Our Story

Thanks to a fundraising effort in which businesses, churches, and individuals from around the community contributed, GC4 opened its doors in 2017 to address the strong need for quality, affordable childcare in Garner.

The mission of the Garner Community Christian Child Care center (GC4), in partnership with home and community, is to provide a Christ-centered, safe, educational and developmentally appropriate environment for children. The core of our program is derived from Christian values with an emphasis on love, trust and respect.

With Iowa leading the nation in parents working outside the home, GC4 is place that parents can trust to provide a safe, loving and stimulating environment for their children. We keep our services affordable for Garner’s working families, while still offering extended hours, an age-appropriate educational curriculum, and a facility licensed and accountable to the Iowa Department of Human Services.

GC4 Board of Directors

The GC4 Board of Directors is comprised of volunteer business and citizen leaders from Hancock County.

  • Reid Weiland
  • Cheri Prohaska
  • David Rosenthal
  • Heather Gorder
  • Randy Lansing
  • Tarron Hansen

Statement of Faith

We believe that there is one God, Creator, and Sustainer of the universe, existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God, is inerrant in the original manuscripts, and is uniquely infallible, our only authority for faith and practice.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His substitutionary sacrifice upon the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His victory over sin and His enemy Satan, in His present exaltation at His Father’s right hand, and in His personal return, at any time, in power and great glory.

We believe in the fall and the lostness of man, whose total depravity requires that he be regenerated by the Holy Spirit for his salvation.

We believe that salvation consists of the forgiveness of sins, the imputation of Christ’s righteousness, and the gift of eternal life, received by grace through faith alone, entirely apart from works.

We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life, and by whom the Church, the Body of Christ, is gifted and equipped to serve and glorify God.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of all mankind: those who have trusted in Christ, the ultimate Judge, will receive everlasting life and blessedness in heaven; those who have not will receive everlasting punishment and separation from the presence of God.

We believe that Christ has commanded His Church to preach the gospel to all people and that this mandate should be a primary concern of all Christians.