I.We are a FOUNDATIONAL CHURCH:
1 Corinthians 3:11
Grace Independent Baptist Church (GIBC) has only one FOUNDATION: JESUS CHRIST. Our purpose is to glorify, proclaim and preach Christ. Our desire is to love the Lord Jesus Christ with all our hearts, to spread the good news of the Gospel and then teach the foundational truths of God's Word to those who are saved.
II.We are a FUNDAMENTAL CHURCH:
1 Timothy 3:14-16
In a day when "fundamental" can mean a myriad of things, we believe that to be a church true to God and His Word, we cannot and must not forsake the fundamentals (basics) of the faith. We use ONLY the King James Bible in our preaching and teaching. We are traditional and conservative in our worship. We affirm without apology the doctrines frequently identified as the “Fundamentals of the Faith.” We are an independent Baptist church, not a member of any convention, organization or fellowship. However, we do fellowship with churches of like faith and practice. The Bible is our final rule for faith and practice.
III.We are a FAMILY CHURCH:
Ephesians 5:22 , Ephesians 6:4
We put a great emphasis on home and family. We believe that a strong home is the foundation of a strong church and a strong nation. We believe there is a great need for men to rise up and be Godly servant leaders in their homes, that ladies are Godly helpmates, diligent mothers and keepers at home. We support proper home schooling and at the same time have a Christian school for those who cannot home school. We teach and preach that children are to obey, honor and respect their parents and those in authority.
IV.We are a FRUIT BEARING CHURCH:
We are convinced that the ministry of every child of God and local church is to “bear fruit.” We strive to be a ministry involved in Evangelism, believing that includes spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ by winning souls, baptizing converts, and then discipling them to be faithful followers of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18-20 ).
V.We are a FAITH MISSIONS CHURCH:
At GIBC we put a great emphasis on World-Wide Missions, supporting missionaries through Faith Promise Missions giving and our own board, Grace Baptist Missions. One of the highlights of our calendar year is our ANNUAL MISSIONS CONFERENCE. We also have missionaries speak regularly throughout the year. We believe that Missions is the heartbeat of God!
VI.We are a FRIENDLY CHURCH:
GIBC is a down-to-earth, ‘homey’ family that cares for one another. We strive to show our visitors and new families that we are truly glad and honored they have chosen to visit and/or join with us. There is always a warm smile and a kind handshake waiting for visitors, friends and family. Travelers passing through, TDY personnel, students, and local folks grace us with their presence weekly.