WE ARE AFTER THE PRESENCE OF GOD
We value the Presence of God. God can do more in a person’s life when they encounter His Presence than we can do through all of our strategic planning. We will prepare; we will pray; we will worship with all of our heart. We will do everything we can to enhance the opportunity for each person to encounter the Presence of God in every gathering we have. We will not be happy if we just go through the motions of being in church.
WE LIVE TO BE GENEROUS
God has ever expanding resources. They are NEVER depleted. God multiplies all that we give Him. That is why our coffee and refreshments are FREE! We never lose when we generously give. Whenever we give God our best, He gives us a new best. Being generous is not a money problem; it is always a heart problem. We will be generous people.
OUR HEART IS GLOBAL
We have a vision for the world. We will send people to reach unreached people groups because we are committed to the Great Commission. We pray for nations and people who have not heard the Gospel to come to salvation. We give generously to get the Gospel to every part of the world.
WE BELIEVE IN THE NEXT GENERATION
We will risk everything for the Next Generation. It is expensive to minister to the Next Generation—and it is worth every dollar. When Pastor Ryan and Shayna started Grace Church, they asked themselves what they would risk their lives for. The answer was people who do not know Jesus and the next generation.
WE LIVE IN UNITY
Our heart is for UNITY—Unity is our secret sauce. We want unity on our staff and we want unity in our church, and we want unity with other churches who are preaching the Gospel. Unity is critical. We don’t gossip; we speak life; we don’t tear down; we build up.
OUR HEART IS TO INSPIRE
We want to inspire and encourage people. The world has hurt and pain, but we are glass half-full people, and the glass comes with free refills! Pain in this life will happen, but we will answer that pain with hope. We truly believe that in Jesus Christ…. The best is yet to come!
WE ARE AUTHENTIC
We live to be AUTHENTIC—We are real people doing real life together. Authenticity is hard to define, but we all know it when we see it. None of us is perfect. We are honest about our failures. Yet, we are committed to learning from our failures and moving forward from them. We share our failures so that we can all move forward, to show that there is a way out. We are going to tell the truth.