Our Mission

 
To be a family of hope-filled believers who create an environment where the presence of God can rest.
 

Our Vision

 
To partner with Heaven to bring transformation to our city and beyond.
 
 

1. The Goodness of God

We know God as our father. We have experienced his goodness. We believe in his generosity.

What this means

The Bible reveals God to be a loving father who has always longed for sons and daughters to be part of his family (2 Corinthians 6.18). He is a God who is for us and not against us, someone who has loved us with an everlasting love (Romans 8.31, Jeremiah 31.3). We find that he is perpetually planning our good, eager to bless our lives with abundance and is a constant source of comfort and kindness (Jeremiah 29.11, John 10.10, 2 Corinthians 1,3). Jesus came to reveal the father to us and is a perfect reflection of Father God (John 17.25-26, Hebrews 1.3). We have a responsibility to think like God does and agree with the goodness he’s decreed over our lives (Amos 3.3).

What this does not mean

The goodness of God does not mean we are immune from trials or persecution (James 1.2, 1 Peter 1.6). We understand that difficulties will come, but are opportunities to develop faith, build character and find new depths of God’s kindness (James 1, 2-4, 1 Peter 1.6-7). Hell is a reality that those who reject God’s kindness face, despite God’s desire that they choose life and live with him in Heaven for eternity (Matthew 25.41, John 3.17).

 
 
 

2. Jesus is Everything

Jesus is the greatest person who ever lived. His life, death and resurrection changed the world. Everything we have or will have comes from him. We live our lives to worship, obey and follow Jesus Christ.

What this means

Jesus is the ultimate expression of God’s kindness toward us (John 3.16). Jesus’s life, death and resurrection has made the impossible possible. When we surrender our lives to Jesus, we have peace with God, forgiveness of sin and eternal life (Romans 5.1-2, Acts 10.43, John 5.24). Jesus lived a supernatural life while here on earth empowered by prayer and his close relationship with the Father. This was demonstrated by his authority over sickness, disease and demons (Matthew 4.24, Matthew 8.16, Acts 10.38). We are charged with the same mandate to cultivate a life of prayer and intimacy with the Father so that we too can demonstrate heaven on earth through his life changing power (Matthew 28.18). We preach that Jesus Christ is the only way to God and is the source of our peace, healing and life (John 14.6, Acts 3.1-12, Acts 4.12).

What this does not mean

Being saved is never earned. We are only saved by God’s grace and free gift of salvation (Ephesians 2.8-9). Our ability to heal the sick, prophesy or cast out demons is not the means by which we have peace with God, nor is it a replacement for true intimacy with God (Matthew 7.21-23).

 
 
 

3. Becoming Fully Mature Sons and Daughters

We are a family of believers who know our God and live like the Bible is true. We are confident in the goodness of God and our lives reflect his majesty.

What this means

We are all in a process of maturity and becoming like Jesus (2 Corinthians 3.18). As a result, we place a high value on inner healing, teachability and showing grace for all stages of maturity. This begins with a love for the lost, that we might show them the way home to Father God and leads to a community of encouragement - not competition - based on a culture of honor (Luke 19.10, Romans 12.10-13). We love having a multigenerational congregation and see the value in having both mothers and fathers and sons and daughters knowing that we all grow better in community (Hebrews 10.24-25, Galatians 6.2).

What this does not mean

We do not have to be perfect to be wonderful. We do not have to be perfect to be loved. We are not a church based on performance or striving rather, we are looking to be all that Jesus paid for us to be (Romans 5.8, Galatians 3.1-5). We place a high value on personal responsibility and recognize we can only be as whole as we are willing to yield ourselves to Jesus (Romans 12.1-2, Ephesians 4.30-32, Philippians 3.16).

 
 
 

4. Healing

We believe the cross paid for healing for our body, mind and soul. We place a high value on seeing people healed and transformed.

