About Grace

Who are we
Vision Statement
Core Values
Our History
Our Beliefs
Our Stories
Pastoral Staff
Administrative Staff
Ministry Partners


Who we are

Grace is a church where people of all backgrounds and from many different places in their spiritual journey can come and grow. Each Sunday we are encouraged in our faith as we spend time in heart-felt worship, listening to Christ-centered preaching, and getting involved in ministries that promote healthy relationships with others seeking to live like Jesus.

Our ministry campus is located in the scenic community of Gladstone, just north of Escanaba along the shores of Little Bay de Noc in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula. (Although we enjoy a small town atmosphere, the Lord is growing Grace into a larger regional church, as we reach out to people from all over Delta County and other parts of Upper Michigan. Our worship service is currently being broadcast at Pinecrest Medical Facility in Powers each Sunday.

We give thanks to the Lord, as he continues to bring new people to Grace that are looking for a church family. We are also excited that so many are growing in faith, as we learn to apply God's Word to our every day lives. Our hope is that the Lord will continue to work through us to reach our community. We believe every one needs to hear the story of God's love; and we want to take the Good News of Jesus to our friends and neighbors.

Wherever you are in your spiritual journey, we invite you to come and see what God is doing in our church family. Join us for worship on Sunday mornings at 10:30 am. We also encourage you to check out some of the other ministries that are scheduled throughout the week.

Vision Statement

  “To know Christ and to make Christ known.”

    Philippians 3:7-10; Matthew 28:16-20

Core Values

1.   We believe that the church is to be Christ-centered. Hebrews 12:1-3;  
       Philippians 2:5-11

2.   We believe that the church is to hold forth God's Word, in preaching and 
       teaching, for it is the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
       Philippians 2:15-16; II Timothy 3:14-17

3.   We believe that doing church as a team is God's design for effective
       ministry. Ephesians 4:11-16; I Corinthians 12:12-27

4.   We believe in identifying and equipping emerging leaders for service in the
      church. II Timothy; I Kings 19:19-21

5.   We believe that prayer is essential to the life and ministry of the church. II  
      Chronicles 7:14; Matthew 21:12-13

6.   We believe in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with all people,
       beginning in our community and then throughout the world. Acts 1:8;
       Matthew 9:35-38

7.    We believe in developing fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Luke
       14:25-35; II Timothy 4:7

8.    We believe we are called to holy living. I Peter 1:15-16; II Peter 3:11

9.    We believe that loving one another is a powerful testimony and a blessing
        to the church. John 13:35; II Thessalonians 1:3

10.  We believe in the value of small groups and the accountability this brings.
        Proverbs 27:17; Luke 22:14-38