What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Beliefs


The Bible

We believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God. The Bible is God’s unfolding story of life and redemption for all mankind. It is life-giving, culturally relevant and wholly true. We value practical life application teaching of the Bible and believe it calls us to action. We make it our aim to learn, love, and live the Word. (2 Timothy 3:16)


God

There is one God who is the creator and ruler of the universe; eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1,26, 27, 3:22, Matthew 28:19, 1 Peter 1:2, 2 Corinthians 13:14, 1 John 5:7-8)


Jesus

Jesus is the Son of God. He is fully man and fully God. He is co-equal with the Father and Holy Spirit. Jesus lived a sinless life (Hebrews 4:15) and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all mankind (John 3:16). He rose from the grave three days later demonstrating His power over death, hell, and the grave (Mark 16:6). He ascended to the Father where He prays for us (Hebrews 7:25, 1 Timothy 2:5), he is preparing an eternal place for us (John 14:1-4) and he will come again for us (1 Thessalonians 4:11).


Salvation

We believe that all people fall short of God’s design of a sinless life in perfect communion with Him.  Therefore, all people need a way to be reconciled to a perfect and sinless God.  We believe this comes through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ alone.  Salvation can come through genuine belief, and life transformation, in Jesus alone.


Baptism

Baptism is practiced differently in many Christian traditions. Baptism is not an act of bringing someone salvation; therefore, we embrace the diversity of those expressions at Grace.
That means you could see some infants dedicated and others baptized.  You could see young children baptized by immersion as well as adults. Our goal is to not create stumbling blocks for people when it comes to taking their commitment to Jesus to another level; instead, we want to be a trampoline to spring them to new heights!


Communion

Communion is practiced differently in many Christian traditions. Communion is not an act of bringing someone salvation; therefore we embrace the diversity of those expressions at Grace.
We take communion on the first Sunday of odd months.  We take communion a variety of ways.  At times we pass the elements down the rows.  At times we all come forward and are served.  At times we have families serve each other. Our goal is to not create stumbling blocks for people when it comes to taking their commitment to Jesus to another level; instead, we want to be a trampoline to spring them to new heights!

WHAT WE STRIVE FOR 

Grace

We live to demonstrate a GRACE that is extended to people wherever they are in life’s journey. Specifically, Grace for those who are broken, forgiveness for those who stumble, and restoration for those who fall. We want those with ruin and wreckage in their lives to find grace and wholeness. We receive grace. We give grace.

Truth

We live to demonstrate a TRUTH that is kind, liberating, and charitable. We recognize our words can be life-giving or death-dealing. We will speak the truth in love so that Christ is exalted; the church is unified and matured, and the dignity of all people is honored and preserved.

Faith

We live to demonstrate a FAITH by living in dependence on God. We trust that God is who He says He is and that God does what He promises to do.

Authentic Community

We live to demonstrate a FAITH by living in dependence on God. We trust that God is who He says He is and that God does what He promises to do.

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