We believe that the Bible is God's Word to us. As God's very words, the Bible is completely accurate and incapable of deception; it will never be proven false or wrong. God revealed His Word through human authors under the superintending supernatural power of the Holy Spirit using their personalities, vocabularies, and styles. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. It is completely sufficient for leading unbelievers to the Lord Jesus Christ! (Psalm 12:6, 199:105; Proverbs 30:5; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
We worship One God the Creator and Ruler of the universe, eternally co-existent in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. He is perfectly holy, righteous and good in all His ways. God sustains, directs, and controls all things either directly or indirectly and has an eternal plan whereby He works everything for His own glory and purpose. (Genesis 1:1, 26-27, 3:22; Deuteronomy 32:4; Psalm 90:2; Isaiah 6:3; Matthew 28:19; John 1:3; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 1:11-14; 1 Peter 1:2)
We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Because of His great love for us we love, serve, and worship Him. He is co-equal with the Father and the Spirit. Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and lived under the law of God, a sinless human life. He is fully God and fully Man. As the God-man, He willingly offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. It is through His death on the cross that we are able to enter into a relationship with God, having confidence that He has taken away all of our sin, and made us completely righteous before Him. He physically rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. After rising from the grave and ascending into Heaven, Jesus is now sitting down at God's right-hand, interceding on our behalf as the Prophet, the High Priest and the King of Heaven and earth. We patiently await His return from Heaven when He will gather all who have ever believed in Him to be with Him forever in His Kingdom. (Matthew 1:22-23; Luke 1:34-35; John 1:1-5, 14-18; Acts 1:9-11, 3:19-22, 4:12; Romans 1:3-4; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Hebrews 7:25-27; Revelation 19:11-16)
We believe the Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son. He is present and active today, convicting and converting those who do not know Jesus, and comforting and strengthening those who do. It is He who reveals and glorifies Jesus Christ through the reading and preaching of the Bible. He changes people at the core of who they are when they respond to the Gospel with repentance and faith. He is the guarantee of eternal life for all believers, providing the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. As Christians, we desire to live under His control daily. (Ezekiel 36:26-27; John 14:16-17, 16:7-13; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 2 Corinthians 3:17-18; Ephesians 1:13, 5:18; Titus 3:5-6; Romans 8:9-11; Galatians 5:25; Acts 1:8)
We believe every human is loved by God and made in the image of God and thus has distinct value and worth above the rest of God's creation. As image bearers of God, we are intended to reflect His character. Although every person has potential for good, all human beings are marred by an attitude of disobedience and rebellion toward God, called sin. The image of God in us has been disfigured from birth by a nature of rebellion passed down from our first father Adam and the futile ways inherited from our forefathers. All of us act out of our sin character and break God's law, violating His holiness in our thoughts, attitudes, and actions. Sin separates all people from God eternally and causes every problem in this life. We can't make up for our sin by self-effort, self-improvement, or good works. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6, 14:3; Isaiah 53:6, 59:1-2; John 3:16; Romans 3:10-18, 23, 5:12-20; 1 Peter 1:17-19)
We believe that God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son, so that any person who believes on Him would not perish but have eternal life. All who believe on Him are given the right to become children of God; not born by the will of man but born by the will of God. A person is saved by grace through faith, and there is nothing you can do to save yourself. Salvation is God's free gift to us, but we must accept it. When we repent of our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith, we are born again by the Holy Spirit. Those who come to God through faith in Jesus Christ can have absolute assurance that God will never leave or forsake them; those who refuse to come to Him will not be given eternal life but will experience eternal conscious punishment. A Christian is a person who has looked away to the Lord Jesus and has trusted in Him alone; receiving with joy the Lord's call and command to walk in the obedience of faith; glad-heartedly expressing itself in gospel belief, repentance, confession, baptism and holy living. (John 1:12-16, 10:27-29, 14:6; Ephesians 2:8-10; Romans 5:1, 8-9, 6:23; Galatians 3:26; 1 Peter 1:3-5; Hebrews 7:25, 10:10-14; Philippians 1:6-11, Acts 2:38, 4:12; Matthew 28:18-20)
