Our Mission & Vision

The mission of Community Bible Church is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples throughout all the nations by means of missionary activity and support, to minister the ordinances, to edify believers, and to do all that is sovereignly possible and biblically permissible to magnify the name of Jesus.

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.


Pastor Joe, Senior Pastor

As the primary teaching pastor, Pastor Joe has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture. He has served at  Community Bible Church for fifteen years. He and his wife have four children. Joe has ministered in over 20 countries and heads the board of Christian Publishing Inc. Joe is passionate out missionary work and has a heart for the poor.

 

Pastor Fred, Youth & Outreach Pastor

Pastor Fred’s main responsibility is teaching the youth and leading children’s program. Fred and his family served as missionaries in Southeast Asia field before coming to CBC. Fred has served on the mission board of Outreach International and holds 3 M.Div degrees from Westminster Theological Institute. He is passionate about teaching the youth. 


Pastor Tom, Worship & Music Pastor

The Bible has a lot to say about music, and Pastor Tom’s role is to lead the church’s worship of God in a way that matches the character of God. Tom is an accomplished musician playing with numerous worship bands across the country. He work as producer and sound-engineer on many Dove award winning albums and is eager to share his gifts with the Church.


What we believe:

Please download our full doctrinal statement.




Where Can I Serve?

Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of Grace Community Church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation. Grace Community members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as washing the church vehicles, to preparing the church bulletins.


Mission Outreach

Grace Community is thrilled to be part of the spread of God’s kingdom around the world. We are active in sending missionaries and supporting these missionaries with our money and with our prayers. The five missionaries from Grace Community Church are located in three countries—Zimbabwe, Cambodia, and Mexico. Each year, a small team from our church travels to one of these three countries to assist our missionaries in practical projects and evangelistic outreach. We encourage all of our people to respond to God’s call for laborers, whether it means that they move to a foreign country or live and minister in our own community.


Music & Drama

God-honoring worship is something we strive for. Many church members get involved in our music and drama ministry. Some play their instruments. Some are vocalists. Others are involved in the choir. Still others get involved in drama. These volunteers are an important part of the ministry of Grace Community Church, using their talents and gifts to glorify God.


Ushers

The usher team at Grace Community Church fills an important role. They are involved in directing attendees to their seats, ensuring the safety of the building during services, guiding traffic, helping visitors, answering questions, providing direction, unlocking doors, locking doors, and generally ensuring that the service can proceed problem-free. The usher team is a servant-hearted group of men and women whose ministry is integral to church life.


Media & Technology

Using media to spread the gospel is a privilege of Grace Community Church. In an age of widespread technology, we have a stewardship to use these tools as best as possible for kingdom purposes. All of our weekly sermons are uploaded to our website in video and audio formats. We also maintain an active Facebook and Twitter feed for additional church communication.


Marriage Counseling

Marriages can be difficult to maintain. Misunderstanding, confusion, resentment, and anger can flare up in any marriage. Several couples at Grace Community Church serve other families as marriage counselors. Their role in listening, understanding, helping, and encouraging struggling couples has, by God’s grace, saved marriages, and repaired relationships. Couples have found fresh hope and new joy in a warm and fulfilling relationship with their spouse.


Prayer Warriors

Prayer cannot be overestimated. Prayer moves the hand of God. Grace Community Church is a body of believers dependent upon prayer, and committed to God’s sovereignty. Each Sunday, during the morning service, a team of volunteers is praying for the ministry of the Word. Throughout the week, volunteers to our Prayer Warriors team, pray for their pastor, a list of church members, any special requests, and missionary prayer needs. Each Wednesday, the church comes together for a special time of prayer and Bible study.


Children’s Church

In order to give our children the best Bible teaching possible, Grace Community holds a children’s church service in conjunction with the main service. This special time gives kids more opportunity for interaction and learning in a context and manner that may be better suited to their age and learning styles. Our friendly children’s church volunteers have an endless stream of creativity–ranging from puppet shows, to games, to object lessons.


