Mission Statement: To join Christ in seeking and saving the lost for the growth and well-being of our community through love in action.
Our Motto: Come and you will see! (John 1:39)
THE GRACE PLACE COVENANT AND CORE VALUES
Having been led by the Holy Spirit to establish this evangelistic outreach congregation called The Grace Place, we do now in the presence of God the Father, Jesus Christ His only begotten Son and the Holy Spirit, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with God and each other, as one body in Christ with a mission to seek and save the lost.
We agree, therefore, by the power of the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love, to strive for the advancement of this project toward qualification as a church, in knowledge and holiness, to give it a place in our affections, prayers and service; to sustain its worship and the Seventh-day Adventist ordinances, discipline and doctrines, to contribute cheerfully and regularly, as God has prospered us, towards its expenses, for the support of a faithful and evangelistic ministry among us, for the relief of the poor and the suffering; for the spread of the Gospel throughout South Bend, Indiana, and the world.
We agree that in the case of differences of opinion, we will strive to avoid a contentious spirit and if we cannot unanimously agree, we will cheerfully recognize and support the decisions of the majority.
We also commit to maintaining personal devotions, the diligent study of the Word, to religiously educate our children, to seek the salvation of all in our sphere of influence, to be kind and just to those in our employ or those serving as volunteers and remain faithful in the service we promise to others, endeavoring in the purity of heart, mind and goodwill towards all people to exemplify and commend our faith.
We further pledge to pray for, watch over, exhort and lift each other unto every good word and work to guard each other’s reputation, avoiding exposure of the frailties of others, to participate in each other’s joys and with tender regard bear one another’s burdens and sorrows; to cultivate Christian courtesy, to be slow to give or take offense, but always ready to be reconciled, being mindful of the rules of our Savior in Matthew 18; to secure reconciliation without delay and through life, amid good or bad report, to seek to live to the glory of God who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light.