To be a community that is FOR people. For far too long, the church has been known for what it’s against, but we want to be known for what we’re FOR.
When we say we are “a church for people who don’t go to church”, it might sound odd, but it’s actually pretty simple:
We know that there are people who have been hurt by the church, who have questions or doubts about God and faith, people who carry shame – and for these reasons (and more), they hesitate to walk into a church. But we want so badly for our community to know the unconditional love of Jesus.
So we want you to know that you are welcome here.
We are FOR you & you are always welcome at Grace.
SIDE NOTE FROM US TO YOU
What we’re passionate about is loving our neighbors and pointing them to Jesus and a relationship with Him. We’ll never claim to be perfect people and we haven’t got it all figured out, but we just KNOW that there are people in our community that need to know that there is a God is who FOR them and who loves them. That there’s grace for you and a community of people who want to walk with you and support you in life. That’s why we’re always saying we’re here FOR you because Jesus was, has been, and is here FOR us when we’re hurting and searching, and we so badly want to spread that same love and hope to others. So if that sounds good to you, we’re your people.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
- About the Scriptures: We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the words of Scripture.
- About God: We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became flesh to reveal God to humanity and to become the Savior of the world.
- About Humanity: We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with him but became alienated in that relationship through choosing to sin. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts, but through God’s grace, he offers salvation to all who choose to follow Him.
- We respect this God-given right to dignity and, inspired by the life of Jesus, show love and compassion for all people. Through proclamation of the gospel, through worship and as servants of God working for healing and justice in the world, we uphold and seek to protect the dignity and human rights of all people.
- About Salvation: We believe that the blood of Jesus, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. We believe in God’s grace, repentance, and that salvation is offered to everyone. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to everyone who places their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.
- About the Christian Life: We believe all Christians should live for Jesus and not for themselves. By obedience to God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to His image.
- About the Church: We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith and do the work of Jesus. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and loving others.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When are your services?
Grace Fellowship meets every Saturday night at 5:30PM for coffee, snacks & fellowship & 6PM for worship & a message.
Our service typically lasts no longer than an hour.
We also provide a lesson & activities for kids of all ages during the service.
What about my kids?
Have children? No problem, we’ve got you covered. We provide a lesson & activities for your kids of all ages during the service – we use the Orange curriculum! We also have a staffed nursery available. We love the little ones, and understand the importance of a safe environment for children to learn about Jesus.
What should I wear?
It’s casual here. Most people wear jeans!
Does Grace Fellowship have membership?
Here at Grace, we want you to know that when you walk through the doors, you belong here and can consider this place your home church, no title necessary. Since we don’t have traditional membership, we don’t have people “join” the church as a “member” – but we hope you become fully engaged in the life of the church. You can engage with us through serving, connecting in a group, inviting others, and giving systematically. Those who are fully engaged with us are considered our members.
Why don't you have a traditional membership?
Traditionally, membership has been known to represent joining a church, calling it your church home, and/or taking the first step toward involvement and volunteering. However, we feel the word “membership” has also carried a lot of baggage and can be an unnecessary barrier to involvement for attendees. This oftern causes some misunderstandings and feelings of exclusivity, especially when it comes to voting. This goes against our desire to be a church where anyone can get involved and grow.
We’re glad you’re here! Please let us know how we can help you take some next steps.
What about leadership?
For those who would like to assume a leadership role, it’s important that we’re all aligned regarding beliefs and accountability. Because we don’t have traditional membership, we ask that anyone interested in entering into leadership meet specific prerequisites that help us know we’re on the same page. Each leadership application will include questions around the person’s spiritual background, leadership background, and a certified background check.