Discipline is a key ingredient for any type of growth, especially spiritual growth. Discipline is difficult to cultivate and even harder to maintain. However, there is one thing that makes the act of becoming disciplined easier. We are disciplined about the things that we are passionate about! As Christians, we should be passionate about reaching our full potential in Christ. How do we go about cultivating a life of spiritual passion? There are many areas of the Christian life that are keys to this pursuit. As a church, we have identified six areas that we believe are foundational to becoming more like Christ and living a healthy and balanced Christian life.
Doctrine is what we believe about the things God has revealed concerning his people, his plan, and his world. Our doctrinal convictions help us understand the overarching storyline of the Bible—creation, fall, redemption, and restoration—and keep it from becoming mere history. In this way, doctrines provide meaning for the present and hope for the future. We believe that these Foundational Doctrines are fundamental to the Christian faith and have been taught and practiced accordingly for over 2,000 years. Agreement on these areas is essential for Grace Church practice and fellowship. These doctrines are not meant to be an end in themselves; these beliefs, revealed to us by God through his holy Scriptures, should lead into the praise of God and the practice of godliness.
Being elder-led means ultimate oversight of the church belongs to a plurality of elders, as opposed to one senior pastor. We benefit from the protection this provides, along with a diversity of wisdom, experience, and gifting. Our governing elder board consists of both staff and non-staff elders, all of whom must meet the qualifications of an elder set forth in 1 Timothy 3:2–7 and Titus 1:6–9.
We have spent years cultivating a church and work culture that produces life change through the gospel here in the Upstate of South Carolina and beyond. In light of how Grace Church views discipleship, we are committed to becoming compelling people, rather than creating compelling events. Our primary goal is equipping and motivating our volunteers and leaders to get involved in another person’s life, meet their needs, and help them grow in their relationship with Jesus. Come join us in the mission by applying for one of our open roles.