Our Name

Our name is not just what we are called, but who we are.

We are on a Journey of Grace
together in a Community called the Church

The Bible describes the church as the Body of Christ with each member having different functions (Rom. 12:4).  We recognize that we are all different and that we were designed for different places in the Body of Christ. 

Our Purpose

We exist to make disciples of Jesus.

Grace Journey Community Church ministers under this singular purpose. This purpose defines who we are and why we existEvery thing that we do points to the fulfillment of our purpose.

"...the church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ, to make them little Christs. If they are not doing that, all the cathedrals, clergy, missions, sermons, even the Bible itself, are simply a waste of time. God became man for no other purpose.” - C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Our Vision

Our purpose leads into our vision:

To make disciples of Jesus who are becoming 
people of faith, people of hope, and people of love.

Our Mission

Our mission is the way we accomplish our purpose and vision. We exist to make disciples who...

  • Experience the Faith by participating in God's eternal story through the Word and personal expression (Worship).
  • Enjoy the Hope through growing confidence in the unseen reality that is ours in Christ (Small Groups).
  • Express the Love by emulating God's selfless nature as we relate with our church, community and world (Ministries).

Our Beliefs

  1. The Bible – We believe in the Scripture of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired by God, and inerrant in the original writings, and that they are the supreme and final authority in faith and life. (2 Tim. 3:16; Ps. 19:7-11; 2 Pet. 1:21; Heb. 4:12; Ps. 119:105)
  2. God – We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit and their eternal relationship of radical selflessness within the Trinity is the model for God’s people today. (John 1:1; John 10:30; 2 Cor. 3:17; Matt. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14; 1 Cor. 8:6; 2 Cor. 3:17; Eph. 4:4-6; 2 Cor. 1:21-22; John 17:20-23)
  3. The Person of Christ – We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man. (John 3:16; John 1:1; John 14:9; 1 Tim. 2:5; John 8:58; Isa. 9:6; Matt. 1:18 Isa. 7:14)
  4. The Holy Spirit – We believe the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine, and proceeds from the Father and the Son, convicting the world of sin, calling man to Christ and fully indwelling and sealing all true believers in Christ until the day of redemption. (John 14:26; Acts 2:38; 1 Cor. 6:19; Luke 11:13; 2 Cor. 3:17; Eph. 1:13; John 15:26)
  5. Man – We believe that man was created in the image of God to enjoy an intimate relationship with God, that man sinned, and thereby incurred, not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is separation from God, and stand in need of redemption. (Gen. 1:27; Rom. 3:23; Rom. 6:23; 2 Tim. 1:9; John 3:3)
  6. Sin and Hell - We believe disobedience to God and transgression of His commands is sin and that all mankind has sinned. The result of that sin is spiritual death and will result in eternal separation from God in a real place called Hell unless they have received the free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. (1 John 3:4; Deut. 9:7; James 4:7; 1 John 5:17; Rom. 3:23; Rom. 6:23; 1 John 8-10; Rom. 5:12; John 14:6; Matt. 25:46; Matt. 13:50; 2 Thes. 1:9)
  7. Salvation – We believe that the Lord Jesus died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who trust in Christ alone by faith alone are justified on the grounds of His shed blood and are born again of the Holy Spirit, and thereby become children of God. (John 14:6; 1 John 4:14; John 3:17; Acts 4:11-12; Rom. 3:22-25; Rom. 6:23; John 3:36)
  8. Resurrection – We believe in the literal, bodily, resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead which declares that Jesus is Deity and the only way to the Father. (1 Thes. 4:14; 1 Cor. 6:14; Rom. 8:11; Acts 3:15; Luke 24:5-6; Rom. 4:25; Rom. 1:4; 1 Pet. 1:3)
  9. Ascension - We believe in the ascension of Jesus Christ to the right hand of God the Father in Heaven and His present life there for us as High Priest and Advocate. (Acts 1:9; Mark 16:19; 1 Pet. 3:22; Rom. 8:34; Heb. 4:14; Heb. 7:25; Heb. 9:24)
  10. Return of Christ – We believe that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will personally return and set up His Kingdom wherein He will rule and reign in righteousness. (Acts 1:11; Rev. 1:7; John 14:3; Matt. 24:27; Luke 12:40; Matt. 25:31-32)
  11. Governmental Authority - We believe that government and civil authority has been instituted by God and we should be subject to that authority. However no human government authority can amend or override the commands of God and when there exists a conflict we are compelled to obey God. (Rom. 13:1; 1 Pet. 2:13-14; Titus 3:1; Ps. 22:28; Acts 5:29)
  12. Eternity – We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the blessedness of the saved to spend eternity in the presence of God and the retribution of the lost to be eternally separated from God. (John 5:24; Rom. 6:23; John 3:16; 2 Thes. 1:7-9; 1 Thes. 4:14; Rom. 8:11; Rom. 6:4)
  13. Marriage, Sexuality and Family
    a. We believe that marriage was ordained by God at creation as the sacred union of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union and that all sexual conduct outside the bonds of marriage is sin as delineated in Scripture. (Gen. 2:24; Matt. 19:4-5; 1 Cor. 6:9-10; Lev. 18:6-30; Heb. 13:4)
    b. We believe that the physical gender in which a person is born is established by God and any attempts to hide, deny, or alter their gender is sin. (Ex. 4:11; Deut. 22:5; Ps. 139:13-16)
    c. We believe that children are a blessing from the Lord. Thus all human life is sacred and worthy of protection from the moment of conception. (Gen. 1:26-28; Gen. 2:24; Ps. 127; Ps. 128; Ps. 139:13-16)