Grace Community Church is thrilled to host IF:Tyler 2021! This year’s theme is “Even If”…even if the worst happens, we won’t lose HOPE!  Join us as we spend two days focusing on the unshakeable hope we have in Christ!

Speakers include Jennie Allen, Francis Chan, David Platt, Jackie Hill Perry, Christine Caine, and a host of others you won’t want to miss hearing from!  


Friday, March 26 – 6:00-9:15pm and Saturday, March 27 – 9:00am-4:00pm

(Schedule is subject to change.) 


Grace Community Church – Old Jacksonville Campus

3215 Old Jacksonville Hwy, Tyler, TX 75701

(This will be an in-person event at our Old Jacksonville campus, and face coverings will be required to attend.)


Cost: $10

College students: $5 (Use Promo Code: COLLEGE) 

(Scholarships are available upon request: contact Vicki Clark, vickic@gcc.org).


Registration deadline: Wednesday, March 22nd (or until sold out)

For questions or more info, please contact Brittney Hood at brittneyh@gcc.org.


Grab a HOPE T-shirt!!

In light of this year’s IF:Gathering theme, we are excited to offer pre-order “HOPE” T-shirts for all IF:Tyler 2021 attendees. Cost is $10, and the deadline to pre-order is Monday, March. 8. (Bella + Canvas 3001cvc, Unisex fit in Dark Grey Heather) You will receive your shirt on the first night of our event, Friday, March 26.


Each IF:Tyler 2021 attendee will have the opportunity to attend one breakout session on Saturday morning of the conference. You can choose a 1st and 2nd choice when registering, and we will do our best to accommodate all 1st choice requests if possible. Here are the descriptions for the breakout sessions we will be offering:


How to Make Disciples When No One Knows what “Disciples” Means (Jefferson Bethke)

What does it look like to “go and make disciples?” How do you bring your family and those around you alongside you as you follow Jesus? Join author, speaker, and podcast host, Jefferson Bethke, for this conversation about our role as disciple makers in 2021.


Living Faithfully Despite all of the Noise (Trillia Newbell)

If we are honest, there can be times when we wonder if our life matters at all. Is our everyday work enough? Through God’s Word and the lives of those who have gone before us, God has a message for you. In this session, author Trillia Newbell will encourage you to live faithfully as we cling to the One who sees, cares, and delights over us.


How to Navigate Today’s Culture (John Mark Comer)

What does it look like for us to be the Church in today’s culture? How do we be Christians that aren’t hiding from the world, but also aren’t swayed by it? Join Pastor John Mark Comer as he unpacks how we live a life that reflects God when the world around us is reeling.


Having a Healthy Relationship with Your Body (Isabel Garza)

Registered dietician, Isabel Garza, is going to share her wisdom on disordered eating, women’s health, and how to have a healthy relationship with our bodies.


Holy Parenting (Ruth Chou Simons) 

You want your kids to follow Jesus and faithfully love and serve God, but where do you begin? Author and artist, Ruth Chou Simons, will walk you through biblical truths to help shape your family.


How to Connect in an Isolating World (Dr. Curt Thompson)

Loneliness and isolation are at the root of so many issues today, and after a year of experiencing more isolation than ever before, do we know how to handle it? Join Psychiatrist Dr. Curt Thompson for this session on finding connection in the midst of loneliness.


You Don’t Have to be Just Like Her (Sadie Robertson Huff)

We get caught up in a game of comparison all the time when we scroll through social media or watch someone else gain a platform and a following. The comparison game can get ugly when it distracts us from what God has in store for each one of us. Join author and speaker, Sadie Robertson Huff, as she reminds us where our identity comes from and how to quit playing the comparison game.


How to Ruin Your Life in Your 20’s (Jonathan Pokluda)

Gen Z, this one is for you! No one ever plans to ruin their life, so how can you avoid making big mistakes? Join Pastor and author, Jonathan Pokluda, as he shares 10 things not to do in your 20’s.


A Christian’s Guide to Engaging Politics (Eugene Cho)

We all are trying to figure out how to engage our neighbors in this divisive landscape, and Eugene Cho, author of Thou Shalt Not Be a Jerk, is going to offer healthy ways for us, as the Church, to lead the way in this.


Relationships Every Leader Needs to Prioritize (Jo Saxton)

We’re all leading in one way or another, and figuring out our priorities can be a huge challenge. Leadership coach and mentor, Jo Saxton, will remind you what matters, and more importantly, WHO matters as you lead.


The Church’s Next Steps for Racial Reconciliation (Latasha Morrison & David Bailey)

What role does the Church play in racial reconciliation and what are the next steps to take? Join Be the Bridge founder, Latasha Morrison, and Arrabon Executive Director, David Bailey, for this conversation on racial justice and the Church.


The New Normal: A Heart Burning Bright (Layla de la Garza)

**This breakout session will be in Spanish!** What if we made it our new normal to share our days and time with Jesus? Join worship leader, Layla de la Garza, as she reminds us why spending time with Jesus changes not only us, but the world.