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MISSION STATEMENT 

Grace is a Family Growing in Christ While Reaching Out in Love

“We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers and sisters, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love for everyone of you for one another is increasing.”  2 Thessalonians 1:3

At Grace, we strive to be a church of families, for families to equip God's baptized believers to be on mission in ministry together. As followers of Christ, we continually grow in our faith through God’s Word and His gifts as He shapes His disciples. As a Spirit-filled church, we reach out in Christ’s love toward those in our community as the Holy Spirit changes lives and builds His Kingdom. As a mission outpost, we intentionally invite in those who are far from Christ as we care for one another using our unique spiritual gifts.

Family

As believers in Christ, we belong to God’s family through baptism. Grace strives to be a church of families, for families in order to equip God’s people to be on mission in ministry together.  We extend to one another unconditional love, forgiveness, acceptance, and accountability in the midst of our sins, struggles, faults, failures, celebrations, and joys.

Growing in Christ

As disciples of Christ, we are called to continually grow in our faith and actions wherever we are in our walk with God. The Holy Spirit uses Scripture, prayer, and worship to mature and shape disciples. He surrounds us with others on this journey to lead us, encourage us, challenge us, mentor us, and inspire us to move forward in our faith and to use our unique spiritual gifts.

Reaching out in Love 

As a Spirit-filled church, we are called to reach out in love toward those in our community as God builds His Kingdom among us. We reach out in His love (agape), because this is what Jesus did for us, changing lives through His life, death, and resurrection. Grace was established as a mission outpost to demonstrate this love through service, witness, outreach, and generosity, intentionally inviting those who are far from Christ and caring for those around us. 

At Grace, we believe that all disciples of Jesus should exhibit the following practices as they faithfully follow Him.

 Family

Worship

Community

Generosity            

Growing

Engage Scripture

Equip for Ministry         

 

Reaching

Care

Personal Witness

 

Beginning in 2021, over the next five years we will strive as a congregation to fulfill God's calling on our lives through these strategic targets:

TARGET 1: Every Member is Involved in a Discipleship Process

TARGET 2: The Gospel is Changing Lives in Our Community

TARGET 3: The Members of Grace Serve in Ministry

TARGET 4: God’s Gifts Support God’s Ministry

For more information on our Strategic Plan please read through our booklet below!

cover page Strategic Plan Brochure