Grace Evangelical Church

What we Believe

Our Convictions

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The Bible is the absolutely true and final authority for faith and practice.

God is our Creator, and He exists eternally as one God in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ was born of a virgin and is both God and Man. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins and then rose again bodily from the dead and is alive today.

The Holy Spirit glorifies Jesus Christ and convicts unbelievers of their need to accept Jesus Christ as personal Savior, lives in believers to guide, to instruct, and to empower them for Godily living.

We were created in the image of God but chose to disobey Him. In spite of disobeying Him, God loves us and sent Jesus Christ to be our Savior.

Only on the basis of Christ's and bodily resurrection by God's grace through faith in Christ does a person come into a right relationship with God.

Jesus Christ is the head of the Church, and the Church is God's primary way to accomplish His purposes on earth today. It is composed of all believers in Christ Jesus. The ordinances of the Church are water baptism and the Lord's Supper. They are, however, not regarded as a means of salvation. Only members of the true church are eligible for membership in the local church. Every curch under Christ has the right to decide and govern its own affairs.

Angels were created to be messengers of God. They are not to be worshipped. Jesus Christ provides the believer victory over Satan and his agents who are destined to eternal punishment.

Christ's return is personal and imminent and premillenial. The personal and imminent (any time) return of Christ the "blessed hope" has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.

The bodily resurrection of the dead will include believers to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, and unbelievers to judgement and to everlasting conscious punishment

Our History

Grace Evangelical Church held it's first service in the Madison area on November 14, 1998. Evangelical means that our commitment is to the authority of the Bible as our only trustworthy and sufficient basis for faith and practice, and that we make known Jesus Christ as the answer to one's basic need to have a personal relationship with the true, living, personal, and eternl biblical God. Our church government is congregational, indicating we depend on the active participation of our leadership and people in their decisions and ministries. We are also independent, meaning we govern, with Christ's direction, our own church life and are not affiliated with any organization or denomination.