We often refer to more grace, more depth, and more community as Grace's DNA. What we mean is that the deep fabric of this spiritual community is made up of these longings. They capture a sense of what we are leaving behind, and what we are reaching toward. If you long for these things, too, then at Grace you will find home.
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.