CREATED FOR WORSHIP - JESUS. LORD. KING. SAVIOR 
 
 

Welcome To

Gourd Springs Baptist

Everything we do at Gourd Springs Baptist Church is built upon our three core principles:
Preaching: Proclaiming the Word of God with boldness.
Reaching: Loving our community as Christ has loved us.
Teaching: Growing in Christ for the advancement of God’s kingdom.
 
 
Ronnie Stewart
Senior Pastor
 
To contact Rev. Stewart directly, please send an email to pastorronnie@
windstream.net
 
 
Allen Smith 
Youth Pastor
 
To contact Pastor Smith directly, or for general questions about the student ministry, please send an email to asmith@
globalsvcscorp.com
 
 
Tausha Beard
Preschool Director
 
To contact Ms. Beard directly, or for general questions about the preschool ministry, please send an email to gourdspringspreschool@
gmail.com
 
 
Jennifer DeViney
Secretary
 
To contact Ms. DeViney directly, or for general church and office questions, please send an email to gourdsprings@
gmail.com
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There are six core beliefs held at Gourd Springs,
which are the foundation of our faith.
 
1. Our Beliefs about Scripture
We believe the entire Bible is the inspired word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of scripture. Therefore, we believe that the Bible is without error.
 
2. Our Beliefs about Mankind
We believe that mankind was created in the image of God to have fellowship with him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man is incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through his own effort alone.
 
3. Our Beliefs about Salvation
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, salvation occurs only when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.
 
4. Our Beliefs about the Church
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and by making Him known to the lost world.
 
5. Our Beliefs about God
We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the trinity, (the Son of God,) who became flesh to reveal God to man and to become the savior of the lost world.
 
6. Our Beliefs about the Christian Life
We believe that every Christian should live for Christ and not for himself. Through obedience to the word of God and daily yielding to the spirit of God, every believer should mature and conform to the image of Christ.
 

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Basic Information
 

Gourd Springs Baptist Preschool was established as an outreach to the community to provide a quality early education experience for children ages 3 to 4 years old or through Kindergarten in a warm and friendly environment within a spiritual setting.

Gourd Springs Baptist Preschool admits students of any race, color, national origin or ethnicity to all the privileges, rights, programs and activities provided by this school.

Our school is designed to start the education process of learning to work with others, respect others and their own feelings. Also children will be developing the skills of shapes, sizes, letter and number identification to better prepare them for Kindergarten. Children will do this by learning through song, games, arts and crafts and center rotations.

Each staff member is qualified and competent to provide loving and nurturing care to each child. Our teacher/child ratio is in accordance with state law: twelve or less per teacher. Classes are divided according to each child’s age. All children must be potty trained.

Daily Program Schedule

 

Carpet Time – Flag, Salute, Calendar, Song, and Story
Class Time – Daily lesson by Curriculum

(includes color, shape, letter, and number concepts)
Snack Time
Center/Activity Time – Rotation of Centers and Arts and Crafts
Play Time – Indoor or Outdoor (depending on weather)

Hours

Gourd Springs Baptist Preschool will meet Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm.

The Preschool Year will begin the first Tuesday of September following Labor Day and will end the last Friday in May before Memorial Day.

Gourd Springs Baptist Preschool will follow the Harnett County Public School calendar for closings, holidays, and inclement weather days. Gourd Springs Baptist Preschool will provide a list of days we will be closed for at the beginning of each year.In the event of inclement weather we will follow Harnett County’s closures. In the event of a 2 hour delay we will be on a one hour delay.

 

For Any Additional Information and Concerns, Please Feel Free To

Contact Us at the addresses below.

Gourd Springs Baptist Church
4575 Ray Road
Spring Lake, NC, 28390

 

gsbcpreschool@gmail.com

 
Tuition and Fees
 

Tuition Policies

We strive to give your child the best quality, consistent care for an early education. Our expenses are ongoing even when children are absent from school. Therefore we ask that you comply with the tuition policy.

Registration Fee – $40.00 per child per year.

