At Grace Community Church, we want to base EVERYTHING we believe on the Bible. As such, we believe...
THE BIBLE IS TRUE.
We believe that the Bible is the written Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is our infallible and divine authority in all matters of faith and life.
GOD IS REAL.
We believe in one God eternally existing as one essence and three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, each of whom is fully God, yet there is one God.
GOD CREATED MAN IN HIS OWN IMAGE.
Humanity was created by God – in His image – to be in relationship with him. As such, every person on the face of the earth is of great value, possesses great dignity, and is worthy of great respect. All humans were created to reveal God's image on earth.
Adam and Eve, the first humans, sinned in the Garden and fell from their original righteousness and communion with God and became dead in sin – wholly defiled in soul and body. This sin affected all of creation - including us.
JESUS CHRIST CAME.
We believe that Jesus Christ, as the eternal Son of God, became man, lived the perfect life we couldn’t live, died on the cross to pay the punishment our sin deserves, then rose again to conquer death.
SALVATION IS THROUGH FAITH ALONE THROUGH GRACE ALONE.
There is absolutely nothing we can do to restore our relationship with God. No amount of work, effort, or good intentions can mend the mess we’ve made. Salvation can only come through Jesus. Consequently, it’s a free gift. Faith is the act of receiving this free gift, trusting that God reaches out in sovereign grace and draws us back into relationship through his Son. Why? Simply because He loves us.