Membership Class

This was recorded January 27, 2024
Below you will find important information explaining the vision, values and doctrine of Grace Church, as well as the commitment that Grace Church members make when they join this local expression of the body of Christ. (Jan, 2024)


To make disciples for the glory of Christ

and the good of our city.

Our mission statement is about fulfilling the great commission in the spirit of the great commandment.



And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matt. 28:18-20)


“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matt. 22:37-39)

Making Disciples

We desire that every person in the Tri-Cities and beyond will hear the gospel and make a faith commitment to follow Jesus Christ.

 Exalting Christ

Jesus Christ is worthy of our worship, which is expressed through our songs of praise, our trust in him, and our obedience to his commands.

 Blessing Our City

We believe God has blessed us so that we can be a blessing to others. We do this through loving our neighbors and seeking to see the righteous rule of God realized in every corner of our community.

Grace Church Tri-Cities Membership Covenant

We, the members of Grace Church Tri-Cities, having placed our faith in Christ, and having expressed that faith through baptism in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, make the following commitments in dependence upon God:

We will submit to God’s Word as the final authority on all issues to which it speaks. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21).

We will continually labor and pray for the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace in our midst. (Ephesians 4:3; Colossians 3:12-16).

We will live in community together in Christ-like love – showing kindness, taking responsibility for each other, bearing one another’s burdens, and confronting sin as occasion may require. (John 13:34-35; Galatians 6:1-2).

We will handle any concern or grievance with one another by speaking directly with that person, seeking resolution without unhealthy delay or gossip. (Matthew 18:15-17; Ephesians 4:31; Proverbs 25:9).

We will not forsake the assembling of ourselves together, nor neglect to pray for each other (Hebrews 3:13, 10:23-25; James 5:16).

We will submit to the elders and other appointed leaders of the church as they seek to faithfully lead us, knowing that they will give account to Christ as Judge (Hebrews 13:17; 1 Peter 5:5).

We will work together for long-term, faithful, gospel-centered ministry in this church by energetically upholding our practices of worship, community discipline, and doctrine. (Jude 1:3; Philippians 1:27; 2 Timothy 1:13)

We will joyfully raise children in our care in the nurture and instruction of the Lord, and by a pure and loving example seek the salvation of our family and friends (Ephesians 6:4; 1 Peter 2:11-12).

We will seek to live carefully in the world, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, leading a new and holy life in Christ (Ephesians 4:22; Titus 2:12; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18).

We will seek the good of the society in which we live, namely, the righteous rule of God realized in every corner of our community (Jeremiah 29:7; 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12; Jeremiah 9:24).

We will contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations (2 Corinthians 4:11; 1 Timothy 5:17-18; 2 Corinthians 9:6-15).

We will, if any of us move away from this place, as soon as possible unite with some other church where we can continue to carry out the spirit of this covenant with a new community.

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all. Amen. (2 Corinthians 13:14)

No. Anyone is welcome to join in our community events without being formal members of Grace Church. You will not be treated in an exclusionary manner.