Our Mission, Vision, & Values


To CONNECT to God and people, to GROW as His disciples, to SERVE with His love, and to GO to His world


A community being graciously transformed by the Holy Spirit to love God and people and enjoy making disciples for Jesus Christ.


God’s Word – Teaching, studying, and submitting to GOD’s WORD
Prayer – Being totally dependent on God through PRAYER
Worship – Inspiring WORSHIP that glorifies God
The Good News – Bringing THE GOOD NEWS to our lost, hurting, and multi-culturally diverse community and world
Community – Living as a COMMUNITY of believers that makes a difference in each other’s lives through genuine love for one another
Servant Leadership – Exhibiting and developing vibrant SERVANT LEADERSHIP that is all-in, sacrificial, accountable, highly competent, empowering, energizing, reproducing, and Spirit-led
Generosity – Being a GENEROUS family of believers
Evaluation – Holding ourselves accountable to our mission by regularly and honestly EVALUATING our progress

Our Beliefs

The following is a short list of our doctrinal commitments:

  • We believe that the Bible was written by divinely inspired men and is God’s revelation of himself and his will to man. The Bible in its entirety is the Word of God, and as such is wholly true in everything it affirms. The Scriptures are the unique, full, and final authority on all matters of faith and practice. (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:20-21; Ps. 18:30; 119:96)
  • We believe that the Godhead exists eternally in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – and that these three are one God, and are worthy of precisely the same confidence, obedience, and worship. (Matt. 28:18-19, Mk. 12:29, Jn. 1:14, Acts 5:3-4)
  • We believe that God created all things and that by his sovereign power He continues to sustain His creation. (Gen. 1:1; Col. 1:17)
  • We believe that Jesus Christ in the flesh was fully God and fully man, that He was born of a virgin and that He lived a sinless life, in which He taught and worked mighty works and wonders and signs as recorded in the four gospels, that He was crucified, died as a penalty for our sins, and was later raised from the dead bodily on the third day. Later, He ascended to the Father’s right hand where He is head of the church and intercedes for believers, and from whence He is coming again personally, bodily, and visibly to this earth to establish His kingdom in fullness. (Heb. 1: 2; 4:15; 1 Cor. 15:3-8; Rom. 8:34; Matt. 16:27)
  • We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person, is God and possesses all the divine attributes. He convicts the world of sin. He indwells all believers and baptizes and seals all believers at the moment of salvation. He uniquely endows each believer with gifts for the building up of the body. He guides believers in understanding and applying the Scriptures and empowers us to lead a life of Christ-like character. (Jn. 16:7-15; Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 15:3-8; Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 12:13; Eph. 4:30; Jn. 16:13, Gal. 5:22-23)
  • We believe that all men have defied God and have chosen to go their own independent way and, thereby, stand justly condemned by God. We believe that God, by His sovereign choice and His love for mankind, sent Jesus into the world to bring people back into fellowship with God. This salvation, with its forgiveness of sin, is a gift, wholly a work of God’s grace, not the result of human works, and this salvation must be personally appropriated by repentance and faith. We believe that a true believer is eternally secure, that he cannot lose his salvation, but that sin may interrupt the joy of his fellowship with God and bring the loving discipline of his heavenly Father. (Rom. 3:23; 5:8; Eph. 2:8; Mk. 1:15; 1 Jn 5:12-13; Jn. 10:28; Heb. 12:5-6)
  • We believe there is one church universal, which is comprised of people of all ages who place their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ alone. The Scriptures command believers to gather together to devote themselves to worship, prayer, teaching of the Word, observance of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, fellowship, service to the body, and outreach to the world. Wherever God’s people meet regularly in obedience to these commands, there is the local expression of the church. Under the watch care of elders and deacons, its members are to work together in love and unity, intent on the one ultimate purpose of glorifying God. (Rom. 3:22; Acts 2:42-47; Matt. 28:19; Lk. 22:19; Heb. 10:24-25; Gal. 6:10; Acts 1:8; 1 Tim. 3:1; 1 Peter 5:1-3; Jn. 4:7; Eph. 3:21)
Grace Community Baptist Church is a cooperating member of the Southern Baptist Convention and accepts “The Baptist Faith and Message, 2000” as a general statement of our faith.