Grace Church

Our Beliefs

  • In essential beliefs we have unity (Ephesians 4:4-6)
  • In non-essential beliefs we have liberty (Romans 14:1, 4, 12, 22)
  • In all our beliefs we show love (1 Corinthians 13:2)
  1. God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The three are co-equal and are One God.
  2. Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to the right hand of the Father and will return to reign as King of kings and Lord of lords.
  3. The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His daily empowerment and leading.
  4. The Bible is God’s Word to us. Human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit wrote it. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because God inspired it, is the truth without any mixture of error and is powerful to restore godly patterns of thinking.
  5. People are created in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by sin — actions and attitudes that separate us from God and cause many problems in our lives.
  6. Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith, we receive salvation. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his or her life by faith.
  7. People are created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
  8. Christ is the recognized head of our church, not any person, group or religious organization. While recognizing the value of associating with other groups of Christians, we believe this local church should be self-governing and independent from outside control in matters of strategy, structure and style.
  9. We practice the truth that every believer is a minister by encouraging every member to find a place of service and be equipped for ministry. Every believer has direct access to God through prayer and Bible reading. The Bible teaches that every Christian is called to “full time” Christian service, regardless of his or her vocation.
  10. We believe every Christian should commit to basic Christian community within a small group fellowship that is regularly devoted to one another through discipleship, prayer and outreach.
  11. We have an open communion policy — all those who confess Jesus is Lord are welcome to join us in the Lord’s Supper.
  12. We practice tithing for the support of Christ’s Body, the Church, and recognize that 10% of our income is the biblical standard of giving, which we are privileged to offer God.
  13. We practice baptism by immersion under water as testimony of inward salvation received by grace through faith.

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