What We Believe
For 68 years our church was known as 'Berean Baptist Church.' In May of 2017 our congregation decided the name 'Grace Church' better fit our biblical mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ. (You can listen to the service in which we changed our name and hear a longer explanation here.) We remain a Baptist church in doctrine and practice...just our name has changed :-)
God's Word: We believe in the full divine inspiration and inerrancy of every word of the original manuscripts of the Old and New Testaments; that revelation ceased with the completion of the New Testament; and that the Bible is our sole authority for faith and practice.
God's Person: We believe in one God in three persons (Father, Son, Holy Spirit); that God is a spirit who is personal, eternal, infinite, all-powerful, all-knowing, all-wise, unchanging, holy, and loving; that He is Creator and Ruler of all things and the sole proper object of man's worship.
God's Son: We believe that Jesus is fully God and fully man; that He eternally pre-existed with the Father, was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, worked miracles, died on the cross and shed His blood as an atonement for man's sin, rose bodily from the dead and ascended to Heaven; that He is exalted as Lord of the universe, the head of the church, and the believer's High Priest; and that He will come again to raise the saved to everlasting life and the lost to everlasting punishment, judge all people rule over all, and establish a perfect new Heaven and Earth.
God's Grace: We believe all men inherit a sinful nature from the fall of Adam, are totally depraved and separated from God by sin, and are unable to earn salvation; that salvation from sin is by grace alone through faith in Christ alone; that salvation by grace brings justification, regeneration, the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, forgiveness of sins, deliverance from eternal condemnation, entrance into God's family, eternal life in God's kingdom, and future resurrection; and that saving grace brings repentance and leads to a new life manifested in following Christ and submission to God's moral law.
We believe in a six literal day creation, ecclesiastical separation from false teachers, personal separation from sinful activities, the autonomy of the local church, believer's baptism by immersion, the symbolic nature of the Lord's Supper, the eternal security of the believer, and the imminent premillennial return of Christ.