Grace Covenant Church is a local congregation of people from a variety of backgrounds, bound together by a common bond – we have been saved by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ.
The words "Grace" and "Covenant" reflects our belief that God's with His people on the basis of grace and by way of a Covenant. The Bible teaches that all people are born with a sinful nature that makes them rebel against God. But God so loved the world that he sent Jesus Christ to save his people from their sins through his substitutionary death on the cross and to give them abundant life.
God is not obliged to save sinners, but does so freely out of sheer unmerited love and mercy. "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." (Ephesians 2:8-10 ESV)
God relates to His people by way of Covenant. That is, a Christian is someone whom the Lord has bound Himself to. Whilst salvation is never on the basis of works, the Christian seeks to live their life in conscious relationship to God, walking in accordance with God's Word.
The word "Church" in the Bible means “a people who are called out. ” At Grace Covenant Church we believe that we are a people that have been called out of darkness and into God’s marvelous light to declare his praises to a lost world.
Grace Covenant Church is a Presbyterian Church. The word Presbyterian comes from the biblical Greek word presbuteros, which means elder. The Bible teaches that God raises up elders to shepherd the flock under the authority of the Lord, the Good Shepherd.
At Grace Covenant Church we honour the Bible as the inspired and inerrant Word of God and our absolute authority. The Westminster Confession of Faith is held as the detailed doctrinal standard of the church, subordinate to the Bible. We join other Reformed churches in greatly appreciating the Heidelberg Catechism, the Belgic Confession, and the Canons of Dordt.
The Orthodox Presbyterian Church is a growing denomination of some 240 local congregations and 60 new church projects throughout North America. Using the word orthodox, which means “straight” or “correct doctrine,” the OPC was formed in 1936 to carry the banner of biblical Christianity and historic Presbyterianism. You may log on to www.opc.org to find out more about the history and doctrine of the OPC.
You are invited to join us for worship this Sunday at 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM. At Grace Covenant Church you'll find joyfully reverent worship and practical, Reformed Bible teaching. At Grace Covenant Church, you'll also discover that true peace and joy is only found by trusting in our living Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, alone for salvation. Jesus called people to himself saying, "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." (Matthew 11:28-30 ESV)