Grove Park Church is a congregation of baptized believers in Jesus Christ, united by the Holy Spirit for the worship of and service to Almighty God. We believe there is but one God who eternally exists as three distinct persons. God the Father is the creator of Heaven and Earth. Jesus Christ is the only begotten son of God who delivers us from sin and its power by grace through faith alone in Jesus’ death and resurrection. The Holy Spirit guides us in our understanding of the Scriptures, through which God is revealed, empowers us to service in God’s Kingdom, and works in our lives to conform us to the image of God. We believe that believers should signify their commitment to be disciples of Jesus by being water baptized by immersion. We believe that salvation through Jesus results in changed lives and that one day everyone will be resurrected and judged for their actions. We celebrate our belief in this coming resurrection by regularly observing the Table of the Lord. Accordingly, we covenant together to live lives that are:
  • Grace Centered: We acknowledge not only our continued need to receive God’s grace, but God’s desire for us to be channels of that grace to all whom we encounter. (Romans 3:23-24, Romans 7:15, Hebrews 12:15, 2 Corinthians 5:18-20, Romans 5:18-21, 2 Corinthians 12:9, John 3:16, Ephesians 2:1-9)
  • Disciple Making: We embrace Jesus’ call to conform our lives to His and endeavor to do so through worship, study, and our personal witness to our families, friends, and neighbors. (John 17:17, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Matthew 28:19-20, Romans 12:1-2, John 3:30, 1 Peter 4:10, 2 Timothy 2:15, Galatians 2:20)
  • Kingdom Driven: We seek to declare the present reality and ethos of God’s Kingdom through our personal interactions and public advocacy for justice and peace throughout the world. (Hebrews 12:14, Jude 3, 1 Peter 3:15-16, Matthew 6:10, Matthew 7:12, Mark 1:14-15, Micah 6:8, Isaiah 58:9-12, Amos 5:24, Amos 5:14-15)
  • Community Champions: We affirm that believers are called to live in community and so we seek to build strong bonds between one another through fellowship and service while also seeking to improve and lift up the greater community around us by bonding ourselves to it through loving and serving our families and neighbors. (Jeremiah 29:4-7, Psalm 133, John 17:20-21, Romans 12:9-21, 1 Corinthians 12:12-27, Matthew 22:37-39, 1 Corinthians 13:1-8)