Grace is central because it is by God’s grace that we’re even here. He has seen fit to assemble this body of believers to exalt His son, Jesus Christ — the One whose death and resurrection gives us peace with God and the hope of heaven. You’ll find that His grace is the common thread that runs through every ministry and expression of worship here.
Fellowship is likewise significant. It suggests both genuine fellowship within our church family and an open door to those around us. As members of one body, we seek to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (Ephesians 4:3). As a light in our community, we’re a place of peace for those in chaos, a place of forgiveness for the guilty, and a place of hope for the hopeless.
Church, however, is paramount because of its absolute uniqueness. While “Grace” and “Fellowship” were our choice in defining who we are, “Church” was mandated by God — as revealed in His Word. It is His designation for the assembly of people called by His name. As such, our course has been charted by God; our destiny has been planned by God; our members have been chosen by God; our purposes have been defined by God.
Grace Fellowship Church exists to glorify God through the fulfillment of the great commission. Our focus is to honor God by fulfilling the mission the Lord gave His followers to make disciples, baptize the disciples, and teach them to follow His ways. Matthew 28:19-20; Colossians 1:28-29
Our obedience to the Lord’s command is revealed in our lives as we worship Christ, walk with Him, and work for Him.
We believe the disciples of Jesus Christ should minister to one another in the local church. It’s not about one or a small number of pastors bearing total responsibility to care for the entire congregation. It’s about all disciples using their God-given spiritual gifts to provide mutual ministry in the context of the vibrant and strong local church. Ephesians 4:11-12
Our foundation is Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 3:11 says “For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” Our church stands on the reality of who He is and what He has done. Anything built on less will ultimately be torn down. Building on this foundation guarantees success – whether it is in our church or our individual lives – this foundation stands for eternity.
Our church is founded on Jesus Christ and supported by four pillars. These pillars are not specific to Grace Fellowship Church as they are derived from Biblical truths, but they help us understand and clarify what we are committed to as well as explain what we choose to emphasize throughout our church. These pillars will define our church at every level from children’s ministry to small groups.
Proclaiming The Authority Of God’s Word Without Apology
2 Timothy 4:2 – “Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.”
Each week, we all devote time to opening the Bible to a specific passage to explain the truth it contains and apply the principles to our lives. We believe this Book and the God it reveals can make a significant impact in our daily lives.
Lifting High The Name Of Jesus Through Worship
John 4:24 – “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
We seek to worship Jesus for who he is and what he has done in our lives. Our worship team will lead us in songs each week to help us engage our minds and hearts and give him the praise he deserves. Our hope is that all who join us will experience God’s presence and develop a hunger for God.
Believing Firmly In The Power Of Prayer
Colossians 4:2 – “Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;”
We started our church with prayer and will continue to pray as we’ve seen God free us from sin, heal our hurts, exceed our expectations and raise up a group of faithful leaders who desire to love, support and pray for you.
Sharing The Good News Of Jesus With Boldness
Ephesians 6:19-20 – “and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.”
When you’ve embraced the truth of who Jesus is, you develop a desire to share this truth with others. We encourage you to go tell others about the change God has made in your life, and we provide many opportunities for you to reach out to the community and the world.