What We Believe
About How to do Ministry
We are a church that delights in Grace and is driven by the Gospel.
We believe the church is more than a building or an event or a club. Instead, we as the church are a community called by God to know Him, worship Him, and to make Him known. For this reason, relationships have a priority at Grace.
While there are no simple formulas for building the Church of Christ, we minister through the three main avenues observed in Scripture:
Central to our vision is the idea that the Gospel runs along relationship networks. Grace loves to spend time getting to know the people of Shreveport. These relationships are established through things such as neighborhood cookouts, community events, family outings and men’s and women’s nights out.
Hanging around Grace long means being a part of a community so that we may grow in a love for God, the Scriptures and one another. Through discipling communities the Gospel becomes internalized and the body of Christ matures. We believe the church grows best through relationships more than programs. These communities are as diverse as Grace, including groups focused on such things as Christian education, fellowship, recovery groups, ministry teams, youth programs and discipling relationships.
The chief end of man being to glorify and enjoy God, Christians are above all things a worshipping people. Grace is committed to true and vibrant worship, stretching backward to incorporate the best of our heritage and stretching forward so that we worship with an eye on our time and in the presence of our culture.
We are a church of real sinners who know a real Savior who really came to live the life we should of lived and died the death that we deserved so that we might be forgiven and transformed as vessels of His glory. Jesus is the only real hero at our church, and amazingly each day He always saves the day.