Mission & Doctrine

WE SHARE:

We share the bad news that we are greater sinners than we think (Isaiah 64:6-7) and the good news that Christ is a greater savior than we can imagine (Romans 5:6-11).

 WE VALUE:

Grace and Truth
For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.  
John 1:17

Confession
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.
James 5:16

Community
Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.  
1 Corinthians 12:27

Spirit-filled Ministry
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.  
2 Corinthians 4:7

WE BELIEVE:

The Trinity

There is one God eternally existent in three distinct persons in one divine essence, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

God the Father

God the Father has revealed Himself as the Creator and preserver of the universe, to Whom the entire creation and all creatures are subject.

God the Son

Jesus Christ, the Eternal Son, is the image of the invisible God. To accomplish our redemption, He became fully human, being conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. Jesus Christ, who is true God and true man, by His perfect obedience and substitutionary death on the cross, has purchased our redemption. He arose from the dead for our justification in the body in which He was crucified. He ascended into heaven, where He is now seated at the right hand of God, the Father, as our interceding High Priest. He will come a second time personally, bodily, and visibly to gather the believers unto Himself. His kingdom shall have no end.

God the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is a divine person eternally one with the Father and with the Son. He convicts people of sin, persuades them to confess their sinfulness and calls them to faith through the Gospel. He regenerates, sanctifies, and preserves believers in the one true faith. He comforts, guides, equips, directs, and empowers the church.

The Human Race

God created Adam and Eve in His image to live in fellowship with Him. They fell into sin through the temptation of Satan and thereby lost fellowship with God. Through their disobedience the entire human race became depraved, that is, self-centered sinners who oppose God, and who by nature are unable to trust, fear or love Him as they ought.

The Bible

The Bible, including both Old and New Testaments as originally given, is the inspired Word of God and is therefore the final authoritative guide for faith and conduct.

Law and Gospel

Through the Word of the Law God brings sinners to know their lost condition. Through Grace He brings sinners to believe in Jesus Christ and to be justified. This occurs as the Holy Spirit awakens them to see their sin, convicts them of their guilt of sin, and calls them to repent and believe, inviting and enabling them to receive God’s grace in Christ.

Salvation

Eternal salvation is available to every living human being on earth by God’s grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.

Justification

Justification is God’s gracious act by which He, for Christ’s sake, acquits sinners and credits them with Christ’s righteousness. There is no place for human effort in justification.

Sanctification

Sanctification is God’s gracious gift and continual work in the life of every justified person. The Holy Spirit works to reproduce the character of Christ within the lives of all believers, instructing and urging them to live out their new nature and to count themselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. He calls, empowers and equips them to serve God in the home, in the community, and as part of the Church Universal.

The Church

The Church Universal consists of all those who truly believe on Jesus Christ as Savior. The local congregation is an assembly of believers in a certain locality among whom the Gospel is purely taught.

We subscribe to the doctrinal statment of our parent organization, The Christian & Missionary Alliance, found at www.cmalliance.org


For an online-learning catechism program, visit:
New City Catechism

 

 

Grace Church
2503 Broadview Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44109

 

Phone: 216.661.8210
Fax: 216.661.9777

 

Sunday Services:
Worship - 10 am
Kidz Church - 10 am
Cafe Oasis - 11:30 am