Jesus said that the greatest commandment of all is to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and all your mind and all your strength” (Mark 12:30). It shouldn’t come as a surprise, then, when so many churches are saying that their mission is just that. We are no different. We believe that the most potentially transforming reality a person can experience is within a developing relationship with God. When the heart possesses a strong affection for God, weaknesses tend to be made strong and stubborn areas tend to soften. This works wonders in personal spiritual growth, marriage, the workplace, and any other area of human practicality.
We believe that a person enters this blessed life through faith in Jesus Christ. That is why the second half of our mission is to bring the gospel of Christ to people, nourish their resulting faith, disciple them in the faith, and then equip them in the faith for service in the kingdom of God (Mark 16:15; Lk. 24:47; John 21:16-17; Matt. 28:19-20; Eph. 4:11-12).
Grandview Christian Assembly cares for the root, the shoot, and the fruit of human beings. The root level, the deepest part of the human heart, is the place where the knowledge of God and all the interactions with the Holy Spirit take place (Mt. 13:1-9, 2 Pet. 3:18, Gal. 4:6). The shoot, the visible developmental stage of a Christian, expresses itself in service, responsibility, and accountability (1 Pet. 4:10-11). Finally, the fruit of the Christian life is evidenced in Christ-like virtues and effective ministry to others (Gal. 5:22-23, John 15:1-8, Rom. 1:13). This is our joy, and at any given time, we’re invested in some area of the total picture.