PURPOSE STATEMENT AND CORE VALUES
Grace Bible Church is a fellowship of caring believers called to worship and glorify God. We will be active in developing mature, faithful, reproducing disciples who are equipped for ministry through the teaching of the Word of God and by being involved with reaching the world for Jesus Christ through evangelism and missions.
1. We value the authoritative, inspired and all sufficient Word of God, and the preaching and teaching of it, without compromise.
2. We value worship as a response to God, both individually and corporately, which exalts and glorifies Him.
3. We value living by faith in the power of the Holy Spirit through personal commitment to the Word of God and prayer.
4. We value obeying the Great Commission to impact our families, communities, country, and world for Christ.
5. We value our new life in Christ, by the provision of His shed blood and the teaching of grace and our new identity in Christ as the basis of victorious Christian living.
6. We value the building of strong Biblical family relationships.
7. We value the fellowship and unity of the Body in mutually edifying relationships, including the dynamics of small groups, in which to experience love, fellowship, accountability, and personal growth.
8. We value the equipping of believers to use their spiritual gifts in ministry to others.
9. We value the wise stewardship of our time, talents, and money to the glory of God.
10. We value the ongoing training and mentoring observant leaders for the future growth of the church.
God’s Amazing Grace
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. Eph 1:7-8
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. II Pet. 3:18
CHRIST’S PURPOSE FOR GRACE BIBLE CHURCH
- Growing deeper together in Christ – Discipleship
- Reaching out with the hope of Christ – Outreach
- Actively serving Christ and His Church – Ministry
- Celebrating God and His work – Worship
- Experiencing authentic Christian community – Fellowship
Growing deeper together in Christ
2 Pet 3:18 (NIV)
18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior of Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.
Reaching out with the hope of Christ
Matt 28:19 – Matt 28:20 (NIV)
19 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,
20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Actively serving Christ and His Church
Gal 6:9 – Gal 6:10 (NKJV)
9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.
Celebrating God and His work
Heb 12:28 – Heb 12:29 (NIV)
28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe,
29 for our “God is a consuming fire.”
Experiencing authentic Christian community
Acts 2:42 (NIV)
42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.