Preach the WORD; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.
2 Timothy 4:2
The following are the core beliefs of Grace Fellowship Church. We believe the entire Bible is the divinely and equally inspired, written Word of God. The beliefs to which we adhere are based solely on the foundational truths as taught in His Word. These biblical doctrines are the source from which all of our teaching and ministry flows.
The Scriptures are inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind.
There is only one true God revealed in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, commonly known as the Trinity. These three are co-equal and co-eternal.
We believe in the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God’s son, Jesus was both human and divine.
Though originally good, man willingly fell into sin ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.
Every person can have restored fellowship with God through salvation, which is achieved by accepting Christ’s offer of forgiveness for sin.
We believe in and practice two ordinances: (1) Water Baptism by Immersion after repenting of one’s sins and receiving Christ’s gift of salvation, and (2) Holy Communion (the Lord’s Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s suffering and death for our salvation.
Baptism in the Holy Spirit
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a special experience following salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times. The initial physical evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is speaking in tongues, as experienced on the Day of Pentecost and referenced throughout Acts and the Epistles.
Sanctification initially occurs at salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is holy, but also a progressive lifelong process of separating from evil as believers continually draw closer to God and become more Christlike.
The Church has a mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin. We believe the Church is the Body of Christ and consists of those people who, throughout time, have accepted God’s offer of redemption (regardless of religious denomination) through the sacrificial death of His son, Jesus Christ.
We believe that a divinely called and scripturally ordained leadership ministry serves the Church. The Bible teaches that each of us under leadership must commit ourselves to reach others for Christ, to worship Him with other believers, and to build up or edify the body of believers, the Church.
Divine healing of the sick is a privilege for Christians today and is provided for in Christ’s atonement (His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins).
We believe in the blessed hope: when Jesus raptures His Church prior to His return to earth (the Second Coming). At this future moment in time, all believers who have died will rise from their graves and meet the Lord in the air. Christians who are alive will be caught up with them, to be with the Lord forever.