Thank you for visiting us today. There is so much for you to explore on our website but let us start with a basic introduction to our ministry...
True Grace Ministries was established in September of 1995, as a Non-Denominational Christian Ministry and was granted an independent church charter from Saint Luke
Evangelical Christian Ministries on October 15, 1997.
True Grace Ministries is a "ministry of reconciliation" (2 Cor. 5:18). Our primary purpose is to proclaim the "Gospel", the "Good News", of the "true grace of God.", which is the salvation and reconciliation of mankind to God through the Lord Jesus Christ, "who gave Himself a
ransom for all" (1 Tim. 2:6). Our mission also includes helping others to "grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" (2 Pet. 3:18), so that they may take an active part in the "ministry of reconciliation.
As a Non-Denominational ministry, we strive to promote faith in God, unity of the Spirit among believers, love and understanding among all people. We pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart (2 Tim. 2:22). We seek to walk worthy of the calling with which we were called, with all lowliness and humility, and with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, being eager to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (Eph. 4:1-3).
We believe that:
- The Lord Jesus Christ is the head of the church,
- Christian is a sufficient name for His followers,
- The Bible is is the supreme written authority in all matters of faith and conduct,
- Individual interpretation of the Scriptures is the right and duty of all,
- Christian character is a sufficient test of fellowship,
- The union of all the followers of Christ, to the end that the world may believe.
Although we individually, or as a group, may believe and cherish certain doctrines, the basis of our fellowship is life in the Christ of the Scriptures rather than light on the teaching of the Scriptures. Those who have part with Christ have part with us. Because our communion is one of life and love more than one of doctrine and opinion, we seek to show that the oneness in the life of God through Jesus Christ is a stronger bond than that of being one of us - whether theologically, organizationally or denominationally.
We believe it more scriptural to reflect a heart of love ready to find a covering for faults, than to constantly look for that with which we may disagree. We will then be known more by what we witness for than by what we witness against. (for more see The Basis for Christian Fellowship)
Therefore, while not believing in the authority of man-made creeds, the statement of faith shown below is given merely as a testimony of the faith and of the spirit in which many of those associated with True Grace Ministries interpret the Holy Scriptures, to which final appeal is directed for authority in matters of faith and practice
We believe the authenticity, genuineness, and inspiration, of the Holy Scriptures; that both the Old and New Testaments contain the revealed will of God and that the Bible is the supreme written authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
We believe that there is one God, whose nature is love; revealed in one Lord Jesus Christ, by one Holy Spirit of grace.
We believe that Jesus is the Son of the Living God. He came in the flesh, died for our sins, was buried, and rose again on the third day according to the Scriptures.
We believe that holiness and true happiness are inseparably connected, and that we should do that which is right, and strive to maintain order, and practice good works, for these things are good and profitable to all people.