Making disciples by encouraging people to make Jesus visible in their daily lives.
Living to make Jesus visible
Create and cultivate environments where each of us will:
Gather to worship and celebrate the Lord.
Connect with others in authentic community.
Bless others across the street and around the world.
1 – Biblical integrity not cultural conformity:
We believe God’s word is not a trend but rather a transformational means to a beginning. The Bible is the unrivaled authority for faith and life that intrigues, invites, challenges, and calls us to an adventurous relationship with Jesus.
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.”
2 Timothy 3:16
2 – Worshipping not observing:
We believe worship is not a spectator sport, but rather a participatory privilege; we strive to fully engage the magnitude and majesty of the Lord as we celebrate Him whole-heartedly.
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
3 – Multiplying not dividing:
We believe God’s math always adds up—therefore, in living out the Great Commission we become part of His larger equation. It is our hope to see everyone at Grace be a disciple and to disciple others.
“Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
4 – Contributing not consuming:
We believe we are called to be people of blessing—therefore, “in view of God’s mercy,” our generosity is a response not an entitlement. We desire for generosity to be a way of living not simply a form of giving.
“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”
Acts 2: 42-47
5 – Trailblazing not maintaining:
We believe we should expect God to show up and show off and living with great expectancy compels
us to be intentional leaders in expanding the Kingdom of God.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”
Ephesians 3: 20-21