About Grace Baptist Church
We are a Reformed Baptist Congregation that has been located here in
South Central PA since 1969. We are a member of ARBCA (The Association
of Reformed Baptist Churches of America), an association of churches
which all subscribe to the London Baptist Confession of 1689, and that
seeks to promote mutual fellowship, cooperation and support for
missions and church planting endeavors both in North America and
around the world.
Our mission is to glorify God as a local community of gospel-centered
only as He commands and in spirit and truth (Jn. 4:24; Acts 2:42).
one another by exercising our spiritual gifts (I Cor. 12:4-7; Eph.
the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world (Mt. 28:18-20; Acts 1:8).
out a biblical worldview in all spheres of life (Jer. 29:7; Mt.
We embrace that heritage handed down from the 16th Century Protestant
Reformation which has been summarized in what are referred to as "The
Five Solas": Sola Scriptura, Sola Fide, Sola Gratia, Solus Christus
and Soli Deo Gloria
We believe the Bible alone is the inspired Word of God, inerrant,
infallible and sufficient.
We subscribe to the London Baptist Confession of 1689 as a faithful
summary of what the Bible teaches.
We adhere to a Reformed view of doctrine and worship.
We affirm that Sunday is "The Lord's Day" according to the Bible and
that it is the Sabbath for the Christian era. This means that it is
to be remembered and kept holy according to the principle of the
We view corporate worship as the center piece of the Christianˈs
keeping of the Lordˈs Day.
We practice the baptism of believers upon a credible profession of
faith in Jesus Christ.
We look forward to the personal, physical return of Jesus Christ to
We are non-Pentecostal.
We are ruled by a plurality of elders under the headship of Jesus
We encourage the exercise of God-given gifts in service to others.
We emphasize consecutive, expository preaching.
We require of each other in our daily walk and conversation loyal
obedience to all those moral precepts established in Godˈs Word and
especially in the 10 commandments.
We practice biblical church discipline.
We are devoted to reverent, God-centered, biblically-ordered worship.
We are committed to private and corporate prayer.
We are actively involved in world missions.
We are community-minded.
We are calling lost sinners to faith in Christ and repentance toward
We cooperate with like-minded churches.
We care about being responsible, godly citizens
We help prepare future church leaders.
We support and practice biblical counseling.
We affirm, assist and encourage families.
We promote fellowship throughout the week.
More information about congregation can be found by following the
links in the sidebar.