Jesus’ Greatest Commandment
Love God with all your mind, all your heart and all your soul.
Love your neighbor as you want to be loved.
We believe and proclaim one God in three-persons: God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son and the Holy Spirit. Scripture is the norm of “all” faith and life. Through Sunday worship, sermons that are conversational (in the round), we learn together from the infallable inspired word of God through the power of the Holy Spirit, who speaks through each believer.
People are valued over programs. People are not projects to be conguered but are made in the image of God to be loved. Because of the smaller size of house churches—intimacy is more likely to be achieved and it’s genuine because those in the community know one another by sharing our faith and life with each other. A house church is a spiritual family.
Fellowship includes conversation around community meals. The meal is one place where members have an opportunity to grow in relationship. In the breaking of bread (table fellowship), food warms the heart. Sitting down at the table for a meal, breaks down barriers and promotes the sharing of stories.
Weekly evangelism, a going on into our community and meeting people where they live, work and play, bringing the message of Jesus Christ and prayer life-to-life, one person at a time.
The Triune God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe.
1. Jesus Christ is the Word of God incarnate, through whom everything was made and
through whose life, death, and resurrection God fashions a new creation.
2. The proclamation of God’s message to us as both Law and Gospel is the Word of
God, revealing judgment and mercy through word and deed, beginning with the
Word in creation, continuing in the history of Israel, and centering in all its fullness
in the person and work of Jesus Christ.
3. The canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the written Word of
God. Inspired by the Holy Spirit speaking through their authors, they record and
announce God’s revelation centering in Jesus Christ. Through them the Holy Spirit
speaks to us to create and sustain Christian faith and fellowship for service in the
The canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the inspired Word of God and the authoritative source and norm of its proclamation, faith and life, “according to which all doctrines should and must be judged.” (Formula of Concord, Epitome, Part I)
The Apostles’, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds as true declarations of the faith of the Church.
The Unaltered Augsburg Confession as a true witness to the Gospel, acknowledging as one with it in faith and doctrine all churches that likewise accept the teachings of the Unaltered Augsburg Confession.
The other confessional writings in the Book of Concord, namely, the Apology of the Augsburg Confession, the Smalcald Articles and the Treatise, the Small Catechism, the Large Catechism, and the Formula of Concord, as further valid interpretations of the faith of the Church.
The Gospel, recorded in the Holy Scriptures and confessed in the ecumenical creeds and Lutheran confessional writings, as the power of God to create and sustain the Church for God’s mission in the world
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Rev. Dona Johnson is pastor of GracePointe of Sedona, a new mission start. She chairs the North American Lutheran Church’s (NALC) Living and Giving Stewardship Team and serves on the Coalition Against Human Trafficking in Northern Arizona. Through her work with the Lilly School of Philanthropy: Institute on Faith and Giving, she authored
Rev. Dona Johnson is pastor of GracePointe of Sedona, a new mission start. She chairs the North American Lutheran Church’s (NALC) Living and Giving Stewardship Team and serves on the Coalition Against Human Trafficking in Northern Arizona. Through her work with the Lilly School of Philanthropy: Institute on Faith and Giving, she authored RESET and Stewards of God’s Influence, and also holds an Executive Certificate of Religious Fundraising (ECRF). She has chaired synodical stewardship ministries and has a certificate in church leadership from the Leadership Institute. In the non-profit sector, she chaired for six years the Board of Directors for a day-program for those who live with mental illness and has led several non-profit and congregational fundraising campaigns, in addition to coordinating community-wide events for mental illness. Rev. Dona Johnson holds both a Masters of Divinity from United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH and Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, OH., a Master of Science in Architecture, University of Cincinnati and a national Fellowship from the American Institute of Architects, Washington, D.C. She founded her own practice DRS Design Group and was an adjunct professor at University of Cincinnati School of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning and Miami University, Oxford, OH. She lives in Sedona, AZ with her husband Mike, in addition to team-ministry, they love to hike and travel.
Mike is serving as head of outreach and treasurer for Gracepointe.over the years Mike has worked extensively in teaching biblical principles of money management and effective stewardship for churches and their members. He conducts charitable giving and advanced planning workshops for the NALC and other non-profits. Because of his heart
Mike is serving as head of outreach and treasurer for Gracepointe.over the years Mike has worked extensively in teaching biblical principles of money management and effective stewardship for churches and their members. He conducts charitable giving and advanced planning workshops for the NALC and other non-profits. Because of his heart for ministry, Mike will lead Gracepointe's evangelism and outreach ministries by equipping others to share and grow in their faith in Jesus Christ. Mike is founder of Wealth Planning Corporation, a financial planning & investment management firm in Cincinnati that he started in 1984. Mike is married to Pastor Dona Johnson.