Camp Counselors

Each summer, Grace Community Church hosts a youth camp. The week-long event involves games, a lot of preaching, great food, good worship, and the intentional influence of camp counselors. The camp counselors are selected, screened, and trained for this important camp ministry. They find that their ministry is personally rewarding, and both campers and counselors grow in the process.



How Do I Meet People?

Grace Community Church is not a place for spectators. It is a place for team members. Whether you are a five-year old child, a ninety-five year old grandmother, a busy mom, or a businessman with big responsibilities, we want you to be a part of our vibrant church community. Here is how you can learn, serve, and grow at Grace Community Church.

Small Group

Often, small groups of people are better able to interact and learn about a topic than larger groups are. For that reason, Grace Community Church has small bible studies held in member homes. The size of the group is anywhere from six to twelve. At a time, designated by your group, you can participate in the small group study.

Youth Ministry

Each Sunday morning, children get to participate in their own classes. Bible lessons are taught in such a way that every child gets to participate and learn. Each of the class teachers is carefully screened and thoroughly trained in children’s instruction. The youth ministry of Grace Community Church is recognized for their close interaction.

Young Adults

Life can get complicated once you cross that nebulous threshold into adulthood. There are complicated decisions. Bigger stakes. Serious relationships. And a whole lot more decisions. The young adult group of Grace Community Church provides a welcoming atmosphere for college and early-career aged young people.

Women’s Group

Grace Community Women’s Groups gives the ladies in our church family special times of interaction. Our women’s groups, located in several locations throughout our community, are times of Bible study, prayer (and, of course, food). These groups provide a refreshing discipleship opportunity for the women in the church.

Men’s Accountability Group

Accountability among men is an act of integrity. Accountability is designed to protect, encourage, and develop men of all ages. Accountability groups of three are formed among the men of CBC Accountability groups meet together as their schedules allow and keep in touch by email or phone.

Married Couples

Even though marriage is one of the most important institutions, it is the one which is under the most attack–internally and externally. Grace Community Church gives married couples the opportunity to join four-month long marriage classes ranging on topics from Marriage and Money, Getting Ready for Kids, Shepherding Children, Marriage and Sex.

Over 50’s

Once you get past fifty, the fun has just begin. Whether retired, just plain tired, or active as ever, the over-50 group of Grace Community provides refreshment, ministry, and times of valuable interaction. A mentoring ministry gives older believers a chance to meet with and help younger believers grow in Christ.



Share The Gospel!

Grace Community Church is eager to provide links to our weekly sermons and videos. You can browse the selection below to keep up with the teaching ministry.


View Our Latest Sermon Video

Here is where you can watch our most recent sermon: Feel free to share with friends and family.

 

Audio Sermon Archive

We publish each sermon on our Sermons page so you can easily listen to it whenever you want.



Trust in The Lord

It’s simple. It’s short. Yet it’s incredibly powerful. Proverbs 3:5-6 is one of the most familiar passages in the Bible–with good reason. It sets forth a life-changing truth that is worthy of our attention. Spend three minutes reading this article, and see if you agree.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Let’s break down this life-changing truth to make sure we understand it.

 

Trust in the Lord.

It starts with trust. Any real relationship has to start with some level of trust. It’s the only way a friendship will endure. It’s the only way a marriage will work out. It’s the simple reason why an employer hires workers, or why the workers stay employed. It’s all about trust. Trust in the Lord, however, takes on an entirely new dimension. This is our trust in an eternal, all-powerful, all-wise, all-loving God. He is worthy of our trust. The trust is important, not just because of who God is, but because of the way in which we must trust him: with all your heart. It involves every fiber of your being. That’s the kind of trust we can have in God–a complete, unshakable, deep, abiding trust.

If you are a Christian, you trusted God for salvation. You can trust Him with the rest of your life, too–every detail.

 

Read part 2, Don’t Lean On Your Understanding



Do Not Lean on Your Own Understanding

Read part 1 first, Trust In The Lord.

