Grace Community Church Dawsonville, GA

Vision and distinctives

Vision
On-going

Our vision is to cul­ti­vate a one anoth­er” com­mu­ni­ty of love com­mit­ted to the author­i­ty of Scrip­ture, expo­si­tion­al preach­ing, God-cen­tered wor­ship and strength­en­ing fam­i­ly life. We are a fam­i­ly friend­ly church invit­ing the entire fam­i­ly to wor­ship together.

Long-term

A cam­pus that includes our church build­ing, the head­quar­ters for Nour­ished in the Word Min­istries, a book-store, and a men­tor­ing / retreat cen­ter. We envi­sion a strong and vibrant min­istry that draws atten­tion to the great­ness of God through expos­i­to­ry preach­ing, prayer, fel­low­ship, wor­ship, and evangelism.


Distinctives
Scriptural Authority

We believe that the Bible is infal­li­ble – that is with­out abil­i­ty to err because God is its author. We also believe that the Bible is suf­fi­cient and is all that we need for sal­va­tion and spir­i­tu­al matu­ri­ty. There­fore we are com­mit­ted to preach the word” and live the word. We believe that preach­ing, coun­sel­ing and min­istry must be faith­ful to the word of God.

God-Centered Worship

Wor­ship is the pri­or­i­ty of God and is to be the pas­sion of His peo­ple. Bib­li­cal wor­ship comes from the heart and is ground­ed in truth. The Scrip­ture alone deter­mines how God is to be wor­shiped. Grace Com­mu­ni­ty Church is com­mit­ted to wor­ship that is defined by and con­sis­tent with the Bible.

Expos­i­to­ry Preach­ing

Expos­i­to­ry preach­ing involves the pub­lic read­ing, expla­na­tion and appli­ca­tion of Scrip­ture. It is our pas­sion to​“expose the text” rather than impose one’s per­son­al opin­ions or tra­di­tions on the text. Expos­i­to­ry preach­ing at Grace Com­mu­ni­ty Church will gen­er­al­ly be verse by verse teach­ing through books of the Bible.

God-Centered Family Life

We believe that the god­ly fam­i­ly has the oppor­tu­ni­ty to glo­ri­fy God by impact­ing this present and future gen­er­a­tions. We are com­mit­ted to a bib­li­cal view of fam­i­ly life and you will find that your entire fam­i­ly will be wel­comed in our wor­ship ser­vices. We think that too often the church has divid­ed up the fam­i­ly with a vari­ety of well-mean­ing pro­grams. We are seek­ing to have a con­gre­ga­tion where the entire fam­i­ly can wor­ship together.

Sovereign Salvation

Sal­va­tion is whol­ly a work of God. Sal­va­tion is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, to the glo­ry of God alone. God planned sal­va­tion before time began” and elect­ed cer­tain unde­serv­ing sin­ners to life eter­nal. God sent His Son – Jesus Christ – into the world to save those sin­ners by His right­eous life, sub­sti­tu­tion­ary death, and bod­i­ly resurrection.

Jesus Christ is the exclu­sive way of sal­va­tion and receives all who, by His free and sov­er­eign grace, repent of their sins and trust in Christ alone for sal­va­tion. The sov­er­eign­ty of God in sal­va­tion does not negate the respon­si­bil­i­ty of man to repent/​believe or to share the gospel – in fact God’s sov­er­eign­ty is the motive for such.

Church fellowship

The church belongs to God and Jesus Christ is the head of the Church. When God saves a per­son He places that per­son into His body — the Church. In the New Tes­ta­ment the church met in a vari­ety of places and par­tic­i­pat­ed in the life of fel­low­ship. They gath­ered reg­u­lar­ly for instruc­tion, prayer, the ordi­nances, wor­ship and fel­low­ship. The church is a​“one anoth­er’ com­mu­ni­ty where its mem­bers share in a life of love to God and to one another.

The lead­ers of the church are referred to in the Bible as Elders. They are men of God not­ed for char­ac­ter of life, abil­i­ty to teach, and com­mit­ment to truth. Dea­cons serve as mod­els of Chris­t­ian ser­vant­hood. Chris­tians should join them­selves to a local con­gre­ga­tion for wor­ship, fel­low­ship, account­abil­i­ty and should not for­sake reg­u­lar assembly.