Who We are
“Grace Point is a place to grow in your faith and relationship with Jesus Christ, to joyfully worship, serve, and learn. In times of discouragement, it is a sanctuary, a shelter from the world, and a place for those who are deeply hurting and searching for answers in their lives. No matter where you are in your spiritual life, Grace Point is a place for you! Enter our doors for a warm smile of greeting, a relaxing cup of coffee, and the blessings of meeting with God together.”
What we believe
The sole basis of our beliefs is the Bible, God’s infallible written Word, the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. We believe that it was uniquely, verbally and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit and that it was written without error (inerrant) in the original manuscripts. It is the supreme and final authority in all matters on which it speaks.
We believe that each of these Persons is God (Rom. 1:7; 9:5; Acts 5:3-4).
churchservice We believe that each is perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, measureless in power and that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men.
We believe that God is sovereign in all authority over the entire universe (Rom. 9:20-21). We also believe that it is our responsibility to submit ourselves to the will of God ( Rom. 12:1-2).
We believe that the Bible is verbally inspired in all of its parts and, therefore, it is without error as originally given by God (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:19-21; Jer 1:4-10).
We believe that it is the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct (2 Tim. 3:16-17; Ps. 119:9-11).
We accept as the Word of God those translations reflecting the above view of scripture and competent scholarship.
We believe in His first advent to earth, assuming a complete, sinless human nature by virgin conception and birth (Luke 1:26-2:7) and becoming the God-man, Jesus Christ.
We believe in His sinless human life (1 Pet. 2:22; 1 John 3:5), His substitutionary death (1 Pet. 2:24; Rom. 5:8), His bodily resurrection (Luke 24:5-6), His physical ascension into heaven (Acts 1:6-12), His current intersession for us at the Father’s right hand (Rom. 8:34), His current work of building the church (Matt. 16:18), His return for the church (1 Thess. 4:13-17; 2 Thess. 2:1), and His second advent to earth to rule over the world for a thousand years (Rev. 19:11-16; 20:1-6).
We believe in His work of restraining evil and of convicting the lost (John 16:8-11; 2 Thess. 2:6-7).
We believe in His work of regenerating (Titus 3:5), instantaneously baptizing into Christ and His body (Acts 1:5; Gal. 3:27; 1 Cor. 6:19-20), and sealing (Eph.1:13; 4:30) all who receive Christ as their Savior.
We believe in His continuing work in each saved person of convicting (1 John 3:20, 24), sanctifying (2 Cor.3:18), teaching (1 John 2:27), guiding (Romans 8:14), imparting gifts (1 Cor. 12:4-11), filling (Acts 4:31; Eph. 5:18), abiding (John 14:16), indwelling (John 14:17 and Matt. 3:16), and enabling (Gal. 5:25).
We believe the sign gifts of the Holy Spirit (miracles, healings, prophecies, tongues, etc.) served their useful purposes during the infancy of the Christian church and until the completion and distribution of the New Testament, and are not normative for today (Heb. 2:3-4; 1 Tim 5:23; 2 Tim 4:20).
We believe that Adam and Eve sinned against God and brought upon themselves and their posterity spiritual and physical death (Gen. 2:16-17; 3:1-19; 5:5; Rom. 5:12).
We believe that all of mankind, being Adam’s posterity, are sinners by nature (Rom. 5:19) and by practice (Rom. 3:9-12) and are justly condemned by God (Rom. 5:18; 3:19; John 3:18).
We believe that on the basis of Christ’s death and resurrection God is freely and righteously able to save everyone who repents and trusts Christ and His substitutionary work on the cross (John 3:16; 1:12; Acts 17:30).
We believe that salvation brings the believer into a right relation with God (John 17:3) and bestows upon him the riches of God’s grace (Eph. 1:3) including forgiveness of sin (Acts 10:43), eternal life (John 5:24), and membership in God’s family and kingdom (John 1:12; 3:3; Col.1:13).
