Welcome to Grace Assembly, Lynchburg, VA.

Grace Assembly Membership Statement

  • As followers of Jesus Christ, we joyfully and thoughtfully enter into a bond of mutual edification,1 fellowship,2 and accountability3 with the other believers of this body under the name of Grace Assembly.  I have repented of my sin, 4 trusted in Christ as my only Savior and Lord,5 and have been baptized as a true believer.6
  • May God’s grace sustain us to faithfully participate within this local church in worship, prayer, study, fellowship, and the ordinances of baptism and communion.7  May this grace assist us to offer our spiritual gifts for the common good;8 through our involvement, and even sacrifice, that we may seek to illustrate within our own families and the watching world, the immense significance of life in the body of Christ.9
  • In addition to the regular meetings of the church and in the spirit of a true disciple of Christ, we desire to be trained in the discipline and instruction of the Lord, seeking to develop Christian character, knowledge, and skills.10  Further, each member is responsible for ensuring that the teaching, doctrines, and general direction of the church are Biblically sound.11
  • May the Lord grant us doctrinal unity with a humble and teachable spirit,12 willing to be taught according to our statement of faith13
  • May we submit to one another in fellowship with all members, regardless of race, age,  gender, background, social status, or level of education, since all are of equal value in Christ.14
  • May we find grace to pursue peace, looking for opportunities to do good to all people, but especially with other believers, always being slow to take offense and eager to reconcile.15  May we thereby shun gossip and divisive words, knowing that they are destructive to Christian fellowship. 16
  • May the Spirit of Christ cause us to live a life that is above reproach. And may we be just and honest in our dealings and faithful in our responsibilities and commitments. May we abide by the standards of sexual purity and ethical integrity as taught in the Bible. 17
  • May we seek the preservation of marriage, knowing that God hates divorce.18
  • May we find grace to watch over each other19 through prayer,20 helping in sickness and distress,21 promoting spiritual growth,22 restraining from sin, 23 and stirring up love and good deeds.24
  • May we submit to the church’s discipline upon each of us and lovingly assume our responsibility to participate in the discipline of other members, as taught in Scripture.25
  • May we contribute cheerfully and regularly to this church for its general ministry and expenses, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the Gospel throughout the world. May we be faithful stewards of all our resources, avoiding all forms of greed.26
  • May we seek the salvation of our family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, acquaintances, and people of all nations.27
  • In summary, may the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ cause us to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and may we love others as Christ has loved us.28


Scripture Proofs:

1 Romans 14:19; 1 Corinthians 12:7; 14:26; Ephesians 4:16, 29; 1 Thessalonians 5:11
2 Acts 2:42; 1 Corinthians 1:9; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 4:1-3; Philippians 2:1-4
3 Proverbs 27:17; Matthew 18:15-17; Galatians 6:1; 2Thessalonians 3:6, 14-15; James 5:16; 2 John 8
4 Matthew 4:17; Mark 1:15; Luke 13:1-5; Acts 2:38; 17:30; 26:20; 2Corinthians 7:10
5 John 3:16; Acts 4:12; 16:30-31; Romans 10:9-10
6 Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; 8:36-38; 10:47-48
7 Matthew 28:19; Luke 22:14-20; Acts 2:41-47; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Hebrews 10:24-25
8 Romans 12:3-8; 1Corinthians 12:4-7, 18-27; Ephesians 4:11-16
9 Matthew 6:19-21, 24-26; 16:24; Hebrews 10:24-25; James 4:1-5; 1Peter 2:9-10; 1 John 2:15-17
10 Deuteronomy 6:4-7; Proverbs 22:6; Ephesians 6:4; 1Timothy 4:7; Hebrews 5:13-14; 1Peter 2:1-3; 2Peter 1:5-11; 3:17-18
11 Acts 17:10-11
12 Psalm 133:1; Romans 15:5-6; 1Corinthians 1:10; 2Corinthians 13:11; Ephesians 4:1-6; Philippians 2:2
13 Ephesians 4:11-14; 1Timothy 4:16; Titus 1:9; 2:1; Hebrews 13:17; James 3:1
14 Romans 10:12; Galatians 3:26-28; James 2:1-5
15 Matthew 5:23-24; Romans 12:18; 13:1-5; 14:19; 1 Corinthians 13:4-7; Colossians 3:12-15; Hebrews 12:14; James 1:19-20
16 Proverbs 6:16-19; 10:19; Romans 16:17; Ephesians 4:29, 31; 1 Timothy 5:13; Titus 3:10-11; James 3:6-10
17 Proverbs 10:9; Micah 6:8; Matthew 5:16, 37; Luke 16:10; 1 Corinthians 6:18; 2 Corinthians 6:3; Galatians 5:22; Ephesians 4:25; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-7; Titus 2:6-8; Hebrews 13:4
18 Malachi 2:16; Matthew 5:31-32; 19:3-9; Mark 10:2-12; Luke 16:18; 1 Corinthians 7
19 1 Corinthians 10:24; Galatians 6:1-2, 10; Philippians 2:4
20 2 Corinthians 1:11; Ephesians 6:18; Philippians 1:19; 1 Thessalonians 5:25; James 5:14-16
21 Matthew 25:34-40; Romans 12:13, 15; Galatians 6:2, 10; Philippians 4:14; 1 John 3:16-18
22 Titus 2:1-15; Hebrews 5:12-14; 2 Peter 3:17-18
23 Proverbs 24:11; Galatians 6:1; 1 Timothy 5:20; James 5:19-20
24 Ephesians 2:10; Titus 2:1-10; 3:8, 14; Hebrews 10:24; 13:16
25 Matthew 18:15-17; 1 Corinthians 5; 2 Thessalonians 3:6,14-15; 1 Timothy 5:20
26 Malachi 3:8-10; 2 Corinthians 8:1-7; 9:6-7; Philippians 4:18
27 Matthew 9:36-38; 28:18-20; Romans 10:14-15; 1 Corinthians 9:19-22; 2 Corinthians 5:18-20; 1 Peter 3:15
28 Mark 12:28-31; John 13:34-35; 1 Corinthians 13:1-3; 1 John 3:16-19; 4:7-21