What We Believe | Overview

The Bible Is

• the divine revelation of God to mankind
• our fixed source of authority for faith and conduct
• without error and endurable for all generations and cultures
(2 Timothy 3:15-17, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Peter 1:21, Psalm 119:160)

God Is

• eternal, having always existed outside of time and space
• a single Being consisting of three Persons – Father, Son, & Holy Spirit
(Genesis, 1:1,26-27, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19, Luke 3:22)

Jesus Is

• eternal Son of God
• conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin
• one who ultimately restores mankind from sin
• raised from the dead and seated with the Heavenly Father
(Revelation 1:8, Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:31, 35, Hebrews 7:26, 1 Peter 2:22, Acts 2:22, 1 Corinthians 15:3, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Isaiah 53:4-5, Matthew 8:16-17, James 5:14-16, Matthew 28:6, Luke 24:39, 1 Corinthians 6:14, 15:4, Acts 1:9, 11, 2:33, Philippians 2:9-11, Hebrews 1:3)

Holy Spirit Is  

• available to make people aware of their need of Jesus
• available to empower the believer to live the Christian life more victoriously
(John 16:7-13, 14:16-17, Acts 1:8, Ephesians 1:13, 2 Corinthians 1:21-22, Romans 8:16, Luke 24:49, Acts 8:12-17, 19:1-7, 1 Corinthians 12:1-31, Acts 10:44-46)

Mankind Is

• made in the spiritual image of God
• fallen from innocence due to a willful choice to do wrong
• destined for eternal separation from God
• provided an opportunity to be reconciled to God through Christ
• invited to accept Christ, repent of sin, and get a fresh start
(Genesis 1:26-30, 3:8-9, Genesis 3:6-24, Romans 3:23, 5:12-19, Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 3:3, 16, Acts 20:21, Romans 5:1, 1 John 1:9, Titus 2:11-13, 3:5-6, Romans 8:38-39, John 10:29, 2 Timothy 1:12, 1 Peter 1:3-5, John 15:6, 1 Peter 1:16, Hebrews 12:14, Revelation 22:19, Luke 8:13, Romans 12:1-2, 1 Thessalonians 5:23, Hebrews 13:12, 1 Peter 1:16, Romans 6:1-11, Galatians 2:20, Philippians 2:12-13)

The Church Is 

• the body of Christ that consists of all Christians on a three-fold mission of worship, discipleship, and evangelism.
• respectful of two ordinances – water baptism and The Lord’s Table (Holy Communion)
(Ephesians 4:16, Galatians 3:28-29, 1 Peter 2:9, 1 Corinthians 12:13, Matthew 22:37-38, Ephesians 4:11-11-13, Matthew 28:19-20, Matthew 28:19, Acts 10:47-48, Romans 6:4, 1 Corinthians 11:26, 2 Peter 1:4)

The Future Is

• hopeful for those ready for the imminent return of Christ
• bright for the Christian because of eternal life with God
• subject to God’s own time and God’s own way
(1 Corinthians 15:51-52, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, Revelation 22:12-13, Romans 8:23, Titus 2:13, 2 Peter 3:13, John 14:2-3, Revelation 21:1-7, 22:5, Mark 9:43-48, Revelation 20:11-15, Matthew 25:46)


We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible, authoritative Word of God. Therefore, our ministry emphasizes the exposition of God’s Word from Genesis to Revelation, line upon line, precept upon precept.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of Christ, in His Virgin Birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful humanity, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential, and that repentance from sin and acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is the only way to come into a relationship with God.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life; we further believe His power and gifts are available to believers today.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they who are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe it is important to uphold the scriptural practices of the early church. Therefore, we hold to the practice of water baptism and the regular taking of Communion. We do not believe that either of these practices is essential for salvation, but that they serve as a demonstration of our living faith in Christ.





