We are a local church in Marshall, Michigan, united by our faith and fellowship in the Gospel.
Christ is our life. Scripture is our foundation. Worship is our lifestyle. Witness is our calling.
Our mission is to glorify God by reaching people with the gospel of Christ and helping believers grow in their likeness to him.
Our vision is to see many lives reborn in the Greater Marshall area through the gospel of Christ, to welcome each one into our church, and then to work together to see new churches planted in our state, across our country, and around the world,
Our Ministry Aims
We will grow larger through outreach. We are reaching out every week with the gospel and good deeds, believing that God will use our efforts to draw many people to himself. We want people to know that the gospel is the solution to our most pressing problems, that gospel-shaped people are the change agents the world needs, and that living a gospel-centered life is the path that leads to joy.
We will grow deeper through discipleship. Like the apostles before us, we seek to impart the whole counsel of God to as many people as we can, so as many as possible might have the opportunity to grow to full Christian maturity. To accomplish our goal, we maintain a variety of classes, retreats, counseling, mentoring, and small group opportunities throughout the year.
We will grow closer through fellowship. Christ never intended for his followers to be like islands. His plan was for them to share their lives, their joys, their hopes, their pains, and their struggles with one another. He wanted their lives to overlap together in community, talking to one another, praying for one another, studying his Word with one another, and working alongside one another in ministry. This is what fellowship is all about, and at Grace we offer many fellowship opportunities--from Community Groups to Grace Cafe.
We will grow brighter through worship. We were made to worship--to glorify God with our hearts and voices. At Grace, we encourage every person to cultivate a lifestyle of worship that permeates home, work, recreation, and ministry. As a church, we also gather every Sunday morning to worship God together through congregational singing, prayers, Scripture readings, Scripture-based sermons and more in a worship event that is both serious and celebratory.
We will grow stronger through multiplication. Someone once said that the true mark of a healthy church is not its seating capacity, but its sending capacity. At Grace, we consider it one of our greatest joys to be involved in the revitalization of established churches and the planting of new churches in our state, across our country, and around the world. This work is accomplished through our ministry to pastors called Michigan Expositors Summit, through the church planting team we support in the Northeastern U.S., through the missionaries we sustain overseas, and through our direct contributions to the church planting and revitalization arm of our national association.
Our Ministry Partners
To successfully fulfill our mission and vision, while remaining faithful to our biblical values, we need the accountability and support of many like-minded local churches. Furthermore, we believe that God is pleased when gospel-centered churches work together to advance the Great Commission. To these ends, we maintain fellowship with an association called Regular Baptist Churches. We are also part of the9Marks ministry network.
UNDERSTANDING OUR MISSION, VISION, AND VALUES, WILL YOU NOW JOIN US IN OUR EFFORT TO MAGNIFY GOD'S MERCY AMONG THE NATIONS, TO THE PRAISE OF HIS GLORY?