Staying on Course

Maintaining Our Core Values in the Midst of Many Obstacles

By Chris Hallock, October 11, 2020

The Heart of Grace Bible Church

The Great Commandment: Mark 12:30-31 (Push and hold on verses to see them in thier biblical context)

Loving God and Loving Others, this is the for all that we do here.

The Great Comission: Matthew 28:18-20

Our Mission:

To call all people to be fully followers of Christ

A fully devoted follower of Christ is someone who is growing continually in three relationships: love for God, love for believers, and love for unbelievers.

Our Core Values:

These core values are guiding principles that dictate what we do.


We unashamedly and uncompromisingly strive to be:

• Fully devoted to the Lord - (Luke 9:23)

• Grounded in Scripture - (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

• Transformed by the grace of the gospel – (Ephesians 2:8-9)

• Persistent in Prayer - (Colossians 4:2)


We unashamedly and uncompromisingly strive to be:

• Loving in our unity and fellowship - (Hebrews 10:24-25)

• Generously serving one another and our community - (1 Peter 4:10)

• Committed to reaching unbelievers - (Luke 19:10)

• Relevant and innovative - (1 Corinthians 9:22)

Loving God:

We unashamedly and uncompromisingly strive to be:

Fully devoted to the

Luke 9:23

Transformed by the of the .

Ephesians 2:8–10

Loving Others:

We unashamedly and uncompromisingly strive to be:

Generously one another and our community

Matthew 20:25


Do I like the music they play in the ballroom? Do I like the staff? Do I get good service and are my needs met? Is it pleasant and comfortable? Do I like the experience enough to sail with them again?


Is the ship flying the right flag and fighting for a clear, noble mission? Do the leaders understand that we serve higher authority? Do we gladly take their orders from Him? Is each individual given an opportunity to contribute in a significant way to the mission? Is every individual cared for, developed and honored in their efforts?

Relevant and

1 Corinthians 9:20–22

The building is now a hard cost:

If you have been regularly giving to the building fund, would you please shift that amount into your general fund giving?

2 Corinthians 9:7

If you attend GBC but you do not give, we challenge you to pray about giving