Our Distinctives

 
 
ABOUT
GBF
 
Grace Bible Fellowship (GBF) exists to glorify God by fulfilling His Son’s commission to make disciples of in all nations (Matt 28:19-20). Its name derives from Acts 20:32 where the apostle Paul spoke of the church in Ephesus:
 
“And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.”
Acts 20-32
 
 
 
OUR
DISTINCTIVES
 
God’s grace and His Word builds a strong church. GBF stands distinct from clubs, groups, and organizations in that it upholds principles clearly taught in the Scriptures. 
 
Our desire is to present everyone fully mature in Christ, fruitful in life, for the glory of God (Col 1:28; Eph 4:15-16; 2 Tim 3:16-17).
 
These principles include the following:
 
1. GBF stands upon the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ
2. GBF faithfully practices expository preaching of the Scriptures
3. GBF upholds the sufficiency of Scripture in counseling people
4. GBF places priority on the family
5. GBF encourages parents to be actively involved in raising their children
6. GBF challenges believers to give high priority to the local church body
7. GBF emphasizes Reformed Theology and the sovereignty of God in human salvation
8. GBF teaches that miraculous gifts, including tongues, ceased after the apostolic age
9. GBF holds to a pre-tribulational, pre-millennial return of Christ & dispensationalism
 
Distinctive 1
LIFE CHANGING GOSPEL
 
Distinctive 2
EXPOSITORY PREACHING
 
Distinctive 3
BIBLICAL COUNSELING
 
Distinctive 4
PRIORITY OF FAMILY
 
Distinctive 5
BIBLICAL PARENTING
 
Distinctive 6
PRIORITY OF LOCAL CHURCH
 
Distinctive 7
REFORMED THEOLOGY
 
Distinctive 8
CESSATION OF MIRACULOUS GIFTS
Distinctive 9
PRE-TRIBULATION & PRE-MILLENNIAL RETURN OF CHRIST