What We Believe:
The Bible is the Word of God, the final authority in all matters of faith. It is a reliable source for every aspect of our lives.
Jesus Christ is the eternal son of God. He became a man to save all of us from the consequences of our sins by dying in our place. He is the Savior of the world and the Lord of all who come to Him in faith.
The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity. He teaches us the will of God, convicts us of sin and empowers us to obey the Lord. While GVCC is not a “charismatic” church in the contemporary sense of the term, we do believe in the Gifts of the Spirit and are eager to experience the power of the Holy Spirit at work among us.
Salvation from sin is by faith in Jesus Christ, made possible by the grace of God. Though there is nothing we can do to earn a right relationship with God, authentic faith is always active. Those who accept Christ as Savior welcome Him to be Lord of their lives too. They are willing to do whatever He asks. This obedience of faith includes Repentance, Baptism and an ever-increasing desire to submit to Christ in all things.
The Church is the living presence of Jesus in the world today. Every local congregation should be a visible representation of the world-wide Body of Christ. While we view ourselves as Christians only, we are not the only Christians. Every effort must be made to love and respect all sincere followers of Jesus.
Someday, in His Second Coming Jesus Christ will visibly return to Earth to gather His people to Himself; to judge the wicked and establish the Kingdom of God forever.
Heaven is the destiny of all who have put their faith in Jesus Christ. Those who reject the Gospel will be condemned by their own sins to eternity in Hell.
The responsibility of every church and each individual
Christian is to carry out the Great Commission of Jesus: “Go and make disciples of every nation, baptizing them into the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey whatever I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:18-20)