Updated May 17, 2021
The Book of Ruth | God Provides
Have you ever found yourself in a place you never wanted to be, facing doubt and uncertainty you never expected to face? Our uncertainty and doubt can so quickly turn into fear and desperation when we loose sight of who God is. In week two of our series, Pastor Hal reminds us that even when our faith waivers, God remains faithful, and He always provides.
Updated May 9, 2021
The Book of Ruth | Endings
Unexpected endings and change can be one of the most difficult things we deal with in life. Sometimes it makes all the difference just to know that we are not alone, and that God is still in control through it all. Pastor Hal Mayer tells us about purpose, healing, and God’s faithfulness as he leads us through The Book of Ruth.
Updated May 2, 2021
Family Road Trip | What Kids Need
Have you ever wished that kids came with an owner’s manual? Raising kids can be scary, confusing, and down right hard! And even though there is no magical formula, God does give us a plan. Pastor Craig shows us God’s way to parent our children as he explains what kids need.
Updated April 26, 2021
Family Road Trip | Getting Along With Your Copilot
Marital roles are a point of contention and conflict in today’s culture, even among Christians. What does it mean to sacrifice yourself for someone? What does it mean to submit to someone? Our own misunderstanding of these roles will ultimately lead to an unfulfilling, unhealthy, and unhappy marriage. God designed marriage for our joy and His glory. It’s only when we align with His design, and not our desires, that we will experience the true fullness and joy that marriage can bring.
Updated April 19, 2021
Family Road Trip | Marriage
Marriage is not a destination, it’s an ongoing journey. And on this relationship road, there are blowouts and breakdowns that can threaten to bring that journey to an end. But there is hope! God is good, and He created marriage to be good. Following His plan, you’ll discover that marriage is way more than just a bumpy road.
Updated April 12, 2021
Family Road Trip | Soulmates?
“I Do” doesn’t magically equal “I Can.” Building a great marriage requires more than romance and chemistry. Doing things God’s way may not be the most popular or the easiest way, but His plan always leads to a strong, passionate, and fulfilling marriage.
Updated April 5, 2021
Hope Is Here
God gives us hope for our past, present and future. Pastor Craig discusses how the resurrection of Jesus gives us power in our current life. We have success, but when we follow Jesus we have significance.
Updated March 29, 2021
Samson | Fighting Through Failure
Is anyone too far from the mercy of God? Samson ignored the issues in his life; he ruined his life one step at a time. God can bring redemption to our lives with true repentance.
Updated March 23, 2021
St. Pete Pier | Free Concert
Updated March 22, 2021
Samson | A Successful Life
How did it happen? Pastor Mike Ash discusses three things in Samson life that destroyed his life one step at a time. We all need healthy boundaries, established by wisdom, and enforced with accountability.
Updated March 15, 2021
Samson | Overcoming Lust
It all started with a look. This week, Pastor Ralph takes us through God’s Word to show us how the unaddressed sin of lust is modeled through Samson’s life. His example to get through these circumstances in his life in the valley of temptation reminds us that only God can renew our heart and mind.
Updated March 8, 2021
Samson | Emotion
Are you being driven by your emotions? Samson was emotion driven vs spirit-led. When we don’t know who we are, we are prideful. Pastor Hal discusses how to keep your emotions out of the driver’s seat.
Updated February 21, 2021
Love Hate Relationship | The Tithe
The tithe belongs to God and is a benefit to us. The blessing and protection comes when we give first, save, then live on the rest.
Updated February 14, 2021
Love Hate Relationship | For the Love of Money
God promises provision when we trust Him and honor Him with our income. The goal is to reduce financial stress, reduce conflict in our marriage, learn God’s financial peace and experience God’s faithfulness as we put Him first.
Updated February 7, 2021
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Updated February 6, 2021
Building a Championship Life
Pastor Craig sits down with Hall of Fame Tony Dungy to discuss living a championship life, working with divas and balancing life and work.
Updated February 1, 2021
Essentials | You Were Made For This
God will use you in what’s right in front of you to develop what’s in you. Discover what you were made for.
Updated January 25, 2021
Essentials | Service
We have heard it is more blessed to give than to receive. Serving grows us and makes us like Jesus. Serving people is serving God and serving God is serving people.
