Who We Are

A Bible-teaching ministry of Grace Church committed to making disciples of Jesus Christ across the street and around the world.

Ministry Vision

To promote and sustain healthy young adult ministry at Grace Church that reflects the grace and the glory of Jesus Christ.  

Two key questions

1. What is the Gospel?

The word “gospel” simply means “good news.”  In its Biblical meaning, the Gospel is the saving announcement concerning what God has done in His Son Jesus Christ to save sinners from His wrath and to bring them into His joyful presence forever.  Since death is the punishment for sin, Jesus Christ died willingly in our place to deliver us from the power and penalty of sin and bring us back to God.  By his substitutionary atoning death, he alone redeems us from hell gains for us forgiveness of sin, righteousness, and everlasting life.  On the third day, God raised Jesus from the dead, declaring to the universe His acceptance of His Son’s work.[1]

How can this “good news” be appropriated into my life?  How is this good news for ME? 

Only by faith in Jesus Christ and in his substitutionary atoning death on the cross; so even though we are guilty of having disobeyed God and are still inclined to all evil, nevertheless, God, without any merit of our own but only by pure grace, imputes to us the perfect righteousness of Jesus Christ when we repent and believe in him.[2]

2. What is a disciple?

A disciple is a committed follower of Jesus Christ who displays particular “marks” of transformation:

  • A disciple displays a transformed heart: Disciples are spiritually regenerate – they have been forgiven of their sin and are now indwelt by God’s Spirit. 

  • A disciple displays a transformed mind: Disciples are biblically grounded – they believe what Jesus says. 

  • A disciple displays transformed affections: Disciples are deeply satisfied—they desire what Jesus desires.

  • A disciple displays a transformed will: Disciples are humbly obedient—they do what Jesus commands.

  • A disciple displays transformed relationships: Disciples are sacrificially loving—they serve as Jesus serves.

  • A disciple displays a transformed purpose: Disciples are missionally engaged—they make disciples who make disciples of all nations.

 


 

[1] Taken from The New City Catechism, pg. 109

[2] Taken from The New City Catechism, pg. 129