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Purpose, Mission & Values


“Transforming Lives Through Christ.”

Core Values

  • Being a nurturing family of faith.

  • Growing faith in God the Father, Son & Holy Spirit.

  • Serving others with the heart of Jesus.

  • Seeking unity in Christ.

  • Embracing people seeking Christ.

  • Welcoming cross-cultural, Cross+Generational.

Mission Statement

We believe that God in Christ is central to all life and we WORSHIP him through TELLING his story, GROWING in faith, SUPPORTING each other, and CARING for his world.

Strategic Vision

Grace is a diverse community of faith serving Christ and sharing the love of God. (adopted by Council Feb. 9, 2020)

Vision Statement

People filling beautifully appointed space for vibrant worship experiences where worshipers of all generations encounter God’s life-transforming grace.

Each person is connected and nurtured in smaller groups while strengthening relationships within the larger church family.

The mature in faith find renewed vitality and joy in mentoring the faith of younger believers. Sharing the faith and growing disciples of Jesus Christ are giving and contagious passions among members and their families. Grace is a beehive of ministries, buzzing with preschoolers, study groups, service groups, recreational and community groups – each growing in faith in their own unique way.

A multitude of Spirit-led, equipped servants streams forth into Henderson County and beyond, bringing the love of Jesus to life among members and others in the community.

This work of the people of Grace is centered in and radiates out from a well-equipped, attractive facility designed to advance growing ministries shepherded by a passionate team of well-trained, committed staff and lay leaders.

What We Believe

Grace Lutheran Church is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

  • The Bible is the inspired word of God & the basis for our teaching and guide for our daily life.

  • We accept the 3 ecumenical creeds - Apostles’, Nicene, Athanasian - as accurate statements of the Christian faith.

  • We believe Baptism is the means of grace that God forgives our sin, makes us God’s children, and gives us the Holy Spirit.

  • We believe Communion is the means of grace that Jesus comes to us in, with, and under the forms of bread & wine to forgive us, deepen our faith, and strengthen community.

  • We believe we are saved solely by the grace of God, as an undeserved gift of God’s love, received through faith.

  • The Bible is the inspired word of God & the basis for our teaching and guide for our daily life.

  • We believe faith in Jesus compels us to love and serve other people.

  • We believe our daily life is to be lived as a thankful response to God’s grace and forgiveness for us.

  • The church is the gathering of believers around word and sacrament as the living presence of Christ called together and then sent into the world.

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