Beliefs

Mission

Mission

Grace Covenant Church is devoted to loving God and people, leading them to Christ and helping them become more like Him.

Core Values

Core Values

  • Salvation and spiritual growth
  • Passionate pursuit of God and His Word
  • Spirit-filled living
  • A lifestyle of worship
  • Demonstrating God's love to people
  • Healthy relationships
  • Cultural diversity
  • Children and youth
  • Every believer as a minister
  • Servant leadership
  • Kingdom partnerships
  • Intentional, effective ministry
  • Biblical stewardship
  • Strengthening the family

What We Believe

What We Believe

In a culture where many things seem relative and truth is often reduced to interpretation, it is more important than ever to stand for something authentic and constant. We believe:

  • There is a God who created the heavens, the earth, and everything in it from nothing (Genesis 1).
  • This same God created us in His image, to know us and be known by us (Genesis 1:26-27).
  • The Holy Bible is the Word of the Living God; as true, immutable, steadfast, unchangeable, as its author, the Lord Jehovah; that it was written by holy men of old as they were moved upon and inspired by the Holy Spirit (2 Timothy 3:16,17).
  • The Trinity of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 13:14).
  • Man was created in the image of God, but through man's voluntary disobedience, fell from perfection (Romans 5:12).
  • While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us, signing the pardon of all who believe on Him (John 3:16; Romans 5:8).
  • We have no adequate righteousness of our own.  As a result, we must (and can only) come to God, pleading the righteousness of Christ (Ephesians 2:8).
  • The change that takes place in hearts and lives at conversion is very real (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20).
  • It is the will of God that we be sanctified daily, growing constantly in the faith (Hebrews 6:1).
  • The Baptism with the Holy Spirit is to empower the believer in the same manner as in Bible days (Acts 2:4).
  • The Holy Spirit has gifts to bestow upon the Christian, and we should show spiritual fruit as evidence of a Spirit-filled life (I Corinthians 12:1-11; Galatians 5:22).
  • The second coming of Christ is personal and imminent (I Thessalonians 4:16, 17).
  • All shall stand some day before the judgment seat of God, and there receive eternal life or death (2 Corinthians 5:10).
  • Heaven is the glorious eternal home of born-again believers (John 14:1-3; Revelation 7:15-17).
  • Hell is the place of eternal torment for all who reject Christ as their Savior (Revelation 20:10,15).
  • Soul-winning is the most important responsibility of the Church (James 5:20). 

"Foursquare" is a biblical term that described the altar in the Book of Exodus (27:1), the courtyard of the Lord's temple (Ezekiel 40:47), and Heaven itself (Revelation 21:16). It represents equal balance on all sides - established and enduring. Such confidence in the power of the Gospel is also expressed by Hebrews 13:8, displayed in all Foursquare churches and proclaiming, "Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday and today and forever." The four squares symbolize Jesus Christ as The Savior, Baptizer with the Holy Spirit, Healer, and Soon-Coming King