Reformation 500 at GCC of Tulsa

500 Reform Event Poster

As October begins here, we like to invite you to Grace Community Church of Tulsa as well will take the month to look at the Reformation. Pastor Doug will be taking the month starting October 8th to preach and teach on the Life and Theology of Martin Luther. In Sunday School starting the 15th, we will look at the importance of Why We’re Protestant and examine Sola Fide (Faith Alone).

Also, Phil Johnson from Grace to You will be our Special Guest Speaker on October 15th and will be preaching Sunday morning at the main service. We like to invite you all out to hear but also remember what the Reformation is all about.

We look forward to having you here!

The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation


As October begins here in a week, we will be spending the entire month looking to and remembering the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. Pastor Doug will be speaking on the life and theology of Martin Luther and in we will also be looking to the Sola Fide, Sola Gratia, and Sola Scriptura in Sunday School and the importance of Why We’re Protestant.  The teachings will kick off October 8th and carry through to October 29th.


So please join us! We’d love to have you here!

From the Pastor…


Dear GCC Family,
While we are meeting at 8:30am this Sunday, hurricane Irma will be just hitting Miami Florida, one of the more dense areas in populated Florida. Because of the magnitude of the storm, we are “Calling GCC to Prayer,” so if you can make our special time at 8:30am it would be appreciated. Now is the time for the people of God to reflect and lift up our voice to the Lord God!
Speaking of reflection, I am sure you realize many Pastors of America will be preaching on the storm, so I want to do the same. Actually I want to impale all of Giddy and all attenders on the “horns of a dilemma,” i.e., Is Harvey and Irma direct acts of God’s angry displeasure with sin or is it the Laws of Nature blasting Texas and Florida? Make sure to think through this question as the answer might surprise you. Our whole culture is preoccupied with the larger question, “Where is God when such unthinkable catastrophe happens?”

Pastor Doug

From the Pastor…


Dear GCC,
What a wonderful day we enjoyed Sunday! I would guess it was the most attended Sunday morning and evening time we have ever had, with the exception of several special guest speakers. We are obviously in need to purchase some new chairs and arrange things so that we have plenty of seating. I have noticed a number of visitors are coming due to the website and GCC Facebook. So thanks whoever is keeping this updated! Many of the visitors from morning and evening told me they were planning to return and several couples even claimed they were making GCC their new church family. We will see.
This coming Sunday during our Sunday School we have a special even with Eleanor’s sister and her husband sharing about their ministry with Bibles and Literature in French. They will update us also on what is going on in France, bring some of their publications with them. So hope everyone can come for the Sunday School presentation.
Sunday evening the facility is being rented out for a wedding, so we will omit meeting then. We usually take several Sunday evenings off around the end of August, so that is fine. During Sunday morning worship time we examine 2 Thess. 2:1-12 dealing with “The Coming Man of Sin or Antichrist.” I am praising the Lord for how Sundayworked out for me personally, as sitting down during both sermons help me get through the day will little serious difficulty. Yes, I do feel strange sitting while preaching but guess that is what the Lord has for me these days. And yes, I have a doctors appointment on Wednesday to begin an effort to find out what this is and if anything can be done for it.
Our Mid-Week with the Master Men’s class is being retooled for our Fall Semester. As many of you know the working through the MacArthur/Mayhue systematic theology was an experiment as we didn’t know if it would be class friendly or not. Now we know – it is not. So not to kill the Men’s Study we will be changing the format, still using the text for private reading and reviewing that from week-to-week but enjoying video sermons by John MacArthur on the topic of study – that will lend an exceptional presentation and better means of class discussion after the watching. I think this will be far more dynamic than before, so men be encouraged.
Remember also to pray for Justin who is in transition with his radio ministry. Pray also for Don who begins preaching in Kenya. We will take up a love offering for the widows and orphans in Kenya, this Sunday AM.