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What We Believe

Statement of Faith

 

God exists and has revealed Himself to mankind. He has rescued and redeemed a people for Himself through His Son, Jesus Christ. This good news is to be preached to all nations for God’s glory and our joy.

From its inception, the Church has always found it helpful to summarize its core convictions in rather short and succinct statements such as hymns, creeds and confessions to impart truth, clarify and prevent confusion, protect from false teaching and otherwise hold fast to the historic landmarks of our heritage. The Christian confession is merely a response to God’s revelation. Thus, the confessions of a church and its individual members should correspond to the boundaries and contours of biblical truth that God has revealed to us. All Christians everywhere say they believe the Bible, but creeds, confessions and statements help to clarify what it is that we believe about the Bible. At GracePointe, we have two distinct but complementary statements summarizing our beliefs to varying degrees of comprehensiveness:

Basic Beliefs

This Statement of Basic Beliefs represents the most simple and foundational beliefs of Christian orthodoxy from a biblical and historical perspective. It captures the basic contours of Christian theology. Anyone pursuing Partnership at GracePointe must agree with this statement.

Biblical Doctrine

This Statement of Biblical Doctrine represents a full summary of the various convictions we hold. Some of our convictions are debated even among Bible-believing, gospel-centered churches.  Though full agreement with this statement is not necessary for Partnership, we will preach, teach, and counsel on the basis of this statement.

Together, these statements communicate what we believe as a church and will therefore be foundational for our teaching, preaching, praying, instructing, disciplining and counseling.