Beliefs

"Contend for the Faith that was once for all
delivered to the saints" (Jude 3).

Grace Chapel is a Protestant Evangelical church that holds to the beliefs of historic Christianity.  We seek to be a church that lives by the saying, "In essentials, unity. In non-essentials, liberty. In all things, charity."

Here is a summary of our expanded statement of faith. 

  • We believe that Bible is the only inspired, inerrant, infallibile, and authoritative word of God. The Bible is made up of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments and it's our authority in what we believe and how we live.
  • We believe that there is only one God, and he exists externally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirt.
  • We believe that Jesus Christ is God-in-the-flesh. He was born of virgin, lived a sinless life, healed the sick and lame, gave sight to the blind, raised the dead, befriended sinners, died on the cross as a substitute for our sins, rose from the dead in triumphant victory, and ascended to heaven to sit at the Father's right hand, where he now reigns over the entire universe. We await his personal return to establish his kingdom on earth. 
  • We believe that salvation is wholly of grace, based on Jesus' work, not ours. We believe that our response to God's work of salvation in Jesus is to repent of our sins and trust in Jesus' work on our behalf. 
  • We believe that because we are sinful and lost, the Holy Spirit must regenerate us--make us a new creation--if we are to repent and believe and be saved.
  • We believe in the ongoing, present ministry of the Holy Spirit, that by his indwelling power and fullness we are able to live a holy life pleasing to God. We believe that he empowers us for life and service through giving us spiritual gifts to minister to others.
  • We believe in the resurrection of the body, for those who are saved by Jesus and those who are lost. Those who belong to Jesus will be resurrected to life and enjoy the eternal bliss of God's presence forever, and those who are lost will be be condemned to eternal death and separation from God. 
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in Jesus Christ. 

We acknowledge that belief, while vital, is not everything. If our beliefs do not shape the way we live, then we are not being faithful to God or His Scriptures. We encourage you to join a community group or get plugged into a ministry to see how God has and is transforming our lives.