This fee is due upon enrollment and is non-refundable.

Tuition – $200.00 per month.
(Tuition will be adjusted for Preschool closure during

Harnett County Spring Break and Christmas Break.)

Tuition is due the first day of school each month.

There is no refund or credit for days absent,

inclement weather or days when school is closed.

Payment can be made by check or cash.

Make checks payable to Gourd Springs Baptist Preschool.
Place payment in envelope with Child’s name and amount.
Payments can be dropped off at the church office.

Receipts available by request.

Note: Gourd Springs Baptist Preschool DOES NOT fall under the

same Tax Deduction Status as a Daycare.

Withdrawal Policy

Please provide a 2 week notice to your child’s teacher

when seeking to withdraw your child.

No refund on tuition already paid will be available.

Your child will be withdrawn from the Gourd Springs Preschool

if an extended absence occurs or if your account is 30 days past due.

Please inform your child’s teacher if your child’s spot is

in need of being held for more than one week.
 
Drop-off and Pick-up
 

Drop-Off Policies:

Gourd Springs Baptist Preschool will start at 9:00 am.

Children will be able to enter their classroom after 8:50 am.
Please do not arrive before 8:50 and expect your

child to be allowed to enter the classroom.

Pick-Up Policies:

Pick-Up time is 12:30 pm. After 12:45 pm a $3.00 late charge will be payable to the teacher; plus an additional $1.00 fee per every minute thereafter.

Children will ONLY be released to the parent or guardian,

or other authorized persons (other than parents)
listed on your child’s registration form.
Please notify your child’s teacher IN WRITING if someone
other than those listed will be picking up your child.

In the event of Children’s Medical Report

Please note that each child is required to have a physical at the beginning of each school year signed by a licensed physician. It is due within 30 days of the start of school.

In Case Your Child Is Ill:

Children that are obviously ill upon arrival in the morning will not be allowed to stay. Children who become ill will be isolated and the parents will be notified to pick them up as soon as possible. We realize that all illness cannot be prevented and that during the Preschool years many children are exposed to communicable diseases. However, we have a responsibility to each child in our Preschool and feel that if good health and hygiene are followed, the spread of many of these diseases can be kept to a minimum.

Please Do Not Bring Your Child If He/She:

Has a fever of 101 degrees or higher
Has been vomiting or has had diarrhea within the last 12 hours
Has matted, yellowish discharge from eyes or has pinkeye
Has fresh cold (colored drainage from the nose) deep cough, or sore throat
Has a communicable disease such as measles, mumps, chickenpox, strep throat, impetigo, flu, roseola, hand-foot-mouth disease

First Aid

When children are at play, scratches and bumps can happen. Such injuries will be cleansed and treated with first aid cream and band-aid. In the event that a more serious incident occurs, you will be notified immediately.

Snack

Your child will be provided a nutritious snack each school day. Please let us know if your child has any food allergies.an emergency, please call the church office

at (910)-436-0276 to notify the school of who
will be picking up your child.
To ensure the safety of your child,
presentation of a photo ID will be required
before the child will be released.
 
Health Information
 

Children’s Medical Report

Please note that each child is required to have a physical

at the beginning of each school year signed by a licensed physician.

It is due within 30 days of the start of school.

In Case Your Child Is Ill:

Children that are obviously ill upon arrival in the morning will not be allowed to stay. Children who become ill will be isolated and the parents will be notified to pick them up as soon as possible. We realize that all illness cannot be prevented and that during the Preschool years many children are exposed to communicable diseases. However, we have a responsibility to each child in our Preschool and feel that if good health and hygiene are followed, the spread of many of these diseases can be kept to a minimum.

Please Do Not Bring Your Child If He/She:

Has a fever of 101 degrees or higher
Has been vomiting or has had diarrhea within the last 12 hours
Has matted, yellowish discharge from eyes or has pinkeye
Has fresh cold (colored drainage from the nose) deep cough, or sore throat
Has a communicable disease such as measles, mumps, chickenpox,

strep throat, impetigo, flu, roseola, hand-foot-mouth disease

First Aid

When children are at play, scratches and bumps can happen.

