Grace Bible Church Core Values and Mission

Grace Bible Church Core Values

 

Biblical Instruction

The Bible is God's inspired Word and is the catalyst for spiritual transformation.  We strive to know it and apply it to our lives because it speaks with relevance to the common needs of all people at all times.  God's Word is the authoritative and trustworthy manual for our lives.  We will share it with others out of love and gratitude. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12 and James 1:23-25)

Christian Community/Fellowship

Loving relationships exist in every area of church life.  Therefore, God's love flowing through people is the norm.  We value people being and feeling accepted because this is how God treats us.  The healthiest form of this expression of love takes place when we have a proper attitude and relationship with God. (1 Corinthians 13; John 13:34-35 and Romans 12:9-10)

Serving Others

Jesus came to serve.  We aim to follow His lead.  We believe that the church should function as a unified body of servants using their spiritual gifts, talents and resources.  The goal is to encourage the Church and impact those who do not know Christ.  It is in serving others that we express the compassion and concern of Christ in our days. (1 Corinthians 12 and 14; Romans 12; Ephesians 4 and Psalm 133:1)

Lifestyle Worship

Worship is our response to God's character and His redemptive plan.  This is reflected in our attitudes, generosity, service and creative pursuit of the Kingdom of God.  Therefore, we will offer our lives to encourage one another and attract others to Christ. (Jeremiah 29:11-14 and Hebrews 12:28-29)

Sharing Christ

God desires for us to reach as many people as possible with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ.  Therefore, we aspire to develop relationships with people in our community and abroad who may not know Christ so we can share Christ with them.  We will remain culturally relevant and biblically accurate using our relationships and resources to share Jesus. (1 Corinthians 9:19-23, 1 Timothy 2:4 and Luke 19:10)

Disciple Making

We aspire to be so in love with Christ that we are not comfortable being idle.  We are captivated by a vision to fulfill the Great Commission to make disciples.  We believe being a disciple and making disciples are best practiced within the framework of small groups. (Matthew 22:37-39; Matthew 28:18-20, Luke 6:12-13 and Acts 2:44-47)

Leadership Development

We believe being fully devoted to Christ naturally leads to a person becoming an influence for Christ at home, work, play and church.  God provides leaders in the local church to equip and encourage God's people to be a godly influence.  Therefore, we aspire to provide training opportunities so individuals will be encouraged to reach their full potential - developing leadership responsibility and empowerment as they use their spiritual gifts in the body of Christ. (2 Timothy 2:2 and Matthew 28:18-20)