Statement of Faith

The Scriptures:

We believe in the verbal plenary inspiration of the Scriptures (both the Old and New Testaments) and that “all Scripture is given by inspiration of God (II Timothy 3:16).” We believe that the original autographs are without error because of the work of the Holy Spirit as He moved each man to record the words of God (II Peter 1:20-21).

God:

We believe in one God with three eternal distinctions: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. They are the same essence (John 1:1-2), but separate in personalities (Matt. 3:16-17; Matt. 28:19-20; II Cor. 13:14).

Jesus Christ:

We believe that Jesus Christ is God (John 10:30; 20:31) and that He is eternal (John 1:1-2). We believe that when Jesus Christ came to take on the form of man (Phil 2:6-8) that He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin (Isa. 7:14; Matt. 1:22-23). We believe that He lived a sinless life (2 Cor. 5:21) and that He provided the necessary atonement, vicariously, for our sins by the “sacrifice of Himself” (Isa. 53:4-6; Heb. 9:26; 1 Cor. 15:3). And most important, we believe that after He died and was buried that “He rose again the third day according to the scriptures” (1 Cor. 15:4).

Holy Spirit:

We believe that the Holy Spirit is God and indwells every believer (1 Cor. 6:19; Romans 8:9). We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment (John 6:8); that He is active in the new birth (John 3:5-6); that He testifies of Christ (John 15:26); that He seals the believer unto the day of redemption (Eph. 4:30) and that He makes intercession for believers (Rom. 8:26). We believe that man hinders the Holy Spirit in having all of himself due to sin. Therefore, it is essential for man to be filled with the Spirit (Eph. 5:18) or controlled by the Spirit by keeping sin confessed and walking in the light (1 John 1:6-7). Being filled with the spirit is not the same as speaking in tongues.

Satan:

We believe that Satan is a real and personable being who is void of truth (John 8:44). We believe also that he is the god of this world (II Cor. 4:4) who has blinded the eyes of them which believe not (Acts 26:18) and that he is in constant battlement against Christians (Eph. 6:11-12).

Creation:

We believe in and accept by faith (Heb. 11:3) the Genesis account of Creation (Gen. 1:1-12). We believe that God created all things (Col. 1:16) including man in six literal days. Our belief in Creation discounts all hypothesis of Evolution.
 

Hell:

We believe in a literal Hell of everlasting fire (Matt. 25:41), everlasting destruction (II Thess. 1:9) and everlasting punishment (Matt. 25:46).

Heaven:

We believe in a literal heaven where Jesus is today preparing a place for His believers (John 14:1-2). We believe that only those who have received Jesus Christ into their hearts will be able to enter (Matt. 7:13-14) into Heaven.

Fall of Man:

We believe that God created man in innocence, but by willful disobedience man sinned (Rom. 5:12-19) and because of this, everyone is a sinner (Rom. 3:10-23) with an inherited sinful nature (Psa. 51:5). Therefore, man is under just condemnation (John 3:19) without defense or excuse (Rom. 5:16-18).

Salvation:

We believe that salvation is of the Lord (Phil.1: 6) on the merit of the shed blood of Jesus Christ (Rom. 3:24-26). Salvation is a free gift (Eph. 2:8-9; Rom. 3:23) which excludes any possible merit on the basis of works (Eph. 2:8-9; II Tim. 1:9; Titus 3:5). We believe that the two essential doctrines that must be present in every lost person that wants to be saved are repentance (Acts 2:38) and faith (Acts 6:31; Rom. 10:9-10). We also believe that once a person has been saved that there is no chance of his/her ever going to hell and that he/she is eternally secure in Christ (John 3:16-36; 1 John 5:11-13).

Church:

We believe that the local church is a group of professing believers in Christ who unite together to serve Christ (Matt. 28:19-20). From this same commission, the church also has the responsibility of teaching and evangelizing and baptizing. The local church should also provide fellowship and worship and prayer.
 

Missions:

We believe that God has given the Church a Great Commission to proclaim the Gospel to all nations so that there might be a great multitude from every nation, tribe, ethnic group and language group who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.

Giving:

We believe that every Christian, as a steward of that portion of God’s wealth entrusted to him, is obligated to support his/her local church financially. We believe that God has established the tithe as a basis for giving but that every Christian should also give other offerings sacrificially and cheerfully to the support of the Church, the relief of those in need, and the spread of the Gospel. We believe that a Christian relinquishes all rights to direct the use of the tithe or offering once the gift has been made (Gen. 14:20; Prov. 3:9-10; Acts 4:34-37; 1 Cor. 16:2; II Cor. 9:6-7; Gal. 6:6; Eph. 4:28; 1 Tim. 5:17-18; 1 John 3:17).

Ordinances:

1. Lord’s supper
: We believe that the Lord’s Supper symbolizes the Lord’s death (1Cor. 11:16). We believe that the elements used to symbolize His blood and body should be grape juice (Matt. 26:29) and crackers or bread (Exodus 12:15, 1 Cor. 5:6-7, Heb. 4:15). Believers who have examined their life and are in proper fellowship with God and other people.
2. Baptism:
We believe that Baptism is a symbol of the believer’s identification with Christ in His burial and resurrection (Rom. 6:4-5). We believe that the only Scriptural mode of baptism is by immersion in water.

Lord’s Second Coming:

We believe in the imminent, pre-millenial, pre-tribulational, and bodily (Acts 1:11) return of Jesus Christ (Matt. 24:42-44) at which time the true church will meet Him in the air (1 Thess. 4:16-18).
 
The Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our faith. The Bible itself is the sole and final source of all that we believe. We do believe, however, that the foregoing Statement of Faith accurately represents the teaching of the Bible.
 
Should you have further questions about what Grace Pointe Church believes, please email us: info@welcome2grace.com
 
 

Core Values 

Focus: 

It is always God, and not me.

Government:

Singular Headship, Elder Governed, Staff/Volunteer Run, and Congregation Owned.

Preaching:

The Word of God feeds the spiritual needs of everyone in the ministry of Grace Pointe Church

Worship:

Focused on intimacy with God and matures in His presence while encouraging expressions of love to Him that are sincere and heartfelt.

Evangelism:

Having a heart for ALL Because we care about the conditions of their soul

Freedom:

A culture of Grace that is focused on bringing freedom to every enslaved person without condemnation and a judgmental spirit

Community:

We want real people, real lives, real solutions.

Influence:

We have a responsibility to steward every opportunity that God gives as a platform whether it be personal or corporate. Our efforts are intended to reflect His excellence

Service:

It’s a towel, not a title

Prayer:

Prayer not only defines who we are, but what we do. It’s the power source for all that we do and intend to do. We are completely dependent on God

Rest:

We desire to have a successful and profitable ministry together. We will pace our activities in such a way that it will honor the Sabbath.

Generosity:

We want to be known as a generous church.