Statement of Faith
Would you like to find out more about the theology and beliefs of Grace? Just click to view a PDF of our “Statement of Faith.” Our Church is based on the truth and power of God’s Word. We’d love to share with you what we believe.
We are not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is central to all preaching, teaching, leadership, and ministry. We will be known as a church that boldly loves, shares, and lives the message of Scripture.
Jesus Christ is the center of our lives and church. Life and ministry are less about our accomplishments for God, and more about what God is accomplishing in us and through us as we abide in Him. Ministry, creativity, and leadership flow from the place of personal dependence on and passion for Jesus, our First Love.
We seek unity not merely for the sake of unity, but for the health and greater good of the church, and for the sake of the Gospel. We will navigate conflict with truth in love, managing tension without being disagreeable, as our leadership stewards the mission of Jesus and the vision of the church.
We all stand on common ground. We will walk authentically on the same journey, even if at different places on the journey. We will be real with each other about our doubts, struggles, sin, and victories, humbly inviting accountability for our lives.
We will seek out and build into trustworthy people for leadership roles in the future life of Grace Community Church.
We will proactively invest our life experience and faith journey in others so that they might grow in life and faith.
We will guard against mission-drift as a church. Any endeavor will be intentionally filtered through Grace’s mission, vision, values, and strategy.
We will develop a culture that understands, and is understood by, the world around us. We will communicate, create, and minister in ways that thoughtfully connect with people.
We will give the best we have for the best there is—Jesus. For God’s glory, our good, and other’s joy, we will never settle.
We will not make decisions based on fear. Even if it sounds crazy, if it is Spirit led, we will trust the Holy Spirit, hold hands, and go for it.
We will joyfully sacrifice our time, talent, and treasure to do whatever it takes to honor God, disciple the people of God, and reach those far from God.
We, the Church, will always look beyond ourselves to find ways to show kindness, love, and grace to every person we encounter regardless of their lifestyle, background, or issues.