After spending time seeking God's direction for their lives, Dave and Charmaine McCabe were led to Camas, Washington, to pioneer Grace Foursquare Church. Beginning in the Camas High School choir room on the first Sunday of February 1982, the church grew little by little and step by step. As the church grew and began meeting in different locations to accommodate space needs, it became apparent that it was time to plan for a permanent home. The land that we are currently located on was purchased in August of 1988. Because of faithful giving and God's miraculous help, the land was completely paid for thirteen months later.
We are committed to "loving God by becoming authentic, credible followers of Jesus". We assume this posture of discipleship by actively pursuing a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, intentionally participating in community with fellow believers, and boldly witnessing to our community and world.
With this mission in mind, Grace Church works to create environments and avenues which will encourage and equip people in their discipleship journeys.
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 valuable 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.
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 here.
FOURSQUARE STATEMENT OF FAITH
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Spirit-Filled Life
We believe that it is the will of God that we daily walk in the power of the Holy Spirit.
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
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
We believe that divine healing is the power of Christ to heal the sick in answer to the prayer of faith.
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
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.
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.
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
We believe that heaven is the glorious eternal home of born-again believers.
John 14:1-3; Revelation 7:15-17
We believe that hell is the place of eternal torment for all who reject Christ as Savior.
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