Grace Life Church exists to bring God's love to the community of Marshall, MN one person at a time, and lead them to be fully devoted followers of Christ.
At Grace Life Church, we have five main values: following the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Love, being Spirit-Led, believing the Bible is the authoritative word of God, and participating in Discipleship.
1. The Gospel of Jesus Christ
We believe that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the only way to be saved from the penalty of our sin and be re-connected with God.
Romans 1:16-17 (NLT): "For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile. This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.” Read more...
We believe that because Christ demonstrated His love by giving His life for us, we should obey His command to do the same by living sacrificially every day for the sake of others.
1 Corinthians 12:31-13:1 (NLT): "So you should earnestly desire the most helpful gifts. But now let me show you a way of life that is best of all. If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal."
John 13:34 (NLT): "So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other."
We believe the Holy Spirit speaks to believers through his Living Word, which leads believers in waging war against the sin nature. The Holy Spirit glorifies God and edifies the church by revealing Jesus Christ in and through human vessels. (Take a spiritual gifts test!) The work of the Holy Spirit is to manifest the active presence of God in the world, and especially in the church such as 1 Corinthians 12 and Ephesians 4.
Galatians 5:16, 18 (NLT): "So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves... But when you are directed by the Spirit, you are not under obligation to the law of Moses."
Acts 1:5, 8 (NLT): "John baptized with water, but in just a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit... But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
4. The Bible is the Authoritative Word of God
At Grace Life we believe all scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that all God’s people may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NLT): "All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work."
At Grace Life we believe followers of Jesus must be trained to grow in maturity so that they can also train others to follow Jesus Christ.
Matthew 28:19-20 (NLT): "Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”