What to Expect
Below you will find information to help you get to know a little bit about us. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
Our convictions regarding corporate worship…
The most important thing about us is that we are objects of God’s love through Jesus Christ. This love is dynamic and personal, transforming us from people who are naturally preoccupied with ourselves into a community of Christian believers committed to loving others with the same love we have received from God.
We gather on a weekly basis to express heartfelt worship. Together we lift up (exalt) the name of Jesus and together enjoy (exult) Him and His presence. Our worship includes lots of singing, music, prayer, communion, personal stories of God’s work, and expository teaching based explicitly on passages from the Bible. We celebrate and articulate the Good News of what God has done through Jesus Christ—in history and in our lives.
Our convictions regarding preaching…
We believe the centerpiece of the worship service is the preaching of God’s Word. Because the Bible is inerrant, we can trust what it says and know God’s will for our lives. Therefore, when we gather in corporate worship we are together sitting beneath the authority of God himself as He speaks to us from His Word. Our beliefs about the Bible lead us to accept expository preaching as the best-suited method of preaching for allowing God to speak through the text. Here is what we mean by “expository preaching”:
To expound Scripture is to bring out of the text what is there and expose it to view. The expositor opens what appears to be closed, makes plain what is obscure, unravels what is knotted, and unfolds what is tightly packed. — John Stott
Expository preaching is the process of laying open a Bible text in such a way that the Holy Spirit’s intended meaning and attending power are brought to bear on the lives of contemporary listeners. — Jim Shaddix
Expository preaching grounds the message in the text so that all the sermon’s points are the points in the text, and it majors in the texts’s major ideas. It aligns the interpretation of the text with the doctrinal truths of the rest of the Bible (being sensitive to systematic theology). And it always situates the passage within the Bible’s narrative, showing how Christ is the final fulfillment of the text’s theme (being sensitive to biblical theology). — Timothy Keller
Learn what biblical views to expect from our preaching by reading our Statement of Faith.
Our convictions regarding the importance of teaching children…
We take our responsibility seriously to support you and co-disciple your children with you, as you share the opportunity with us. Our Grace Pointe Kids classes provide weekly teaching in a safe, secure environment with fully background-checked and vetted volunteers. We secure each room with a check-in/check-out system that allows you to check-in your kids each week and receive a ticket you can use to pick them up after service. Please visit the Grace Pointe Kids welcome kiosk each week to check your children in before service begins.
- Children in grades K-5 worship with us for the first half of our service and then move to our children’s ministry area to engage in Bible classes designed for their age level.
- Children from newborns to preschool have a separate area in which they spend the whole service being cared for and taught by our certified leaders. You can check them in as early as 9:40 am each week.
Remember, all children attending our Grace Pointe Kids ministry must be checked in to get their name tag before service begins. High school and middle school students join us for worship the entire service.