What this means

Jesus told us clearly that he came to give us abundant life (John 10.10). This includes the health of our bodies and our emotional well-being (3 John 1.2). Jesus demonstrated his authority over all pain, sickness and disease by healing everyone who came to him for relief (Matthew 4.24, Matthew 8.16, Acts 10.38). We believe everyone can be healed because Jesus demonstrated this reality while he was here on earth and instructed us to do the same things (Matthew 10.10,5-8, Matthew 28.18). We place the same value on seeing people experience inner healing as we do physical healing (Mark 5.15, Philippians 4.7). No person or problem is too large for Jesus (Matthew 19.26).

What this does not mean

This does not mean we see 100% success in our approach to minister healing and personal transformation. We recognize that we are learning to minister like Jesus did but are encouraged by the promise of Jesus that we will do even greater things than he did (John 14.12). We celebrate where people are at and show tender responses to weakness (Romans 8.26, Hebrews 5.1-2).

 
 

1. Worship

The greatest response to the majesty of God is worship. When we meet together, we unapologetically reserve time to adore Him with our worship.

What this means

At our services we have extended times of worship because it is our joy and privilege to lavish our love and thankfulness upon Jesus. We place a high value on the creative arts in worship and have raised up teams of musicians, artists and dancers to help us corporately worship Jesus. The presence of God is not merely a priority for our church, but is the very atmosphere we want to live in and live from.

What this does not mean

This does not mean we don’t value other aspects of church life (communion, Bible teaching, baptism, preaching the gospel, etc.) but simply that God’s presence and our worship as a response takes priority. Out of our adoration for Jesus, everything else flows.

 
 

2. Revelatory Teaching

The Word of God is a wonderful gift to humankind. We love to be taught life changing truths from the Bible to help us grow in God.

What this means

We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God. We believe it is vital for growth and maturity. We love to have anointed Bible teaching that feeds and nourishes our lives. All extra-biblical revelation (for example personal or corporate prophecy) is sifted through the truths and doctrines found in the Bible. We know that in order for faith to arise in the lives of believers, we must regularly hear and respond to the word of God.

What this does not mean

While the Bible is infallible, our interpretation of it might not be. It’s our desire that our church members know the word of God well enough to discern when they hear opinion instead of revelation. In rare occasions, our church leaders will be quick to correct anything we might feel has been spoken erroneously.

 
 
 

3. Hands-on Ministry

We create space for Holy Spirit to move so that people can experience the love of God. It is our privilege to heal the sick, prophesy and pray for everyone we encounter.

What this means

We believe that Bible teaching should never be divorced from Bible experience. At our services we always try to ensure that those attending can experience the Holy Spirit at work. Our trained ministry teams love to pray for all those attending for healing, encouragement and transformation. Similarly our prophetic and healing teams love to minister to those looking for encouragement from the Lord or those who are sick or in pain.

What this does not mean

While we believe “everyone gets to play” we also want to ensure we have a safe environment; both for those receiving ministry but also for those growing in their ministry anointing. This means that our ministry times are not a free-for-all, but rather a time where we know those who represent Grace Center.

 
 
 

4. Generosity

As recipients of God’s extravagant mercy, we choose to live abandoned, generous lives that reflect his goodness. Our generosity looks like cheerful giving, tithing and serving.

What this means

We understand that to whom much is given, much is required. As a church that consistently experiences the presence of God, we have the immense privilege of stewarding God’s presence. As such we don’t want to be greedy, we get filled to give away. We are people who believe in a generous God, so we want to be like him. We are a church made up of people who have committed to tithe, love to give generously and are committed in serving one another. 

What this does not mean

We do not give out of compulsion or manipulation. Nor do we seek to impress others or God. Our heart is to be like our heavenly father. While we do not give to get, we do understand that it is the father’s good pleasure to meet all of our needs with abundance. In the same way, we are not serving to earn love or significance, we serve because we are loved and have significance.