What Does Grace Fellowship Church Believe?
Our Core Convictions
Authority of Scripture
The Bible is the Word of God, fully true, and is our authority for all that we believe and do (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 5:18).
There is one true God who exists eternally in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:26; Matthew 28:19; John 14:9; Acts 5:4,9; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
Deity of Christ
Jesus Christ is 100% God and yet 100% human, born of a virgin birth (John 1:1,14; Matthew 1:18-23; Luke 1:26-38).
Jesus Christ died on the cross as our substitute – taking upon Himself the penalty for our sins (Romans 5:8; 1 Peter 3:18; Galatians 3:13; 2 Corinthians 5:21).
Resurrection of Christ
Jesus rose from the dead in a bodily resurrection defeating sin and death (1 Corinthians 15:3-6; Romans 6:4-9).
Jesus Christ will come again to judge the living and the dead (Matthew 24-25; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 19-21).
Salvation by Grace through Faith
A person is saved from eternal separation from God as a free gift when that person places their faith in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12; 3:16; 5:24; Revelation 21:27).
Heaven and Hell
We believe in heaven and hell, and that Believers in Jesus Christ will be resurrected to everlasting blessedness and joy in eternal fellowship with God (1 Corinthians 15:35-57; 2 Corinthians 5:1-9; Philippians 3:20-21; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17; Revelation 21:1-7; 22:1-5). Unbelievers will be resurrected to conscious separation from God and eternal punishment (Matthew 25:41,46; Mark 9:43-48; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; Revelation 14:9-11;20:10-15; 21:8).
Statement of Marriage
We believe marriage is defined in the Bible as a covenant, a sacred bond between one man and one woman instituted by and publicly entered into before God (“Biblical Definition of Marriage”). (Genesis 2:18, 22-24; Mark 10:6-9; 1 Corinthians 7:2; Hebrews 13:4
Want To Learn More?
We invite you to join us for Starting Steps, three unique sessions designed to help you move forward in your spiritual journey and connect with others.
Learn more about our church beliefs by clicking the links below for a detailed explanation from Senior Pastor Jim Leggett for our Joining Step session of Starting Steps.
- What Does Grace Fellowship Church Believe? (PDF Notes)
- Church Beliefs Part 1 - Three Levels of Belief (5 minutes)
- Church Beliefs Part 2 - Convictions (2 minutes)
- Church Beliefs Part 3 - Persuasions and Opinions (18 minutes)
- Church Beliefs Part 4 - Controversial Issues (7 minutes)
Baptisms at Grace Fellowship
Water baptism is the next step after inviting Jesus Christ into your life. Baptism is an act of obedience to the Lord that publicly declares that you have died to an old life of sin and have been given a new life in Jesus Christ. (Luke 3:13-17; Acts 2:38-39; Luke 23:39-43). Faith in Jesus Christ is what saves a person (Ephesians 2:8-9).
At Grace Fellowship Church, profession of faith by baptism typically takes place by full immersion in water. However, on request, Grace Fellowship also offers other methods that have been used throughout church history: pouring (Acts 2:17-18) and sprinkling (Ezekiel 36:25-27).
For children in K-5th grade, we recommend they take Kids 101 with a parent prior to baptism. For children who are too young to consciously choose baptism, Grace Fellowship offers both Infant Baptism (by sprinkling) and Dedication. Both forms of dedication act as a prayer that each child will one day invite Jesus Christ into his or her life.
Bautismo en la Iglesia Grace Fellowship
El bautismo en agua es el siguiente paso después de invitar a Cristo en su vida. El bautismo es un acto de obediencia al Señor que declara públicamente que has muerto a una vieja vida de pecado y ahora tienes una nueva vida en Jesucristo. (Lucas 3:13-17, Hechos 2:38-39, Lucas 23:39-43). La fe en Jesucristo es lo que salva a una persona (Efesios 2:8-9).
En la iglesia Grace Fellowship, profesión de fe por medio del bautismo típicamente se lleva a cabo por inmersión total en el agua. Sin embargo, a petición, también ofrecemos otros métodos que se han utilizado a lo largo de la historia de la iglesia: vertiendo (Hechos 2:17-18) y rociando (Ezequiel 36:25-27).