At Grace Bible Fellowship; We believe that God calls us to be complete in Teaching, Equipping, Loving, Obeying and Serving. We believe that when the church was formed in Acts in the New Testament it talks about what we are called to do and can be summarized into three things; read, serve, and pray. "They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer." -Acts 2:42 We are so glad that you took time to check us out and welcome you to learn more about our staff and come join us at 162 Industrial Park Drive, Ste H & I across from the YMCA in Hollister Missouri for any of our services or studies.
"To equip believers to be complete in every way."The Holy Scriptures
The Bible is God's written revelation to man. Every word in the original writings is inspired by God and is without error. It is accurate in all matters to which it speaks: spiritual, historical, and scientific. The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the foundation of our faith and practice (II Tim. 3:16; II Pet. 1:21).God
There is but one God who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The three have distinct personalities and yet are the same, one God. (Gen. 1:1; Isaiah 45:5-7, 1 Cor 8:4, John 10:30; John 4:24; Deut 6:4; Matt. 28:19; II Cor. 13:14).
Man is created in the image and likeness of God. In Adam, all mankind fell into sin with the result that all men are sinners. Men are justly condemned to eternal judgment and can do nothing to merit salvation. (Rom. 2:2, 3, 5; Eph. 2:8,9; Gen. 1:27, 9:6; Rom. 5:12; 3:23; Eph. 2:1).
Salvation is wholly of God by grace, and is on the basis of the redemption of Jesus Christ, not on the basis of works. Salvation is given to those men chosen by God and drawn to Christ by the Holy Spirit. The only means to their salvation is belief in Christ's substitutionary death and resurrection. (Acts 4:12; 13:38,39; I Cor. 15:1-4; Rom. 4:4,5; 5:1; John 3:16; Eph. 2:8,9; Acts 16:31; Eph. 1:4,5; Rom. 8:29,30).
Every believer is promised positional, progressive, and ultimate sanctification. (Heb. 10:10,14; John 17:15-17; Eph. 5:26-27; I Thess. 4:3,4; I John 3:2; I Cor. 6:11).
All who are born of the Spirit through faith in Christ can have assurance of salvation and are eternally secure in Christ. (Rom. 5:1; I John 5:13; John 10:27-29; 17:12; II Tim. 1:12; Eph. 4:30. John 6:37). The Grace Bible Fellowship Doctrinal Statement is available in more detail on these subjects, and also includes what we teach on The Church, Angels, Last Things, and What it Means to be a Christian.
Chris Willard DDs