GRC Purpose: To glorify God and enjoy Him forever.
GRC Mission Statement: Freeing captives through union with Christ.
GRC Vision: Fulfilling the Great Commandment with grace, we seek to love God by knowing Christ, being known by Christ, and making Christ known. We will implement this in the Greater Omaha area by multiplying biblical, worshipful churches that joyfully teach historical Reformed truth and the doctrines of grace, and applying all of Scripture to every area of life. We seek to love our neighbor through service: practicing grace-filled, friendship evangelism, offering God-centered hospitality, and displaying Christ-like mercy in word and deed.
(Fulfilling the Great Commandment with grace means loving God and loving our neighbor in an atmosphere of Christian joy and freedom; pursuing holiness while avoiding the error of either legalism or license.)
GRC Key Verse: Galatians 5:13
“For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.”
‘Called to be free, …free not to sin, …free to love.’
FREED to Worship… FREED to Grow… FREED to Serve… FREED to Reach!
GRC Means of accomplishing this purpose:
♦ “Let’s hit .400!” [Worship] – 400 would seem an ideal size from which to plant another church
♦ “8 by ’38” [Long-term outreach] – Lord willing, plant 8 PCA churches in Omaha by 2038
♦ “Get ‘em to first base” [Short-term outreach] – Invite friends to GRC events
♦ “Sun. plus one” [Fellowship] – all attend Sunday worship plus at least one other event weekly
♦ “Blessed to bless” [Mercy] – all (not just deacons) helping with physical and spiritual needs
♦ “1 ¼, 1 ½, 2” [Teaching/Preaching] – number of Teaching Elders
The Five Snapshots of Freedom: What this will look like:
(these five key emphases of a healthy church are evidenced particularly in Acts 2:42-47)
♦ WORSHIP – Freed to be genuine and generous glory-givers.
I Corinthians 10:31
♦ OUTREACH – Freed to be genuine and generous hope-givers.
I Peter 3:15
♦ TEACHING/PREACHING – Freed to be genuine and generous truth-givers.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
♦ FELLOWSHIP – Freed to be genuine and generous care-givers.
♦ MERCY – Freed to be genuine and generous compassion-givers.