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.
The Bible is God’s Word and true in all that it claims (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
There is one God, infinite and unchanging, who exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16-17; Matthew 28:19)
All mankind are sinners by nature, from birth, guilty in the sight of God, and totally unable to save themselves from the punishment due to sin (Romans 3:10-12). We are saved by the free gift of grace alone (Ephesians 2:8-10).
Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who became man and died a sacrificial death for us in order to save us from our sins (John 3:16-21; Romans 3:23-26). He was raised from the dead on the third day to give us new life (Romans 6:1-10).
The Holy Spirit has been given to us as our Comforter (John 14-15)
The Church is the community of God’s people, called to worship God (Acts 2:46-47; Hebrews 12:28-29), to love one another and to build his kingdom in this world by bearing witness to him (Acts 2:44-45; 1:6-9).
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.