Welcome to Gathering Point
We’re glad that you’ve decided to check things out. We hope that you find our site helpful and that it serves to help you get connected. The best place to learn about us is to jump in to one of our weekend services. We hope you’ll find that Gathering Point is somewhere that you can feel comfortable to explore faith, ask questions, grow spiritually, and connect with others. And most importantly, of course, we hope you connect with God!
WONDERING WHERE TO START?
Come to one of our services or jump into a Discovery Weekend! Discovery weekend is designed to help you get to know what Gathering Point is all about. You’ll be able to connect with others while learning what it means to be part of the team here at Gathering Point.
What to expect at a service
– A casual atmosphere.
– Friendly people who will guide you around if you like.
– Inspiring music and a variety of creative arts.
– Messages that connect faith and your daily life.
– A safe, creative setting for children.
– An inviting area for you to connect with others, have a conversation and enjoy a hot cup of coffee.
Frequently Asked Questions
You refer to Grace Church of Greater Akron as your “parent church”. What does that mean?
Grace will give regular, on-going training in all aspects of church, as well as financial support. The goal is for the new church to become a self-sustaining church, able to provide for ourselves and begin to plant other churches, much like a parent raises a child to be independent and to begin to start their own family.
Do you have video messages or live teaching?
We have live teaching.
All campuses of Grace Church of Greater Akron have their own pastor who teaches his own messages live to his congregation. In this way, we will have the intimacy of a smaller church and the benefits of a larger church.
When did your church launch?
Originally we planned a soft launch date of March 2020 and a hard launch of Easter 2020. And then the COVID-19 pandemic changed those plans! We were able to officially launch the church on October 4, 2020.
Do you have children programs?
Yes! One of our core values is that we are fully committed to kids. We unapologetically devote major resources and energy towards shaping a God-centered world view during a person’s prime developmental years.
We have an excellent dedicated children’s ministry for babies – 5th grade on Sunday mornings called POWER Kids. We provide a strong biblical foundation for kids and support and connection for parents. We partner with parents!
For us, the children’s ministry is not about adding another program; it is a cornerstone of what God calls the church to do. We are committed to change for our kids, to sacrifice, and to do whatever is necessary to make Jesus clear and accessible to them.
What denomination is your church?
We are a non-denominational church, however we have oversight by a parent church and are connected to an association of churches. Our parent church is Grace Church of Greater Akron – one of the top 100 largest churches in the country with 8 campuses in 3 states.
Our association of churches is Charis Fellowship – a network of churches, campuses and ministries in the USA and Canada who are passionate about Jesus, His truth, His Relationship, and His Mission. And that mission is to start new churches, train leaders and do good for the sake of the gospel. Charis Fellowship is a proud member of the global Charis Alliance with 3000+ churches in more than 25 countries.
We believe that being a campus of Grace as well as belonging to Charis Fellowship gives us the support and accountability that helps build a healthy church, while also giving us the freedom to reach people in our local community the way God shows us.
LOCATION & SERVICE TIME
1011 Old Stage Rd
Simpsonville, SC 29681
Sunday Morning at 11am
WHAT WE DO
At Gathering Point we think the story of Jesus is the single most life-changing thing we can share with you. We want to be people who Know It, Live It, and Give ItAway.
What is “IT”?
“IT” is the Gospel… the story of Jesus. As we pursue our relationship with Christ, we want to Know Him, Live like Him, and Give our lives Away like He did.
YOUR NEXT STEP
Discovery is designed to help you get to know what Gathering Point is all about. Throughout this experience, you’ll be able to connect with others while learning what it means to be part of the team here at Gathering Point.
Along the way, you’ll discover the heartbeat of Gathering Point, our beliefs and values, and what it means to Know It, Live It, and Give It Away.
Our next Discovery Group kicks off on Sunday, March 20th at 1:30pm. Light snacks and childcare provided! We hope to see you there.