Our Mission and purpose
- Grace Coastal is a church in the PCA which seeks to be “Faithful to the Scriptures, True to the Reformed Faith, and Obedient to the Great Commission.”
What is a PCA Church? The PCA is an Evangelical and Reformed Presbyterian denomination.
- By Evangelical, we mean that we emphasize the gospel (good news of salvation) through faith in Jesus Christ, as well as affirming other orthodox Christian doctrines and holding to the inerrancy of Scripture.
- By Reformed, we mean that we are connected to the teachings of the historic church and the doctrinal beliefs recovered by the Reformation. These doctrinal beliefs are expressed in the Westminster Confession of Faith with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms. All officers (elders and deacons) of the Presbyterian Church in America must personally subscribe to and uphold the teachings of the Westminster Confession of Faith.
- By Presbyterian, we describe our representative form of church government. Local churches are governed by a “Session” of “presbyters” (elders), elected by the members of the congregation. Representatives of local churches within a geographical area compose a “presbytery.” Representatives of presbyteries meet annually at “General Assembly.” Thus, through the combined efforts and resources of all of the churches, we are enabled to advance God’s Kingdom much more effectively. The Committees and Agencies of the PCA help lead this Kingdom work.
- Our vision at Grace Coastal is that in proclaiming Jesus through the ordinary means of grace, we may 'present everyone mature in Christ' (Col.1:28). This being a year of transition, our theme for 2023 follows the Apostle Paul’s admonition that churches strive towards a strong, biblical infrastructure (Titus 1:5). We envision a church with faithful elders and deacons serving our people alongside a robust teaching ministry so that we may equip all the saints for the work of ministry (Eph. 4:12).