What should I Expect at CGC?
Church is not meant to be boring; faith is not supposed to be dead. God is living, and He has given us new life through Jesus Christ, our Lord. We come to church in preparation to bless God and be blessed by God. At Community of Grace Church we are – Centered on Christ; Growing in Faith; Caring for Others.
When you join us on a Sunday morning, you will find a group of people from a variety of walks of life, brought together by faith in Jesus Christ. We are excited to gather together to celebrate our great God and what He is doing in and around us.
Check out our “Common Questions” section to learn about some of the specifics of what you will find here at the Community of Grace family!
How long are your services?
Services are approximately 75-minutes long.
Do you have Communion?
Yes, we celebrate Communion once a month on the first Sunday.
During Christmas & Easter seasons we recreate the upper room experience which Jesus first taught with His disciples. In the symbols of the bread & the cup, we remember the Person and the Work of Jesus Christ, our Savior. As a Christian community, we give thanks to our Lord Who took the sin of the world upon Himself and died on a cross so that those who accept His free gift of grace would not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16).
What’s your service like?
We are a contemporary church that seeks to worship God creatively. Music, videos, testimonials, and Bible teaching are used to guide us in the joy of Godly living. We are committed to preaching from the unchanging Word of God and proclaiming God’s Good News of the Gospel in Jesus Christ.
Do I need to dress up?
Casual is fine. We believe God when He says that He looks at the heart of a person rather than the outward appearance (1 Samuel 16.7), so we strive to do the same!
What is the pastor like?
Our Pastor (PDave) has been serving God as a Pastor for 25+ years. He is a feisty redhead with a deep love of God and God’s people. He is deeply committed to the work God is doing at Community of Grace and its community.
What do you believe?
We believe that God has shown His love to us through Jesus Christ. In Him is all wisdom and knowledge. We are to receive Christ Jesus as Lord through faith – that is, agreeing with God that our sin separates us from Him, believing that (by his death on the Cross) Christ paid the price that our sins earned, and committing to Jesus as our Lord in all aspects of our lives. We are to live in Him by growing our faith in the Lord Jesus. (Colossians 2) All of this is communicated to us in God’s Word, the Bible that we study, to know and please Him more in our daily living. (2 Timothy 3.16-17)
How do I get connected? (or Where Do I Begin?)
Our Sunday morning gatherings are a great place to start! You will have the chance to meet our church family and see what we’re all about. We also have small groups called Grace Communities that meet throughout the week in different locations. Feel free to contact us for more information. Plus, our pastor is always willing to meet you for a cup of coffee to chat with you.
What do you have for my kids?
God instituted marriage & family, and Jesus blessed children. We can have no lesser commitment to God’s will. Click here to learn more about our caring, nurturing ministry to children. Click here to see our passion for solid, intentional training for our students to successfully live in this world.
What is the Gospel?
- We have all fallen short of God’s perfect standard. God calls this sin. (Romans 3.10,23)
- Our sin earns us death – separation from the holy God. (Romans 6.23a)
- Jesus was fully God & fully Man. He lived a perfect life, died a death He didn’t deserve so that He could offer the payment for sin that He didn’t owe on the behalf of those who were guilty. (Romans 5.8; 2 Corinthians 5.21)
- Through Jesus Christ, God offers the gift of eternal life in place of the judgment of eternal death. (Romans 6.23b)
- This gift cannot be earned but can only be freely accepted by grace through faith, believing this good news completely, fully committing to follow Jesus, and relying on His sacrifice alone for salvation. (Ephesians 2.8-9; Romans 10.9-10, 13)