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GIVING

As followers of Christ, we believe that generosity is a mark of maturity in discipleship. God has given to us his limitless grace, steadfast love, and unending provision through the cross of Christ. In turn, our lives, bank accounts, and actions should reflect that generosity.

When it comes to talking about finances, we know that it’s not the most comfortable topic. We get it. Talking about giving isn’t everyone’s favorite. It seems like as soon as any church mentions wallets, checkbooks, and bank account balances, everyone gets uneasy. But we also know the Bible is pretty clear about how we should handle our money. So we don’t want to shy away from talking about this very important thing simply because it’s been mishandled by others. We have an opportunity to show the world how believers live differently, even with the way we spend.

In 2 Corinthians 8, Paul talks about the Macedonian churches who gave to support the work of Paul and those who worked with him out of even their poverty “...their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part. For they gave according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means, of their own accord, begging us earnestly for the favor of taking part in the relief of the saints.” (2 Cor 8:2-4) They were eager to participate in the work of the Kingdom and Paul commends them for this. While giving shouldn’t be out of compulsion or slavery, we believe that the way we handle our money directly reflects the things we value.

We see this kind of generosity first modeled in Christ who “...though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.” (2 Cor 8:9)

As followers of Christ, we believe that generosity is a mark of maturity in discipleship. God has given to us his limitless grace, steadfast love, and unending provision through the cross of Christ. In turn, our lives, bank accounts, and actions should reflect that generosity.

Supporting the local church is one way to live this out practically. The church is the primary way God passes his word from generation to generation. It is the primary place that his word is held up for the world to see. It is the primary place Christians get their nourishment and spiritual strength, energizing them for the thousands of ways they serve Him during the week. So it is a primary place we give.

There are a few different options for how to give:

On Sundays, you can give by filling out an offering envelope and dropping your payment in one of the offering boxes near the back of the auditorium.

You can give online or through your mobile device on our app here: ANDROID / APPLE

