… truths that distinguish a “Christian” and our church.
Our faith is an expression of historic Christianity rooted in the teachings of the Bible. In it we discover that humanity is the object of God’s incredible love, and that God’s desire is to establish a relationship with us. Tragically, humanity is characterized by selfishness and brokenness. Thankfully, God was not dissuaded. He demonstrated His love for us by sending His Son Jesus Christ to die on a cross as a substitute on our behalf. We are offered forgiveness and eternal life when we believe in the person and work of Jesus Christ. A Christian is someone who has been rescued by God and has made a decision to trust Christ with his or her life. Our passion and priority then is to grow in that relationship with God and honour Him with our lives. The church is not just a building. It is a community of recovering people seeking to grow in their relationship with God and other people.
Grace Gospel Church is a member of the Associated Gospel Churches.
We believe that how we pursue our mission is as important as the mission itself; and so, in prayerful dependence on God , we value…
God First: We live in response to God’s transforming love, entrusting ourselves, our marriages, families, talents, time, finances and plans to His control.
Truth: We trust in God’s Word, the Bible, as the final authority on all matters of faith and morality, speaking with relevance to all life issues.
People: We share the good news of hope in Jesus Christ with others because all people matter to God and to us.
Community: We practice grace, forgiveness and respect, sharing a ‘common – unity’ of the Holy Spirit. By serving others in our family, church, city and world, helping them encounter Christ’s love and salvation , we seek to draw people into God’s family.
Growing: We journey together as disciples of Jesus Christ, learning, training and empowering others to passionately serve God in ways they are shaped by the Holy Spirit, growing in
obedience to God, in size as a congregation, and in impact on our city for the glory of God.
Our Future: We promote a faith-filled excitement about what God is doing in and through our church, transforming individuals and families, and preparing the next generation to take ownership and leadership of ministry to ensure its vitality and growth.
These value statements are regularly reviewed by our leadership and congregation to ensure that our ministry is reflecting these standards.
To be known as a people who love their God, making a priority of prayer and worship as a way of life; and as a people who serve their community, bringing Jesus into our spheres of family, church, city and world; and as a people who grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ, maturing to reflect His character and accomplish His purposes.