What you truly value will ultimately be revealed by your actions. In GCL we have a set of Core Values that reflect what is important to us and drive the decisions we make as a church family.
In the book of Acts, the Bible says the earliest followers of Christ, “…devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” In our gatherings and daily lives we focus on teaching and obeying the Word, enjoying and encouraging one another, breaking bread and praying together.
The Grace of God
God’s grace through Jesus Christ is the basis and power, not only of our personal lives, but also of our ministry. In contrast to the burden and guilt of religion, the free and lavish grace of God given through Jesus is truly amazing.
Commitment to God and His Word
Our aspiration is that our members will be marked by a wholehearted devotion to God, through prayer and by studying, obeying and teaching His Word.
The Great Commission
Our ultimate goal and mission is to reach the whole world with the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to make disciples of all the nations. One life at a time, one world in a lifetime.
The local church is God’s vehicle for accomplishing the Great Commission. The church is the place for winning people to Christ, building them to maturity, raising up leaders, and for preparing church planting teams to be sent out for the expansion of God’s kingdom. We love the local church because Jesus does.
We place a priority upon raising up pastors and other leaders of Christ-like character within the local church. We’re not interested in talent and charisma, but character. In our church we give the opportunity for men and women of character to receive training and grow as servant leaders.
Love and Unity
We desire our ministry to be marked by a Christ-like, selfless love, loyalty, and unity with fellow believers. Jesus taught that our love for each other would be the greatest sign to the world that we are his people.
Raising Godly Families
Strong families are the foundation for strong churches. Therefore we make it a priority to equip members and pastors in building their marriages and families. We care deeply about our children and are dedicated to training them to be missionaries in their world.
Every Member A Minister
All Christians are empowered through the Holy Spirit to be workers in the church, not just the pastors. Therefore we seek to equip each member to utilize his/her spiritual gifts to serve others.