Grace Community Church is organized as a non-traditional, non-denominational church to bring people of various backgrounds together to learn more about Jesus and the hope and purpose He offers. We want to encourage strong marriages and close families, since we believe that God’s plan is to have the family, as well as the local church, bring the next generation up into a knowledge and love of the Lord.
Our leadership is founded on the Biblical model of “raising up” elders or pastors from within the local congregation. A pastor is to be a servant, modeling Christ-like humility, teachability, and love, as well as being a leader, demonstrating faith, courage, and strength in managing the church (Luke 22:26 and Hebrews 13:7). Pastors at Grace Community have taken an “Elder Qualification” test. (the term “elder” in the Bible is used interchangeably with “pastor”). This test is primarily a character-based questionnaire that was filled out by the pastor, his wife, and several Christians who know him well. Biblical passages that describe a pastor’s character are in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9. In addition, a Doctrinal test is given, which establishes that the pastor can properly explain basic tenets of the Christin faith, and can identify Biblical passages that support his explanation.
The Biblical model also dictates a plurality of pastors. For this reason, GCC has multiple pastors on staff. Plurality of leadership helps to assure that decisions made are not self-willed or self-serving. For more information on the topic of elders, please refer to our church leadership page.
At Grace Community Church we focus on five distinct areas of ministry:
2) Biblical, practical teaching which encourages life change , bringing our thinking, our words and our lifestyles into line with the teachings of Jesus;
3) Contemporary worship that connects our hearts with the heart of God;