Who We Are - Grace Community Church

We exist to lead people to become growing followers of Jesus.

What We Believe

We are a non-denominational church that believes in the historic Christian faith as taught in the Bible and passed down through the Church.

Specifically, these are our essentials:

GOD – God is the creator and sustainer of our world and our lives.  He exists as one God, yet three Persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  He is holy, perfect, and powerful.

JESUS – Jesus Christ is both fully God and fully man.  He lived, died, and rose again to make peace between us and God the Father.

THE HOLY SPIRIT – The Holy Spirit is mysteriously, yet definitively alive and active in our world today.  He makes us aware of our need for God, helps us live a life that pleases Him, and encourages us to trust in God.

MANKIND – Men and women are created in the image of God.  However, we are separated from God because of our own pride and rebellion, which the Bible calls sin.  We are completely unable to repair our relationship with God without his help. Because of our condition, we need God to rescue – to save – us from the consequences of our sin.

SALVATION – Because of our sin, we need God to rescue us.  We cannot rescue or save ourselves.  Through Jesus, God gives us his salvation that is based on mercy and grace, not performance or effort.

RESTORATION – God originally created the world to exist free of sin.  When sin entered the world, things like death, pain, sorrow, injustice, and evil became our reality.  God promises, however, to one day restore Creation back to its good and sinless state.  This restoration began with Jesus and will ultimately conclude when He returns.

THE BIBLE – The Bible is God’s primary means of communication to us.  It is divinely inspired, trustworthy, and is the source of our essential beliefs.  It is also an authoritative presence in our faith and practice.

THE CHRISTIAN LIFE – The Christian seeks to constantly grow in submission to God through his or her character, motivations, and actions.  But growth does not make us more or less acceptable to God.  God’s love for us, as chiefly shown through Jesus Christ, is what makes us acceptable to Him.  Obedience to God and His commands, then, is a response to His great love for us, not a way to merit it.

What We Value

BIBLICAL TRUTH – We value the Bible as true. We look to the Bible as our authority for how we view God, the world, and ourselves. This also means that we want to be people who are deeply shaped by what the Bible says to us as individuals and as a community of faith.

SPIRITUAL FORMATION – We value spiritual growth. God created every person to grow in a spiritual direction, to be spiritually formed. We want to be people who take their next, intentional steps towards God – wherever we are starting from.

CULTURAL RENEWAL – We value redemption. God is at work in the world around us every day, restoring what was lost and fixing what is broken. He will one day make all things new, but until then we want to be people who join Him in his work of renewal throughout the world.

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