Grace Fellowship is a Bible- based, Spirit-led, Word of Faith community of believers
whose mission is to bring people into the fullness of
Christ. We believe that the believer has a right to walk
in divine health and that, according to 3 John 2, He desires
above all things that we prosper and be in health, even as our soul prospers.
Ministries of Central Illinois is affiliated with Grace Ministries, Inc., founded by Apostle Ron Callahan in Lexington, KY.;
and is comprised of four satellite churches, located in:
thank you for taking the time to visit us, and we look forward to meeting you face to face. With that in mind, be blessed
and enjoy our site.
Statement of Beliefs
The Scriptures Inspired:
is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to man, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience
and reason, but not contrary to reason. (II Tim. 3:15-17; I Peter1:23-25; Heb. 4:12)
One True Godhead:
The triune Godhead is comprised of 3 separate and distinct personalities, the Father,
the Son and the Holy Spirit, who are eternally self-existent, self-revealed and function as one entity. Jesus Christ, who
is God manifested in the flesh, is the second member of the Godhead, co-equal and co-eternal with the Father and the Holy
Man, His Fall and Redemption:
Man was created good and
upright, for God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness". But, man, by voluntary transgression,
fell and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ the Son of God. (Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21)
The Salvation of Man:
(a) Man's only hope of redemption is through the
shed blood of Jesus Christ. On the cross Jesus Christ became sin and sickness providing both salvation and divine healing
for all mankind (Psalm 103:3), being justified freely by His Grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. For by
grace we are saved through faith. "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart; that is, the word of faith
which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from
the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses,
resulting in salvation." (Romans 3:24; Ephesians 2:8; Romans 10:8-10)
(b) The evidences of Salvation. The inward
evidence to the believer of his salvation, is the direct witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16). The outward evidence to all
men is a life of righteousness and true holiness. "And this is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son
Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us". (I John 3:23)
(c) Faith and Works. Salvation is by
faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works; however, our works will determine the rewards in eternity (Romans 10:9-10 and
II Corinthians 5:10).
Baptism in Water:
The ordinance of baptism
by a burial with Christ should be observed as commanded in the Scriptures by all who have really repented and in their hearts
have truly believed on Christ as Savior and Lord. In so doing, they declare to the world that they have died with Jesus and
that they have also been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 10:47; Romans 6:4)
The Lord's Supper:
"And when He had given thanks, He broke it, and said, 'This is
my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.' In the same way also the cup, after supper saying, "This cup
is the new covenant in my blood, Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.' Let a man examine himself, and
so eat of the bread and drink of the cup" (I Cor. 11:24, 25 and 28).
The Promise of the Father:
All believers are entitled to, and
should ardently expect and earnestly seek, the promise of the Father, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, according to the command
of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian church. With it comes the endowment
of power for
life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. (Luke 24:49; Acts
1:4-8; I Corinthians 12:1-31). This wonderful experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth
(Acts 2:38; 10:44-46; 11:14-16: 15:7-9).
The Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy
The full consummation of the Baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is evidenced by the initial
physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, and by the subsequent manifestation of spiritual
power in public testimony and service (Acts 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:2,6; 1:8)
The church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment
of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the general assembly and church of the
first born, which are written in Heaven. (Ephesians 1:22; 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23)
John 3:3,11; II Cor. 5:17-21; Romans 10:9-10
(b) Mental. II Tim. 1:7; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3.
(c) Physical. Isaiah
53:4,5; Matt. 8:17; I Peter 2:24.
(d) Financial. III John 1:2; Malachi 3:10-11; Luke 6:38; I Cor. 9:6-19; Deut. 28: 1-14.
(e) Social. Proverbs 3:4.
Jesus is coming again to gather all His saints to ever be with Him. (I
Cor. 15:51-52; I Thes. 4:16-17; and II Thes. 2:1)
The Lake of Fire:
who have not accepted the redemptive work of Jesus Christ will suffer eternal separation from the Godhead. The devil and his
angels, the beast and the false prophet, and anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life, shall be consigned
to everlasting punishment in the lake of fire which burns with brimstone. This is the second death, the lake of fire. (Rev.
Millennial Reign of Jesus:
The return of our Lord Jesus Christ with His saints from Heaven to rule and
reign for one thousand years on earth as the Scriptures promised. (Romans 11:25, 17; II Thes. 1:7; Rev. 19:11-16; 20:1-7)
After this, there shall be a new heaven and a new earth. (Rev. 21)