An ancient name given to followers of Jesus Christ was “The Way” (Acts 9:2; 19:9, 23; 22:4; 24:22). This name pointed to the fact that all of us are on some path, but that only Jesus is “the way, the truth, and the life”, and no one can come to God “except through” him (John 14:6).
As Way of Grace Church, it is our desire as a church family to walk according to this new way made possible by Jesus and by the grace of God. We hope you will join us on this journey!
Our PURPOSE as a church is the same purpose Jesus had: the gospel sharing/disciple-making work of God. (Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 24:46-48). To ‘make a disciple’ is to help someone understand and rightly respond to the “good news” or gospel of forgiveness and freedom in Christ, by grace, and through faith. This means we are called to be teaching without compromise, and loving without exception.
We believe our PURPOSE includes four essentials:
We invite to One Lord, Jesus Christ, who has made a way of grace through his offering of love on the cross.
We integrate followers into One Body, the church, that community of followers who reveal God’s way of grace through the love of Jesus Christ.
We instruct according to One Truth, faithfully preserved in the Old and New Testaments, and our only authority in describing this way of grace through Jesus Christ.
We involve followers in One Mission, to declare and demonstrate the loving reign of Jesus Christ in order to invite others to this way of grace.
You can learn more about our life together as the people of God, and what that looks like on Sunday morning, from this resource sheet, UNDERSTANDING CHURCH.