WHAT WE BELIEVE
Grace Church is a Christian church.
We believe in one God who has revealed himself supremely through his Son, Jesus Christ. Knowing God the Father means believing in Jesus his Son and trusting his death on the cross for our sins. The great work of God the Holy Spirit is to bring people to faith in Jesus Christ.
Grace Church is an Evangelical church.
We believe that the Bible is God’s authoritative Word and is therefore the definitive guide for us in all matters of faith and conduct. We believe that the study and exposition of God’s Word will be the means by which God will transform the lives of individuals and the church body as a whole. We seek to apply the Word of God to every aspect of our lives, both private and public, individual and community, in order that we may live out and demonstrate the truth of the Gospel.
Grace Church is an Anglican church.
We stand in the tradition of the Anglican Reformers of the 16th Century, holding with them to the great truths that were rediscovered at the time of the Reformation, including the sovereignty of God in salvation, justification by faith alone and salvation in Christ alone. However, we have church members from many different denominational backgrounds and we unite under Christ, not under one particular denominational banner.
See this short video for a helpful summary of what Christians believe.
We wholeheartedly affirm the teaching of the three historic creeds, the Book of Common Prayer and the 39 Articles. We believe the Biblical gospel, and in particular our ministry is driven by the following core convictions:
• Jesus Christ lived, died and rose in history in accordance with the Scriptures; he reigns with the Father and one day will return in glory.
• Jesus has commanded that his awesome gospel of repentance and forgiveness of sins must be proclaimed, and disciples made, in every corner of the planet.
• Jesus’ kingdom is built through the ministries of the word and prayer in the context of local church families living lives of worship and love.
• By the power of his Spirit, all of God’s people have a vital part to play in growing the body of Christ.