Grace and Truth Fellowship is a non-denominational assembly of believers currently meeting on U.S. Highway 231 in Ashville, Alabama, just south of the high school.
We are a group of very ordinary Christians who delight in the truth of God’s written Word (the Bible) and desire to faithfully teach it and apply it to all areas of life.
We rejoice in the core doctrines of the Christian faith: the Trinity, the full deity and humanity of Christ, His death on the Cross as a substitute for sinners, His bodily resurrection and future return, and salvation by grace through faith, resulting in a changed life and a desire for holiness. These truths we hold in common with Bible-believing churches everywhere.
If you were to visit with us, here are few things you might notice about our church:
- We believe that according to the Scriptures the local church is to be led by a group of elders rather than by one man designated as the pastor.
- We believe that passages such as 1 Corinthians 14 point toward a shared ministry and participative meetings, where various brothers may teach, exhort, and edify the assembly.
- We place a strong emphasis on family life and see the home in God’s design as a center of evangelism and discipleship. We like to say that at Grace and Truth Fellowship, parents are our youth pastors and children’s workers. All ages worship together here, and we try to avoid programs and activities that tend to fragment the family.
- We love the sound and sweet doctrines of God’s sovereign grace in election and salvation, so in that sense we would be considered “reformed” in our teaching. At the same time, of course, we proclaim that the gospel is offered freely to all men and that “whosoever will may come.”
- We observe the Lord’s Supper each week. This not only appears to be the pattern of the New Testament church, but it also keeps us grounded each Sunday in the glorious truths of the Cross and the gospel.
- While we deeply desire to experience the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives, our fellowship, and our ministry to others, we would not generally be considered Charismatic or Pentecostal.
- As far as worship style goes, most people would see us as rather conservative, but our goal is simplicity and heartfelt joy as we sing with grace in our hearts to the Lord.