"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every
good work."

2 Timothy 3:16-17

GRACE

The word "grace" is key for knowing God. The Bible teaches God is a God of grace. Grace tells us God's love and kindness are absolutely free. He gives the great gift of salvation to people who don't deserve it all through the unique person and work of Jesus Christ His Son.

BAPTIST

Our membership are people who have believed in the Lord Jesus Christ and obeyed the command to be baptized. No one is born a Christian, nor does one become a Christian when baptized. We need to be reborn through faith in Christ, who alone can save us from our sins.

CHURCH

We are an assembly of believers saved by grace who seek to follow the Lord Jesus Christ by obeying His Word. In our life together, we seek to do only those things Christ tells His Church to do and bring honor to His name.

Core Beliefs

Grace Baptist Church is evangelical, Baptist and Reformed in belief and practice. We hold to the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith as our doctrinal statement. We believe certain perspectives are especially important:
THE WORSHIP OF GOD
The Christian church exists to worship God first of all.1 When we place primary emphasis on God rather than ourselves, our rights or our needs, we please Him and fulfill His design. And remarkably, when we worship God rather than seek our own satisfaction, we are content and joyful. At Grace, we seek to worship God with reverence, thankfulness and joy. We do this because the living God into whose presence we come is "majestic in holiness and awesome in praises."2

1. Exodus 20:3, 8-11; Psalm 95:6-7; Romans 12:1-2
2. Exodus 15:11
THE WORD OF GOD
The Bible is God's Word and is relevant to all of life.3 It is the only book which answers life's ultimate and most perplexing questions. It provides the framework to understand our world including all areas of thought and culture. It teaches us how to live before the Lord in our families, in our work, and in our leisure time.4 The Bible provides the pattern for our church.5 It speaks with divine authority to man in every dimension and sphere of life.

3. 1 Corinthians 10:11-13; 2 Timothy 3:16
4. Ephesians 5:25-33; Colossians 3:18-25
5. 1 Timothy 3:15; Acts 2:42
THE SALVATION OF GOD
The central message of the scriptures is the salvation of mankind through the person and work of Jesus Christ.6 We believe and preach that Jesus Christ is the unique God-Man,7 who by His life of perfect obedience and the substitutionary sacrifice of Himself as applied by the Holy Spirit,and saves the lost and guilty sinner.9

We also affirm that this salvation was planned from all eternity10 and men come into possession of the forgiveness of sins and the gift of eternal life when God the Father powerfully calls them by His grace,11 enabling the sinner to repent of their sin and to trust only in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.12

6. Acts 4:12; 1 Timothy 1:15
7. Philippians 2:5-11; John 1:1-3
8. John 6:44
9. Romans 5:6-21; Galatians 3:13
10. Ephesians 1:3-5
11. 1 Corinthians 1:9; Ephesians 2:1-10
12. Romans 3:23-26; Acts 20:21
THE PEOPLE OF GOD
"Without holiness no man shall see the Lord."13 Scripture assures us that putting off habits that are sinful and putting on a Christ-like lifestyle are required of Christ’s disciples. We cannot delight in God's wonderful promises if we refuse to obey His holy commandments.14 All Christians must demonstrate the reality of what they claim to be by lives of sincere, constant, though imperfect, godliness.15 The standard of this godliness is God's unchanging moral law as summarized in the Ten Commandments16 and exemplified in the perfect life of Jesus Christ.17 The power for such a life of godliness comes from the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.18

13. Hebrews 12:14; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10
14. Matthew 10:34-38; John 15:10-14
15. Matthew 6:1-18; Hebrews 3:14; Galatians 5:16-17
16. Matthew 5:17-19; Romans 7:12
17. 1 John 2:6
18. Romans 8:7-9, 14
THE CHURCH OF GOD
We believe that the church which, Jesus Christ established, is essential and indispensable.19 The church is God’s means to accomplish God’s purposes. Through the church God’s truth is preserved and proclaimed.20 This proclamation is primarily through preaching, by faithful men,21 and for the purpose of saving sinners and strengthening Christians.22

19. Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 2:20
20. 1 Timothy 3:15; Romans 1:16, John 17:17
21. 1 Timothy 3:1-7; 2 Timothy 2:2
22. 1 Timothy 4:16; Colossians 1:27-28; Ephesians 4:11-12