About US

helping people know & follow jesus

At Grace Community Church, we care about one thing: Helping People Know and Follow Jesus. Keeping this central, we are a growing body of believers that adapts to a changing world while steadfastly upholding the inerrant word of God. Here’s a message from our founding pastor, Wil Martin, on our foundational practices. 

our values 

  • Biblical, Life-changing truth in preaching, teaching, and worship

    The assurance of salvation comes from trusting in Jesus and His finished work on the cross, not in anything that we do. As we grow in our faith, we experience transformation in our hearts and lives, giving evidence of His work within us (2 Corinthians 5:17, Romans 8:14-17).

  • Passion for evangelism, discipleship, and missions

    God’s grace is bigger than our failures. When we confess our sins to God, He is faithful to forgive us (1 John 1:9). The process of becoming like Christ is a journey, and while we strive not to sin, we rest in the knowledge that His grace covers us when we do.

  • COMMITMENT TO LEADING CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND YOUNG ADULTS INTO A GROWING RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS

    The Bible is God’s Word to all people. It’s composed of 66 books penned by various authors over centuries, under inspiration from the Holy Spirit. As you read, ask God to help you understand and apply what you’re reading. A good place for new believers to start may be the Gospel of John.

  • Grace in our relationships inside and outside the church

    God speaks to us very clearly through His Word. Sometimes, in agreement with his word, he speaks through prayer, other believers, and sometimes even through our circumstances. As you grow in your relationship with Him, you’ll become more familiar with His voice.

    Embracing your faith in Christ shouldn’t lead to more confusion, but rather more clarity and peace. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any question, no matter how small or big it might seem.

  • compassion for hurting people in a broken world

    In our ministry to people, we aim to meet their spiritual and physical needs. Like the Good Samaritan, we will make a choice to engage those who are hurting around us and help them in any way we can. 

  • Faithful, intentional prayer woven into the life and ministries of the church family

    We desire to do the will of God in our community and we believe that prayer is an essential part of this. We build prayer into everything we do and create space for God to lead and speak. 

our beliefs 

  • The universe

    The universe is the purposeful creation of a personal, loving, almighty God.

  • sin

    Our world is under the sway of sin as a result of a historical and personal human rebellion against God, so suffering, death, and separation from God are the experience of humankind; and without the intervention of God’s grace, this will be the eternal state of all persons. 

  • humankind

    All human beings are made in the image of the Creator and are of infinite worth.

  • Jesus Christ

    Jesus Christ is the one and only Savior of the world. He is the incarnate Son of God, and through his virgin birth, sinless life, sacrificial death on the Cross, and glorious resurrection and ascension, graciously offers new life to all who receive Him by faith.

  • The Holy Spirit

    The Holy Spirit, indwelling believers, gives them a desire and an ability to follow biblical standards of conduct in their personal lives and in society.

  • the trinity

    We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.

  • The bible

    We believe that the Bible is the only inspired, infallible, and inerrant Word of God. The Bible is our final authority for matters of doctrine and standards of Christian living. 

  • The church

    The Christian faith is lived in the community of the church, where worship and witness are embodied through the spiritual gifts of its members.

  • Our denomination

    We are affiliated with the Evangelical Congregational Church. You can find more information by clicking here.

our story