Our mission is to cultivate an authentic, multiplying Christian community committed to living and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
God has revealed himself in his Word, not as a generic impersonal force, but as a triune God with a specific plan to redeem humanity through the person and work of Jesus Christ. For in Christ, “all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross”(Colossians 1:19-20).
However, even after conversion, a person’s character, thoughts, and behavior continue to change. Slowly and consistently a genuine believer is renewed by the hearing of God’s Word (Romans 12:2; 2 Corinthians 3:18). Our public and personal ministries, therefore, are centered upon the Word of God.
Our ultimate goal at GRBC is that God would be glorified in all things. The entire plan of redemption is intended to bring maximum glory to the Most High God, who delights in displaying both his mercy and his justice at the cross of Christ.
This means that God must be our greatest love in every aspect of our daily lives. Our jobs, our hobbies, our academic pursuits, our goals, even our relationships, are secondary to God: “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31).
To accomplish our mission, we focus on...
Deepening our passion for God in our Sunday celebration.
We are a racially diverse, reformed, evangelical congregation whose worship is built upon the preaching of the Scripture and cultivating of a passion for Jesus. Our celebration is meant to be both intellectual and inspiring, so that with our minds and hearts we worship God. Here we encounter God through His Word as His Holy Spirit applies His truth to our lives. Through the ministry of the Spirit, God gives us wisdom, comfort, and conviction through which we grow in grace and are equipped to live lives pleasing to God.
In-depth Bible Study in our Bible Fellowships.
Essential to the healthy growth of a follower of Jesus Christ is a continual growth in the understanding of His Word, the Bible. On Sunday mornings, we gather together for the purpose of gaining a better understanding of the Bible. We offer Bible Classes for children, students, and adults.
Cultivating an authentic Christian life through our Community Groups.
In our culture, it is increasingly difficult to develop and keep meaningful relationships; this is even true for many churches. Our church helps to cultivate authentic relationships through small groups we call “Community Groups.” We are convinced that with the church community, genuine relationships are not only possible, but should be the norm. It is here we help one another apply biblical truth to our lives, care for one another as we work through real life issues, and have real and fun times of biblical fellowship together.
Serving our community.
We are convinced our church has been created by God to display the love and desire of God to our community. We seek to cultivate within our congregation a missional view of life and give birth to a passion for transforming our community.
Throughout the year, we will offer opportunities for our members to impact our local community through service and evangelism projects. Our mission is the spread of passion for Jesus among all peoples, for their joy and His glory.
Reaching the world.
The testimony of Scripture from Genesis to Revelation is that we were created to enjoy God’s grace in relationship to Him, so that we may extend His glory to the ends of the earth. Matthew 28:19 gives us our driven purpose as a church; we are to “go and make disciples of all nations…”
Our goal is to partner with our brothers and sisters here and around the world to produce ever-multiplying churches all around our city, this country, and to the ends of the earth. Our strategy is to partner with church planters around the globe for the purpose of establishing healthy, reproducing Christian congregations.
For a better understanding of how we accomplish this, view our Ministry page here.