We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the unsaved. People were created to exist forever. The "unsaved" will exist eternally separated from God, experiencing punishment in Hell. The "saved" will exist eternally with God in Heaven experiencing the joy of Him! To be eternally separated from the Lord Jesus is Hell and to be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. (John 3:16, 5:28-29, 14:17; Romans 6:23, 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15)
We believe the church is a community of people in dwelt and gifted by the Holy Spirit under the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ with the unique privilege and glorious responsibility to manifest the holy and redemptive character of the Lord Jesus to each other and a lost world. As the bride of Christ, the church is eager to see the Good News of her Lord and Savior proclaimed both locally and globally in a variety of ways seeking to make disciples for Jesus who worship and serve Him. The church is equipped for ministry through the leading of pastors, elders, ministers, and servants who are called by God and recognized and affirmed by the congregation that they serve. (Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 22:19-10; Acts 6:3-6, 14:23; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:22, 3:10-11)
How does this happen at GracePoint?
1. Growing in the Gospel: We want to become gospel people with a high view of God, His Word, and His Church; teaching the Gospel and focusing on making the Gospel of Jesus Christ known! (Glorify God)
2. Connecting in Community: We aim to be a gospel family full of gospel communities; communities made up of people who have been transformed by and are led by the Gospel to personally care for one another! (Love People)
3. Serving on Mission: We challenge each other to be a gospel church who treasures Jesus above all treasure; a people glad-heartedly joining in God’s plan to reconcile the world to Himself by obediently demonstrating and proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ in all areas of life, locally among neighbors and globally among the nations! (Make Disciples)
1. God-Centered Worship
Living lives of praise and obedience, rooted in the truth of God's character and the reality of His relationship with His creation. READ MORE >
2. Bible-Centered Preaching and Teaching
Preaching truth grounded in the Word of God, revealed to us in the Bible. READ MORE >
3. Family-Centered Nurturing
Walking through the joys and hardships of life together, pointing our families to the hope found in Gospel truth. READ MORE >
4. Christ-Centered Disciple Making
Making Disciples who cherish Christ above all else and equipping them to take His Gospel truth to the ends of the earth, beginning with our own local community and moving across the globe. READ MORE >
God is committed to the glory of His Son and the victory of His Gospel!
The Gospel is the good news of God revealed in the Bible, that through faith in the life and death and resurrection of Jesus, a person is forgiven of sin and transformed to live in a restored holy relationship with God by grace through the Lord Jesus Christ!
Forgiven. Transformed. Restored.
God uses His Church and His Word empowered by His Holy Spirit to see unbelieving people become committed followers of Jesus Christ; followers growing in the gospel, connecting in community, and serving on mission; making disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ locally and globally; “baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you.”
This mission will happen because God is committed to the glory of His Son and the victory of His Gospel.
In other words...
We must be accountable with this good news of the grace of Christ. We must be believable, living genuine lives transformed by the grace of Christ. We must be courageous in sharing the grace of Christ, locally and globally!
Accountable. Believable. Courageous.
GracePoint is not merely a destination. It is a verb, calling us to action.
May we ever be pointing our faces to the grace of our Lord. May the grace of Christ be above us as a covering and protection, beneath us as a bedrock of faith, behind us pushing and prodding us to action, before us drawing and leading us, and beside us in an eternal yoke of glad-hearted service. May we embrace the action of our name, and POINT others to receive the GRACE of Jesus, as we have fully received.
May we keep constant company with our Savior. May we walk with Him, talk with Him, work with Him, and learn to live freely and lightly in Him.
"From His fullness we have all received grace upon grace." John 1:16
Join us in learning the unforced rhythms of grace!