We have five clear values, we call these our DNA, that will help you understand who we are, and why we do things the way we do. Read on to understand what drives us.
We are biblically founded.
Everything we do is measured by the Word of God as revealed in the Bible.
We are culturally relevant.
We are in the world but not of the world and will do whatever it takes, short of sin, to reach the world for Jesus.
We are externally focused.
We exist for people who aren’t here yet. Because we are called to reach the world for Jesus, that purpose is constantly before us and drives how we do things.
We are grace-based.
We strive to love each other and love everyone like Jesus. We assume good will and measure our love for others by how Jesus loves us.
We are Kingdom minded.
We know Jesus, the King and we know our new identity in Him. Jesus brought God’s Kingdom to earth and we see life and people through that lens.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
ABOUT THE BIBLE
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, divinely inspired; that it contains no errors in the original manuscripts and is preserved by God for us; that it is authoritative for this church and each of us for every age.
We believe that God exists eternally in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are one God. We believe God created the universe by His power and word. We believe that God is all knowing, all powerful and ever present.
We believe Jesus Christ was sent by God the Father into the world to save sinners. Jesus Christ was born of a virgin and lived a sinless life. He was both God and man, and He was crucified for our sins and was bodily raised from the dead. He then ascended to His Father’s side where He is head of the Church and intercedes for believers. We believe Jesus Christ is coming again visibly and bodily to reign as Lord.
ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe the Holy Spirit is a Person, and as God has all the divine characteristics. He indwells, baptizes and seals all believers at the moment of salvation. He fills them in response to their confession of sin and surrender to Him.
We believe that Jesus, through His death on the cross, provided salvation for all who receive it by repenting of sin and trusting in Jesus Christ alone. The true believer is eternally secure and cannot lose his salvation. He may, however, lose his joy by sin and bring the loving discipline of the Father upon himself. All who have received Christ will at death depart to be with Him in their spirits, and at His return receive a new body which will be like His glorious body.
ABOUT THE CHURCH
We believe a New Testament Church is a local body of baptized believers who have agreed together to worship Jesus Christ, edify the believers, evangelize the lost and minister to others.
The Church has two ordinances: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the new life we have in Him. The Lord’s Supper is a reminder of Christ’s death and anticipates His Second Coming.
OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
TEAM OF ELDERS
Grace’s church is lead by a team of Elders. These are a group of men who are appointed and serve as overseers of the church. They are the top level tier of our church organization. They establish big picture vision and empower the staff to carry out that vision.
Current Grace Elders are Jim Milstead, Dan Frank, Rick Hallam, David Durst, Chris Busse, Tom Grant, and Jerrod Laputz.
The Executive team at Grace is responsible for leading the staff in strategy and day to day decisions to carry out the overall vision of the church. Dan Frank, Russ Ruiz, Miguel De La Mora and Karen Durst serve on the Executive Team.
If you’d like to reach any of these people, email here and we’ll direct you.