Since our beginning in 1954, Grace Missionary Church has sought to live out the gospel within our community, aiming to meet spiritual, relational, and physical needs of individuals and families. Though our church looks different than when we first began, our focus remains consistent: proclaiming the good news of who Jesus is, what He has done for us, and how we're to live in response to Him.

Every disciple of Jesus is still charged with the same mission that the first disciples were given: As the Father has sent Me, I also send you. Go and make disciples of all peoples (John 20:21, Matthew 28:19-20). This mission is why we do what we do as a local church in Celina.

As a church family, we pursue disciple-making by connecting with others to grow together in Jesus. Becoming a disciple, and living as a disciple, is not done in isolation; disciples are made in community with other disciples. It is in this disciple-making community that transformation happens. As we rely on the Holy Spirit, and as we believe God's Word, we take steps to the right towards Jesus, becoming more like Him.

Our maturity as disciples becomes evident in our engagement with three types of relationships: God (Up), those in the church (In), those outside the church (Out). Therefore, at Grace, we're intentional in providing opportunities for people to abide in Jesus (Up), grow as a family (In), and connect with their neighbors (Out).

This is who we are and what we're about.

What we believe

The Bible is the inerrant, divinely inspired Word of God, and authoritative in all matters it addresses.

There is only one eternal, all-powerful, all-knowing and everywhere-present Triune God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - who is the creator and sustainer of all things.

Jesus Christ is truly God and truly human. He lived a sinless life, died to make atonement for the sins of all mankind, was resurrected, and is now mediator at the right hand of the Father. Jesus is coming again in power and glory for His believing church. Jesus Christ is the only Savior of mankind.

The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, bringing to new life all who repent of their sins and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved. The Holy Spirit sanctifies, empowers, teaches, guides, and comforts all who believe.

Salvation is the result of one's genuine repentance of sin and faith in the atoning work of Christ. It brings forgiveness to the repentant, makes them a participant of the divine nature, and gives peace with God and one another. A person is saved by grace through faith, and not the result of works; however, salvation is evidenced in life by one's Christ-likeness and spiritual fruit.

We believe in the invisible and universal Church as the living Body of Christ. It is composed of all believers in the Lord Jesus who have been vitally untied by faith to Christ, who is the living Head and sovereign Lord of the Church.

We believe there are two Christian ordinances: baptism and the Lord's Supper. We believe they are outward rites appointed by Christ to be administered in each church, not as a means of salvation, but as a visible sign and seal of its reality.
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Grace Missionary Church is part of the East Central Region of the Missionary Church family.

What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.

- A.W. Tozer