We believe that all who are saved are divinely kept until they experience the redemption of their bodies from the power of sin and death at Christ’s return (Eph. 4:30; Rom. 8:10-11, 23: Phil. 3:20-21).
We believe in the local church, which is that company of saved, baptized people who assemble regularly to worship God, to observe the Lord’s Supper (Acts 2:42), to fellowship together in the Word and in prayer (Acts 2:42-47) to edify one another (1 Thess. 5:11), to exercise discipline (Matt. 18:15-20), and to exercise their spiritual gifts (Acts 13:1-3; Rom 12:6-8), who do good works (Acts 11:27-30), who bear witness to the gospel at home and abroad (1 Thess. 1:8-10 ); Phil. 4:10-18), and who look for Christ’s return (1 Thess. 1:10; Acts 1:9-11).
We believe that every believer should regularly observe the Lord’s Supper in obedience to the Lord’s command as he is able (Luke 22:19-20).
We believe in Christ’s return for His church before the seven-year tribulation period (1 Thess. 2:1-3), His advent after the tribulation to rule over the earth a thousand years (Matt. 24:29-31; Rev. 19:11-16), and the creation of a new heaven and earth (Rev. 21:1-5) wherein God will dwell with His people forever.
(See Article VI, Section 2 including its footnote.)
We believe that he was divinely condemned at the cross (John 16:11; Acts 26:18; Luke 10:18) and eventually will be cast into the lake of fire (Rev . 20:10).
We believe that the Christian life is essentially Christ’s living in and through His people (John 15:5; Gal. 2:20; Phil. 1:21) and that Christian service is His working through His people to build His church in saving the lost and strengthening the saved (Act 14:27; Rom. 7:4; 1:11-13).
We believe that these are progressively experienced in daily life as the believer abides in Christ by daily surrender, faith, communication and obedience (John 15:1-5; 14:15; Rom. 12:1; Gal. 2:20; Col. 3:16; 1 Thess. 5:17).
We believe that a family consists of one biological man and one biological woman who are married to each other and any children that are born or adopted and raised in this relationship, though some family units may be limited by circumstances to a partial grouping of the above.
We believe sexual lusts and activities that deviate from this relationship (such as pornography, incest, child molestation, pre-marital/extra-marital/homosexual intercourse, etc.) are considered sinful by God and are to be avoided (Matt 5:27-28; 1 Cor. 6:9-11; Rom. 1:24-27; Heb. 13:4).
We believe that God also honors those that remain single and celibate and that they are able to serve God with a singleness of purpose that is not encumbered by marital duties (1 Cor. 7:32-37).
We believe that God created the human race in His image, both male and female, in perfection. Therefore any conduct with the intent to adopt a sex other that one’s biological birth sex is immoral and therefore sin. (Gen. 1:27; Deut. 22:5)
Leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Intimacy with God, Community with other believers, Influence with outsiders.
How we serve
A small group, a church dinner, a camping trip, a ball game, and a host of other activities constantly remind us that God relates to all of life.
We place a great emphasis on preserving and strengthening family units.
Sunday School offers a class for every age, with nursery care beginning at six weeks.
Children are taught biblical content and trained to give expression to what they are learning.
Children’s Church for grades 1-6, runs simultaneously with the morning services.
A week of Vacation Bible School (We call it GP Kids Camp) is a big attraction each summer.
GP Kids, on Wednesday evenings during the school year, has a variety of profitable and enjoyable activities that appeal to children.
Since Sunday night is the least busy night in the life of a teen, we meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. every Sunday night during the school year. At Launch, our Sunday night program, we get together to play games, sing, listen to relevant and practical teaching, and meet in small groups. Our student program also offers many special activities throughout the year.
Find us on Facebook (@GracePointChurchYouth), Twitter, and Instagram (both @G_P_CYouth) to stay up to date with our most current events and teaching series.
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