Formed & transformed by the truth of Scripture; to live in freeing submission to His Word.
Intimacy with God
Created for passionate relationship with God; to enjoy total dependence on Him.
Made for one another; to build true relationship in the family of God.
Commissioned as His sent people; to be intentional as everyday missionaries of the gospel.
Entrusted with all things; to invest in all of life as worship to God.
Our foundation at Grace Baptist is God's Word. We believe in the divine inspiration of scripture and its complete trustworthiness and supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. It IS the authoritative standard for all life & practice. We pray that we would be a community that truly is formed & transformed by the truth of scripture and that we would give ourselves completely to live in freeing submission to His Word.
John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Hebrews 4:12; 1 Timothy 3:15; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21
INTIMACY WITH GOD
Our triune God is the center of who we are and all that we do. We seek to love & glorify Him as we pour out our lives as worship to Him. We realize our total dependence on God for all things, and so we strive to be a people of faith and prayer, pursing an active, growing, obedient, and abiding relationship with God.
Matthew 22:36-38; Mark 12:28-34; John 15:1-11; James 4:6-10
God exists as a perfect community of three-in-one, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God’s people are called to reflect this glory of God as a relational community expressing diversity within unity. We realize that by God’s grace we belong to Him and to one another. Therefore we strive to cultivate loving, authentic, and devoted relationships that are centered in Jesus Christ. We want to be a people active, together, in God’s purposes, so that all would know and glorify Him.
Matthew 22:39; John 13:34-35; John 15:12-13; John 17:20-23; Acts 2:42-47; Ephesians 4:1-3
God is a missional and sending God and has given us a glorious mission. As the Father sent the Son, so we have been sent out into the world by Jesus. We have been commissioned to go to all nations and people groups, near and far, to make disciples of Jesus with His message and in the power of the Holy Spirit. Knowing our own brokenness, hopelessness, and hostility toward God apart from Christ, we desire to become "friends of sinners." We believe that the heartbeat of this mission is not in our programming, but in our every day living. Therefore, we are learning to tangibly demonstrate and fearlessly declare the gospel in our culture through our lives.
Luke 15; John 20:19-22; Acts 1:8; Matthew 5:13-16; Matthew 9:9-13; Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 24:46-48; Jeremiah 29:7
God is the creator, sustainer, giver, taker, and purpose of all of life. Recognizing that every good and perfect gift is from the Father above, we know ourselves, possessions, and all that is under our care as belonging to God. By virtue of His command and of being made in His image, we are designed to be faithful stewards of ‘all’ He has entrusted to us. Therefore, we create & cultivate culture, serve sacrificially, invest in heavenly treasures, and give generously of our spiritual gifts, abilities, time, & treasure, all in such a way that brings glory to God, benefit to others, and joy to us.
Genesis 1-2; Genesis 2:15; James 1:17; Psalm 8; Psalm 104; 1 Corinthians 4:7; Colossians 1:15-23; Colossians 3:17-24; Matthew 25:14-30