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Grace Community believes we are called by God to be a community of externally focused people.
We move toward this God given vision by fostering authentic, grace filled relationships with each other and members of our community.
We foster authentic, grace filled relationships by expressing how Grace Cares, Grace Compounds, Grace Cultivates, and Grace Connects. These values depict those areas where we show spiritual vitality.
Through weekly worship services, programs cultivating friendship and education, through pastoral care and through small groups for support, learning, and service, we build relationships with God, one another and our community in light of our values.
If you would like to know more about the Christian Reformed Church in North America,
click the link below and you will be taken directly to the their website.
We call ourselves a Christian Reformed Church.
What does that mean?
We call ourselves Christian
because we are followers of Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus was the Son
of God and that he is the center of human history.
We’re called Reformed
because we grow on a branch of the church tree that emerged from the
Protestant Reformation in sixteenth-century Europe.
We’re a Church
because we believe God has called us together to be a people who belong to
him and live for him.
The emblem of the Christian Reformed Church in North America is the cross in a triangle.
The triangle represents the Trinity, our belief in the one God we know as three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The cross symbolizes our belief in Jesus Christ's sacrificial death for our salvation.
Our Confessional Foundation
We are called to serve as representatives of
the one, holy, catholic, apostolic church to build a community of faith
here in Oak Lawn and our surrounding community.
This fourfold identity includes these characteristics:
- ONE -- unified in Christ within its membership and with true believers everywhere.
- HOLY -- set apart as a living body called out of a sinful world and dedicated to God and His Word.
- CATHOLIC -- inclusive of all true believers throughout the world and the ages and open to receive all persons whatever their race, nation, or status.
- APOSTOLIC -- faithful in maintaining the integrity and vibrancy of worship, courageous in sharing the historic Christian faith given to the apostles and preserved through the reformation, and diligent in word and deed as Christ's representatives in serving the needs of our members and community.
"In this new reality, we pray that God will keep you safe, even as you act wisely to safeguard yourselves and your loved ones.
As our Lord Jesus said,
"In this world
you will have trouble.
But take heart!
I have overcome the world!
--John 16:33 NIV