GRACE LIFE CHURCH OF ANKENY EXISTS TO SHARE ALL OF CHRIST, WITH ALL PEOPLE, FOR ALL OF LIFE.
Our Values and Beliefs
The Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts. It alone is the highest and final authority for all matters of Christian life and belief.
The Triune God
There is One True and Living God, who eternally exists in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—who are equal in every divine perfection and who execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, and redemption.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, fully God and fully man, who became human without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. He was sent by the Father to reveal God and redeem sinful humanity. We believe in His sinless life, substitutionary, atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, and constant intercession for His people.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit works progressively to transform genuine believers more and more into the image of Christ. His work is carried on in our hearts through such appointed means as the study of Scripture, prayer, worship, and fellowship with other believers. The Holy Spirit also empowers believers for Christian witness and service while giving gifts for the building up of the body of Christ, the church.
Salvation is a gift that comes only by God’s grace, from the miracle of regeneration through faith in Jesus Christ. Anyone who turns from their sin and trusts in Jesus Christ receives forgiveness of sins and the gift of eternal life.
The Gospel is the good news of God’s saving actions towards sinners through Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ, the eternal son of God, took on human nature, lived a sinless life, died a substitutionary death for sinners, and rose from the dead.