Church Plant Name: More Grace Church
Church Plant Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sending Church: Red Oak Baptist Church: Harrison, Arkansas
Launch Date: January 5, 2020
Team Members: Cory and Nikki Myers, Josiah Mccurdy
Support Raised as of 10.24.2018: 70%
Monthly Support Needed: $6000
Total Start-Up Costs: $15,000
Project: Place to meet $10,000
We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. He was not created by God, but eternally exists as His Only-begotten Son. Jesus came to earth as a man while never ceasing to be God. Through His humanity, Jesus was able to live and die as a perfect sacrifice for the sins of all mankind. Through His deity Jesus was able to live in sinless perfection and rise in power over sin and death at His resurrection, securing the redemption and salvation of all who will believe in Him. Now Christ sits at the right hand of the Father and is our perfect representative before God.
We believe in the One, eternal, Creator God. He exists in perfect unity as the triune God in the three persons of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. All three persons are coequal in power, authority, identity, and nature.
We believe the Holy Spirit is co-equal in power and authority with God the Father and Jesus Christ. He indwells and guides all believers in truth and power. The Holy Spirit is God's seal of salvation for all believers and He convicts and comforts the believer through the Word of God. The Holy Spirit specially gifts each believer spiritually in order to build up the church. Each believer should seek to live under the control of the Holy Spirit on a daily basis.
We believe the Bible is the inerrant, infallible, inspired Word of God. It is God's complete revelation of Himself to man. All of the books of the Old and New Testaments are the divine Word of God and are the authority for every area of faith and life for the believer. the Bible should be interpreted within its historical and grammatical context in a literal fashion.
We believe that there is only one way for man to be justified before God -- through Jesus Christ. Salvation is a gift from God to man and must be freely received. We can never earn our way to heaven by our own good deeds and actions, but we must come to Jesus through faith in His finished work of redemption. A person is immediately saved when He trusts Christ as his Savior. He is forgiven, redeemed, saved, and given eternal life through Christ.
We believe that once an individual is saved that he held eternal secure by the promise and power of God in his salvation. There is nothing any man can do to separate a believer from the salvation he received in Christ. While sin and disobedience may lead a believer to lose his assurance of salvation, he is never stripped of his justification and redemption accomplished by Christ. A genuinely saved person cannot lose his salvation because it does not depend upon his works or actions, but is upheld by the grace and power of God.
We believe in a literal six-day creation by God. God, through Jesus Christ, spoke the world into existence; therefore we do not recognize the theory of evolution as a legitimate cause for origins.
We believe that Jesus Christ is coming again to establish His literal, physical kingdom on the earth. This will occur after the pre-tribualtional rapture of the Church, and the seven year period of judgment called the Tribulation. After this period Christ will physically return to the world and establish His kingdom initially for 1,000 years. At the end of this period Satan will finally be destroyed and Christ will continue to rule for all of eterni