What We Believe
If you are going to visit a church, perhaps join a church, you ought to be able to learn what they believe beforehand. At Grace Covenant, we will gladly answer your questions, consider your objections, and give you time to learn and understand who we are and what we believe. The beauty is, however, that you aren’t required to agree with everything in order to join, much less to visit. We would love to have you come and consider the glories of Christ and sit with us under the authority of His Word.
While Grace Covenant Church might be new to Athens, our beliefs are not new, but are rooted in 2000 years of orthodox Christian belief. We hold to the historic Christian faith contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments and as summarized in the ancient creeds of the universal church (Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds).
We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), a denomination whose core beliefs are summarized in the Westminster Confession of Faith (along with the Catechisms). Written in the 17th century, the Confession is still a reliable and valuable summary of biblical, historic Christian doctrine.
If you are interested in learning more or are interested in joining Grace Covenant Church, then the GCC 101 class (Introduction to Grace Covenant Church) is for you. This 8-week class (or so) is typically offered on Sunday mornings before worship. Let Pastor Jeff know if you are interested in attending.