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Let's Get Acquainted

Let's Get Acquainted

January 2013 - February 2013

Interested in joining Gospel Grace Church?

To begin the membership process, complete the requirements listed in our membership application. This includes being a believer in Jesus Christ who has been baptized by immersion after conversion, in agreement with our statement of faith, core values and covenant, and willing to submit to our constitution. Once you have completed your application, please take it to one of the Pastors to schedule your Membership Interview. The pastoral team will then present you to the church for membership at a Sunday meeting.

Pastor Jon Kopp
Sun, Feb 24, 2013
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22 mins 51 secs
Speaker: Jon Kopp - Proverbs 13:12 says, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.” Solomon’s wise words reveal a fundamental key for healthy relationships involving setting proper expectations and meeting them appropriately. Nothing is more discouraging to the soul than unmet expectations. And when unmet expectations are left unaddressed, they can become relationship killers.

Our desire is when you become a part of the Gospel Grace family, you will find a community of people who, although certainly not perfect, are committed to protecting and enhancing the relational unity of the body by understanding and fulfilling the appropriate expectations set by Christ for His Church and its members. Fulfilling this goal will require both a clear setting forth of what those expectations are on a personal and corporate level, as well as a clarification of what those expectations mean for each of us who are members of Gospel Grace Church. It may also involve the removal or setting aside of certain expectations that individuals may bring with them to Gospel Grace Church when they are not in line with the mission, direction, biblical philosophy, or ministry atmosphere that Gospel Grace Church is committed to maintain.
Pastor Jonathan Albright
Sun, Feb 17, 2013
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36 mins 30 secs
Pastor Jonathan Albright - Proverbs 13:12 says, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.” Solomon’s wise words reveal a fundamental key for healthy relationships involving setting proper expectations and meeting them appropriately. Nothing is more discouraging to the soul than unmet expectations. And when unmet expectations are left unaddressed, they can become relationship killers. Our desire is when you become a part of the Gospel Grace family, you will find a community of people who, although certainly not perfect, are committed to protecting and enhancing the relational unity of the body by understanding and fulfilling the appropriate expectations set by Christ for His Church and its members. Fulfilling this goal will require both a clear setting forth of what those expectations are on a personal and corporate level, as well as a clarification of what those expectations mean for each of us who are members of Gospel Grace Church. It may also involve the removal or setting aside of certain expectations that individuals may bring with them to Gospel Grace Church when they are not in line with the mission, direction, biblical philosophy, or ministry atmosphere that Gospel Grace Church is committed to maintain.
Pastor Lukus Counterman
Sun, Feb 10, 2013
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36 mins 40 secs
Pastor Lukus Counterman - Most simply, our statement says that Gospel Grace Church is a Christian, Evangelical, Baptist church. Our statement of faith is divided into 11 sections, which speak to the fact that we can be called by each of these names. The Historically Christian sections simply show what Christians have always believed, in other words, issues that there has traditionally been little dispute over in Christendom. The Evangelical category highlights the critical issues related to the Gospel that were recovered during the Reformation. The Baptist categories highlight what are distinctive features of Gospel Grace Church which are also true of historic Baptist churches.
Pastor Lukus Counterman
Sun, Feb 03, 2013
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29 mins 34 secs

The single most important thing about a church is what it believes. The only reason this church exists, the only reason we are gathered together today is because this statement is true – because what we believe matters. What we believe, in fact, is a matter of life and death.

Some Christians are opposed to statements of faith. Christian revelation, Jesus, they say, is too great to be reduced to mere mechanical formulas. In one sense this is true. No statement of faith can perfectly plumb the depths of God’s knowledge and purposes. And yet the good news of Jesus Christ is nonetheless about news, about truths, propositional truths about God, ourselves, Christ, and these truths must be understood, believed, and lived out if we are to have any hope in this life and the life to come. And so what we want to accomplish in the next two weeks is to consider what it is that we as a church believe.

Pastor Lukus Counterman
Sun, Jan 27, 2013
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28 mins 43 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - Without question, the most important part of any church is what the leadership and congregation believe. The word "doctrine" comes from the Latin doctrine which means "a code of beliefs," "a body of teachings," or "instructions." When we speak of biblical doctrine, it refers to the body of timeless, universal, unchanging truths delineated in the teachings, instructions and precepts of Scripture.

These common beliefs comprise the doctrine of the church and are often collected and spelled out in a doctrinal statement. The doctrines in our doctrinal statement are commonly held by the leadership and the congregation, and are representative of what you can expect to hear at all levels and venues of Gospel Grace’s preaching and teaching ministries.
Pastor Jonathan Albright
Sun, Jan 20, 2013
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21 mins 44 secs
Every church has a ministry culture – a set of beliefs, values, and customs that characterize the way ministry is carried out in that congregation.

BELIEFS – Core biblical and moral absolutes which drive the ministry.

VALUES – Strong convictions, preferences, tastes, and methodologies derived from the application of the core beliefs which flavor the ministry culture and safeguard its mission.

All churches have a ministry culture. Ministry culture exists either intentionally (driven by the mission, beliefs and values) or unintentionally (set by the whims of the people). Therefore, it is important to understand and intentionally cultivate the right kind of ministry culture at Gospel Grace Church.
Pastor Jon Kopp
Sun, Jan 13, 2013
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25 mins 4 secs
Because Gospel Grace Church is part of God’s Church, because He bought it with the blood of His Son, and because it is His plan for displaying His glory to the Universe, we desire to be directed and function according to His plan as revealed in the teaching of the Scriptures alone.
Pastor Jonathan Albright
Sun, Jan 06, 2013
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Gospel Grace Church will only succeed if we can accomplish the goals and objectives God has set for His church. Furthermore, not only must we accomplish the right goals and objectives, we must strive to reach them in right ways. And God clearly identified His mission for the Church in His Word, the Bible.