WHAT WE BELIEVE
THESE THINGS DON'T CHANGE AT GRACE COV.
THIS IS WHAT WE BELIEVE, AND IT'S WHO WE ARE AS A CHURCH.
We believe in one God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in God the Father Almighty. Creator of all things visible and invisible.
We believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. The eternal Word, the one and only Saviour. Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, both fully human and fully divine; Who lived a sinless life; Who suffered and was crucified as an atonement for sin; Who rose again bodily from the dead on the third day; Who ascended into Heaven; and Who will return in victory to rule forever.
We believe in the Holy Spirit. Who convicts of sin; Who indwells every Christian; Who helps us in our weakness and intercedes for us in prayer; and Who empowers us to a fruitful Christian life.
We believe in the Bible—God's Holy Word, Scripture. We believe that the Bible is the final authority for all matters of faith, truth, morality, and Christian living.
We believe in the Gospel—the Good News of Salvation. That man, created by God, willfully sinned against God and is consequently lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ. That salvation—the forgiveness of sins—is only by grace through the blood of Jesus Christ. That one receives salvation by putting faith in Christ, repenting of sin, and confessing Christ, and that the Bible commands every believer in Christ to be baptised by immersion. That those who have received salvation through faith in Jesus Christ are sent into the world to proclaim the gospel and to love and serve the world just as Jesus Himself did.
OUR VISION AND VALUES
We exist to know Jesus Christ and make Him known. We want to be a Gospel proclaiming & living community, existing for the benefit of those not yet part of us. We are passionate about our city and will order our lives and our expression of church to make our Saviour and ourselves accessible to our city and the nations of the world. Not taking ourselves too seriously but displaying the infectious life of God.
We are a church where there is:
Where everyone is welcome.
Where diversity is celebrated.
Where our Family Values are appreciated & embraced.
Where each one discovers their “fit” and makes their unique contribution gladly.
Where we grow through discipleship.
Where we become a family on mission.
Where we raise, equip and release leaders.
Where we exist for the benefit of others, supporting and sharing resources.
Where we can multiply and springboard new Gospel ventures.
Grace Cov Church is non-denominational. However, we do not believe that independence is a Biblical value. We believe that partnerships in the gospel are essential. To that end, we partner closely with New Covenant Ministries International (NCMI).