Introduction to GBC

Our name, Grace Bible Church, describes who we are and what we believe:

Grace is what God extended to us in granting us salvation from sin through faith in Christ Jesus and not by works (Eph. 2:8.9). The true Christian is to grow in the Lord’s grace (2 Peter 3:18), to stand firm in it (1 Peter 5:12), and to extend that grace to others (Ephesians 4:29).

Bible is the center of our name and central to what we believe and all that we do. We are committed to the fact that the living God, Creator of the heavens and the earth, who is eternal, infinite, almighty, all knowing, sovereign, holy, loving, gracious, merciful, true, unchanging, and triune (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), has revealed Himself in the Bible. We believe that the Holy Scriptures are the plenary and verbally inspired Word of God, inerrant in the original writings, infallible, His only special revelation to man, and are the sufficient and final authority for faith, life, and godliness. While the Creation tells us of God’s existence, His eternal power and divine nature, the Bible reveals His other attributes including His love, plan of salvation and manner in which we should live.

Church describes the relationship we have with God and one another. We are those God has called out for Himself to be His people (1 Peter 2:9-10) who will worship Him (John 4:23-24), tell others about Him (Mark 16:15), and help one another live for Him (Ephesians 4:11-16). True Christians are adopted children of God (1 John 3:1), fellow heirs of Christ (Romans 8:17) and therefore brothers and sisters in the Lord (1 Corinthians 7:15, etc.).

Grace Bible Church is an independent, non-denominational church directed by its leaders under the authority of the Holy Scriptures and its membership. We are in association with IFCA International and seek to carry out cooperative ministry with other churches of like faith and practice while striving to remain separate from ungodliness, worldliness and doctrinal heresy.

OUR WORSHIP
The focus of our worship services is the glory of God through the proclamation of His word  and His work through the sermon, testimonies, reports and music. Pastor Harris preaches expositional sermons so that our focus is the truth of God’s word and not the musings of men. The musical styles used to honor our Lord vary greatly from week to week in reflection of the diversity of our congregation.  This also helps us to learn to praise the Lord in loving harmony with others instead of according to our own preferences. Our Nursery is always available for Sunday Services and for other events as announced.

CHURCH MOTTO & BODY LIFE
Our Church Motto, Glorifying God by Making Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, is taken from Jesus’ command in Matthew 28:19,20 and summarizes our purpose as a church and our goal for all that would join with us. We desire to be like Jesus and want to help others be like Him.
We seek to accomplish this goal with all ages through many different ministries including:
* Various Outreach Activities and Missions
* Educational Ministries including Family Bible Hour – our “Sunday School” – with classes for all ages. Children’s Church (K-3rd grade) is held during Morning Worship.
   See the Weekly Schedule & Calendar links for information on Men’s and Women’s Bible Studies, Home Bible studies and special classes.
* Fellowship Ministries include: Women’s Fellowship, Men’s Breakfasts, Adult Fellowships and All Church Fellowships (See the Weekly Schedule & Calendar links)
* Discipleship: Personal and group discipleship is available for both men and women at many levels of spiritual maturity from new Christian to leadership development.
* Speciality Ministries: AWANA for grades K-9, Sr. High ministry, College / Career Ministry, Vacation Bible School, G.I.R.L. Time, etc. (See the Weekly Schedule & Calendar links)

Glorifying God By Making Disciples Of The Lord Jesus Christ