GATHER. GROW. GO.
Grace church exists for Christ and His Kingdom, is informed by His Word, is Great Commission focused, and glorifies God in all that it does.
We have been formed and established by God’s grace in unity with Christ as our foundation. We seek to accomplish three things: (1) to glorify God, (2) to edify the saints, and (3) to evangelize the lost. We therefore GATHER, to glorify God. We GROW, as believers spiritually as we edify the saints and dedicate ourselves to continually grow in sanctification. We GO, by fulfilling the Great Commission we seek to multiply and to make disciples who make disciples in our community and around the globe.
How We Will Accomplish This:
We GATHER together in many ways and at many different times. To have authentic community, we must walk together in honesty, humility, and selflessness.
We will GATHER together every Sunday morning to worship in a Christ-centered manner. Everything we do in worship from beginning to end will have Christ as its focus, purpose, and aim. This means every song will be Christ-centered and true. Every sermon will be Christ-centered with the aim of making much of Jesus.
We will GATHER together every week with our Life Groups. Life Groups will be where discipleship primarily takes place. This, too, will be a place where church members can walk together in authentic community. This will be a safe place for people to be open and honest while they do life together and study in-depth the Word of God.
Sanctification is the process by which we grow more and more in Christlikeness. This is a call on every Christian that is a life-long process. We must continually be seeking to GROW. This is a task that will not end during our lives.
We thus GROW together by studying, hearing, and telling Scripture. We GROW in our Life Groups as we walk together through Scripture, learning together for life.
In our Life Groups we tear down the walls of sin, pride, embarrassment, isolation, individualism, and selfishness. In this we GROW together and edify one another. All with Christ as center and His glory as our aim.
The call from Christ Himself is clear: GO make disciples. Our Life Groups and our Ministry Teams will have the task of consistently multiplying. The Teams and Life Groups will not just get together, they will GO out into the community with the aim of building relationships and making disciples. Thriving churches multiply, and to multiply, we must leave our comfort zones and GO into the community and to the nations. All for the glory of Christ.