"Loving God, Loving Others."
Though our official mission is longer, it all boils down to that phrase, taken from the following passage:
Grace Chapel is a local church in the northwestern part of Oakland County, Michigan, whose mission is to lead people into a growing relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
Loving God and Loving Others is a process. It’s the way Jesus taught it and modeled it. It’s loving God first and then loving others. It’s Jesus saying, "Deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow me. Then I’ll transform you into fishers of men" (make you into disciples who are growing and maturing in their relationship with the Father as expressed through visible evidence in your life.)
The book of Acts shows us that the disciples of Jesus caught His model for disciple-making:
We start this process where we live and then move out from there, moving locally to globally. This Biblical strategy needs a growing/maturing community to make it happen!