to lead people towards Jesus
Grumlaw Church first began meeting in Grand Blanc, MI in January 2018. We’ve always wanted to be known as a church deeply rooted in our community- Before Grand Blanc was ever named Grand Blanc, it was called “Grumlaw.” The name felt like it had deep meaning for our community & it stuck!
Now, as one church in three locations- Online, Grand Blanc and Hartland, Grumlaw means much more to us! Wearing “Grumlaw” on a T-shirt always sparks conversation in the community & we’re confident there will NEVER be another “Grumlaw Church.” No confusion there!
the grumlaw seven
Rather than being quick to jump to the negative or pointing out faults in others, we will assume the best in people. We will cling to the positive rather than the negative. When we do this, we model what Christ did for every one of us.
Ephesians 4:2, 1 Corinthians 13:7
We have an exceedingly creative God who created us to be in community. When we celebrate the creativity of others, we are willing to push forward the ideas that are best for the greater whole rather than what we see as the best for ourselves.
Romans 12:4-8, 2 Corinthians 5:17
We will always strive to leave it better than we found it- in all areas of life, but particularly with people. It’s so easy to be apathetic and take on the attitude of, “it’s not my problem.” But when we are constantly driven to “make it better” it’s best for you and “the you” beside you.
Matthew 5: 14-16, Matthew 25:34-40
In virtually every situation, there is something to be learned if we take a posture of humility. Teachability goes beyond a desire to learn, but a willingness to change. In all situations we will push ourselves to ask, “what can I learn from this?”
1 Peter 5:5, Proverbs 13:18
We never look more like Jesus than when we are being generous- with our time, talents, and treasure. In a world that screams, “keep everything for yourself,” Jesus teaches the complete opposite- “give it up!” We will strive to be a community that is known, first and foremost, by our generosity.
Luke 6:38, John 3:16
Our values reveal our heart and the unique convictions God has laid upon this faith community.
The Bible isn’t a version of truth, it is THE truth- the unchanging, inerrant word of God. At Grumlaw, we don’t uphold portions of Scripture, we believe and embrace all of Scripture- even the stuff that doesn’t sit well with us. We don’t approach Scripture with our ideas and preconceived notions, we allow Scripture to shape our thoughts and convictions.
The “next step” for each follower of Jesus will likely be different. We will be careful not to elevate one step of obedience over the other; instead, we will celebrate when any step is taken. How do we measure success? How do we determine if we’re making an impact for Christ? By looking around and observing sheep taking their next step toward their shepherd.
i’d like to take the next step
We’re excited you’ve made a decision to take a next step, take a moment and let us know and someone from Grumlaw will be in touch with you shortly!