Our Beliefs – Grace Church Launceston

Church isn’t about success, money, the number of people involved, or anything like that.

Church is all about God and his grace. The Triune God calls people to know him in Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit. We want to be a church which praises God for his glorious grace (Ephesians 1:6).

It’s our prayer that we’d be a part of what God is doing here in Tassie.

What do we hope to become?

Our prayer is that, by God’s grace, many people of all ages and backgrounds come know the grace of God in Christ. We hope to be a church which worships him, grows together and witnesses to him in word and deed in every part of life. We want to love and serve Hadspen, the south west suburbs of Launceston, and nearby towns. All to the praise of his glorious grace (Ephesians 1:6).

Worshipping God: We want to respond to God’s wonderful grace to us in Jesus by being a people who live for him. The worship of God is the goal of our lives now and forever. This will be expressed in every part of life. However, this culminates as the church gathers to worship God on Sundays: Trinitarian, Christ exalting, joy filled, biblically based worship.

Growing together: By God’s grace, we hope to become a group of people who God are growing together in Jesus and growing more like Jesus. We want to demonstrate a growing love for God and for each other. We aim to become a church which is always learning what it means to trust and obey Jesus in every area of our lives.

Witnessing to Christ: Our prayer is that we will witness to God’s grace in Christ in word and deed. Our goal is that we would be a church which preaches Jesus and makes disciples of him. We hope to be a church which reflects God’s lavish generosity by serving and loving the wider community. We desire to witness to and serve Jesus in our vocations, workplaces, relationships, education, and recreation.

What do we believe?

At Grace Presbyterian Church Launceston we are a Christian church first and foremost. As a Christian church we believe the Bible is God’s word and as such it is the highest authority and standard.

We are evangelical in that we believe that Jesus is Lord and his gospel is to be proclaimed. He is good news for those who repent of their sins and believe in him.

We are reformed in the way which we understand God’s word, the Bible. We also agree with the truths expressed in the ancient orthodox creeds and confessions of the church.

We are presbyterian and part of the Presbyterian Church of Tasmania and Australia, holding to the Westminster Confession of Faith read in the light of a Declaratory Statement.

He is a little about what we believe:

God: We believe that there is one true God who exists eternally in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Bible: We believe that God speaks to us. The Bible, the Old and New Testaments, is God’s word for us today. In it, God gives us everything we need to know him and is authoritative for every part of life.

Creation: We believe that God made the universe, his creation, that he sustains and powerfully rules over everything and deserves all praise from us.

Fall: We believe that each of us have turned away from God and deserve condemnation for our sin. Sin affects all parts of God’s good creation. This includes our relationship with God, with each other, and with God’s world.

Redemption: We believe that Jesus is our saviour who lived the perfect life we couldn’t live, and died the death we deserve for our sin, was raised to life, and is now in heaven reigning over all things. The Father calls us and the Holy Spirit unites us to Jesus. Those who put their faith in Jesus are united to him, receive the forgiveness of their sins and are given new life. Jesus’ people are called to serve him, empowered by the Holy Spirit, in every part of life.

Glorification: We believe that Jesus will return. On that day he will judge the world, defeat evil, sin and death, and renew all things. His church, those who trust in Jesus, will be bodily raised. The church will see God face to face. His people will live with him forever in a renewed and glorified new heavens and earth.

We’d love to discuss these things with you! Get in touch with us on the connect page for more information.