Our roots reach back to first century. Early Christians (before they were called Christians) were called brothers, disciples, and believers. Denominational names came much later. We refer to ourselves as Christians or simply “brethren.” We gather as brothers and sisters in Christ to remember Him (as He asked us to), to speak and learn of Him, and to serve Him. We believe the church is a spiritual body more than a building. We believe God has gifted the church with edifying graces and godly servants who encourage and build up people in faith. We believe that the Bible is our sole authority and God’s final word, and that “faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.” We neither add to it, nor take away from it. Led by the Holy Spirit, we are guided by spiritual men whom God raises up, gifting them with discernment , administration and spiritual gifts.
Not part of any denominational group, we have been called Plymouth Brethren by some because the way we worship is similar to the way believers in Plymouth England worshiped in the mid 1850’s. We are just Christians however who desire to gather together in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and to reflect His light and love to a world that needs to know Him.
ACTIVITIES At the Chapel we seek to carry on a well-balanced program of activities under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. There are services of special appeal and interest to children, young people and adults. The weekly remembrance of the Lord in the breaking of bread is a precious season of worship for the Lord's people. The Family Bible Hour is one of the very happiest of the week for us all. The hearty, happy singing at the opening exercises will encourage your heart. There are classes for all ages up to adult, nursery for the babies, and a preaching service in the auditorium while the children's classes are in session, thus, enabling the entire family to attend at the same time. An afternoon service is conducted every Sunday to challenge believers and speak to the heart of the unsaved.
BIBLE STUDY AND PRAYER The study of the Word of God finds a definite place, not only in the Bible class but also at the weeknight service, and in special Bible classes during the year. Prayer is realized as the necessary ingredient of every meeting; special time being set apart for it.
THE ORDINANCES WE OBSERVE We believe Christ, the Head of the Church, left two ordinances for His people during this age. These are to be faithfully practiced during His absence: BAPTISM by immersion for true believers upon their confession of faith in Him (Matthew 28: 19; Acts 8: 36,39; 18: 8; Romans 6: 1-5); THE BREAKING OF BREAD each first day of the week in remembrance of the Lord (Mat. 26: 26-28; Acts 2: 42; 20: 7; I Corinthians 11 : 23-32).
THE COMMISSION WE OBEY We believe the Great Commission of Matthew 28: 18-20 to be binding upon every Christian, and to be carried out by all in dependence upon God. This includes the carrying of the Gospel message to young and old, at home and abroad, by every possible means. Especially do we realize the need of implanting in the minds and hearts of the young the Word of Life, therefore we welcome all children and their parents to our Sunday School, where nothing but the Truth is taught by born-again, consistent -living teachers. We will appreciate the opportunity of discussing with you these significant teachings of Holy Scripture. Please call either of the numbers listed below should you have any questions about Grace Gospel Chapel.