FAQ’s

General

What can I expect on a Sunday morning?
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Gospel Alliance is a place where people come together to pursue God. We exist to “Know Christ and Make Him Known.” How we’re going to make this happen is by being, “A family involved in weekly WORSHIP, GROWTH, and SERVICE, while daily living out a life of PRAYER and OUTREACH.”

We meet at various times each Sunday. At Gospel Alliance, we strive to be a place where you can build relationships, experience the presence and power of God in worship, be equipped by practical, life-changing teaching from God’s Word, and compassionately reach out to those that need Jesus just like us.

Greeters: You will be welcomed when you come to our church. We are happy to see familiar faces and always happy to see newcomers as well. Gospel Alliance Church is a friendly church that cares about people. Don’t be surprised if someone greets you and tries to get to know you a bit.

Attire: People dress in what is comfortable for them at Gospel Alliance Church. Some people wear jeans and a T-shirt, while others will wear a coat and tie. We want you to be comfortable just being you.

Children’s Check In: If you have children with you, you will need to register them at the Children’s Information Desk for them to participate in the Children’s activities.   Registering your child allows them to go upstairs to join their class. More information on our “Safe Place Policy” can be found in FAQ’s.

Order of Service: The service is not identical from week to week but there are certain elements that remain constant. We will give announcements and welcome all to our church. We always include prayer, Scripture reading, and music in our services. The music is contemporary in style using guitars, drums, and the keyboard. We take an offering each week and offer time for people to come forward for prayer if they would like. There is a biblical message each week typically given by our Senior Pastor Brad Sickler. The duration of the service is typically one hour.

Where do my kids go?
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We encourage you to bring your child to the same gathering each week to help your child build consistent friendships with peers and leaders. Please look for our friendly staff at the ‘Children’s Information Desk’ for first-time guest check-in. There, they will help you check your child into our programs. You will receive a nametag for your child with a matching identification pick up tag. From there, you will be directed toward your child’s environment. We deeply value your child and are excited to have your child with us at Gospel Alliance Church.

What happens the rest of the week?
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Gospel Alliance is a growing church and we recognize how essential it is to find a way to connect with others in real and meaningful ways. We offer various activities throughout the week, some of which may interest you. From Small Groups to GriefShare to English as a Second Language we want to engage the needs of our community and our family of faith.

Wednesday Nights is our most targeted night to connect. We have something for everyone and we specifically target families. Just to list a few: Nursery, AWANA, Jr. High Youth Group, Sr. High Youth Group, Men’s Bible Study, Women’s Bible Study, Bible Study & Prayer Group, and English as a Second Language Bible Study.

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What is GAC’s ‘Safe Place’ Policy?
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At Gospel Alliance, we love and welcome kids! Along with this passion of ours, we know the seriousness of your child’s health and safety.  

To ensure health, we practice a ‘Well-Child Policy’. In order to promote health and wellness in all children, our AWESOME ADVENTURES ministries are for well children only. Therefore, if a child has symptoms of sickness, please do not admit him/her.

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Because we consider safety a high priority, we strive to be a ‘Safe-Place’ environment. For the protection of all the children, youth, and volunteers, Gospel Alliance:

  • Follows safety and security polices [including a check-in system],
  • Requires child abuse clearances and background checks for each leader,
  • Offers age-appropriate training for our leaders.  

We want to assure you that we provide your child with the best possible care in a safe child-friendly environment.

Thank you for entrusting Gospel Alliance with your child!

 

Nursery [Birth-4 Year Olds] 

Who will care for my baby while I’m in a worship service?
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Each of our volunteers has completed a Gospel Alliance ‘Safe-Place’ training class which includes age-level training, and a thorough review of our safety and security policies. We also require child abuse clearances and criminal background checks on each of our leaders. This detailed process ensures that we will provide your child with the best possible care in a safe and secure child-friendly environment.

