“Ministering to the Masses with the Massage of the Master”
Our vision as a church is to encourage our members to:
KEEP MOVING toward a fuller and deeper relationship with God through Jesus Christ. KEEP MAKING Disciples so that the body of believers can be equipped to live as God commanded. KEEP MINISTERING by using the gift(s) that God has given unto us to serve HIM and the needs of others by Empowering Lives for Kingdom Building. Therefore we are taking the BALANCE of the KINGDOM to an UNBALANCED World.
- Empowerment: Our ultimate goal and mission is to reach a dying world with the good news of Jesus Christ and empower lives for kingdom building. At Grace Fellowship we strive to empower lives, enrich the surrounding community and enlighten families about the goodness of the Lord. To accomplish this mission we must be willing to step out on a visionary faith and take risks for God. Being witness to the manifestation of the gospel message as it transforms the lives of those who walk in His word, His will, and His way. Ephesians 4:11,12 (“It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.”)
- Accountability: For the believer we are first and foremost accountable to God. We are accountable for how we conduct our lives, conduct business, and treat our fellow man. We are accountable to the truth of the Bible. GFC believes it is important for us to be open with and dependent upon each other for support and prayer and that we must hold each other accountable to grow in our faith, service and stewardship. 2 Corinthians 5:10 “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.”)
- Family: God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of society and the church. GFC is committed to the wellness of the “whole” family. We strive to care for each component, and collectively for the strength and building of Godly families who walk together in the way of The Lord, who pray together seeking His guidance, and who love as He has loved us. Strong families are the foundation for a strong church. Therefore we make it a priority to equip our members in building families and sustaining relationships. Ephesians 3:14-16 “For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;”)
- Team: Ministry is the responsibility of every believer. We expect every member to involve themselves in the works of the ministry, but not alone, as a team. The members of GFC will cooperate with one another in carrying forward the missionary, educational, and benevolent ministries for the extension of Christ’s Kingdom. GFC is open to and invites the ideas of its members and defers to one another’s unique abilities and gifts. We have authority that matches our level of responsibility and we rally together for common ministry goals. 1 Corinthians 12:27 (“Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”) OR Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, (“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!”)
- Fellowship: The Scriptures stress the importance of believers being rightly related to each other. GFC values time with spent in prayer, weekly worship and studying the word of God. The Bible speaks of the proper attitudes and actions that characterize good relationships. The “one another” admonitions of the New Testament highlight the importance of these relationships. Not only are relationships inescapable, GFC considers them the stimulus for encouraging spiritual birth and growth. 1 John 1:7 (“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”)