What are Connections Groups?
Connections Groups are small groups of people coming together to fellowship, forge new relationships, and grow spiritually. They meet in homes, here at the GCFC campus, and other locations throughout the metro.

The Goal of Connections Groups.
Christian friendships, where two walk together, create a safety net, so if one falls the other is there to help. This is not just accountability, but being real with people just like you! Connections is the place for people to be empowered for ministry through strong, healthy relationships.

How will I benefit from joining a Connections Group?
You will begin to feel like a part of God’s family as you get to know and learn to love other believers. You will develop a better understanding of the Bible and how its practical truth can be applied in your life. You will discover the power of group prayer and the strength that comes from sharing your concerns with people who care. You will find the encouragement that each of us need to live in a way that blesses our families and honors God.

What Connections Groups are available?
All of our Connections Groups fall in to one of four distinct categories; Sunday School Discovery Classes, Study Connections, Special Interest Connections, Outreach/Service Connections. Check out the details on all of our available groups and see which one fits you the best.

GCFC Small Group Connections

At GCFC, we desire to minister to people from all walks of life so they will also understand how God’s word is relevant and useful today. Our small group connections is a great opportunity to grow in your relationship with God and build friendships with people just like you!


Join us the First Wednesday of every month for a night to enjoy dinner, share a testimony, a little extra time in worship, praying together and encouragement in God’s Word.  Dinner is served from 5:30-6:30 pm. $3 per person or $12 max per family. We’ll see you there!


Groups subject to change. Contact Tom Sutherland for details – tsutherland@gcfc.net


  • Wednesday Night 7pm Study Connection Groups

Uninvited with Pamela Hurt

Let’s Be Real with Tom Sutherland and Brian Baker

The Happiness Dare with Jan Ellsworth and Calista Baker

Children’s Church with Holland Hulse

Youth Ministry with Lana Sutherland

  • Other Connections Groups

Young at Heart – the 2nd Sunday in Fellowship Hall with Mike Hurt

Game On – the 3rd Sunday in the Connect Room with John Theisman

Home Study Connections Group – the 1st and 3rd Sunday at 6pm at the home of Kent & Melinda Yeagley

Women’s Bible Study – the 2nd and 4th Sunday at 6:30pm at Jan Ellsworth’s home

Writer’s Group – the 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 6:45pm with Linda Holloway

College and Career – the 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 7:00pm with Caitlyn Remick

MOPS – the 1st and 3rd Fridays at 9:30am at the church with Chris Kemmling

Married Couples Connections – the 2nd and 4th Friday at various homes; call (913) 268-6300

Home Study Connections Group – the 2nd and 4th Friday at 6:30pm with Tom & Lana Sutherland

Men’s Breakfast – the 2nd Saturday each month in the Fellowship Hall with Tom Sutherland

Men’s Ministry – the 3rd Saturday at Brian Baker’s home

Basketball for Men – Saturdays at 10am with Billy Kittle

Women’s Ministry – various events with Lana Sutherland

  • Sunday School Discovery Classes at 9am

Men’s Bible Study with Keith Shostrom

Verse by Verse with Linda Holloway

Nursery (Birth – 3 years)

Preschool (Potty trained 3 – 5 years) with Rebecca Palermo

Bible Power Kids (1st – 6th grade) with Janet Horsley