Our Story

Welcome to GracePointChurch, a warm and welcoming community of faith in the heart of New Brighton. Feel at ease. You’ll walk through the doors and into a swirl of friendly people.

Thank you so much for taking a look at GracePoint Church. We believe God has a dynamic purpose for your life and having a community of believers around you is a part of that purpose. We invite you to come join us for a Sunday service to see for yourself what God is doing at GracePoint. We believe that you will experience God like never before... We can say this because we see Him at work in our lives each week and we are not the same because of it!

Blessings,
Jared Carlson - Senior Pastor


 

Our Vision: Reaching Out While Transforming Within for the Glory of God

Reaching Out—
The biblical support for outreach is found in the Great Comission of Jesus (Matthew 28:18-20). We have been given the authority of Jesus to boldly live for Him and proclaim His great name. At GracePoint, we realize God has blessed us by being a church located on the corner of Silver Lake and Rice Creek roads in the city of New Brighton, Minn. We desire to have a global impact for the gospel of Jesus, but we are also focused on the people within our immediate community.

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth."  ~ Acts 1:8

While Transforming Within
At GracePoint, we believe spiritual transformation is the work of the Holy Spirit making us into the image of Christ. We realize that in addition to the work of the Spirit, we also must make it a daily habit of growing in Christ. As a result, we value discipleship at GracePoint. We value the discipline of learning and growing in God’s Word; we value relationships and the accountability that comes with participating in a community committed to living out our vision; we also value the ongoing mission of God to the world. While our encouragement is for you to come and worship; our challenge is for you to come, serve and be transformed.

"But thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed."  ~ Romans 6:17

For the Glory of God
From the beginning of Genesis through the end of Revelation, everything revealed is ultimately for the glory of God. We strive at GracePoint for this to be our ultimate goal. As children of God, we were created for His glory. We are instructed to live our lives in such a way that in ALL things God receives the glory. Scripture clearly tells us in Philippians 2:11, “that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

"Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God."  ~ 1 Corinthians 10:31

Our Values: GracePoint has two primary values

• outreach
• discipleship

Our aim is to fulfill our vision statement through outreach and discipleship. We desire to be a people who live like Christ and live for the glory of God.

Mission Markers: The purpose of our "mission markers" is to unite our church under the same conviction of why we exist as a church:

1. Exalt the name of Jesus
2. Proclaim the gospel
3. Equip the Saints
4. Defend the Faith
5. Engage beyond our walls

Our Goal: "... to present everyone complete in Christ Jesus"  ~ Colossians 1:28

GracePoint was founded in 1963, and belongs to an association of churches called Converge Worldwide. To find out more about our heritage, you can visit the Converge Worldwide website. GracePoint is celebrating 50 years of being at the corner of Silver Lake and Rice Creek Road. Click here to read about our 50 year history.