About Grace Church

A Fellowship of Believers in Gladstone, MI.

YOU ARE WELCOME HERE.

Our greatest desire is to know God, treasure His Word, worship Jesus, and share the Gospel through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Our Mission is to know Christ and to make Christ known, 
beginning in our Upper Peninsula community and then throughout the world.


Our History

Grace Church has been serving and ministering to the people of Gladstone and surrounding area for over 100 years. We are a part of the Converge Great Lakes family of churches. In 2007, we opened "Little Light of Mine," our preschool and childcare center that continues to serve our community families today. In Easter of 2010, we had our first worship service in our current building. We continue to serve the people of Delta County through the teaching of the Word and Spirit led worship. Join us!

 OUR HEART

We pray you would know you are loved by Jesus. There is GRACE for YOU!

Our Pastors

Pastor Tim Haugen

Lead Pastor

Pastor Jon Potes

Associate Pastor of Discipleship

Pastor Dave Hanson

Pastor of Worship

Pastor Jordan Pardee

Pastor of Student Ministries
 

What Grace Believes

The Bible

We teach that the sixty-six books of the Bible are God’s written revelation for all of mankind. These books were written by human authors under the perfect guidance of the Holy Spirit, so that the Bible is the very Word of God–supernaturally inspired in every word and absolutely free from error in the original documents. God’s Word is the final authority in all that it says. Therefore, it must be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.

The Triune God

We teach that the one true God eternally exists as three distinct persons –the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three persons of the Trinity are fully equal in divine nature, and they fulfill different yet complementary roles. The triune God is perfect, beautiful, and glorious in all of His attributes. These attributes include, but are not limited to: holiness, sovereignty, power, justice, wisdom, truth, faithfulness, mercy, goodness, and love. Because of God’s infinite worth, nothing should be honored or treasured more than God Himself.

Jesus Christ

We teach that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God and the promised Savior of mankind. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, and lived a perfect life free from sin and guilt. As the promised Messiah, Jesus Christ was crucified on a cross, and His death provided the all-sufficient atonement for sin. Jesus was bodily resurrected on the third day, He ascended into heaven, and now reigns over all things as the righteous Judge, the head of the church, and the supreme Lord.

The Holy Spirit

We teach that the Holy Spirit is the great Sanctifier and Helper of the church. The Holy Spirit regenerates sinful people, unites them with Christ, and seals them forever into God’s family. He comforts, assures, instructs, and empowers Christians for godly living and fruitful service. The Holy Spirit inspired the Scriptures, brings unity to the church, and gives spiritual gifts to the members of Christ’s body. Through His abiding presence, believers experience the enduring hope, peace, and joy that God gives to all of His children.

Salvation

We teach that all people have sinned against God, and therefore all stand under His just condemnation without defense or excuse. While this judgment will ultimately result in everlasting, conscious separation from God’s blessed presence, salvation is possible because of Jesus Christ’s redemptive work on the cross. Through His substitutionary atonement, Jesus paid the divine penalty for sin so that people might have their sins forgiven and be restored to a right relationship with their Creator.
Salvation is freely given when individuals, through the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of faith, repent of their sins, and believe in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Believers are immediately made spiritually alive and receive the gift of eternal life. They are forever adopted into God’s family, and as such, display evidence of God’s sanctifying work throughout their lives.

The Church

We teach that the church consists of all people who have a genuine faith in Jesus Christ. As members of Christ’s body, those in the church should regularly: devote themselves to the teaching, study, and application of God’s Word; seek the Lord in earnest prayer; experience the power of authentic, life-changing fellowship; and engage their community and the world with God’s truth through acts of compassion and witness. The church also practices two ordinances instituted by Christ: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. In all these things, the church pursues its ultimate purpose–to exalt Christ by spreading His glory and proclaiming His gospel.

The Future

We teach that all of human history is moving toward one climactic event: the certain return and final revelation of Jesus Christ. At Christ’s return all those opposed to God will be subject to His wrath, but the redeemed will receive eternal rewards and enter into an everlasting state of glory with Christ. God will end redemptive history by creating a new heaven and a new earth. There His people will finally experience unhindered worship of Him and enjoy everlasting fellowship with Christ and with one another. This certain hope should fill believers with great confidence and joy as they anticipate their blessed and eternal future.