What to Expect
At Grace Chapel, you will find three characteristics...
First, we strive to present:
A High View of God (Isa 6:1–5)
An All-Sufficient Bible (2 Tim 3:16–17; Num 23:19)
A Humble View of Man (Jer 17:9; Rom 3:9–18)
Second, the Word of God drives our worship as we exalt our Savior, Jesus Christ. You will see this in how we:
PREACH God’s word is central to all we do. You should expect the bulk of our worship to focus on the proclamation of the Scriptures. God’s glory will be placed above man’s personal praise as God’s word is explained and applied in our everyday lives.
PRAISE Our corporate worship music is driven by the Word and not the world. We sing both ancient and modern hymns informed by the Scriptures and filled with theological truth. You should expect our music to extol the majesty of God, worship Jesus, and reveal man’s great need of a Savior.
PRAY Prayer is also foundational to our life and ministry as we live in utter dependence on God’s divine sovereign grace. You should expect multiple prayers throughout our Lord’s Day service as we turn to God seeking His aid in every aspect of our lives.
PRACTICE On the first Sunday of every month we observe the Lord’s Table, or Communion, during our service. The bread and the cup of the communion service remind us to remember the death of our Savior (Luke 22:19); be thankful to God (1 Cor. 11:24); examine ourselves for any known sin that we should repent of (1 Cor. 11:27-32); consider our fellow brothers and sisters in the faith (1 Cor. 11:17-22, 33-34); and anticipate the soon-coming of the Lord (1 Cor. 11:26). We encourage all of our members to prepare themselves for this time of reflection and remembrance.
This is true worship as outlined by Jesus Christ (John 4:24). True worship gathers God's people together in a unified body.
Third, a clear presentation of God’s word draws God’s people. Our church does not have a marketing strategy. We do not focus on a specific subset of society. Instead, we depend upon Christ to build his church as we preach His word, praise His name, and pray for His grace. You can expect to see this in our people:
WE ARE MULTIGENERATIONAL
At Grace Chapel, we are intent on developing the Titus 2 model for ministry. We want the older to train, to worship alongside, and to serve with the younger. Also, we desire the younger to respect, to listen to, and to learn from those who are older in the Lord.
WE ARE VARIED IN OUR SOCIO-ECONOMIC BACKGROUNDS
We are composed of people from all walks of life and occupations. Our goal is to find our commonality and unity not in what we do, but in who we worship (Gal 3:28; Col 3:11).
WE ARE INTENT TO FOLLOW GODLY FELLOWSHIP
Fellowship is a vital component in healthy family life, and therefore you can expect gospel-driven unity and relational community. We do not try to fabricate relationships through programs, but instead call each individual to take responsibility for their relationships in Jesus Christ. What you put into fellowship, you will get out of it. Unity is a two-way street. This happens organically throughout the week and every Sunday, as people eagerly seek to love one another and encourage each other through Word-saturated conversations and selfless service.
Simply, we are focused on growing in His word. If you are looking for a church where you can personally grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ through serious study and joyful submission to His Word, then you have found the right place. We are in no way a perfect church, but we are humbly being purified through His perfect Word, and it is a great joy for us, who truly believe, to journey for God’s glory together as brothers and sisters in Christ.