GRACE BIBLE CHURCH
Loving God, Loving Others
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We unashamedly and uncompromisingly strive to be:
BIBLICALLY BASED - God’s Word is our guide, authority, and conscience in everything. We stand firm where it stands firm and remain flexible where it is flexible. (2 Timothy 3:16)
FULLY DEVOTED TO CHRIST - We measure our success by our ability to be and make disciples. Full devotion to Jesus is normal for every believer. (Luke 9:23)
GROUNDED IN GRACE - We acknowledge our complete dependence on the goodness and grace of God. We have benefited from the kind intention of His will; therefore, we eagerly extend it to others. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
PASSIONATE ABOUT PRAYER - We believe the attitude and action of prayer is essential to everything we do. (Colossians 4:2)
AUTHENTIC IN OUR WALK - Authenticity, integrity, openness, and sincerity will define us. “The goal of our instruction is love, from a good conscience, a pure heart, and a sincere faith.” (1 Timothy 1:5)
COMMITTED TO THE UNCOMMITTED - We believe that lost people matter to God; therefore, they matter to us. Jesus came to seek and save the lost and has left us here, in part, to do the same. Our individual lives and corporate efforts will reflect this conviction. (Luke 19:10)
RELEVANT & INNOVATIVE - The Bible does not tell us to use only certain styles of music, or to present our message only through words. The Bible does make it clear, however, that we are to find ways to effectively bring the message “into all the world” in order to make disciples. We believe this will require careful scrutiny of everything we do - new practices and old - and a willingness to change when necessary within biblical parameters, in order that we “by all possible means might save some.”
(1 Corinthians 9:22)
COMMITTED TO COMMUNITY - Belonging to our community requires a commitment to being intentionally involved with others in accountable, encouraging relationships. We believe life-change happens best in the context of relationships. In clusters of caring people, participants share and encourage each other toward spiritual growth. Here, people can experience both the benefits of a larger church and enjoy the kind of relationships that only develop in small, safe settings. (Hebrews 10:24-25)
FOCUSED ON MINISTRY & SERVICE - We believe that each believer has received a special gift and should employ it in serving others as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. Spiritual giftedness and maturity determines where and how a believer serves. (1 Peter 4:10)