Here at GCF we believe that there are certain absolute truths found in the word of God that
shape who we are individually as well as how we operate as a body, the church.  Every church
has a set of principles and philosophies that reveal what they are all about.  Any church that is
Christ centered finds these truths in the word of God, the Bible, and seek to build according to
the pattern revealed in scripture.  Our core beliefs directly support the vision and mission God
has revealed to us here at GCF.  These are principles that we will not compromise, and we hope
that all who embrace the vision of GCF embrace these truths and principles also.

The following is a list of core values that drive us into fulfilling the divine purpose of God.
The Lord Jesus Christ
We believe in one God manifested in the persons of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit as
revealed in scripture; distinguishable yet indivisible and equal.  The only way to salvation is found
through Jesus Christ.  In order to be saved you must receive Christ (John 14:6).

The Bible
We believe in the inerrancy and accuracy of the word of God.  It is God’s inspired word, it is the
trustworthy authority for the Christian Faith from which stem all of our beliefs.  
(II Timothy 3:16; 2:15)

The Local Church
We are a Multi-ethnic, Spirit-filled, Christ worshiping, Bible believing church.  The local church is
a place for believers old and new, of all backgrounds & walks of life, to come and be nurtured
with the word of God.  The purpose of God is being accomplished through the vehicle of the
local church.  (Acts 2:47; 15:3)

The Faith Church
We believe that faith is a tool that God has placed in man that he might live above his
circumstances and the dictates of what he sees with his eyes.  To live his life in the truth and
knowledge of God. (Hebrews 11:6)

The Church in the Home
We believe that meeting in small groups we call "life groups" in homes throughout our city helps
us build and establish new relationships.  It is a means to cultivate unity and engage in
strengthening, supporting and sharing our lives with one another.

The Church of Leaders; a disciple-making church
We believe that every Christian has a responsibility for the knowledge of the gospel that has
been given to them.  A Church of Leaders is a church of disciple-makers.  Actively involved in
the great commission. (Matthew 28:19)

The Giving Church
At GCF we believe that tithing and giving offerings is one of the most basic practices to the
Christian walk.  Tithing is our opportunity to show God that we trust him with our finances and
that we put the work of the Lord first (Malachi 3:10, Matthew 6:21).  Our goal is always to be
generous towards the work of the Lord!

The Praying Church
We believe that the House of the Lord is a house of prayer (Isaiah 56:7, Luke 19:46)!  It is our
responsibility as a church to stand in the gap for those that have yet to receive Christ.

The Worshiping Church
We believe that worship is a powerful weapon for the believer, not only does it please the Lord it
benefits his people, ushering them into His presence where they can be changed by His
presence.  
(Psalm 100:4)

The Spirit-Filled Church
We believe that the Spirit-filled life is for any and every believer who wants it!  The Christian walk
is not a walk through the mundane and the harsh realities of life, it is a great adventure in the
power of God in Christ who has overcome the world on our behalf!  
(Acts 4:31)

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is a separate experience from salvation.  The
initial evidence, shown most often in scripture, to being baptized in the Holy Spirit is speaking in
tongues.  
(Acts 1:8; 2:4; 8:17)

Women in Ministry
The church needs women in ministry!  In the past women have been held back by inaccurate
teaching about what the Bible has to say about women being ministers of the gospel.  We
believe that each and every daughter of God can have full expression in the body of Christ and
function in all areas of ministry!
 (Galatians 3:28, Acts 16:14)

The Deliverance Ministry
We believe there is a kingdom of light as well as a kingdom of darkness.  The devil is real and he
is out to steal kill and destroy.  According to scripture he and the demons will be judged and cast
into the lake of fire.  The only time he has to rob and attack Christians is this time before the
Lord’s return.
(Isaiah 61:1, Luke 4:18, Matthew 10:8)

The Church of and to all nations
We believe in spreading the gospel to every nation on the earth. (Revelations 14:6)

The Eternal Purpose of God
We believe that God’s plan is prevailing in the earth!  We believe in the victorious church of the
last days, who’s glory outshines that of the former house!