1. What are the worship services like?
2. What about my children?
3. What does your church Believe?
4. What is the history of GTAustin?
5. What’s the purpose and vision of GTAustin?
6. Will I have to sign anything, give anything, or be singled out in any way?
7. How do I get to the church?
8. What Should I wear?
9. What do you have for junior high and senior high school students?
10. Do you have a mid-week service?
11. How do I get connected to GTAustin?
12. Does GTAustin serve the city or community?

1. What are the worship services like?

We work hard to make sure every weekend service is creative and relevant to your life. A greeter will welcome you at the door and our guest team will be ready to provide you with information on GT. We have a room for infants in our main worship center and offer ministry for your children 3 months – 5th grade in our Kid City Building. Our music team will begin the service with contemporary music to help create an atmosphere to connect with God. We also provide dinner on Wednesday nights and activities for the whole family. Click here to listen to online sermons and our latest original worship album.


2. What about my children?

While you are enjoying an exciting worship service, your children will be well cared for in a nurturing, fun, safe and clean, age-appropriate environment. We have childcare for children ages 0 to Pre-K and a fun and dynamic Kids service is available for kids K to 5. Click here to find out more about our Children’s Ministry.

Family First – the family service at GTAustin – is designed for families to worship together.  Parents, grandparents and children (kindergarten or older) can experience worship and ministry together at 9:00 am the first Sunday of every month in the Kid City Building.


3. What does your church believe?

Click here for information on our beliefs



4. What is the History of GT?

Click here to read a brief history of the church.


5. What’s the vision of GTAustin?

Vision: Presence Driven | Disciple Making | Church Planting Community


6. Will I have to say anything, sign anything, give anything, or be singled out in any way?

If you are visiting, we do not ask you to give a dime when we pass the offering plate. We will not make you wear a visitor badge or stand up so that everyone can see you. We would like you to fill out a connection card so that we can assist you in your visit at GTAustin. You will also be invited to attend a New to GT class in between services in the Forum room of the Training Center Building. At this reception you will receive a gift and be able to meet some of the leaders and members of our church.


7. How do I get to the church?

Click here for directions


8. What should I wear?

Some people come dressed in jeans and t-shirts while others come dressed business casual. If you prefer to wear ties or a dress, that’s fine too. We want you to feel comfortable while you are here at GT


9. What do you have for junior high and senior high school students?

We have “Re-Life Student Ministries” for students from 6th grade to senior high.


10. Do you have a mid-week service?

Yes. We offer a family dinner in our Training Center starting at 5:30pm and then at 7 pm on Wednesdays we offer an Adult worship and prayer service and ministries for kids from kindergarten to 5th grade. Children’s ministry for kids ages 0 to preschool is also available. Wednesdays, we have ReLife Student Ministries for 6th grade through senior high students. Our Wednesday night activities for adults and children end at 8:15pm.

Click here for Service Times and Directions


11. How do I get connected at GT?

Coming to a larger church, for some people, is a bit overwhelming. There are so many people, so many options, and so many ministries and small groups to be a part of. At GT, we have a time that is designed for people who are new to our church to help bring some order to this overwhelming adventure. Every, Sunday at 10 am we invite you to enjoy a free drink from our coffee shop while you connect with some of our leaders. If you are interested, we can talk about our history as a church, what we believe, and how we do church.  In addition, one of our leaders will help you become more familiar with our facilities so you have a good idea where everything is located.

We will also help you get connected to a Small Group that will provide a lasting atmosphere of relationship and discipleship, as well as, an Ephesians 4:12 (Sunday School) class or in short E4:12 class. Through this brief class, we want to help you become connected in real relationships with people who can help you become a fully devoted follower of Christ.


12. Does GT serve the city or community?

We have an Outreach ministry that seeks to serve the city in various ways throughout the calendar year. We have neighborhood initiatives, ministries to those in need, and special events for outreach. It is our corporate outreach goal at GT to Serve, Accept, Love and Tell those within our community 365 days a year! We are striving through the SALT Strategy to become a catalyst for change by engaging our church in outreach to be messengers of Christ to those within our community.

Contact us here for more details.