Such injuries will be cleansed and treated with first aid cream and band-aid.

In the event that a more serious incident occurs, you will be notified immediately.

Snack

Your child will be provided a nutritious snack each school day.

Please let us know if your child has any food allergies.
Registration
 
Gourd Springs Baptist Preschool 2016 -2017 school year Registration starts March 1, 2016.  To be eligible, your child must be at least 3 years old by September 1, 2016 and also potty trained. Please complete the registration form (doc005991), and be aware that there is a $40.00 Registration fee. Your spot is not secured until the registration fee is paid. You may bring it to Gourd Springs Baptist Church office M – F 9am – 1pm or mail it to 4575 Ray Road Spring Lake, NC 28390. We hope to see your child next year! 
 
UPDATE: there is space available for the 3-4 year old class, but 4-5 year olds will be put on a waiting list. You may still register your 4-5 year old but be aware that a spot is not gaurenteed.
Contact Us
 
Address:
4575 Ray Road
Spring Lake, NC, 28390
 
Office Phone:
(910)-436-0276
 
Church Office Hours:
Monday – Friday, 9:00am-1:00pm
 
Contact us by email:
Pastor – pastoronnie@windstream.net
Church Office – gourdsprings@gmail.com
 
 
 
Reservations
 
If you would like to reserve the Fellowship Hall,
the Sanctuary, or the church van,
please call the church office during open hours to
check the church schedule for an open time. 

Below are the rules for reserving the fellowship hall.

1. No activities during Sunday School or Worship services, including set-up for later events that would disturb the Sunday School classes or Children’s Church.

2. In reserving the Fellowship Hall, you acknowledge that Gourd Springs Baptist Church is not liable for any injuries that may occur on church property.

3. Keep doors clored during use.

4. Turn off lights and secure doors before leaving.

5. Playground equipment should not be used and is not included in reserving the Fellowship Hall.

6. No sitting on tables or standing on tables and chairs.

7. If messy craft projects will be taking place, tables must be covered.

8. The heating and air conditioning units should be turned off before leaving. Heat must be set to 68 degrees and air conditioning to 75.

9. Clean-up after use includes: wiping down tables and chairs, emptying garbage cans, mopping any spills off the floor, checking that no food items are left on floor, tables, counters, etc., and making sure that restrooms are clean and toilets are flushed and filled before leaving.

 
 
Baptist Faith and Message
 
There are 18 points to the Baptist Faith and Message, which was created by
the Southern Baptist Convention. To view them in full,
please CLICK HERE to go to the Convention’s website.
 
 
 
Becoming a Christian
 

1. Realize that you are lost. You must realize that you are lost before you can become a Christian. Romans 3:23 reads; “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” So, the first step is to realize your need of Christ.

2. Repent of all sins. To repent means to turn from your will and way to God’s will. The Bible reads in Acts 3:19: “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that yours sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.” It is a wonderful things to know that your sins are “blotted out.”

3. Receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Salvation is the gift of God! The Bible reads in Ephesians 2:8; “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.”

Would you like to pray this prayer to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior?
Pray – Dear God, I believe in Jesus who died on the cross for my sins. I believe that Jesus arose from the grave that I might have life and have it everlasting. I realize that I am a sinner. I repent of my sins by asking you to forgive me of sin and to come into my heart to save my soul. I receive you Lord Jesus as my Lord and Savior in total surrender. Thank you for hearing my prayer and for saving my soul. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 
If you have made the decision to become a Christian, or have questions about the Christian life, please call Pastor Ronnie at (910)-975-3621.
 

 

Worship The Lord In Giving

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We give as an act of worship. We ask big, pray big, and expect big things to come out of a people that lives and operates in Kingdom mentality. Jesus is King over our finances and places us as stewards over His income. We give back to launch new Kingdom opportunities for the Gospel to reach to ends of the earth. 
 
tithing
  
 
 

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