We exist for the same reason that all things exist, for the glory of the Triune God (Psalm. 104:31; Rom. 11:36; Rev. 4:11). As Colossians 1:15-19 makes clear, all things were made by Him, through Him, and for Him. You and I were made for the glory of the King of all kings. Therefore everything that we do as a church is built upon this foundation.


 The Lord Jesus Christ was a preacher. He only had a limited time on earth and He spent the majority of His time preaching. He sent His disciples out with instructions to go and do exactly the same thing, Matt 28:18-20. Scripture itself gives us the priority of preaching in the life of the church (Acts 2:42, 2 Tim 4:1-2 ). Our Preaching therefore is: Expositional (Preaching that comes ‘out of’ the Text), Christcentric (Luke 24:13-32), & Spirit Dependent (1 Cor 2:14). (Examples can be found here, here, and here).


 Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs are welcome as long as they burst forth from the truth of Who God is and what He has done (Col 3:16).


Ministry means service, and as rescued sinners, we long to serve our King by pouring out our lives for people in this world. This includes intentional evangelism, feeding the poor, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and imprisoned, and biblical counseling.


We believe that the training, education, and discipline of every child is the responsibility of their parents (Deut 6:7 Deut 11:19, Eph 6:4). Therefore children are encouraged to sit with their parents during our meetings just as they did during the earthly ministry of our Lord as seen in Matt 14:21 (“besides women and children”). We do have times where children are given special meetings and care, however these times are never to replace the role of a father or mother.


 Our teachings are most closely aligned with historical, evangelical, reformed baptist views (the 1689 LBC is a good example of historical Baptist teachings). We hold to all five of the Doctrines of Grace at GCA, however, with those who differ on secondary doctrinal points we would say along with the reformer John Calvin “In essentials unity, in nonessentials charity, in all things Jesus Christ.”