Our Beliefs

Our Vision Statement:  "Our vision is to help people improve their relationship with God and each other by sharing and staying faithful to the Gospel of Jesus Christ."

  • WITH GOD... People matter to God.  He wants everyone to have a personal relationship with Him and become fully devoted followers of Christ.
  • WITH EACH OTHER... People need each other.  Our desire is to help people strengthen friendships, marriages and families.
  • Scriptural references...Matthew 22: 36-40, 28: 19-21, Mark 16: 15-16, Luke 24: 46-47, John 20: 21, Ephesians 2:1, Philippians 3:10, 1 Timothy 2: 3-4, James 4: 8, 1 John 5: 20

Our Mission Statement:  "Exalting Christ, Proclaiming His Word, Building His Church, by the power of His Holy Spirit."

Principals of Ministry Statement:  

  • The Bible is the sole authority...We see the Bible as the sole authority for determining our purpose and structure.​​​​​​

Scriptural references:  Psalm 1:2, 119: 11, 72, 1054, 130, 140, Proverbs 16:9, 29:18, 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21

  • Methods are not to be confused with purpose... We recognize that our God-given purpose will never change. It is our understanding that methods may change as the needs of people change.​​​

Scriptural references: Matthew 9:27-30, 20:28, Mark 8:22-23, Luke 19:10, John 6:38, 9:1-7

  • Trusting Christ is a personal decision brought about by the drawing of the Holy Spirit that is most effectively facilitated through friendships with believers...  Salvation is the result of repentance and receiving Jesus Christ as Lord by faith.  In a practical way, the Lord often uses believers to lead their friends to Christ.  As a result, GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH is committed to "friendship" evangelism, rather than majoring on "program-driven" evangelism.

Scriptural references: Matthew 5: 29-30, John 1:40-48, 12:20-22, 16:23-31, Acts 1:8, 18:2-4, Romans 9:1-3, Colossians 4: 4-6

  • Every believer is a minister, gifted by God for the benefit of the Body of Christ...Every believer receives spiritual gifts at the time of salvation.  Through these gifts, believers find fulfillment and effectiveness in serving Christ.  Therefore, we are dedicated to assisting believers in discovering, developing, and demonstrating their gifts within the body of 
    Christ for edification. 

Scriptural references: Romans 12:1, 1 Corinthians 12, Ephesians 4:11-16, 1 Peter 4

  • Ministry is a reflection of our love for God and therefore should be done with excellence...

Scriptural references: Romans 12:2, 1 Corinthians 12:31, Philippians 1:9-10, 4:8-9, Colossians 1:10-12, 2 Timothy 2:15, 21

  • Christian character, attitudes, love and integrity are of ultimate value in all that we do...

Scriptural references: Proverbs 10:9, 11:3, 1 Corinthians 10:31, 13:13, Philippians 1: 9-11, 2:5-11,15, 4:8, Colossians 3:12, 2 Timothy 2:21

  • Changed lives is our mission...The truths of the Bible, ministered in grace within the fellowship of believers, produce changed lives.  For lives to be changed, all three elements are necessary.

Scriptural references: Romans 12: 1-2, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Ephesians 2: 1-10, 1 Peter 1:16

As a result of these commitments, we will staff, structure, preach, teach, sing, budget, calendar, evaluate, and build according to the purpose God has revealed in the Bible.  In our worship, we desire to bring glory to Him through our lives and commitments.  (Romans 11:36)