When the Apostle Peter was seeking to describe what it means to be a Christian, he gave us insight into God's motive for saving a people for His own possession. In 1 Peter 2:9, Peter tells us that God has redeemed Christians "so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light." We serve a magnificently gracious God who has forgiven our sins and has satisfied our souls. And because we love Him, we desire to "proclaim His excellencies" to all who will listen.
Our Local Outreach department seeks to instruct and equip Grace Community Church members in the obedient and joyful pursuit of that Great Commission (cf. Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8) by taking the Gospel to our community. Our philosophy of ministry regarding evangelism is as follows. Biblical evangelism is:
The most helpful thing I’ve learned in prison ministry is that pride will destroy. Jesus said, “I am the vine, you are the branches” (John 15:5), which means that every work we do for the sake of the gospel must start from a place of humility.
Family is a foundational creation from God. So much so that the family is found in God describing Himself: there is God the Father, and there is God the Son. In a similar way, family is the central unit of the church.
Hands for Hope
Here in Los Angeles, the Lord has truly brought the nations to us. People in our own neighborhood need to hear the gospel, and God has granted us the privilege of bringing it to them. One of the ways we do that is through sports outreach ministries..
Monday nights the Family Center is transformed into Grace Gym for an evening of basketball and evangelism.
Just as Grace Church stood with the Rescue Mission at the close of the last chapter, we want to stand with them at the beginning of this new chapter and welcome them “Home Again.”