Ministries

Our mission and passion at Grace Church is to help you enjoy God and all of His grace. In fact, that’s why we exist – to know Jesus Christ, glorify, and enjoy Him…forever!

Everything we do here at Grace Church, from providing sound biblical teaching and God-centered worship to being a warm and loving fellowship of friends, is aimed at magnifying our great God and bringing you great joy.

Therefore, our mission is to passionately glorify God through several key areas of ministry focus:

1. Evangelizing unbelievers both locally and globally.

  1. Locally
    In addition to several annual events of organized evangelistic outreach, the primary way we encourage believers to do evangelism is to utilize existing relationships to reach out to neighbors, families, and friends with the message of the Gospel, to take a real interest in the lives and needs of others, in order to build a relationship with them that opens the door for the sharing of the Gospel. We believe that this is most natural and effective way to reach unbelievers with the good news, and avoids manipulative methods and pushy pressure.
  2. Globally
    World missions is a growing passion for us at Grace Church. Beyond financially supporting missionaries and missions projects, we are building a missions strategy that will foster personal involvement in short and long term missions trips, and in international mission projects that contribute to the planting of local churches. We have big dreams, and pray for God to do great things.

2. Developing believers in spiritual maturity through a process of intentional discipleship.
Jesus said in John 8:31-32 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
We take spiritual maturity seriously at Grace Church. We believe that discipling believers to grow in grace, and in the knowledge of the truth, is a nonnegotiable responsibility and deep joy of the church.

Therefore, we take seriously the responsibility to train up children and adults that are strong in the Lord and in His Word. Through our Sunday School, AWANA, and TEAM ministries, children and youth are taken through a thoroughly God-centered and doctrinally-sound curriculum aimed at raising up a godly generation. Jesus said to make disciples and teach them, and that’s a responsibility we don’t take lightly.

For adults, we have developed a 2-year process of discipleship in the key doctrines and disciplines of the Christian faith. We take the time necessary to teach, love, pray, hold one another accountable, and encourage one another in such a way that fosters an environment of grace and personal growth in Christ. We’ve had to joy of watching God use this process to take the newest of believers and make them remarkably strong in the truth.

Discipleship is something we take as a core function of the church, and we seek to accomplish the task of 2 TImothy 2:2, “And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”

3. Equipping disciples to use their gifts in effective service to Christ’s body.
Because God has sovereignly endowed every believer with spiritual gifts for the work of the ministry, we believe in equipping believers to serve in what we call gift-oriented ministry. We seek to encourage and equip believers to use the particular gifts that God has given them to serve the body of Christ in ways that fit their giftedness. This not only brings maximum joy and fulfillment to the believer, but greater glory to God.

Too often, many Christians function in a ministry that does not match their spiritual gifts. They’re doing things they weren’t meant to do, and therefore not fulfilling their purpose. That is counterproductive to both the spiritual flourishing of the individual Christian, and the church.

A healthy church is a church where members are doing the jobs God designed them to do. So we believe that one of the roles of church leadership is to identify those gifts and place people in the corresponding ministries, and then release them by empowering them to do the work of the ministry.

God does not fulfill His plans through super-gifted superstars, but through humble servants who faithfully serve according to their gifts. Therefore, the task of the leadership is to train the people to use their gifts effectively. In other words, church leaders are not simply to lead, but also to develop other servants and leaders!