Our understanding of God shapes everything we do. We are grounded in Incarnational Trinitarian Theology, which means that we believe in the Trinity - the loving unity of the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit - and understand Scripture and ourselves through the lens of the God revealed in Jesus Christ. You can learn more by checking out Grace Communion International's, our denomination, statement of beliefs.
Summary of our Christian faith:
There is one God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God the Father made all things through the Son, sent the Son for our salvation, and gives us the Holy Spirit. The Son of God, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, was born of the virgin Mary, fully God and fully human, and is the perfect revelation of the Father and the perfect representative of humanity. He suffered and died on the cross for all human sin, was raised bodily on the third day, and ascended to heaven. Standing in for all humanity before the Father, Jesus Christ provides the perfect human response to God. Since he died for all, all died in him, and all will be made alive in him. The Holy Spirit brings sinners to repentance and faith, assures believers of their forgiveness and acceptance as God’s dearly loved children, and works in them to conform them to the image of Jesus Christ. The Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God that testifies to Jesus Christ. The Bible is fully authoritative for all matters of faith and salvation. Salvation comes only by God’s grace and not by works, and it is experienced through faith in Jesus Christ. Christians respond to the joy of salvation when they gather in regular fellowship and live godly lives in Jesus Christ. We look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the age to come.
2 Corinthians 5:17-20 - Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God. (New International Version)
Grace Christian Church exists to bring glory to God by using the talents, gifts, and guidance given to us by the Holy Spirit to serve. We are a Christ-centered, welcoming, family-friendly, and diverse church community serving the Greater Boston Area. We want everyone we touch to have an accurate perception of God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – and become new creation, seeing themselves as loved, accepted, and covered by grace.
The vision of Grace Christian Church (GCC) is that of a loving community that fulfills its purpose because it places Jesus Christ as first in everything. In ways that speak to multiple generations and people of diverse backgrounds, it declares plainly and boldly that every person is invited to have a personal relationship with the Father as a result of the redemptive life and work of Christ. Our members – holy, filled with the Spirit and the Word – prayerfully participate with Christ in ministry, raising new leaders, ministries, and churches whenever there is an opportunity or need. Led by the Holy Spirit, we are a force for good in our community and beyond, and seek to solve problems and meet needs for the glory of God.
Our Core Values
While each congregation has its own unique purpose, both Grace Christian Church and Grace Communion Fellowship share a set of Core Values.
STRONG TEACHING - We accurately teach the Bible and the truth of who Jesus is in an engaging, thought-provoking, and interactive way.
SPIRITUAL GROWTH – We do not only talk about Jesus. Because of His love, we want to live like Him.
COMMUNITY – We believe the Gospel must be lived out in relationships. We want every member to feel connected to a community both in and out of our fellowship.
SERVICE – We imitate Jesus by serving our community with our time, resources, and God-given abilities.
MULTIPLICATION – We actively participate in the spreading of the Gospel through the multiplication of leaders, ministries, and churches.
JOY – Our lives with Christ and worship experience should be enjoyable and free of guilt, coercion, and fear.