Articles

Third Site

Announcing the Creekside Campus!

Prepare your work outside, get everything ready…and after that build your house. Prov 24:27

 The Grace Bible Church family is growing along with the Bryan/College Station community. In order to prepare space for more men and women to hear the good news of Jesus, we are adding our third campus this coming fall in South College Station.

We are pleased to tell you that the new site will be called Grace Bible Church, Creekside Campus. We plan to begin services at Pebble Creek Elementary beginning in the middle of August 2015.

Just like adding a new room to your home, the process of launching another campus requires careful planning and preparation. At our Grace Family Gathering on January 18th, 6pm at the Anderson campus, we would like to share with you the steps we are taking to get our church ready. If you are a member, we need your presence at the meeting as we will be voting on a variety of critical issues:

Counting the Cost

We currently have enough money in the Legacy Fund to cover the operational expenses for the first year of the Creekside Campus. However, we are in need of additional funding for start-up costs and operational costs beyond the first year. For our 2014-15 budget year, we are aiming for a surplus of $450,000 above expenses, in order to save ahead for future growth. Right now we are on pace to achieve that surplus. We will provide a more in-depth financial report at the Grace Family Gathering.

Strengthening the Foundation 

Jesus is the foundation of our church (1 Corinthians 3:10-15). Our leadership (elder board, deacon board, and staff) seeks to reflect Jesus’ character and build on His foundation.
 
In order to accomplish that most effectively as we grow, we are recommending some updates to our church’s constitution to give the elders, pastors, and deacons greater flexibility in leading the church . The biggest change that requires constitutional edits will be the creation of an elder board for each campus. All of the elders will still work together to govern our church as a whole, but the board will be restructured to better lead our church as it grows.
 
We will be voting on these constitutional updates at the Grace Family Gathering. You can see the entire list of recommended constitutional changes HERE. We will also vote on additional elder candidates, since we need to expand the board to meet the needs of our growing church family.

Hiring Workers 

Our Creekside campus will require additional staff in order to build and shepherd the congregation. Matt Morton will be the teaching pastor; his primary job will be to lead the campus and to preach God’s Word on a weekly basis.
 
We will be voting on Chris Thompson to be the campus pastor at Creekside. He will help lead and shepherd the congregation, as well as oversee the operational aspects of the ministry there. You can meet Chris at the Family Gathering, and you can learn more about him and his family on our events page.
 
We will also be voting to promote Marty Scott to the position of Assistant Pastor for College Ministry. Marty has been on staff at Grace since June 2013 as a director within the college ministry. He has recently completed his formal ordination exam, so we are recommending him for promotion to a pastoral role. You can read more information about Marty and his family on the staff page.

We hope you will join us for the meeting on January 18th as we prepare to take these next steps. We are praying and looking forward to how God will provide for our church and our community in the months to come, so that every man, woman, and child in our area can experience the transforming grace of God.

You can find all voting points on the website by clicking here. (web event)
 
In Christ,
Grace Bible Church Elder Board

- - - - -

If you would like more information, or would like to participate in the Creekside Campus, contact Teaching Pastor Matt Morton.

Meeting Times:
Main Service Times TBA

Location:
Pebble Creek Elementary School, 200 Parkview Drive, College Station, TX

Contact:
979-693-2911
mattmorton@grace-bible.org

Tags: campus, creekside, growth, third site

Related Blog Posts

Third Site

Third Site Update 12/2/14

Dear Grace Family,  Many of you are praying for the Lord’s wisdom and provision as we plan for our upcoming third campus. We are excited to tell you that we have received approval from College Station ISD to hold services at Pebble Creek Creek Elementary School beginning in...

Read More ›

Third Site

Third Site: 3/20/14 update

Dear Grace Bible Church family, We recently sent a letter that included important information about our upcoming third campus (you can read it here). We actually feel called to plant multiple new campusesin Bryan/College Station in the coming years that will allow us to pre...

Read More ›

Third Site

Third Site: 2/11/14 update

Dear Grace Bible Church family,   Over the past several years, we have seen our community and our church grow significantly. God has given us the opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus with an increasing number of people in the Bryan/College Station area, on the TAMU campu...

Read More ›

myGrace Login

Register for events, give online, view your finacial statements, manage small groups, give to fellows, give to mission trips, or change contact info.

Locations

Anderson Campus

Anderson meets at 9:15am and 11am every Sunday morning.  College worship meets Sundays at 9:15am and 11am. Located at 700 Anderson St, College Station 77840
More Info ›

Southwood Campus

Southwood meets at 9:15am and 11am every Sunday.  College worship meets Sundays at 11am. Located at 1901 Harvey Mitchell Pkwy, College Station 77840
More Info ›

Creekside Campus

Creekside's Summer Schedule: 9:15 ONLY from May 28th - August 13th. 9:15 & 11:00 service schedule resumes on August 20th. Located at Pebble Creek Elementary... 
More Info ›

Contact

Questions?

If you have a question for us, click below to submit a contact form.  We would love to hear from you!
More Info ›

Our Staff

Click below to meet our staff and see the leaders of each ministry.  You can also email each staff member for the staff directory page.
More Info ›