What We Believe

Christ was offered once for all time as a sacrifice to take away the sins of many people. He will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for him. –Hebrews 9:28 NLT

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of The Grove Church based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.

The Gospel

The gospel is the good news of God’s grace overtaking the darkness of this world. It is the magnificent account of creation, fall, redemption, and consummation consecrated by God and set in motion through the life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ. Christ’s crucifixion is the heart of the gospel. His resurrection is the power of the gospel. His ascension is the glory of the gospel. As the ultimate sacrifice to God for our sins, the crucifixion of Christ satisfies the demands of God’s holy justice and appeases His holy wrath, while simultaneously conveying His immense love and His amazing grace that defies the logic of man. Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and man. There is no other name by which men can be saved. Therefore, we want all that takes place in our hearts, churches, and ministries to proceed from and be related to the gospel.


We believe in one God who exists eternally as one essence in three distinct persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise.  God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom,  justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity and is the Son of God. He became flesh to reveal God to man and to become the Savior of the world.


We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Holy Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. We believe the Bible is without error.


We believe that God created the world from nothing, and that mankind, both male and female, was created in the image of God for His glory and to have fellowship with Him. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creations. Through sinful disobedience, humanity alienated itself from God. As a result, man is incapable of regaining a just and right relationship with God through his own effort.


Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God. He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. God raised him from the dead and now, by grace, offers as a free gift eternal life to all who follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior. That is why salvation can be found in Christ alone. We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ shed on the cross through His crucifixion provides the sole basis for forgiveness of sin. Salvation only occurs when people place their faith in the death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ as payment for their sin.

The Church

We believe that the Church is the visible Body of Christ, of which Christ is the Head, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. The members of the Church are those who have trusted by faith in Christ. The purpose of the Church is to glorify God by loving Him and by making Him known to a lost world.

We believe that as members of the body of Christ, every Christian should live for Christ and not for self. By living in obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of God.

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