Why We’re Here
“Bring them in, Build them up and Send them out – by His Grace and for His Glory!”
Grace Fellowship Church Shrewsbury
desires to be used by God to
BRING people into relationship with Jesus,
BUILD them up into His image, and
SEND them out to fulfill their unique Kingdom role,
everything we are and everything we do is ONLY BY HIS GRACE
and everything we do is ALL FOR HIS GLORY alone!
The Grace Fellowship Church Shrewsbury Mission Statement conveyed on our first Sunday in October, 2007 was: “We are used by God to: Bring them in, Build them up, and Send them out!” In Fall, 2011, the following vision statement was added to our already existing mission: “Only by HIS Grace & All for HIS Glory!”
We believe that Jesus spoke to us in this little phrase about the reason why we do everything we do! The very essence and purpose of our existence is to glorify God in everything we do and to make famous the name of Jesus Christ!
We acknowledge that if anything good happens through us, if anything of eternal value is accomplished in our midst, if anyone comes to Christ, if anyone is built up into His image or is sent out to accomplish God’s Kingdom purpose, it is Only by HIS Grace! It’s all a gift! Not only is our relationship with Jesus a gift, through the price He paid for us on the cross, but every time we’re used by God to accomplish His purposes, it is also a gift. If anything good happens, it is Only by HIS Grace, not from our efforts!
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no man can boast.” Ephesians 2: 8-9
We believe that the purpose of the Church has been given to us in scripture. That there is only one true Church of Jesus Christ, and that She exists to fulfill the Great Commission and uphold the Great Commandment of Jesus. Grace Fellowship Church Shrewsbury seeks to ― Bring people in, Build people up, and Send people out… who will in turn, Bring people in, Build people up, and Send people out… who will continue in this process of being used by God to “make disciples who make disciples” until Jesus returns. It’s all part of God’s Divine plan to build His Kingdom “on earth as it is in heaven”. What an amazing gift that we get to play a part in His work, All for HIS Glory!
“ …whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31
As we move forward, having experienced tremendous growth in our first 4 1/2 years, we now have even greater opportunities to Bring, Build and Send – All by HIS Grace and Only for HIS Glory! The truth is that we’ve really just begun!!!
“…I will build My Church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.” Matthew 16: 18