We are a church fueled by great faith and we’ve seen God do things that only He can do – lives changed, marriages restored, families healed and hearts made whole.
Grace Community Church began in June of 1999 with an information meeting, held at the Mishawaka Public Library. Soon, small groups began to meet with Pastor Rick & Ranae on Friday and Saturday nights in various homes. We started having weekly services in January of 2000, and later that year purchased our current facility, a Former Martin’s/Prickett’s supermarket. Construction/demolition began in October 2000, and was completed in November of 2001.
Grace is defined as many things in the Bible. For the New Testament Believer it is all that God has done for us through Jesus in the past while Jesus was fulfilling His ministry on earth. Grace also includes what God is doing in the lives of people today. Grace is God's unmerited favor towards us as His children. He is a Father who is for us, not against us. When we run into life issues we struggle with, He can intervene into the issue. He usually intervenes into the heart and life of the Believer. Grace is also God changing the heart of the Believer so they are empowered to face any and all life issues with new perspectives, new attitudes and the help of the Holy Spirit. We don't live this life a part from God, rather influenced by God.
Our Church's Prayer
Father, We Desire to be a Family of Believer's who expect that God, You will do through us abundantly more than we can even imagine. By Your Grace, we thank You for transforming our lives for Your Glory.
We have salvation through Jesus Christ who provided the supreme sacrifice for sin. We have divine healing for the sick provided in Jesus’ death. Jesus is coming back for those who have accepted Him. As believers we’re empowered by the Holy Spirit to live like we could not on our own.
Our desire for Grace is to cultivate an atmosphere where people feel welcomed, accepted, loved, and valued. We want to maintain a feeling of the small hometown church where everyone knows everyone and yet we want to continue to grow our family. Our desire is not however to become a mega church. We want to expand beyond our walls and as the right group of people come together who desire to go and start another church in the general area we want to resource them and send them out to fulfill their God given purpose in life.
Naturally, because we are a collection of diverse individuals, each of us has slightly different values regarding how we serve Christ. Yet certain commonly held key values unify our efforts. We can summarize our core values using the following 10 statements.
“If you are interested in getting involved in any of these areas we do our very best to make sure that you are not out of the service more than once a month, that way no one feels like they’re missing out. The truth is that there can be more fulfillment found in serving than receiving.”
At Grace, we believe God works in our lives to be cheerful givers of our time, talents and finances to build His Kingdom. We exist to see lives changed by His grace. We give out of a passion to see His mission fulfilled and others blessed.
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