MISSION + STRATEGY

Loving God by becoming authentic, credible followers of Jesus.

We will actively pursue a growing relationship with Jesus Christ by trusting God more each day, having community with believers, and having passion to witness boldly to our community and world.

We will create environments and avenues that will encourage and equip people to actively pursue spiritual growth.

our values

We value the Word of God.
God's Word is active and alive. We read it and live it out daily.
Isaiah 55:11, James 1:22

We value people.
We believe that every person, Christian and non-Christian alike, is valuable to God and to His Kingdom. People are more important than things, programs, or goals and are never to be “used”. Because people are eternally valuable to God, they are to us as well.

Romans 12:13, 1 Peter 4:9, 1 John 4:7, 1 Thessalonians 2:8

We value worship.
We are committed to engaging in corporate worship to honor God and unify the body of Christ.
Psalm 99:5, Psalm 100:4

We value pursuing spiritual growth.
We are committed to pursuing a lifestyle of consistent spiritual growth and honest accountability.
1 Peter 2:2, Proverbs 27:17
 
We value releasing individuals into ministry.
Our goal is to recognize, equip, and release leaders into ministry.  We are all ministers who have been given gifts to be discovered, developed, and deployed. We have been created for ministry, gifted for ministry, authorized for ministry, and we are needed for ministry.
1 Corinthians 12:14-20, Ephesians 2:10
          
We value serving our community.
The local church is the hope of the world. We desire to love and serve those outside the faith in practical ways.
Matthew 5:13-16

OUR BELIEFS

Grace Church is a Foursquare Church.  The Foursquare Church, officially the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, was founded in Los Angeles, California in 1923.  Read more about the Foursquare Church.




The Holy Scriptures

We believe the Bible is God inspired. 

2 Timothy 3:16-17

The Eternal Godhead

We believe that God is Triune: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  

2 Corinthians 13:14

The Fall of Man

We believe that man was created in the image of God, but by voluntary disobedience, fell from perfection; thereby imputing sinfulness to all human beings. 

Romans 5:12

The Plan of Salvation

We believe that, while we were yet sinners,  Christ died for us, signing the pardon for all  who believe in Him. 

John 3:16; Romans 5:8

Salvation through Grace

We believe that we receive salvation when we come to God through faith in the atoning work of Jesus on the cross; salvation is God’s gift to us. 

Ephesians 2:8

Repentance and Acceptance

We believe that, upon sincere repentance and a whole-hearted acceptance of Christ, we are justified before God.  

Romans 10:8-10; 1 John 1:9

The New Birth

We believe that a very real change takes place in people who accept Christ as  Savior; believers allow Christ’s life to be lived through them.
2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20

Daily Christian Life

We believe that it is the will of God for believers to walk in progressive sanctification, growing continuously in the faith. 

Hebrews 6:1

Water Baptism

We believe that baptism by immersion is an outward sign of an inward work. 

Matthew 28:19;  Romans 6:4

The Lord’s Supper

We believe in the commemoration of the Lord’s Supper by the symbolical use of bread and the fruit of the vine. 

1 Corinthians 11:24, 25

Baptism with the Holy Spirit

We believe that the baptism with the Holy Spirit empowers believers and that the Holy Spirit’s infilling follows the same pattern that is described in the New Testament. 

Acts 2:4

The Spirit-Filled Life

We believe that it is the will of God that we daily walk in the power of the Holy Spirit. 

Ephesians 4:30-32

The Gifts and Fruit of the Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit has gifts to bestow upon Christians and that we should show spiritual fruit as evidence of a Spirit-filled life.

1 Corinthians 12:1-11 Galatians 5:22-25

Moderation

We believe that people who follow Christ should avoid the extremes of fanaticism and pursue lives of balance and moderation; demonstrating gentleness and patience.

Philippians 4:5, KJV; Colossians 3:12, 13

Divine Healing

We believe that divine healing is the power of Christ to heal the sick in answer to the prayer of faith.

James 5:14-16

The Second Coming of Christ

We believe that the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent. 

1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17; Titus 2:11-13

Church Relationship

We believe that followers of Christ have a sacred duty to identify with the visible church of Jesus Christ and should meet regularly with fellow believers. 

Hebrews 10:24-25

Civil Government

We believe that laws and ordinances come from God’s ultimate authority and should be upheld, except when they are in opposition to the revealed will of God. 

Romans 13:1-5

The Final Judgment

We believe every person will one day stand before the judgment seat of Christ to receive eternal life or death. 

Revelation 20:11-15; Hebrews 9:27; 2 Corinthians 5:10

Heaven

We believe that heaven is the glorious eternal home of born-again believers. 

John 14:1-3; Revelation 7:15-17

Hell

We believe that hell is the place of eternal torment for all who reject Christ as Savior. 

Revelation 10:10-15

Evangelism

We believe that the church’s primary responsibility is taking the gospel to the entire world and making disciples. 

Mark 16:15; Matthew 28:19-20

Tithes and Offerings

We believe the method ordained of God for the support and spread of His cause is giving tithes and offerings. 

Malachi 3:10; 2 Corinthians 9:7