How do I get connected at GRACE?
There are a number of ways to be connected at GRACE. To start, join us on a Sunday morning. We have two services, 8:15 and 10:45am, with Sunday morning Bible study at 9:30. Community Groups are a great way to connect with a smaller group of people within the life of the church. These groups seek to create authentic community, promote Christian maturity, and stimulate missional living. Sign-up here if you are interested in Community Groups. Other opportunities include Men’s and Women’s Bible studies, church-wide events, age-specific activities, as well as retreats and local ministry projects.
How should I dress?
We believe God is more interested in the state of our hearts than what we wear. (Scripture never outlines a dress code.) Therefore, we emphasize freedom, whether formal or very casual, as long as we seek to remain respectful of one another and the Lord. At GRACE we value the diversity of all people, whether that is displayed in different races, ethnicities, or even in our in dress. We look forward to worshipping with you!
How can I become a member?
We welcome into our local body, without reservation or bias, anyone who trusts in Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. With membership comes great privilege and blessing as well as great responsibility. As such, we view it as far more than a mere formality. If you desire to pursue membership, you can sign up for the next Discovering GRACE class. These classes are offered several times a year and guide you in your understanding of the vision, beliefs and ministries of GRACE.
What about the offering?
At GRACE we have chosen not to pass an offering plate. While some may find that strange, we strongly encourage all believers to participate in growing God’s kingdom by giving of your time and resources. We receive contributions to the ministry of GRACE via the offering boxes set up at each entrance to the sanctuary.
How is your leadership set up?
We believe that Christ, not any man nor men, is the head of the church. Our conviction is that the local body of Christ is best governed by a fellowship of elders. This group of men, known as the Session, both oversee the congregation’s corporate spiritual growth and guide the direction of church ministry. Serving also with the elders are deacons, whose responsibilities include caring for the property and ministering to the spiritual and physical needs of those inside and outside the church. Both our elders and deacons are elected by congregational vote on the basis of the qualifications found in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. Together, the service of the elders and the deacons furthers the gospel ministry in word and deed.
What about Grace's involvement in local and overseas missions?
See Missions page for more on this.