There are many components forming the foundation of a Christ-exalting church. The four indispensable, biblical components to Grace Community Church are:
Spiritual devotion is the fountainhead from which spiritual maturity, the goal of the Christian life, flows (Eph 4:13-14). Spiritual devotion, that is an unreserved love for God which begins with an understanding of salvation by grace through faith in the work of Christ, is demonstrated by obedience to God and love for others (Mt 22:36-40). We desire for our people to discern the difference between being religiously busy and having a personal relationship with the Lord.
All believers are expected to contribute to the building up of the body of Christ (Eph 4:11-16). We assist our people in finding ministries (whether formal or informal) to which they can give of themselves or through which they can serve.
Meaningful relationships are indispensable for spiritual growth; they are both a means to and the fruit of spiritual development (Gal 6:1-2; Heb 3:12-13; 10:23-25). We believe it is imperative to provide a context in which believers can be immersed in a sincere community of fellow believers and where the roots of those relationships run deep.
The mission of the church is to make disciples of all nations (Matt 28:19-20). Making disciples requires Christians to zealously desire and purposely pursue the conversion of the lost (1 Pt 2:6). Our desire is for our people to grow in their burden to see unbelievers transferred from the domain of darkness into the kingdom of God’s beloved Son.