For several years we have been endeavoring to establish a Biblical church that is committed to faithfully teaching and growing according to God’s word in the Bible. God has been leading two separate groups, Fireland Grace and Grace Fellowship, to join together for His glory and for the sharing of the gospel in our area. We are now a stronger group that is seeking to share the riches of the theology of the reformation (keep link) that is as applicable today as it was then. The church is always in need of reform according to the Bible. Weak and false doctrine is often taught today as it was in the past (I John 4:1-3). We all need a savior who doesn’t just make salvation from sin and God’s wrath possible but one who makes salvation real and actual. We cannot save ourselves from the wrath of God. Only God can save us through the once for all work of Jesus Christ.
We believe in the Bible teaches the doctrines of grace (keep link). The final authority in all that we do at Grace Fellowship is God's word, the Bible. We believe that the purpose of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, is to show how God redeems his people through the life and suffering of the promised redeemer, Jesus Christ. This understanding and our relationship with God through Jesus Christ is referred to as "covenant theology." We share these commitments with the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, a conservative and biblical Presbyterian family of churches. You can find out more about the OPC by investigating its website here or by contacting us.
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From the Pastor
Welcome! I'm glad you found us. In the next few paragraphs, I'd like to introduce you to a few key concepts about who we are as Grace Fellowship and how we hope to serve you and the greater Huron area.
We are committed, first, to Jesus Christ who alone redeems us from slavery to sin and the wrath of God. We are committed to each other in service and in fellowship. We want to serve you by introducing Jesus Christ to you from the Bible and help you to grow in knowledge of him and his work.
We believe that the Bible, as God’s word, teaches that worship is a meeting of God with his people. Worship isn’t about us but about God. We believe that God first acts to establish a relationship with him. God’s sovereign gracious work on our behalf through Christ causes us to see his majesty, grace, holiness, beauty, and mercy in all that he has made. We marvel and revel in his grace and want others to know God as he is revealed in his creation and word. We want to serve you by providing a place and context for meaningful reverent worship that puts God and his Word at the center of all that we do.
We are a reformed church in that we believe the Bible teaches the doctrines of grace. All people need a real savior who doesn’t just make salvation from sin possible but real and actual. We cannot save ourselves from the effects of sin. We believe that people need to hear these truths boldly and practically taught again. We want to serve you by providing a church where the whole Bible is taught and applied to all of life.
Recently some have called these commitments we wish to share “Reformed Resurgence” and “Big God Theology.” Men such as C. Hansen, K. DeYoung, and J. Piper have made this popular. Older men such RC Sproul have taught these doctrines for years. This is what is traditionally called “Reformed Theology” and has been the historic message of the Bible that was uncovered in the “Reformation” and goes back to the Apostles (Galatians 1:11-16). We want to serve you by being a witness to these unchanging truths of the Bible that answer the difficult questions of life and faith.
Pastor Larry and Kalynn Oldaker
Pastor's Blog - Redeeming Time