
  • Preschool (3 & 4 year olds)
  • Summit (K - 5th grades)

YOUTH

Our Youth Ministry meets on Wednesday nights at the "Cave." We have games, snacks, and Bible study for 6th - 12th graders. Take a look at the Youth calendar for upcoming events, and keep an eye out for Student Life Camp information.

  • Youth Group
  • Youth Journey Group

ADULTS

Whether you're fresh out of high school or celebrating retirement, we have a ministry for you.

  • College & Career
  • Men's Bible Study
  • Women's Bible Study
  • Journey Groups


EXPERIENCE GBF

We strive to be obedient to the Word of God ... simple as that.

We are all about walking with Christ by diving into His Word and doing what it says. We would love for you to visit and see how God is working in and around us. If you are interested in membership, make plans to attend GBF 101, where we talk about our SALVATION, our PURPOSE, and our STRUCTURE. Child care is available upon request.



WHY WE EXIST

FOCUS ON THE WORD

We are encouraged to meditate on God's Word (Joshua 1:8), and the Great Commission tells us to teach it to others (Matthew 28:18-20). We strongly believe that spending time in God's Word is one way we abide in Him and become more like Christ. We strongly believe that if we follow the Word that we will grow stronger as a community, and close to God.

FOCUS ON GOD

God speaks to us through His Word, but He invites us to commune with Him through prayer as well. Keeping an open dialogue with God throughout the day helps us stay connected to The Vine (John 15:5). We understand that prayer is a lifestyle, not simply a one-time conversation with our Maker. We strive to turn to prayer as a first resort, whether in times of trouble or of plenty.

FOCUS ON EACH OTHER

The Word tells us that we must put the principles we read into practice (James 1:22). The Great Commandment is to love God AND our "neighbor" (Matthew 22:37-39). We enjoy fellowship at GBF, especially through our community-building Journey Groups. On a more global scale, we branch out by supporting domestic and foreign missions like Adult & Teen Challenge and Compassion.



OUR HISTORY

2010

  • Began meeting in a local home

  • Started with 3 families

  • Moved to the elementary auditorium as we grew

2012

  • Moved in to our newly renovated worship center

  • Phase 1 - Worship Center and Children's Wing

  • 2015 - Phase 2 - Fellowship Hall completed

  • 2018 - Phase 3 - Summit Wing completed

2020

  • Praying as a congregation about God's provision for much-needed GBF expansion.