Grace Community Church Dawsonville, GA

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.