How do I check in my baby?
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At the time of check-in, proceed to the Children’s Information Desk and a welcoming and trained volunteer will assist you in registering your child in our private safety system. 

Your child will receive a name tag, and you will receive a claim ticket. To ensure their security, your child will not be released without presentation of your corresponding ticket. This system is private and designed with your child’s safety in mind. Upon your second visit to Gospel Alliance Church you will be registered in our system.

What will my baby do while I’m in a worship service?
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Our weekend nursery program is organized into the following structured activities: play time/learning centers, Bible story and Bible verse, sing-a-long and craft/snack time. While we encourage you to take advantage of our child-friendly nursery, you are welcome to bring your child along with you to morning worship.

What snacks are available for my child?
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Little Adventures Children’s Ministry offers peanut-free snacks such as cheerios, goldfish, and animal crackers. Please inform the leader if your child has an allergy of any kind.

What should I bring for the nursery?
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Some suggested items to bring would include: disposable diapers, pacifier or comfort item, bottle or drink , and a special snack if desired. We will place a name tag on your diaper bag upon arrival.    

When is nursery available?
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8am self-serve nursery
9:30am fully staffed nursery
11am fully staffed nursery

 

Children [5 Year Olds – 5th Grade]

Who will teach my child while I’m in a worship service?
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Our teachers are caring, enthusiastic leaders who are passionate about children. Each of our volunteers has completed a Gospel Alliance ‘Safe-Place’ training class which includes age-level training, and a thorough review of our safety and security policies. We also require child abuse clearances and criminal background checks on each of our leaders. This detailed process ensures that we will provide your child with the best possible care in a safe and secure child-friendly environment.

How do I check in my child
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At the time of check-in, proceed to the Children’s Information Desk and a welcoming and trained volunteer will assist you in registering your child in our private safety system.

Your child will receive a nametag, and you will receive a claim ticket. To ensure their security, your child will not be released without presentation of your corresponding ticket. This system is private and designed with your child’s safety in mind. Upon your second visit to Gospel Alliance Church you will be registered in our system.

What will my child do while I’m in a worship service?
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Our weekend children’s program is organized into age-appropriate groups. During our 9:30am Morning Worship service, our Sunday school program is in full swing. During the 11am Morning Worship service, our Children’s Church and Early Elementary Worship programs operate. Within these programs you can expect a safe, caring, well-supervised child-friendly environment. Elements of activity time, Bible stories, verse memorization, worship through singing, and craft time will enhance your child’s experience. While we encourage you to take advantage of our child-friendly AWESOME ADVENTURES children’s programs, you are also welcome to bring your child along with you to morning worship.

 

Youth [6th-12th Grades]

How do my youth check in?
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At the time of check-in, proceed to the Children’s Information Desk and a welcoming and trained volunteer will assist you in registering in our private safety system.

Your student will receive a nametag to keep with them while in our secure youth/children space. At the conclusion our youth program, they are free to dismiss themselves. To ensure their security, anybody without a check-in nametag will not be permitted into the secure youth/children space. This system is private and designed with your student’s safety in mind. Upon your second visit to Gospel Alliance Church you will be registered in our system.

Who will lead my youth while I’m in a worship service?
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Our dedicated leaders are passionate about young people. We deeply value each youth and desire for them to love Jesus and live into the life He is calling them to.   Along with this passion of ours, we know the seriousness of your student’s safety.

Because we consider safety a high priority, we strive to be a ‘Safe-Place’ environment. For the protection of all the youth and volunteers, Gospel Alliance:

  • Follows safety and security polices [including a check-in system]
  • Requires child abuse clearances and background checks for all leaders
  • Offers training for our leaders  

We want to ensure you that we provide your student with the best possible care in a safe youth-friendly environment.

 

 

 

1011 Fells Church Road
Belle Vernon, PA 15012

P: 724.823.0453
E: info@gospelalliancechurch.org

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