Who We Are
Grace exists to create fully devoted followers of Christ who continually grow in faith, encourage with love, and lead with hope, so that the current culture and future generations will be impacted by faithfulness and commitment
A Church grows one person at a time. It begins with me. It begins with you. Individually we change ourselves by the grace of God. We cannot change others.
For this reason a vision requires an individual commitment. It begins with me and my personal growth. My longing is to grow myself so I may change and in the company of others, build and transform each other so we can build Christ’s church. Here, there and everywhere.
It is also said that ‘you only achieve what you focus on’.
How is your focus?
These sayings are true. Life experience essentially confirms it.
We gather at Grace on Sunday to focus on the big dream and the God who makes it possible for us to dream. Get the ‘dream’ clear and the focus and achieving seem to fall into place!
In worship one sings, prays, reads, watches, perhaps kneels, stands, talks, maybe lights candles, definitely move, give away symbols of our treasures, eat.
Yes. Do whatever it takes to find God present and alive in and within you.
Everyone worships a god on Sunday morning. But it is not necessarily the greatest god. One is of great value. The rest mundane. Worship with Grace and together we shall come in contact with God.
I know this may sound like an unusual statement in a country where so much is made of freedom. The U. S. Declaration of Independence declares a personal and communal freedom while the Constitution is written to protect freedom.
But freedom doesn’t exist unless a person is master of their life and makes informed decisions based on truth and fact. We need to be master of our lives and not slaves to general opinion, excuses or malaise. Today, both truth and fact are hard to find. Media personalities dominate the presentation of fact. Little is stated without promoting the philosophy of the personality or the politic of the sponsor. News today is not ‘news’ but sensational soundbites to titillate our curiosity but not satiate a thirst for knowledge or truth. Everyone denies ‘following the crowd’ but statistical studies show that everyone does to some extent.
It is said that we are like the company we keep and the books that we read. Okay. Fewer people are reading so the primary source for our life and style is from the company we keep. How is the company you keep? How informed is it? Does the company study truth?
We want you to be in control of your life. We do our best to provide you with truth and help you learn skills that put you in charge. Life’s challenges are not the circumstances we find ourselves in but the choices that we make in those circumstances. And how do we make good choices without good information? Garbage in. Garbage out. Truth in. Wisdom out.
Grace is seeking individuals and families who are hungry to learn truth from the sage of the Ages. God speaks to us through various means: The Scriptures, the community, our personal experience. Our worship opportunities and educational programs seek to focus on truth and to provide you with the skills necessary to make sound and sane life choices that impact everyone about you.
We are not interested in telling you what you must believe. We want to help you to gain the tools and skills to make informed decisions, to know what you believe and why you believe it. And we want to provide you with the tools to accomplish that.
This world will be changed one person at a time. And that starts with me. It is not my idea. Actually, Jesus said it a long time ago, ‘the kingdom of God is within you’. (Luke 17.21)
Join us and we shall uncover truth together.
Where Can I Serve?
Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of this church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation. Church members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as washing the church vehicles, to preparing the church bulletins.
Grace is thrilled to be part of the spread of God’s kingdom around the world.
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