Vision and Ministry

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Snapshot of Grace Presbyterian Church

It is all about Jesus Christ, who is Pre-eminent, and he has called each of us out of darkness and given us…

Our mission is to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in beautiful but broken Rockbridge county.

Our Vision is to become a 500 member regional gathering for the gospel, spreading grace and good news through our lives and church planting.

Our strategy is based upon four Biblical pillars:

1.     Worship*- We hear the gospel

a.     Every Sunday we offer to God everything- Our hearts, souls, energy and minds.  Because we love Him.  (Psalm 100, Daniel 3:28-29, Hebrews 12:28-29)

b.     We hear the Word and we respond with love, service and grace. (James 1:22-25, Exodus 20)

2.     Learn**- We apply the gospel

a.     Our focus is always the Bible.  (Ephesians 6:17, Hebrews 4:12)

b.     Our aim is to obey Jesus.  (Matthew 7:24-29, Matthew 28:18-20)

3.     Connect***-  We embody the gospel

a.     We want do life together.  Because we bear the image of God and are created for community.  (John 13:34-35, Colossians 3:12-17)

b.     We gather in small groups to bear one another’s burdens and share our struggles and triumphs. (Ephesians 4:2, 32, Philippians 2:1-11)

4.     Serve****- We share the gospel

a.     We serve the church (Romans 12:3-8)

b.     We serve the community (Luke 10:25-37)

c.     We serve the world (Matthew 28:16-20)

*We worship at 11:00am on Sunday morning

**We learn primarily at Sunday school which meets at 10:00am on Sunday morning.

***We connect primarily through small groups which meet both at the church and in homes on different nights of the week.

****We serve the church in volunteer positions such as Elder, deacon, Sunday school teacher, music leader, etc.  We serve the community through the ministry of mercy such as Habitat for humanity, Navigator ministry to VMI, RUF at W&L, Rafiki ministry, Food bank, etc.  We serve the world by sending and being global and local outreach workers.