Our mission is simply to equip and edify the Body of Christ so that we are enabled to effectively do experience the fullness of life that God desires for us to enjoy. This is mainly accomplished by revealing the truths about our identity in Christ and what He provided by establishing our new, grace based covenant.
Grace Covenant Christian Center (GCCC) was formally started in April 2010 by Bob and Carla Woods out of a desire to start a New Covenant, grace based ministry to spread the truth of all that God has provided through His Son, Jesus Christ.
The Lord began to reveal these New Covenant truths to the Woods’ after Bob lost his job as the recession started in 2008. Humbled by the layoff, God began to reveal the New Covenant and true Gospel to Bob through several New Covenant teachers.
We quickly discovered that God deals with mankind through covenants and this New Covenant was established off of the foundation of Jesus’ death and resurrection. Christ fulfilled the Law Covenant on the cross and established this New (grace based) Covenant upon His resurrection. It is a covenant where God has blessed and provided for man in every way possible. A Covenant that reveals He has never been upset at us because it is a covenant of peace. Jesus took all of our sin, diseases, punishment and curses on the cross. God was able to fully reconcile with man because of Christ’s finished work at Calvary. Under this covenant, Jesus took all that we deserved so that we now can be seen by the Father through the lens of His Son. We have access to all that Jesus is and all He has right here and now. This is the good news of the Gospel.
These New Covenant realities are so different than most believers are taught in Christian based churches today. The Law Covenant (given to Moses) focused on the Israelites performance toward God. If they followed the rules set forth, good things happened to them but if they broke the rules then bad things would happen. In contrast, the New Covenant is about God providing for all of mankind equally. Things changed dramatically at the cross where Jesus Christ established this New Covenant. Jesus provided this act of love so we, as mankind, could be fully reconciled with our Heavenly Father. The only way God could regain that intimate relationship was if He took all of our sin out of the way which is what Jesus accomplished in His death at Calvary. When Christ took all of our sins we were not even born yet which means all of our sins were in the future. The significance of this is that all of mankind’s sins, (past, present and future) were exterminated and forgiven forever – before we were ever born. God promised He would never remember them anymore (Hebrews 8:12). We, of course, must appropriate that gift of grace through our persuasion in His Word to us. That Word’s name is Jesus. This persuasion is what the Bible refers to as faith. Faith is not an effort based, one time activity – it’s an on-going activity of hearing the Good News Word over and over again until we become fully persuaded.
We always want to point people to the finished work of Jesus, His death, burial and resurrection. We believe all scripture should be interpreted through this finished work of the cross. Grace and truth came through Jesus and everything (including mankind) was made by Him, for Him and through Him. That means all our sufficiency comes from living in Christ. One of the major responsibilities of our ministry is to help people know and experience who they are “in Christ”. As believers, He lives in us and becomes our only source!
Let’s be real, none of us have it all together. Each of us sin every day however because we live in Christ and He is our righteousness, it allows us to constantly be in right standing with the Father. This reality, when we are persuaded about it in our heart (belief system), allows us to start down the path of becoming a holistically healthy person (spiritually, emotionally, mentally, physically and every other way). As we discover who we are in Christ, it will allow healing to take place in our heart, mind and soul.
Building a ministry is not our focus. Church is not a building; it is us, the body of Christ! Church and/or ministry was never meant to be the center of our life; Christ should be that hub. Serve where you are called, not where the church calls you! Healthy Christians can give to others out of the abundance that Christ has given to them in the Grace Covenant and after they sit at His feet receiving from Him.
We have a simple saying at Grace Covenant – “Love people, use money – not the other way around”. One of our core founding principles is that we want to impact the world “one person at a time”. Our underlying goal here is to help believer’s become healthy based on pointing them to who they are and what they have in Christ.
Thank you for helping us promote the message of God's grace around the world!
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