Our Vision

GDC’s vision is to build disciples and rebuild lives through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. What does that look like?
 
Building disciples … This is done through intentional and relational mentorship. Disciples are students of God’s Word (2 Timothy 3:16-17). They are empowered by the Holy Spirit, and continually seek spiritual fruit in their lives (Galatians 5:22-24). Disciples are strengthened through time and trials (James 1:2-4). Disciples must be taught to grow in the grace and knowledge of God (2 Peter 3:17-18). Disciples encourage and hold one another accountable in this (Ephesians 4:11-16).
 
Rebuilding lives … This requires healing to take place, be that spiritual, physical or emotional (Psalm 103, 1 Thess. 5:23). Jesus was a healer of all three, and He expects His church to be the same. Everyone has needs, and everyone carries scars. Addiction, sickness, divorce, depression — and the list goes on and on. These are addressed through love and compassion gained in discipleship, and gift-oriented ministries built in response to the needs.
 
Grace, love, and fellowship … Paul closed his second letter to the Corinthian church with this statement. Those elements are necessary if we are to fulfill God’s will. It is by grace that we are saved and justified (Romans 3:24; Ephesians 2:8). Without grace, there is no hope. Love anchors the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:36-40). It is the true spiritual fruit (Galatians 5:22). If we don’t have love, we’re just making noise. (1 Corinthians 13). And this grace and love walks in unity with God and fellow believers. This is the example of a mighty church called “The Way.” Its members cared for one another and fellowshipped daily (Acts 2:42-47).  And so shall we!