CORE Ministry

We at the CORE Ministry of Island Grace Church live the abundant life Christ gives () through understanding and obeying His Word. CORE stands for Christ Our Redeemer Exalted and we believe that life is an act of lovingly worshiping Christ through our thoughts, words, and actions ().  At the CORE we believe the Word of God is the voice of God. When it speaks God speaks so we know and obey Christ through a deep understanding and explanation of the Truth.  So every Friday we sit under teaching that deeply explains the Bible. We believe this is how we grow and get equipped in Christ to serve Him ().

Discipleship is how God further equips the believer to know Christ (). Through these highly focused times in the Word the believer is challenged to Biblically apply truth to everyday living (roommates, school, work, unmarried life, married life, etc.). Discipleship groups meet throughout the week and are available by request.

When the believer is saved, Christ gives your spirit new life; in other words, He regenerates your core and empowers you to live freely and powerfully in Him (). No, we’ll never be perfect in this life () and we’ll struggle with sin; but Jesus gives us new direction and purpose to make much of His name and spread His fame throughout the world ().

10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. (ESV)

12:1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (ESV)

16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. (ESV)

and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. (ESV)

11 If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you. (ESV)

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (ESV)

18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (ESV)

Women’s Ministry

Island Grace Church Womens Ministry desires to help women grow in their simple devotion to Christ (). Our vision, reference point, and end goal will always be Jesus Christ. We will center our meetings on book discussions of godly authors we greatly admire and who have influenced our ministries. We will also be studying books in the bible and go through practical workshops. Our main emphasis is discipleship of the women of Island Grace Church. Our heart is to see women investing in the lives of other women for the purpose of personal growth, encouragement, and fruitful involvement in the local church.

Our model will be “…the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things—that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed”.

We are excited and look forward to see how Christ will grow the women of Island Grace Church! We are currently meeting once a month on a Monday night from 7 pm – 9 pm. Pupus will be served. Please come and join us in our wholehearted pursuit of Christ!

But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. (ESV)

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. (ESV)

Youth Ministry

The Youth Ministry of Island Grace Church exists to promote three main things:

    – The worship of God in Christ ()
    – The working of God’s people in the church ()
    – The witnessing to the lost in our communities ()
 
We strongly believe that this is our mission set forth in Scripture and passed down through the ages.  Our heart is to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the youth (7th – 12th grade) of Hawaii and disciple young men and women to do the same ().  Our ultimate goal is that God would use us to add to the church those who would love Christ and worship Him above all else.  Though our goals are lofty our means are simple and, we hope, appropriate to the age and developmental stages of our teens.  We meet every week to fellowship, hear God’s word, and sing to our Savior.  Knowing that our youth are still growing socially we have a time of games and hanging out at just about every meeting.  Come join us as we seek Christ together!

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23 But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. (ESV)

12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, (ESV)

15 And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. (ESV)

and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. (ESV)

Children’s Ministry

The Children’s Ministry at Island Grace Church exists to help our families fulfill this call to teach and train young children the Word of God; and we desire to accomplish this in a way that exalts the precious gospel of Jesus Christ. 

Our Children’s Ministry is for infants through 2nd grade and is held on Sunday mornings at the same time as the Adult Bible Study.  We are using a curriculum called “Generations of Grace” which covers the Old Testament historical books, the life of Christ, and lessons from Acts and Revelation.

“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.  You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all our soul and with all your might.  And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.  You shall teach them diligently to your children…” (a, ESV)

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. (ESV)