NEW MEMBER'S GUIDE
OUR MISSION is to glorify God by growing together in the knowledge, image and ministry of Christ. To accomplish this, we will endeavor to be a church that believes the gospel, preaches the gospel, and lives in a manner worthy of the gospel.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
Sovereign Grace Churches is a confessional family of churches. At the heart of our union is the truth of God’s Word that we believe, cherish, and proclaim together. While the Bible is our only infallible rule of faith and practice, we are also committed—and accountable—to a specific statement of faith that represents a summary of the teaching of Holy Scripture on key points of doctrine essential to the beliefs, conduct, and witness of our churches.
“United in fellowship, mission, and governance.”
— Sovereign Grace Share Values #7
In the 1970s a group of young believers, reading the Bible with fresh eyes, were captured by the New Testament vision of interdependent congregations. They saw churches existing not in distant association but in close and vital partnership with one another. This vision spread to a handful of churches, then to new churches established across the U.S. Eventually churches outside the U.S. joined the movement and a global family of churches was born.
BOOK OF CHURCH ORDER
Sovereign Grace Churches is a community of congregations. Membership is voluntary and the principles of elder rule and the autonomy of the local church are respected and encouraged. We align ourselves with one another by committing to the principles and practices prescribed by our Book of Church Order.