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Author Topic: Is Mars Hill Iowa City Leaving GCC?  (Read 7394 times)
Captain Bible
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« on: December 13, 2010, 11:18:03 pm »


Are Mars Hill and Grace Community Church Merging?

Why are two Mars Hill Pastors on the staff at Grace? http://www.graceb3.org/aboutus/pastors-and-staff/

What Is going on?

"Together we are considering how both our churches may impact for Godís kingdom cooperatively as he currently leads there (Mars Hill)and helps us here (Grace) in this interim capacity."
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"When you divide the land by lot as an inheritance, you must set aside a donation to the Lord, a holy portion of the land, eight and one-third miles long and six and two-thirds miles wide. This entire tract of land will be holy." Ezekiel 45: 1
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2011, 09:09:14 am »

or is Grace Community Church joining GCC?  (I hope not.)
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2011, 09:43:12 am »

Very interesting. I just glanced over the constitution and bylaws of Grace and it's pretty much GC's. Self-perpetuating elder board. Elders make all decisions. Also have the plurality mumbo jumbo (which looks good on paper, but we all know who the head honchos are) on their web site.
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2011, 11:11:21 am »

The Grace Community Church constitution and bylaws is an interesting document.
http://www.graceb3.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Constitution1.pdf
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2011, 09:16:43 am »

When I was in GC, I asked for a copy of the Constitution and Bylaws, but never did get one. The constitution of Grace Community Church has some troubling content. The board of elders is self-perpetuating and has little external accountability. There is no congregational power at all. The doctrines are dogmatic and leave no room for debate about subjects where there is sure to be some debate. I am glad that this information is publicly available. If you are unfamiliar with a church, you should demand to see this document and not take no for an answer. I did not understand the governance of GC. I asked questions. My questions went unanswered. At the time, I did not think it was a big deal. Church politics is a minor detail, right? WRONG! These are important details to understand from the outset when you are getting involved with any church. Do not assume that everything is all right because the church has the appearance of being fairly mainstream.
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