Grace Presbyterian Church

5760 Gault Avenue N

Fort Payne, Alabama, 35967

office@graceprez.org

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Grace Presbyterian Church is a member congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)

The Bible
We believe that the Bible is the divinely inspired, inerrant and infallible Word of God.

God
We believe in one holy, true and living God, who is eternally three persons:  The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit.

Man
We believe that God made man in His image; therefore all human life is precious.  However, because of Adam’s sin, man is fallen, separated from God and unable to save himself.

Jesus
We believe that Jesus is the incarnate Son of God, fully God and fully man.  Through His perfect obedience, and willing sacrifice on the cross, He has satisfied divine justice and reconciled to God, all those who have faith in Him.

The Holy Spirit
We believe that He is God and indwells every believer.  He empowers true repentance, true faith in Christ and the God-ordained works planned for each of us.

Grace
We believe that salvation is based on grace alone:  God pursues us by grace, renews us by grace and keeps us eternally as His own by grace.  Thus, we can do nothing to earn or merit salvation!

Works
We believe that good works accompany true faith, but that true faith depends not upon any human work, but solely upon the work of Christ!

The Church
We believe in one church throughout all of time composed of all those who through faith in Christ belong to God.  We also believe that God advances His kingdom on earth primarily through the work of the church, His people.

Our Distinctives


Reformed
Our beliefs align with the teachings of the 16th century, Protestant Reformers.  These can be summarized in five Latin phrases dating from that period.

  • Sola Scriptura “Scripture Alone”:  The Bible alone is the final authority.

  • Sola Fide “Faith Alone”:  Salvation is through faith alone in Christ.

  • Sola Gratia “Grace Alone”:  Salvation is through God’s grace alone.

  • Sola Christus “Christ Alone”: Christ’s work alone insures salvation.

  • Soli Deo Gloria “To the Glory of God Alone” Salvation is of the Lord God alone.

* The fullest statement of what we believe can be found in the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms


Covenantal
We believe that God works in history via covenants:  The First Covenant (called the Covenant of Works) God made with Adam promising life for obedience and death for disobedience.  The Second Covenant, called the (Covenant of Grace) God the Father made with Jesus Christ, His Son, promising death for disobedience and eternal life for all who put their faith and trust in Him for salvation.

Presbyterian
The term Presbyterian refers to the system of church government in which member-elected elders govern the local church.  These same elders serve also in regional assemblies called Presbyteries and in the yearly national gathering called the General Assembly.

Our Priorities


Grace-focused
We endeavor to remember above all that we are completely dependent upon God’s grace.  Therefore, we respond both with profound gratitude to Him, and in witness to others with the Gospel of Grace.  Acknowledging our own brokenness and need for grace, motivates us to welcome all broken people to journey with us along the pathway of grace!

Community
We believe that growth flourishes best when we are growing together.  We strive to be the gathering of folks in which every person feels known and connected in community.  Our ministries all focus on furthering opportunities to grow as a community in service to God.

Family
We provide clear and practical, Biblical teaching for every age group, beginning with our youngest children, and continuing with parents who are raising their children to know, love, and serve the Lord.  Because of the brokenness and hurt, which has touched so many of us, we work hard at providing a strong, spiritual family, loving each other with the love of Christ.