Grace and Peace Church is serving God and our neighbor. Our commitment to the Bible and the Holy Spirit’s leading prompts us to pursue a just society, mobilize followers of Jesus, and strengthen families, to the Glory of God.
CHURCH AND COMMUNITY.
We will serve the spiritual AND physical needs of our neighbor. Community is God's desire for us—and a sign of a mature faith.
Ephesians 1:22-23 "God put all things under Christ's feet and gave him to the church as supreme Lord over all things.The church is Christ's body, the completion of him who himself completes all things everywhere."
SPIRIT AND JUSTICE.
We will pursue holiness and personal encounters with God AND pursue justice in our society.
From a scriptural point of view, justice means loving our neighbor as we love ourselves and is rooted in the character and nature of God. As God is just and loving, so we are called to do justice and live in love.
REFORMATION AND CHARISMATIC
We belong to the Reformed theological tradition AND we affirm the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives today through miracles, signs, and wonders.
The Bible stresses that reform comes not by the instigation of great doers or thinkers, but by the grace of God. It is not for the glory of man but for the glory of God's Holy name that He causes reformation.
WOMEN AND MEN.
We fully affirm activating women AND men in their gifts and callings to all levels of leadership in the Church. His Word clearly states that we are all equally His children and are of equal value and worth before Him. As Galatians 3:28 tells us, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
BLACK AND BROWN.
We will center the voices, experiences, theology, and practices of Brown AND Black leaders from our community. Genesis 1:27 God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
DNA: PRAYER, WORSHIP, & WORD.
Our Reformed theology guides us to begin and end everything with the Triune God, so the foundation of what we do is prayer, worship, and word.