Developing Faith… Strengthening Family…Reaching Further...
These three aspects of our church’s ministry very accurately describe the essence of Grace Church.
- We are all about worshiping our Savior and our God and growing in our knowledge of Him.
- We are all about being a family of believers and strengthening those bonds with one another.
- We are all about reaching the world around us with the gospel and through service.
Core Values of Grace E.C. Church KutztownBiblical Foundation,
as demonstrated by our preaching and teaching. We insist that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and that only in these divinely inspired writings we find the Christian message of salvation. We aspire to communicate this message through creative, relevant, and practicable preaching and teaching.
(Psalm 119:105; 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
as demonstrated in our Sunday School, Children & Youth Ministries and small group Bible studies. We affirm that careful and thoughtful instruction of the Bible is the catalyst for spiritual transformation. We seek the best resources available to instill Christian values and provide discipleship for all ages. (Proverbs 22:6; Colossians 1:28)
as demonstrated in our worship service, small group prayer meetings and admonishments for individuals to private prayer. We know God answers prayer and that we need wisdom and direction from Him. God is our source and we commune with Him personally and corporately.
(Deuteronomy 4:7; Matthew 6:6-14; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
as demonstrated in evangelism events, acts of service and financial and prayer support of active ministers of the Good News. We know they are lost who are without Jesus Christ and will make and take opportunities to share the Gospel with as many as possible. We will support and cooperate with other evangelical ministries to bring the gospel to our community,
Berks County and uttermost parts of the world.
(Matthew 28:19-20; James 2:15-16; 1 Peter 3:15)
demonstrated in a variety of events and our warm and welcoming atmosphere. We appreciate the value of time together in Christian community and seek to provide the setting and opportunities for the body of believers to rest, play and share with one another.
(Matthew 18:20; Acts 2:42-47; 1 John 1:3)
Shared Spiritual Leadership,
as demonstrated in the involvement of pastors and laity in the spiritual administration of the congregation. We seek qualified servant-leaders to prayerfully provide oversight, direction and vision for Grace E.C. Church. We seek to accomplish the work of God in a manner pleasing to God.
(Matthew 20:25-28; Acts 6:3-4; 2 Timothy 2:2)
Institution of Family,
as demonstrated in a variety of evangelism and discipleship opportunities for every member of the family. We affirm and teach God’s design for the family, beginning with a firm foundation for marriage. Because God’s plan for evangelism and discipleship begins at home, we will prepare and instruct couples for godly marriages and promote biblical principles for every home.
(Genesis 2:21-24; Deuteronomy 6:5-7)