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To transform our neighborhoods, the next generation, and the nation through Jesus Christ.
Our mission statement can be summed up in 3 words:
together in united worship and teaching
in relationship as we follow Jesus
to unleash compassion and share with others
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Tim. 3:16,17
The Bible is our first and final authority for beliefs, faith, and practice and is truth without error.
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” – Matt. 28:19,20
The New Testament pattern and order is to hear the gospel, believe in Jesus Christ and then to be baptized. The method of New Testament baptism is immersion, symbolizing the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Each Christian has also “died” to the power of sin and has been raised to a new quality of life in Christ – Rom. 6:4.
“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Pet. 2:9
Each Christian believer has a direct relationship with God and is responsible for using his or her gifts to serve Him in ministry. 1 Pet. 4:10
We practice two ordinances – Baptism and the Lord’s Supper or Communion. One is not saved by being baptized and one does not receive God’s grace by partaking of the elements of the Lord’s Supper. We are saved by God’s gift of salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ. We obey Christ through New Testament baptism and celebrate His presence through the Lord’s Supper. – Acts 16:25–34 and 1 Cor. 11:17–34.
“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.” – Col. 1:15, Col. 1:18
His life, teachings, and spirit guide our ministry.
See the example of the decision of the church to choose men to help with the distribution of food in Acts 6:1–6 and numerous other such instances throughout the New Testament.
While we are a part of the Southern Baptist Convention, no outside governing body dictates how we minister. In this sense, we are completely independent. We do cooperate with other churches locally and nationally for the purposes of missions and evangelism.
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Graceland Baptist Church is guarded by our elders, guided by our staff, and gifted by the body. Authority for the day to day ministry matters of the church resides in their hands. These men are available for both counsel and prayer. Matters concerning church policy may be brought before the Elder Board.
The Deacons and Yokefellows at Graceland are part of the shepherding team to the church members. They prepare and distribute communion, welcome and greet guests at our portico, visit those who have been in the hospital, minister to our widows, and contact families that have experienced the death of a loved one.
In 1950, several men began a survey in the Lone Star area of New Albany, sensing God’s leading to plant a new church. By 1963, Pastor Elvis Marcum was called to take over leadership of Graceland, lending to the church adopting a greater vision for the city as they began reaching across New Albany. This vision has continued for more than 50 years; and, Graceland has had a track record for reaching out to people, building up Christ followers, and impacting the world for Jesus.