Our Story

Our Story:

Welcome to GracePoint Church!  We are a multi-generational community that loves to exalt the name of Jesus, proclaim the gospel, edify the saints, defend the faith, and engage beyond our walls.

We are passionate about God’s Word, growing in our faith together, and demonstrating that faith through fruitful acts of service.  We would love to see you at one of our Sunday services.  You will find that GracePoint is full of caring people, authentic worship, engaging teaching, and opportunities for growth.  No matter where you are in your spiritual journey, I can promise you that God will meet you right where you are!

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 Commission 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 has been at the corner of Silver Lake and Rice Creek Road for over 50 years. Click here to access and read the booklet compiled for our 50th year celebration.