ALTERNATE WAYS TO GIVE

  • Bank Issues Check
    You can always send a check to: Grace Road Church 440 East Ave Rochester, NY 14607
  • DTC Transfer
    This is a convenient way to transfer your securities. Simply instruct your broker to electronically transfer your securities out of your account into Grace Road's TD Ameritrade account. Your broker will need the following information: Brokerage firm: TD Ameritrade Account name: Grace Road Church Account number: 943681182 DTC number: 0188 Federal Tax ID number: 26-4747656 The donor’s name for stock transfers is NOT given to Grace Road through a DTC transfer. Please contact Grace Road at info@graceroadchurch.org, to let us know that you have made a stock transfer. We would like the opportunity to thank you, and to issue you a receipt for your records.
  • Mobile Device on our App
    Download our app for: Apple:https://itunes.apple.com/grace-road-church/ Android:https://play.google.com/grace-road/
  • Can I bring my children?
    Childcare is managed by each individual group. Some groups rotate childcare responsibility among group members, some hire a sitter, and some work out childcare needs according to individual family needs.
  • When and where do the groups meet?
    Groups gather typically once per week for a few hours at a church members home.
  • What is a Grace Group?
    A Grace Group consist of 8 to 16 welcoming people that gather for friendship, gospel-centered dialogue, and prayer. They are for all ages and stages of spiritual maturity. No matter how new you are to the Christian faith, you will enjoy a Grace Group.
  • What happens during a Grace group gathering?
    Though each group differs in format, group meetings include a social time, group discussion, and prayer.
  • How long do groups stay together?
    Typically Grace Groups begin in September and remain together until early June. You are always welcome to join a group at any time even if you have missed the September launch.
  • Can I visit a group before committing to one?
    Of course! Before making a commitment you are more than welcome to visit any Grace Group you wish.
  • What is a Grow Group?
    Grow Groups are curriculum-driven, gender-specific groups that meet in 6-week cycles. Groups meet to memorize scripture, study books and the Bible, pray for one another in one-on-one settings, and work out what they’re learning through practical applications. Grow Groups ask for six week commitments before joining a group.
  • Can I bring my children?
    There is no childcare for Grow Groups. It is recommended that no children are present during the Grow Group session. Some groups allow kids under a certain age (under 2). Some groups have considered finding childcare for the two hours so that members can attend with their children.
  • How long do groups stay together?
    Groups meet year round in six week cycles. The groups begin in January and take a couple weeks off in December.
  • Can I visit a group before committing to one?
    We don’t offer any options to visit a Grow Group before joining. If you decide you don’t want to be in a Grow Group after joining or if it no longer is a good option for you, you can step out of the group after the six week cycle ends.
  • What happens during a Grow group gathering?
    Each Grow Group follows the same format. Members recite a scripture that the entire group is memorizing, they break off into one-on-one prayer time with an assigned prayer partner, watch a weekly video, discuss practical applications, and spend time discussing what they’re studying in that session. The group is two hours long.
  • When and where do the groups meet?
    Grow Groups meet on different days and times of the week in group leaders’ homes.
  • Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
    We believe that the Holy Spirit is God. He is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption (John 16:8-11; 2 Corinthians 3:6; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 5:18).
  • Total Depravity of Man
    We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that through Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; man is totally depraved and of himself utterly unable to remedy his lost condition (Genesis 1:26, 27; Romans 3:22, 23; 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12).
  • Eternal Security and Assurance of Believers
    We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever (John 6:37-40; 10:27-30; Romans 8:1, 38, 39; 1 Corinthians 1:4-8; 1 Peter 1:5). We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God’s Word, which clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion for the flesh (Romans 13:13, 14; Galatians 5:13; Titus 2:11-15).
  • Scriptures
    We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible, and God-breathed (2 Timothy 3:16, 17;2 Peter 1:20, 21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12, 13).
  • Godhead
    We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, co-eternal in being, co-eternal in nature, co-equal in power and glory, having the same attributes and perfections (Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
  • Ministry and Spiritual Gifts
    We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowing of spiritual gifts. It is, however, the believer’s responsibility to attempt to develop their sovereignly given spiritual gift(s). The baptism of the Holy Spirit occurs at conversion and is the placing of the believer into the Body of Christ. We also believe that particular spiritual gift(s) are neither essential, nor prove the presence of the Holy Spirit, nor are an indication of deep spiritual experience (1 Corinthians 12:7, 11, 13; Ephesians 4:7-8). We believe that God does hear and answer the prayer of faith, in accordance with His own will, for the sick and afflicted (John 15:7; 1 John 5:14, 15). We believe that it is the privilege and responsibility of every believer to minister according to the gift(s) and grace of God that is given to him (Romans 12:1-8; 1 Corinthians 13; 1 Peter 4:10-11).
  • Church
    We believe that the church, which is the body and espoused bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born-again persons (Ephesians 1:22, 23; 5:25-27; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; 2 Corinthians 11:2). We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures (Acts 14:27; 18:22; 20:17; 1 Timothy 3:1-3; Titus 1:5-11). We believe in the autonomy of the local churches, free of any external authority and control (Acts 13:1-4; 15:19-31; 20:28; Romans 16:1,4; 1 Corinthians 3:9, 16; 1 Corinthians 5:4-7, 13; 1 Peter 5:1-4). We recognize believer’s baptism and the Lord’s supper as the scriptural ordinances of the church (Matthew 28:19, 20; Acts 2:41, 42; Acts 18:8; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26).
  • Person and Work of Christ
    We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man (John 1:1-2, 14; Luke 1:35). We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice, and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead (Romans 3:24; 1 Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:3-5). We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry as Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate (Acts 1:9, 10; Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews 9:24; Romans 8:34; 1 John 2:1-2). We believe Jesus is coming again to judge the living and the dead (1 Peter 4:5; Romans 14:9; 2 Timothy 4:1).
  • Salvation
    We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins (Ephesians 2:8-10; John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:18-19).

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