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:
“Anyone with sin in their life has chains on their soul; it doesn’t matter which side of the bars you’re on.”
One of the most important things about Grace Church is our commitment to sending missionaries all over the world. But this focus on the Great Commission isn’t limited to international missions.
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.”