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

 

Don’t Lean on Your Understanding

The verse involves a positive–something you must do. But it also involves a negative–something you must not do. Don’t lean on your own understanding. Basically, the verse is telling us that we ought not to be self-reliant. We cannot pursue a course of action, a financial decision, a business move, a relationship, or an educational choice, simply based on our own understanding. It must be founded in our trust in God.

Self-reliance is such a deceptive trap. We begin to pride ourselves in something–our savvy, our looks, our intellect, our spirituality, our family, whatever. And when we do, it takes away our trust in the Lord. It has become trust in self. The result is a dangerous compromise that will lead to destruction.

 

Instead, Acknowledge God. In Everything.

The antidote to this self-reliance is found in the first command of the verse. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart.” Which is developed in the next verse: “In all your ways acknowledge him.” The word “acknowledge” isn’t merely a polite tip of the hat to the Man Upstairs, or a few words of grace over your meal, or even perfunctory attendance at church to let Him know we’re still cool with what He’s doing. It’s way more. It’s allowing Him access, control, command, and involvement in all your ways.

What’s the result of this? Will God ruin your life? Will he be a Sovereign Killjoy? Will He rob you of fun? The verse ends on a promise. What is it?

 

He will make your paths straight.

The promise is put in the form of a metaphor. What does it mean to have straight paths? Several things. First, paths lead toward an end–a destination, a goal. Thus, trusting God wholeheartedly in every area of life gives your life a sense of purpose and priority. Second, it indicates that there will be a clear understanding of where you are going and what you are doing. It makes daily decision-making an easier and less painful task. You realize you are trusting Him. He, in turn, is making your paths straight. Thus, the way ahead is more apparent. Third, “straight paths” suggests moral purity. It suggests a life that has less of sinful compromise and more of wholesome attitudes, actions, and behavior.

That’s the kind of life that God promises. It’s the kind of life that you can have. It begins with trust. It involves acknowledging God in every way.






Where? What? When?

 

10th Annual Family Camp

It’s here! Our 10th Annual Family Camp. Get ready for a time of radical competition, intense recreation, enjoyable fellowship, and encouraging preaching. Spending time in a camp setting is like no other experience, and you will definitely receive a blessing from your week at camp. If you’ve signed up for camp, be sure to check your packet for information on what to bring.


Women’s Retreat – Theme: Women in Prayer

The fall women’s retreat has as its theme “Women in Prayer.” In many of the most notable women of the Bible – Hannah, Abigail, Mary, and others – prayer formed an important part of their life. This is the theme of the two-day women’s retreat. Bring your Bible and a heart ready to be changed.


Youth Retreat  – Theme:  Running The Race with Endurance

Our youth retreat will get off to a running start. The theme this year, Running the Race with Endurance, is a fitting follow-up to the summer’s theme, “Prepare for Action.” The three-day retreat includes a lot of fun and games, of course (with a few races, naturally), but will climax with the preaching event from guest speaker, Frank Denalli.


Walk Through The Bible – Sunday Night New Testament Survey

Recognizing that every believer needs to be grounded in the truths of God’s Word, each Sunday evening, we are exploring the New Testament. This study is a valuable way to understand the content and themes of the New Testament books. These times of in-depth study are both encouraging and informative, equipping members to better know and serve God.


August 15th – Guest Speaker Rev. Jon Doe – Everybody Needs Grace

Grace is amazing. Without it, we are lost. With it, we have all the riches of heaven. Our August guest speaker, Rev. Jon Doe will deliver a three-part series, titled “Everybody Needs Grace.” This gospel-saturated series is a must-hear for anyone. Sermons will be held at 11am, 2pm, and 4pm. Children’s activities will be available, as well as a catered dinner after the final service.



Directions

Office Hours: Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm.

Church Location & Address: 16 Harris Lane, South Port, Rilix, PR. (map)

Telephone & Fax: Tel: (123) 456-7890 | Fax: (123) 456-7891

Email: yourchurch@church.com

If the case of death or emergency please contact one of our senior pastors.

  • Pastor Tom 555-123-4561
  • Pastor Fred 555-312-6594
  • Pastor Joe 555-789-1234

 

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