Updated January 18, 2021
Essentials | New Life
God loves you just the way you are, but He loves you too much to allow you to stay that way. Transformation starts in the heart and mind. This is possible when you are close to Him. Internal transformation always leads to an outward expression of Jesus’ love.
Updated January 11, 2021
The vision for Grace Family Church is to reach the lost. Our vision is for people to not just believe, but to belong. We are all called to service and ministry.
Updated January 4, 2021
Everyone has a story to share. What is yours? Brian & Stacy Folsom share their story with Pastor Ralph about how God restored their marriage & family.
Updated December 28, 2020
We have the responsibility of believing all of God’s promises are true. God can give us an uncompromising faith through prayer & thanksgiving, reading God’s Word and worship.
Updated December 24, 2020
Why do people not accept the gift of Jesus Christ? Is it fear, hypocrisy, bad information, or preconceived ideas? Jesus came to bring good news and be our Savior. Because of grace He made us right in His sight.
Updated December 21, 2020
Developing The Hope Within
In this season full of weirdness and chaos, where do you find your hope to make it through? God is our peace and hope in the midst of any circumstance. Hope has a name and that name is Jesus!
Updated December 16, 2020
Meet the Watoto Children
As you may have heard during our Christmas concert, we are looking for 200 families to go above and beyond this Christmas and sponsor a child in need through our global partner: Watoto. Click here to sponsor a child today.
Updated December 14, 2020
Christmas at Grace Concert
Celebrate with us some Christmas traditions, music, and lots of fun.
Updated December 7, 2020
The Inconvenient Path
The question is not how do we avoid inconvenience; the question is how do we navigate the inconvenient paths and the inconvenient seasons when they come. The goal for us as Christians is not to avoid inconvenience, but it is to live lives of significance. Inconvenient paths lead to incredible places. Detours do not define us rather we are defined by the calling God has on our life.
Updated November 30, 2020
All Is Well. Be Thankful
We need to be thankful for God’s benefits, our salvation, answered prayers, peace, hope and His forgiveness. Trust God with everything.
Updated November 23, 2020
God Is: God Is All Knowing
We have assurance of provision, our future, justice will prevail and all questions have answers. There are many possibilities in our life and God knows every outcome. If we choose wisely, we have a bright future.
Updated November 16, 2020
God Is: God Is In It
God is in the person in front of us, in the humbling moments, and in the mess. Miracles happen when we listen to Jesus.
Updated November 9, 2020
God Is: God is Bigger
How big is your God? With Him, we have victory. God is bigger than our battles and in His presence we will find peace.
Updated November 2, 2020
The Realm of the Unknown
Faith and fear both live in the realm of the unknown. We need to choose faith over fear.
Updated October 26, 2020
Moving On with Exceptions
An exception is when we choose what we desire over what God desires. No matter how big our sin is, God’s Grace is greater.
Updated October 19, 2020
Third Person: The Power of the Holy Spirit
We know the Holy Spirit is God’s promise to every believer and gives us the power to be a witness.
Updated October 12, 2020
Third Person: Being Led By The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is within you. With everything happening in the world, we need to trust in the Holy Spirit. Thank God for blessing your life, not just asking Him to bless you.
Updated October 5, 2020
Third Person: The Personality of the Holy Spirit
Updated September 28, 2020
Third Person: The Role of the Holy Spirit
In order to start listening to the Holy Spirit, we need to stop trying to be the Holy Spirit in our everyday lives. When we accept our sins are never too big for God, that is when we can truly let the Holy Spirit begin to work inside of us.
Updated September 21, 2020
Third Person: Under The Influence
In order for us to win the battle, we need to be on the right side of the conflict with the Holy Spirit guiding us. When we are being influenced by the Holy Spirit, we walk, act, live and know differently.
Updated September 17, 2020
Mark Your Calendars!
Updated September 14, 2020
Third Person: The Person of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is a person and promised to every believer. The role of the Holy Spirit is to lead you, guide you, warn you, and convict you. He sees what we can’t see and knows what we don’t know. Don’t resist or ignore Him.
Updated September 10, 2020
New Series Starts This Weekend
To some, it’s a ghost. To others, a burning flame, or even a white dove. But, to most people, the Holy Spirit is simply a mystery. Join us this weekend to kick off our new series as Pastor Craig leads us to rediscover the person of the Holy Spirit.
Updated September 6, 2020
Updated August 25, 2020
Interested in Connecting at Grace?
