Statement of Faith

Graceway gets its name from the following scriptures

Ephesians 3:1-12 NASB
For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles— [2] if indeed you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace which was given to me for you; [3] that by revelation there was made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in brief. [4] By referring to this, when you read you can understand my insight into the mystery of Christ,

[5] which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed to His holy apostles and prophets in the Spirit; [6] to be specific, that the Gentiles are fellow heirs and fellow members of the body, and fellow partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel, [7] of which I was made a minister, according to the gift of God’s grace which was given to me according to the working of His power.

[8] To me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ, [9] and to bring to light what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God who created all things; [10] so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places. [11] This was in accordance with the eternal purpose which He carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord, [12] in whom we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him.

Matthew 5:13-16 NASB
“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men. [14] “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; [15] nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. [16] Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

We are a group of Christians, from different denominational backgrounds, who are passionate about fulfilling the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) to preach the Gospel to all nations.

Our primary mission is to see God glorified through the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to see the lost come unto salvation. Also, we exist to equip and encourage the believers for the work of evangelism.

Theologically we would be classed as evangelical and we adhere to the five solas of the protestant reformation. That is, we believe that…

  • salvation is by grace alone,
  • through faith alone,
  • in Christ alone,
  • all for God’s glory alone,
  • found in the Scripture alone.

We are committed to the public proclamation of the Gospel. We believe that God saves sinners through the Gospel revealed in the scriptures. We strive to be faithful to the delivery of His message. The integrity of the Gospel is of utter most importance; everything else is secondary.

We reject the unbiblical modern gospel representation that refuses to confront sinners in their sin and never warns of the impending judgment, water down God’s holiness and does not command sinners to repent. We believe that the perfect Law of God is given to us not as a way to salvation, but as a mirror to reflect our sinful state so that we might come to the realization of our dire need of Christ. The Gospel of Christ dying on the cross to justify sinners makes no sense without the preaching of sin first, then Grace, giving the Holy Spirit the grounds to convict the hearer of sin, righteousness and the impending judgment of God, and the opportunity for them to repent and turn to God.

We are committed to the equipping of the saints to evangelize their part of the world. Evangelism is the God given mandate of every Christian and we endeavor to train, inspire, encourage and exhort all believers to share their faith with the unsaved.

Finally, we are called to “contend for the faith” (Jude 1:3). This Gospel given to us once for all time deserves our total devotion to defend and protect. The truth revealed in the Holy Scriptures is not open to individual interpretation. The Gospel transcends all culture and is relevant for all times. Any attempts at adjusting the message according to the fleeting taste of the world only serve to undermine the power of His Gospel. We will dare to be radical in our obedience and follow the command of Christ to the end.