What We Believe | Grace Reformed Church
Out of humble gratitude for the free and undeserved gift of grace we have received through Christ, the mission of Grace Reformed Church is:
To proclaim, with boldness, God’s glory, truth, and love revealed to us in his Word through the Holy Spirit. We seek to worship Him with our entire lives, being continually reformed to Scripture, our only guide in faith and practice.
Being a Reformed church means that we at GRC share beliefs with the reformers of the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century. But it also means, above all else, that the Holy Scripture of the Old and New Testaments is the infallible, ultimate authority in our lives, and we are continually being reformed according to them. We, and the EPC as a denomination, adhere to the reformed tradition as summarized in the Westminster Confession and Catechisms.
A part of our constantly being reformed is our re-affiliation in 2014 with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. We insist upon the priority of the Scriptures in ordering how we worship, what we teach, how we live, how we govern ourselves, and how we serve. We are committed to the following Biblical beliefs:
- Salvation is in Jesus Christ, our only Lord and Savior;
- Salvation is a free gift of God by grace through faith in Jesus Christ;
- The Holy Bible is God’s Word and His sufficient revelation to us;
- The Holy Bible is the authoritative guide in everything we do;
- God calls His people by His grace to a relationship with Him.
We understand our first priority to be the worship of Almighty God ordered according to the Scriptures. Our response to God’s grace given in worship is to reach out to the world with the Good News of Christ’s singular saving work.
FPC's Statement on Marriage and Human Sexuality.