- Monday, August 31 at 7:00 PM | South Tampa, Temple Terrace and Ybor
- Tuesday, September 1 at 7:00 PM | Land O’Lakes and Van Dyke
- Thursday, September 3 at 7:00 PM | Water
Updated August 17, 2020
Updated August 9, 2020
Christianity is not what we do but what Jesus did. God is asking us to show up, speak up and leave the rest to Him.
Updated August 13, 2020
Stay Connected with GFC All Week
Updated August 4, 2020
In Case You Missed It – Your Kids Had A Blast!
Updated August 2, 2020
Don’t Forget Who You Are
When you are feeling unworthy remember to find your true identity in Christ. Your identity drives purpose in your life. Discover how God sees you.
Updated August 1, 2020
We look forward to seeing you this weekend in person or online at one of the six GFC locations.
Let’s Work Together to Stay Healthy
What We’re Doing:
* Wearing a mask is recommended.
* Opening doors 30 minutes before service; head in and find a seat. Seats will be spaced out.
* Skipping hugs, handshakes and high fives right now; you will see lots of smiles and waves!
* Practicing social distancing.
* Providing hand sanitizing stations in the lobby of each campus.
* Hosting a contactless service – we will not be handing out bulletins or connection cards. Offering baskets will be available at the end of service at the exit or you can give online.
* Sanitizing high touch point surfaces and bathrooms throughout the weekend.
* Meals provided on Saturday night. Cafes are fully open.
Updated July 26, 2020
The Gospel Is
Updated July 19, 2020
Updated May 26, 2020
In accordance with the guidelines set forth by Governor DeSantis, Grace Family Church will announce a return date during Phase 2 of the Florida reopening policy. As we anticipate to open the doors of our 6 locations, we are accomplishing the following:
- Giving our staff sufficient time to prepare for a re-opening
- Ensuring all 6 locations are sanitized and ready
- Properly promoting our return to our communities
We are looking forward to coming together as a church. Stay tuned.
Updated April 5, 2020
Updated March 30, 2020
Updated March 30, 2020
Here is a helpful Emergency Finance resource for our community:
In a time of crisis, it is important to adjust your finances. Whether you’ve lost your job, or preparing for the long haul, here’s a helpful guide to simplify the process.
Updated March 24, 2020
Updated March 21, 2020
Here are some helpful websites for our community:
• Stay in touch with the Tampa Mayor’s office. Text “TAMPAREADY” to 888.777 or visit their website.
• Visit the Feeding Tampa Bay website on how you can help donate or volunteer plus the locations on where to find food.
• Information on the Hillsborough County Grab and Go locations
• Details on the Pasco County Pack-A-Sack locations
• Pinellas County Food and Nutrition information
Disclaimer: Due to rapid changes caused by the Coronavirus, some of the information mentioned in this post might have changed since it was initially posted. Please visit the source websites to confirm.
Updated March 18, 2020
Special Message from Jane Castor, Mayor of Tampa
Updated March 16, 2020
Announcement from Pastor Craig Altman regarding the upcoming weekend services for March 21-22.
Updated March 14, 2020
• All GFC physical locations are closed this weekend.
• All services will be hosted online only (available on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and gfcflorida.com)
• Groups and United (Student Ministry) will not be meeting this week.
• If you need prayer or assistance during this time, please text “Prayer” to 813.444.5288.
Updated March 12, 2020
Hey Grace Family Church, Pastor Matt Roden here. We have been talking about it for a couple of weeks, especially over the last 24 hours, the coronavirus is on everyone’s mind. Some people are worried, some people are wondering what is going to happen over these next couple of weeks. And because of that we are making two changes to this weekend’s services.
First, Governor DeSantis has recommended no mass gatherings in the state of Florida. So, in an effort to meet that request, we will have no live services at our campuses this weekend. This will help us do our part in protecting the vulnerable in our community and help stop the spread of the virus.
But second, I will be providing a special online service this weekend, where I will be talking about worry and fear in times like this. I want to be very helpful and encouraging for all of us. The service will be available starting Saturday at 4:30 PM. We hope you are going to join us.
We also want you to stay up to date as things are going on with us. Check your inbox for emails from us. Join in on social media. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram; please do so. Let’s stay connected as we navigate this time together. Let’s practice common sense as we practice an uncommon faith and we trust God is in control.
Pastor Matt Roden