Tipp City Campus

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Visiting a new church can be pretty intimidating! We know because we’ve all been there. We’ve designed this page to help you prepare for your first visit to the Tipp City Campus so you’ll know exactly what to expect.

On a typical Sunday morning at the Tipp City Campus you’ll find many different kinds of people on different parts of their faith journey. Chances are, there will be many other newcomers just like you. Whether you’re new to church and faith, or a longtime Jesus-follower, you will be loved regardless.

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Worship Times

  • Sundays at 9 and 10:30am*
    *ASL interpretation available

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Meet Rachel Billups

Ginghamsburg Church Senior Pastor and Tipp City Campus Pastor

Rachel Billups is a visionary, leader, speaker and author. Rachel draws on her love of people and passion to explore new venues for ministry and mission.

Rachel is an ordained Elder within the United Methodist Church and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Bible/Religion and History from Anderson University and a Master of Divinity Degree from Duke Divinity School.

Most days you can find Rachel reaching out – praying online, meeting up with life groups on Zoom or enjoying moments with husband Jon and their four loves: Adeline, Christopher, David and Sarah. She also might be cheering for those Duke Blue Devils and The OSU Buckeyes.

Rachel is a popular speaker for national gatherings and has recently authored BE BOLD: Finding your Fierce, as well as co-authoring Down to Earth: Hopes and Fears of all the Year Are Met in Thee Tonight, and Sent: Delivering the Gift of Hope at Christmas – all by Abingdon Press.

Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions when considering a visit to the Tipp City Campus of Ginghamsburg Church

There are three long driveway entrances to the Tipp City Campus: one from Shoop Road, one from Evanston Road, and one from 25A. As you approach the parking lot, you’ll see two buildings. One is the student building called “The Avenue,” and the other building is what we call the “main” building. The main building is where we gather for worship, host kids ministry and house most of our staff offices. We have reserved new-guest parking on the southeast side of the main building. Senior and handicap parking is located on the west side of the main building.

For kids in grades 6-12, there is one main entrance to the Avenue, marked by the orange “students” sign. The main building has side entrances on the east (kids wing) and west (senior and handicap parking). The primary entrance to our lobby faces the open field south of the main building.

Once you enter the lobby you will see a red-walled nook with servant volunteers wearing red shirts. You don’t have to stop there unless you have questions or require assistance. But if you do, and identify yourself as a first-time guest, we’ll have a special gift for you.

At each worship time, your kid(s) will experience a safe and fun environment where they can experience community with kids their own age, learn about God’s plan for their life, hear a Bible story and share in age-appropriate praise and worship. With their small group leaders and friends, your kid(s) will start to create memories and build relationships that will last a lifetime.

Grade 6 and above have special programming in the Avenue on Sundays at 10:30am. Simply send them across the parking lot or drop them off by the Avenue front door, and we’ll have a student ministry volunteer waiting in the Avenue lobby to assist them. Grade 5 and below have programming in the kids (east) wing of the main building. Infants and toddlers are downstairs, and elementary-aged kids are upstairs. Registration is located in the kids lobby downstairs, and in the kids hallway upstairs. A friendly kids ministry volunteer in an orange shirt will be stationed there to assist you. On your first visit, this volunteer will collect some basic information (your kid’s name/age/grade and your phone number), and will then show you where your kid(s) will be hanging out. You can also make the check-in process more speedy by pre-registering your kids online:

For kids:  https://bit.ly/gkidsregistration
For students:  https://bit.ly/gstudentregistration

We take the safety and security of your children seriously. All of our ministry volunteers have been screened and background checked for safety. By checking your child in and out of our kids’ spaces, you can have a worry-free Sunday morning.

Your kid will receive a name tag to be worn during worship, and you will receive a parent security tag to be handed to the check-out volunteer when it’s time to go home. All of these tags will have matching identification numbers that are exclusive to your family and your visit. Don’t lose your security tag! That’s how we keep your kid(s) safe.

