Who We Are
Our call is to preach Jesus Christ, God's Son, as the Savior, Healer, Baptizer with the Holy Spirit, and Coming King.
We are a church with a mission, the "Great Commandment" and the "Great Commission". We believe in the model of the early church as described in Acts chapter 2 in that the bigger we get as a church, the smaller we grow into groups, both through large-group celebration and small-group fellowship where relationship and discipleship can happen. Like the roots of a Sequoia grove, we believe it is important to intertwine and entangle our lives together in fellowship and community with one another, bringing strength to the entire body.
We aim to be a church without walls as we reach out into our mountain communities and beyond to share the love and Good News of Jesus Christ with all people no matter where they are in their faith journey.
Our heart is to serve you. If there is anything that we can do to assist you as you browse around The Grove Online, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to meeting with you in person, and getting to know you better. Thanks again, we hope to see you Sunday!
WHO We Are
"This We Believe"
1. THE HOLY SCRIPTURES
We believe the Bible is God-inspired 2 Timothy 3:16, 17.
2. THE ETERNAL GODHEAD
We believe God is Triune: Father, Son and Holy Spirit 2 Corinthians 13:14.
3. THE FALL OF MAN
We believe man was created in the image of God, but that by voluntary disobedience he fell from perfection Romans 5:12.
4. THE PLAN OF SALVATION
5. SALVATION THROUGH GRACE
We believe we have no righteousness and must come to God, pleading the righteousness of Christ Ephesians 2:8.
6. REPENTANCE & ACCEPTANCE
7. THE NEW BIRTH
8. DAILY CHRISTIAN LIFE
We believe it is the will of God that we are sanctified daily, growing constantly in the faith Hebrews 6:1.
9. WATER BAPTISM AND THE LORD’S SUPPER
We believe baptism by immersion is an outward sign of an inward work Matthew 28:19. We believe in the commemoration of the Lord’s Supper by the symbolical use of the bread and the juice of the vine 1 Corinthians 11:24, 25.
10. BAPTISM WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe the baptism with the Holy Spirit empowers believers and that His incoming is after the same manner as in Bible days Acts 2:4.
11. THE SPIRIT-FILLED LIFE
We believe it is the will of God that we daily walk in the Spirit Ephesians 4:30-32.
12. THE GIFTS & FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
We believe the Holy Spirit has gifts to bestow upon the Christian (1 Corinthians 12:1-11) and that we should show spiritual fruit as evidence of a Spirit-filled life Galatians 5:22.
14. DIVINE HEALING
We believe divine healing is the power of Christ to heal the sick in answer to the prayer of faith James 5:14-16.
15. THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
We believe the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17.
16. CHURCH RELATIONSHIP
17. CIVIL GOVERNMENT
We believe laws should be upheld at all times, except in things opposed to the will of God Romans 13:1-5.
18. THE FINAL JUDGEMENT
We believe hell is the place of eternal torment for all who reject Christ as their Savior Revelation 20:10-15.
We believe soul winning is the primary responsibility of the Church James 5:20.
22. TITHES AND OFFERINGS
Our Statement of Doctrine