Adult Faith Formation

GCC’s Adult Faith Formation programs explore a wide range of topics from practical spirituality, to historical theology, to contemporary events from a faith perspective. Adult education at GCC is designed to engage the members of the church and the wider community in spiritual growth and constructive change.

Spiritual Life Center

The Spiritual Life Team Ministry is based on a comprehensive interfaith research study on the nature of Spiritual Life in faith communities, designed and conducted by Rev. Bobbie McKay, Ph.D.  A licensed psychologist, Rev. McKay is Pastoral Associate for Spiritual Life at GCC.

Designed by Rev. McKay, the Spiritual Life Team Ministry provides a safe space for people to share their spiritual lives and grow in their ability and comfort with prayer.  The Spiritual Life Team Ministry is a unique and powerful opportunity to learn to identify and share God moments and prayers with others in an entirely safe environment.   Teams meet for one hour each month.  The teams concentrate on developing an understanding of spiritual life both as individuals and as members of a Spiritual Life Team. To date, teams have been all-female, all-male, and couples. More mixed men and women’s teams are being planned, as well as a “praying in sign language” Spiritual Life Team. For more information, contact Rev. Bobbie McKay.

Amos speakers’ forum at GCC

Our popular GCC Speaker’s Forum offers informative, thoughtful, and inspiring presentations by experts in their fields. Presented once a month, many programs will be preceded by a community inter-generational dinner and also include an opportunity to engage in hands-on mission outreach. The spring schedule is as follows:

Amos Speakers’ Forum at GCC presented US Treatment of Immigrants and Refugees,  “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”

    • Japanese-American Experience During WW II. Click HERE to watch the video.
    • The Life Cycle of a Chicken in Communist Romania. Click HERE to watch the video.
    • A Christian Response to the U.S. Immigration Crisis. Click HERE to watch the video.

Amos Speakers’ Forum at GCC presented: Saving Planet Earth: What Can We Do To Confront Climate Change? We are excited to announce that esteemed environmentalist David Ullrich will join us on Wednesday, January 18, at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. David will address the world environmental crisis and share thoughts on what we can do to reverse the tide and save God’s earth. If you missed this great presentation click HERE for the video.

GCC’s Faith in Action Team (FIAT) and the Glenview/Glencoe branch of the League of Women Voters co-sponsored an informative and very successful Gun Safety Fair. The event brought together 15 different groups including local politicians, law enforcement, and grassroots organizations to share information about local efforts to improve gun safety and reduce gun violence in our community and beyond. Attendees learned that there are many ways individuals can get involved and make a difference. Couldn’t make the fair but want to learn about these great organizations? For a directory of participants click HERE.

Current program information can be found on the Connect/News & Upcoming Events page.

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