What We Believe

What We Believe

We Believe in Healing The Six Broken Places of this World

Separation

We see that human beings are alienated from God and lost.

 

Pain

We see that human beings’ bodies, minds and spirits are broken.

 

Isolation

We see that human beings are alone and lacking love.

 

Hatred

We see that human beings alienate and dehumanize each other resulting in discrimination, racism, war and genocide.

 

Decay

We see that the physical creation is deteriorating and “groaning” because of abuse and neglect by human beings.

 

Injustice

We see injustice abounding everywhere resulting in systems of poverty, hunger, disease and slavery among others.

 

Grace Church's Beliefs

God

We believe there is only one true God who is eternal, all-powerful, all-knowing, just and loving. We believe that God purposefully created the world and is personally engaged in the lives of human beings.

Humanity

We believe that every person is uniquely created in the image of God but, through sinful disobedience, is broken and has alienated themselves from God, others and the creation. The result is that every person is in need of healing and reconciliation.

Jesus Christ

We believe that God entered the world in human form in the person of Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ is both fully human and completely God. Jesus alone reconciled us with God, revealed God’s character and inaugurated God’s Kingdom.

Kingdom

We believe that God’s kingdom is the sum of His purposes and hopes for this world. The Kingdom is realized as Christ’s disciples commit themselves to His mission. We anticipate a future time when Jesus will return to complete the mission of God on earth.

Salvation

We believe that through faith in Jesus’ life, death and resurrection our sinful disobedience is forgiven and that through repentance and surrender to God we are reconciled to him for this life and eternity.

Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is God’s indwelling presence: the source of power, guidance and conviction in the life of a follower of Christ.

Church

We believe the Church is the universal community of all Christ followers. The Church finds its best expression in unique, local communities of Christ-followers united for the purpose of evidencing the values of the Kingdom of God in the world.

Bible

We believe that the Bible was written by human authors under the supernatural inspiration of God and is our authority for all matters of faith and practice.