Our mission is to both communicate and demonstrate the gospel in a way that transforms lives across the street, across cultural boundaries, and across the world. Locally, we do this through our individual interactions with neighbors, friends, and co-workers, and through more coordinated outreach efforts in which we provide Thanksgiving dinners and clothes for low income residents, church picnics, free drink giveaways, and free car washes. We also support church planting within the United States and abroad through our partnership with Sovereign Grace Churches.
Closer to home, we believe that marriage and family are sacred gifts to be honored and nurtured into thriving relationships that exalt God and build the church. To that end we offer Community Groups, seminars, retreats, youth meetings, biblical counseling, singles’ events, and a variety of support resources. At Grace Community, it is our joy and privilege to serve and equip married couples, single parents, young adults, fathers, mothers, singles and teens.
Community Groups — At Grace Community, we offer small groups in an effort to model the New Testament Church’s practice of, “…devoting themselves to the apostle’s teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers (Acts 2:42).” These bi-monthly gatherings provide the context where genuine friendships are developed, biblical fellowship is practiced, sacrificial service is extended and application of God’s word to our lives occurs.
Marriage — Because the covenant of matrimony between a man and a woman is the earthly representation of the relationship between Christ and his bride (Ephesians 5:25-27), we zealously seek to advance the progress of our marriages. In keeping with such robust theology, our accent is on the biblical roles of humble, servant leadership of husbands and joyful, intelligent submission of wives.
Children — In accordance with scripture we heartily concur that, “Children are a heritage from the Lord” (Psalm 127:3-5). In taking seriously the privilege and responsibility of training the next generation, the church purposes to equip parents in fulfilling their roles as fathers and mothers. Our Children’s Ministry seeks to support the precedence of parental instruction by supplemental Sunday School teaching that is joyful, biblical and gospel oriented.
Security is a priority in our Children’s Ministry classes. A copy of our Children’s Ministry Policy Manual can be found here. This manual includes our policies and procedures for operating children’s ministry here at Grace Community Church. Click on the link to view or right-click to download. Grace Community Church Children’s Ministry Guidelines.
Youth — The scriptural model for teenagers is not one of growing distance from the family and local church but increasing intimacy and involvement as they mature towards adulthood. To that end Grace Community sponsors parent-involved youth events and meetings in order to return, “the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers” (Malachi 4:6).
Singles — Since God considers singleness a gift (I Corinthians 7:7), we at Grace Community seek to equip unmarried men and women to live passionately and purposefully in their unique season of undivided service and devotion to the Lord. Weekly Singles’ Care Group Meetings and other various contexts for developing godly friendships are just some of the opportunities provided for this group.
Women — We desire for every woman at Grace Community to possess a deep and abiding love of the triune God, a firm grasp of the gospel of Jesus Christ, an understanding of God’s wonderful design in creating her to reflect his image in a distinctly feminine way, and a heart to employ her gifts in loving and serving others in her home, local church, and community. We want to play a part in helping this come to pass. We believe that women are uniquely called and gifted to help one another reflect the gospel (Titus 2:3-5). We desire to provide opportunities where women can connect with one another, teach one another, learn from one another, and serve one another.
Counseling — In an age where secular counseling dominates the church, we uphold that the Bible remains sufficient for the issues of the soul (I Timothy 3:16). Our training is as nouthetic counselors, wherein we endeavor to apply the transforming effect of Scripture’s wisdom for the problems we confront in daily life.