We worship together corporately by gathering for singing, prayer, and preaching of the Word during our Sunday morning worship service. It is a time when the entire body of the church is present to know and enjoy God. We believe regular attendance to the Sunday corporate worship service is vital in fueling our hearts for worship.
Observing ordinances such as communion and baptism is important for followers of Christ because they remind us of the finished work of Jesus on the cross. They are acts of faith and obedience that express our love and worship of God.
Give Money and Time
Everything we have belongs to God and He has entrusted it to us to be good stewards. We believe it is a believer’s responsibility to give back to the Lord. Giving invigorates our devotion to Jesus. Giving provides an outlet for compassion and teaches us that money is not our master. Giving is an act of worship
The Christian faith is not intended to be lived in isolation; we were made for relationship with God and for relationship with each other.
The local church is not merely a place that we attend. But a people to whom we belong. The Bible calls us members of the body (1 Corinthians 12:12-31) with the expectation that we contribute to the body for the glory of God and the good of His people.
Connect and Grow Together
Though each Christian has a personal relationship with God, that relationship is not private. God never once intended for Christians to do life alone. We were made for relationship with God and with each other. A fully devoted follower of Christ is one who shares their life with other believers especially in small groups.
A Life of One-Anothering
There are over 50 "One Another" commandments in the New Testament. Greet one another. Encourage one another. Love one another. How can you obey these commands if you are not in a community of people who you can greet, encourage, and love?
Our purpose is to become disciples that multiply, equip, and empower others to be devoted disciples of Christ.
A devoted follower of Christ should be looking to grow in their faith. Bible studies, classes, and discipleship groups equip us with the knowledge and understanding of the gospel and our identity in Christ.
Share Your Faith
We are called to share our faith with others. When we continue to grow in our understanding of the gospel and allow it to saturate our hearts and our minds, then the good news of Jesus should just naturally bubble out of us when we share our lives with other people.
In The Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20), Jesus sent out the disciples to multiply themselves. As we are being transformed into the image of Christ and learning to live a life of love for God and others, we are called to equip others to do the same. The mark of a mature Christ follower is that they have learned to multiply themselves. They have become a disciple-making disciple.
We seek to extend God’s grace to others for His glory and not our own. We serve as an expression of love and stewardship of grace.
Jesus came, not to be served, but to serve. We were saved that we might also serve. A fully devoted follower of Christ serves as an expression of love and as a steward of God’s grace. They serve with humility and self-forgetfulness, empowered by a passion for God’s glory.
Know/Use Your Spiritual Gifts
God has blessed us with our own unique spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12). It is important to know your strengths and to learn how you can use your gifts to the benefit of the body and ultimately for the glory of God.
Become a Servant Leader
Ministries need organization and leadership to be fruitful. Servant Leaders are those who have taken a step beyond serving and have created avenues for service that enable others to know and use their gifts for the glory of God
The gospel is not just the kindergarten of Christianity – it’s the whole school.
Everything we do at Grace is rooted in the good news of Jesus Christ and the identity we now have through Him.