We don’t need more religion, we need more grace.
Sin is the problem, but moralism is not the solution. Trying to be a good person masks the symptoms rather than treating the disease. Finding grace means learning to rely on God for salvation and sanctification. It means admitting our faults and turning to Christ for forgiveness.
We don’t need more easy answers, we need more depth.
We face difficult questions. The last thing we need are easy answers. Superficiality and sentimentality only make matters worse. They don’t help us, and they give the impression to others that our faith isn’t up to the challenge. But the Bible offers deep truths, if we are willing to pursue them.
We don’t need more celebrity, we need more community.
The church should be a community, not a cult of personality. Imitating the trappings of celebrity culture exacerbates our self-absorption rather than challenging it. The Bible’s prescription for community is different than our culture’s. It involves worship, authority, and service.
What brings us together is our common thirst.
Grace welcomes people who are thirsty. It gives us space to ask questions and wrestle with the answers. If God is all-powerful and his claims are true, then he can stand up to a little scrutiny.
We want to be more than seekers at Grace. We actually want to find what we’re looking for.
Worship is at the center of our community life, an experience of word and sacrament that opens up the grace and depth of God’s love. Here people thirsty for grace, depth, and community begin to discover it.
When people find what they’re looking for, it’s natural to share it with others who want the same thing.
Grace DNA helps us recognize both our own needs and the needs of others, and makes it easy to introduce our friends to grace.