What We Believe

What We Believe

The Scriptures are inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind.
2 Timothy 3:15-17
1 Thessalonians 2:13
2 Peter 1:21


There is only One True God–revealed in three persons…Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity).
Deuteronomy 6:4
Isaiah 43:10,11
Matthew 28:19
Luke 3:22


In the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God’s son, Jesus was both human and divine.
Matthew 1:23
Hebrews 7:26
Acts 2:22
1 Corinthians 15:3
Matthew 28:6
Acts 1:9


Though originally good, Man willingly fell to sin–ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.
Genesis 1:26,27
Genesis 2:17
Genesis 3:6
Romans 5:12-19


Every person can have restored fellowship with God through salvation (accepting Christ’s offer of forgiveness for sin).
Luke 24:47
John 3:3
Romans 10:13-15
Ephesians 2:8
Titus 2:11
Titus 3:5-7


And practice two ordinances—(1) Water baptism by immersion after repenting of one’s sins and receiving Christ’s gift of salvation, and  (2) Holy communion (the Lord’s Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s suffering and death for our salvation.
Matthew 28:19
Mark 16:16
Acts 10:47,48
Romans 6:4


The baptism in the Holy Spirit is a special experience following salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times.
Luke 24:49
Acts 1:4
Acts 1:8
1 Corinthians 12:1-31
Acts 8:12-17
Acts 10:44-46
Acts 11:14-16
Acts 15:7-9


Sanctification initially occurs at salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is holy, but also a progressive lifelong process of separating from evil as believers continually draw closer to God and become more Christlike.
Romans 12:1,2
1 Thessalonians 5:23
Hebrews 12:14
1 Peter 1:15,16
Romans 6:1-11
Romans 6:13
Romans 8:1,2
Romans 8:13
Galatians 2:20


The Church has a mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin. We believe the Church is the Body of Christ and consists of the people who, throughout time, have accepted God’s offer of redemption (regardless of religious denomination) through the sacrificial death of His son Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 1:22,23
Ephesians 2:22
Hebrews 12:23


A divinely called and scripturally ordained leadership ministry serves the Church. The Bible teaches that each of us under leadership must commit ourselves to reach others for Christ, to worship Him with other believers, and to build up or edify the body of believers–the Church.
Mark 16:15-20
John 4:23,24
Ephesians 4:11-16


Divine healing of the sick is a privilege for Christians today and is provided for in Christ’s atonement
(His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins).
Isaiah 53:4,5
Matthew 8:16,17
James 5:14-16


In The Blessed Hope—When Jesus raptures His Church prior to His return to Earth (the second coming). At this future moment in time all believers who have died will rise from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air, and Christians who are alive will be caught up with them, to be with the Lord forever.
1 Thessalonians 4:16,17
Romans 8:23
Titus 2:13
1 Corinthians 15:51,52
In the millennial reign of Christ when Jesus returns with His saints at His second coming and begins His benevolent rule over earth for 1,000 years. At that time many in the nation of Israel will recognize and accept Him as the Messiah, the Savior who died for them and all mankind.
Zechariah 14:5
Matthew 24:27
Matthew 24:30
Revelation 1:7
Revelation 19:11-14
Revelation 20:1-6


A final judgment will take place for those who have rejected Christ. They will be judged for their sin and consigned to eternal punishment in a punishing lake of fire.
Matthew 25:46
Mark 9:43-48
Revelation 19:20
Revelation 20:11-15
Revelation 21:8


The initial physical evidence of the baptism in the Holy Spirit is speaking in tongues, as experienced on the Day of Pentecost and referenced throughout Acts and the Epistles.
Acts 2:4
1 Corinthians 12:4-10
1 Corinthians 12:28

And look forward to the perfect New Heavens and a New Earth that Christ is preparing for all people, of all time, who have accepted Him. We will live and dwell with Him there forever following His millennial reign on Earth. “And so shall we forever be with the Lord!”

2 Peter 3:13
Revelation 21
Revelation 22