Theologically, Grace is a graciously Reformed church. We are committed to the doctrines of grace that we believe are taught in Scripture and were recovered during the Reformation. The kind of preaching and teaching that you will hear at Grace is Reformed and stresses the authority of Scripture, the sovereignty of God, and addresses the depravity of humankind. We believe in preaching the entirety of the Gospel in a sound yet relevant fashion.
Some of our theological “influences” are dead theologians like Martin Luther, John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards, and many of the Puritans (e.g. John Owen, Thomas Watson, Richard, Baxter, etc). We also have been influenced by contemporary pastors and theologians like John Piper, R.C. Sproul, Tim Keller, Paul Tripp, and Wayne Grudem, to name a few. We also would link arms with ministries like The Gospel Coalition, 9 Marks, The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, and Together for the Gospel.
While we love Reformed theology, we never want anyone to feel that they must embrace all of our beliefs to be a part of Grace. We love what we believe because we believe that it is taught in Scripture, therefore, you will hear Reformed theology taught at Grace. But we never want to “bully” anyone with our beliefs.
In non-essential doctrines and areas of preference (like end times/eschatology, old-Earth vs. young Earth, schooling choices, or style of worship) we emphasize humility and love. There is more agreement in some areas than in others, but mostly we want to encourage: humility, love for one another, a primary focus on the Gospel, and a realization that we are a family made up of different backgrounds, preferences, and convictions. What better atmosphere to learn and practice the love and humble service of Christ?