A Christ-treasuring Community
Grace Fellowship exists to be something and not merely to do something. Our emphasis on Gospel identity comes from the conviction that who we are drives what we do. Ephesians 2:10 roots our actions in our identity by saying, “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” The Gospel proclaimed in Eph. 2:8-9 forms a community for good works. The book of Ephesians as a whole also ties our identity to our purpose. Ephesians 1-3 speaks about who God has made us to be in Christ, while Ephesians 4- 6 emphasizes the practical ways that who we are ought to drive what we do. Ephesians 4:1 says, “I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called.” Paul is telling the Ephesians that their actions must be in keeping with their calling (identity); or to put it more simply, he is saying “be who you are in Christ.” Therefore we desire to be a church formed by the Gospel into a community that treasures Christ and proclaims his excellencies to the world.