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Theology/Philosophy of Ministry

The express task of the elders of Grace Community Church is “to equip the saints for the works of service, to the building up of the body of Christ, until we all attain the unity of the faith, to a knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature that belongs to the fullness of Christ (Eph. 4:12-13).”  The means of accomplishing this goal is prayer, the teaching of the Word of God and the establishment of ministries in which the members of the body can be equipped and can use their gifts for the equipping and strengthening of others.  Thus, our desire is to conduct every ministry in a manner that conforms to the principles of Scripture.  This page contains the specific philosophy/theology of ministry that drives each of the various equipping ministries of the church.

Philosophy of Benevolence
The Benevolence Policy at GCC stating the purpose for benevolence giving and how needs are meet.

Philosophy of Children’s Ministry
Details regarding the programs, events and purpose for the Children’s Ministry at GCC.

Philosophy of Church Membership
The importance of church membership and scriptural reasons for GCC’s process of recognizing church members.

Philosophy of College-Age Ministry
Purpose and focus outlined for the College-Age Ministry.

Philosophy of Counseling Ministry
Concept of Biblical Counseling, the practice and church involvement.

Philosophy of Missions
Definition of missions, oversight and organization of supported missionaries, Short Term Mission trips, and local mission endeavors.

Philosophy of Short Term Mission Ministry
An overview of Short Term Missions, the goals, expectations before and during the trip and the financial policy for short term mission trips.

Theology of Music Ministry
The Theology of Music and Worship for Grace Community Church (Adaption of Grace Immanuel Bible Church) which includes an overview, principles undergirding the Music and Worship Ministry and qualifications for those serving in this ministry.

Theology of Uth Ministry
The purpose, goals and methods for Uth Ministry are outlined.