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The Holy Spirit

We affirm the necessity of the powerful work of the Holy Spirit in every area of church and personal life.  We affirm that the Holy Spirit is abundantly active in regenerating, indwelling, filling, empowering, illuminating, leading, encouraging, comforting, sanctifying, gifting, healing, and producing fruit in believers.  Additionally, we affirm that God can and does still work in miraculous ways according to His sovereign purpose and through the prayers of his people.  We teach that the exercise of the revelatory (tongues, prophecy) and miraculous gifts (healing, miracles) as offices within the church has ceased.  We do not require that members or regular attenders of Grace hold this position in order to be in good standing in the church.  However, those on the elder board and those in teaching positions must affirm that this is a biblical position and must agree not to teach against this position as representatives of Grace Community Church.