Beliefs

The following provides excerpts from our Doctrinal Statement. For a full copy of our Doctrinal Statement, please contact the Grace Office.

The Trinity:
We believe in one God, Creator, and Sustainer of all things, eternally existed in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; that these three are all equally and fully God, and carry out distinct but harmonious functions in the work of creation, providence, and salvation.

God, the Father:
We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. He is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent, without beginning or end.

God, the Son, Jesus Christ:
We believe Jesus Christ is God’s eternal Son, and has exactly the same nature, attributes, and perfections as God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. We also believe that He is not only fully God, but fully man, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.

God, the Holy Spirit:
We believe in the Holy Spirit, His personality, and His work in creation, inspiration of the Scriptures, and in our regeneration, sanctification, and preservation. We believe at the time of salvation each believer is baptized by Christ through the Holy Spirit into the body of Christ, sealed for eternity, and changed into a new person.

The Bible:
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God, inerrant in the original writings, complete as the revelation of God’s plan for salvation and the final authority for Christian faith and practice.

Humanity:
We believe God created man, male and female, with a body, soul/spirit in the image of God and free from sin. We also believe man is a sinner by nature and choice and is therefore spiritually dead until he repents of his sin, trusts Christ personally as his Savior, and is regenerated by the Holy Spirit.

Salvation:
We believe a person is saved by grace through personal faith in Jesus Christ. We also believe this salvation lasts forever and is based upon the sovereign grace of God, was purchased by the shed blood of Christ on the cross, and must be received individually through faith in Christ apart from any human merit, works, or rituals.

The Church:
We believe the universal Church is a spiritual body of which Christ is the Head. We believe the true Church is composed of all persons who through personal faith in Jesus Christ have been made spiritually alive by the Holy Spirit and been forgiven of their sin.

Obedience and Christian Conduct:
We believe God’s Word is to be the Christian’s guide for thoughts, actions, and attitudes and that God is the only true source for our ultimate satisfaction and personal happiness.

The Family:
We believe God ordained the family as the foundational institution for the physical, spiritual, and emotional growth of individuals, the church, and the society. We believe God intended for a man and woman to leave their parents and to become husband and wife, intimate in body, soul/spirit, forming a sacred and lifelong commitment to each other.