At Ginghamsburg Church our kids ministry is much more than “childcare.” We intentionally structure our kids ministry to help children get to know God and learn the Bible and how it relates to Jesus in an age-appropriate way. The lessons are fun and approachable, and taught by committed volunteers and staff who serve Jesus by serving you and your kids. Trust us, your kids will love it and learn a lot! But we get it… sometimes it just doesn’t work out. We do have a nursing mother’s room off the main lobby, where you can enjoy worship from behind one-way glass. You can also ask a kids ministry volunteer about one-on-one care options.

Our in-person worship celebrations typically last about 60 minutes.

  • The celebration will begin with a rotation of slides promoting upcoming events, before a three-minute countdown alerts you to find your seat. Next, you’ll be welcomed into a time of music led by a live band. The words of the songs will be displayed on large LED screens. Many people will sing along and you can too. Participate as you feel comfortable. We use music as a way to express our love for God and appreciation for what God has done for us.
  • There will likely be a few times that one of the leaders will pray during worship. You might be asked to sit or to stand up during those prayers. We’ll always make sure you know exactly what to do and we won’t leave you guessing.
  • At some point during worship, a live or on-video host will highlight details of upcoming events or share a cool story. There will also be an invitation to support the ministry and mission of the church.
  • One of our pastors will teach a lesson from the Bible. Our goal is to help everyone understand the Bible and to apply it to their lives. The teaching will be practical and challenging, and hopefully will inspire you in your personal pursuit of God.
  • On some occasions we host baptisms. Other times we celebrate communion or welcome new members. At every service, we’ll have a host who will explain what’s happening during worship so that there are no surprises.
  • We like to celebrate holidays with special focus…join us on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr weekend, back-to-school time and other culturally poignant holidays, as well as our favorites: Christmas and Easter. Expect something a little different on these special Sundays.
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Get to Know Us

One thing our church is known for is actually doing something with our love for Jesus. We believe we are the only hands and feet, and the only bank account God has. This is evidenced by the wide-ranging expressions of community partnerships born out of the passions of our people and the millions of dollars invested in the lives of people all over the world. We’re also not shy about having a female senior pastor, our focus on intentional diversity, using media and storytelling to advance the gospel and our desire to see every kid within our reach go to bed with faith, family and food. It all starts with family, and empowering the leaders of every household to guide their loved ones into a richer relationship with Jesus Christ.

Our ultimate goal is for everyone at Ginghamsburg Church to take faith at their own pace. It’s a place to heal. It’s a place to influence healthy family change. It won’t be boring. Your kids can fart and be free! But more importantly, we’ll help your kids figure out what they’re good at so they and their friends can change the world.

About Our Music

Music at the Tipp City Campus mirrors much of what you might hear on contemporary Christian radio featuring a band with guitars, drums, keyboards and a team of vocalists. Our musicians are talented, but performance is not the intention. Our style is familiar, well-rehearsed and easy to follow. We like it loud, but watch our decibel meters to keep it safe. Ask our hospitality team for disposable ear plugs if it’s too loud for you.

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First Time Guest FAQs

Our attendees come in everything from shorts and flip flops to dresses and slacks – so come in whatever you’re comfortable wearing! We’re just excited for you to join us! You’ll fit in no matter how you dress.

You’ll never be asked to stand up, identify yourself, do the hokey-pokey, or anything else that might make you feel uncomfortable. But don’t stay anonymous for too long. Let us help you take the next step.

As our guest, we don’t expect any money from you.  We’ll have an offering during worship, but we encourage you to let the opportunity to give pass you by. The offering is a way for the Ginghamsburg Church family to respond to God and join the mission of the church. If you’re new, we don’t expect you to give. Our time of worship is a gift to you.

We believe that money follows mission, not church budgets. Therefore, we will never be shy to ask for money destined to help people. Whether that’s funding our counseling center, filling our food pantry, constructing water yards in Sudan or distributing medicine in Jamaica…you can’t out-give God.

If you do consider Ginghamsburg your church home, thank you for prayerfully considering a regular contribution. You can give by check or cash during weekend worship or you can set up an online giving account at ginghamsburg.org/give.

Offering boxes are located near the doors as you exit the Worship Center and in other convenient locations throughout our campus.

Any Other Questions?

Use this form to send us your questions or schedule your first visit. We’d love to give you a tour!