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GRACE COMMUNITY


MAKING THE INVISIBLE CHRIST VISIBLE

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GRACE COMMUNITY


MAKING THE INVISIBLE CHRIST VISIBLE

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Baptism


“Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ..."

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Baptism


“Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ..."

Join us on March 22, 2015 for Sunday Morning Baptism Services

At Grace Community we believe in the power and the symbolism of a believer's water baptism.  That's a loaded statement that requires some unpacking.  First and foremost, we practice baptisms because Jesus set us an example for it (Matthew 3) and he commissioned the church to do so (Matthew 28:19) as we make disciples of the nations. 

 

Baptism is Symbolic

There is a beautiful symbolism in the act of baptism. Romans 6:1-6 reveals this symbolism. As we enter into the waters of baptism, we symbolically identify with the death of Christ and the washing away of sin.  As we come up out of the waters of baptism, we identify with the power of the resurrection and a transformed life.  Baptism is a public expression of our love for God and of our surrendered life to Him. 

 

Baptism as Surrender

It is our surrendered life that God desires as we enter into our faith journey and as eternal life begins here and now for us.  Acts 2:38 - 41 recalls the experience of many people entering into the faith through Peter's preaching and as the Holy Spirit is unleashed at Pentecost.  As their lives become changed through belief in Christ, Peter calls them to "repent and be baptized, for the forgiveness of sins".  From this passage, we are held to the conviction that baptism is to be experienced as a believer in Christ.  That's how the beauty, symbolism, and power of baptism come together, as shown as an act of faith by one who has given their life to Christ. 

 

A Shared Experience

We value and cherish the experience of the church coming together in celebration of baptisms in our midst.  If you would like to learn more about baptism or would like to talk to a pastor about becoming baptized at Grace Community, email Executive Pastor, Matt Beattie, or fill out this form:

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JOIN US


Sundays at 9am or 10:30am. Come as you are, join with friends, leave as family.

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JOIN US


Sundays at 9am or 10:30am. Come as you are, join with friends, leave as family.


At Grace Community, we worship each Sunday at 9AM and 10:30AM, both services have full kids programs for infants through 5th grade, and student ministry bible studies during the 9AM hour for 6th-12th grade. Our services are laid back, you will often find one our pastors wearing jeans and a t-shirt. The words for the worship songs are displayed on screens for all to see, and we'll spend about 30 minutes hearing from one of our pastors (often our Lead Pastor, Rob Strong) on a relevant topic from the bible. (Listen to sermons here)


For your kids

You can be comfortable to worship each week by dropping your kids off for their own programs. We have programs for infants through high school each Sunday. Our Grace Kids program is the full hour, and our Student Ministry joins us for worship, and is dismissed before the message. Contact Jessica LaCava or Scott Miller for more information.


Reason for God Sunday Morning Class

Join us as we embark on a 10 week journey digging into Tim Keller's book "Reason For God". We will watch videos, have group discussion, and Q&A, it's a great opportunity to deepen your faith, and meet others at Grace Community. The class kickoff at 10:30AM on January 18th. Andy Chabak will be facilitating this class. Email Andy for more info.


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