Vision/Purpose:

 
“Simply put we desire to become a spectacle of God’s grace at work”
 
Our desire is that each person within the congregation of Grace Place would know and live out their lives in regard to five primary relationships we find outlined specifically in the book of Ephesians and supported by all of scripture.
 
We believe that it is in the following relationships where God’s great Grace Works. And that the priority of these relationships is top to bottom beginning with our relationship with God and that He must be front and center in all the other relationships that follow. However, all these relationships must be engaged at the same time, while we are being Holy Spirit filled (controlled). When any one of them are placed above our relationship with God, become dysfunctional or fall out of line grace is not able to flow and work as it was intended.
 
 

Relationships

With Our God:

We must fully understand and believe that Jesus Christ is Lord, He is above all and has been given authority over everything in heaven and on earth (Matt. 28:18). We must no longer liver as the world lives, we must put off our old self and be made new in the attitudes of our minds, and to put on our new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness (Eph. 4:17-5:20). This relationship manifests itself in regular God honoring and loving; Worship, Bible Study/Prayer, Discipleship, and Fellowship.

 

With Our Family:

Again Jesus Christ is Lord, and as such is Lord over our families. Though just as we see in creation their is an order to and headship within the family. That order begins with the servant leadership in the Father/Husband flowing to the Wife, and on through Children and fills the Home. This is best seen in the Spiritual headship of Christ and talked about in Eph. 5:22-6:4. As the man goes so goes the marriage and the home. As a result most of our activities are family integrated.

 

With The Church:

Once again, Jesus Christ is Lord, and when He is exalted over all and is the primary focus of the church we see that we are all created equally yet with different personalities, different spiritual gifts, different love languages. It is in our differences where His grace shines. Our differences were meant to compliment, support and to love one another (Eph. 4:1-16). It is in Jesus that our diversity and our weaknesses is made strong and we are unified as the body, and we mature to the full stature of Christ together as one. It is this unity that we must care for the elderly, the sick, the young and the needy among us.

 

With The World:

Jesus Christ is Lord over all, this becomes very important when engaging in the world and in our modern culture that is so self focused and materially driven. As we maintain our focus on Christ we must engage the lost truthfully, faithfully, and effectively, demonstrating wisdom, love and understanding, while showing grace. To make plain to everyone the mystery of the gospel of Jesus Christ (Eph.3:1-13). This again requires us to be Holy Spirit filled and controlled. We must also have an understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and how it brings; salvation, deliverance, and healing for the soul. Providing “Good News” for every aspect of life.

 

With The Enemy:

Without the belief and knowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord we cannot engage with our enemy, Satan. We have to understand that we are at war and that it is a spiritual war. Our first response to the enemy is through prayer, much prayer. And then we must engage properly and rightly, completely clothed in the Armor of God, each piece vitally important. Always doing so with the covering of prayer, support and backup of our brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus (Eph. 6:10-20).
 

 

We must live eternally, with our eyes on heaven
Vision defines Purpose
Purpose produces Productivity
Productivity yields Prosperity (Fruitfulness)
Possibilities are not measured by size but by potential
(Philippians 4:13)
 

 

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