What We Believe

For the purposes of promoting unity in the church body and protecting the church from doctrinal error, Grace Fellowship has adopted two doctrinal statements. Theses two statements seek to identify the non-negotiable tenets that undergird our Christian unity and to further expand the central doctrines and beliefs that mark and shape our church. We seek to embody the historic clause, "In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity."

The “Statement of Essential Beliefs” reflects the essential doctrinal truths that unify this body and serves as a test for membership in this body.

The “Statement of Biblical Doctrine” more thoroughly declares our doctrinal convictions without declaring these convictions as an essential test for unity.

Statement of Essential Beliefs

the Bible

The Scriptures, Old and New Testaments, are true, authoritative, and sufficient.


There is only one true God, Creator of heaven and earth, who eternally exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
All things exist by the will of God and for the glory of God.

Humanity & Sin

All humanity, Christ excluded, is sinful by both birth and action and thus falls short of the glory of God, and the just penalty for that sin is physical and spiritual death

Jesus Christ  &  Salvation

Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, was born of a virgin, and is both truly God and truly human.
Jesus Christ died as the sacrificial substitute to pay the penalty for sin.
Jesus Christ physically rose from the dead, ascended into heaven, and will one day physically return.
Only through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ and repentance from sin, and not by any work or effort of man, can one be reconciled to God and experience His life, love, glory, and joy.

The Christian's Life & Hope

Christians are expected to continually put sin to death and to walk in the Spirit in an attempt obey all that Christ has commanded us.
Jesus Christ will return to usher in the fullness of God’s kingdom on earth. There will be a future physical resurrection of the dead. Only those who turn from sin and to Jesus in faith and repentance will be raised to eternal reward. Those who do not turn from sin and to Jesus will be raised to eternal punishment