People often look to the mission of an organization to find out what they are really about.
The mission of the church was laid out by Jesus Christ in Matthew 28 . . . "make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you." At Grace we've adopted a mission statement, central ministry focus and guiding principles that embrace the mission set forth by Christ Himself.
Why We Exist:
We exist to make and multiply Christ-followers who magnify the glory of God.
Our Central Ministry Focus:
To accomplish our mission, we must teach and model God's Word in the power of the Spirit, engaging our world as agents of transformation.
Our Goal for Christ-followers at Grace
Through the power of the Spirit and the Word, we are making and multiplying Christ-followers who live out love from pure hearts and good consciences and authentic faith (1 Timothy 1:5).
Our Guiding Principles:
To accomplish our mission as Servants of Christ, we choose to be:
God's love for us is our primary motivation in all we do, while our love for Christ and our neighbors shapes the way we do all things.
We are building a worshipping community where all are welcome, as we pursue real relationships with God and one another, through Jesus Christ.
We approach every day mindful that this life is just the prelude to the next, and that our charge is to rescue the perishing and prepare them for heaven.
We will persevere in faithfulness to God and His Word, to one another, to the family, and to our shared mission.
We are committed to being big-hearted in our relationships, stewardship, and involvement in the mission of Christ.
We believe that bringing the unchanging truth of God's Word to those in a diverse and rapidly changing culture will demand creative thinking and doing.
We are truthful in our communication, transparent in our relationships, and conduct ourselves in a manner that is worthy of Christ.
We work together as loyal, participative partners, respecting the authority of those who lead us, and value team wins above individual accomplishment.
We embrace the call to consistent spiritual growth and believe our progress in becoming more like Christ should be evident to the watching world.