The statements below are what The Grove holds to as essential truths about being a follower of Jesus.
THE WORD OF GOD
The bible alone is the word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and having supreme authority in all the matters of faith and life.
There is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons. They are equal in every divine quality.
GOD THE FATHER
God the father is the infinite, eternal and almighty personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love, and is the first person of the trinity.
Jesus Christ is God's one and only son. He was miraculously born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles and died for our sins on the cross. He was bodily resurrected, ascended into heaven, and now has continual intercession for his people, and will personally, visibly return to earth.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit, as the abiding helper, teacher and guide, indwells every believer at the moment of salvation and endows each believer with spiritual gifts for ministry to the family of God and the world.
The central purpose of God's revelation in the bible is to call all people into awareness of their sin, the availability of God's marvelous grace, and the need for repentance and faith that results in complete forgiveness and fellowship with God.
The church exists as both a worldwide fellowship of the family of God as well as in specific local congregations consisting of a community of believers in Jesus Christ who are committed in obedience to him.
The Lord, Jesus Christ has instituted two ordinances for obedient observance by the local church: Baptism and the Lord's supper.