come to life

Finding real life

by losing my old life

to follow the Author of Life

We believe this is God's ultimate vision for each person. This central message of Jesus is recorded in 7 passages from the New Testament:

  • Matthew 10:37-39
  • Matthew16:24-27
  • Mark 8:34-35
  • Luke 9:23-24
  • Luke 14:25-33
  • Luke 17:33
  • John 12:24-26

Jesus explained in 3 clear statements in John that we follow Him by:

  1. Welcoming God's Word into our daily lives, watching our thankfulness and awe grow as the reality of His love sinks in deeper and deeper(John 8:31-32)
  2. Serving each other through actions, words, and prayers, sharing the selfless love of Jesus that He pours into us daily. (John 13:34-35)
  3. Inviting the world into the family of God, united by the cross and empowered daily by the Holy Spirit. (John 15:8)

Granada Heights Friends Church


  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. 

    (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Psalm 119; Proverbs 30:5-6)

  • We believe that there is one God who eternally exists in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - as revealed in the Bible.

    (Matthew 28:19; John 8:58, 14:8-11, 15:26; 2 Corinthians 3:17, 13:14)

  • We believe that Jesus is God the Son, fully God and fully human, born from a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed many miracles, was crucified in our place to atone for our sins, was physically resurrected from the dead, appeared to many of His followers, ascended to heaven to sit in authority over all things next to God the Father, and will return to Earth to reign as King over all.

    (John 1:1, 14; Luke 1:34-35; Hebrews 4:15; Mark 1:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8; Acts 1:11, 2:32-33;   Revelation 1:7-8)

  • We believe that all people rebel against God and need to be reconciled with Him.  This reconciliation, which is eternal life with God, is a gift from God that was made possible by the sacrificial death of Jesus on the cross, and is found only through repentance and entrusting one's life to Jesus.  This saving faith is revealed by a sincere desire to eliminate sin in one's life and to follow God's righteous ways as Jesus leads us and as the Holy Spirit empowers us.

    (Romans 3:23, 6:23; 2 Corinthians 5:18-21; 1 Peter 2:24-25)

  • We believe that the Holy Spirit is a precious gift of God's intimate presence to those who give their life to Jesus.  The Holy Spirit gives us the truth and power necessary for a life that pleases God.

    (John 14:16-17; Romans 8:13-16; Galatians 5:16-25)

  • We believe that water baptism and the bread and drink of communion are symbolic reminders of God's gift of reconciliation with Him through the work of Jesus and the Holy Spirit, and are means of real fellowship with God and His people.

    (Luke 22:18-20, 24:30-35; 1 Corinthians 11:23-25)

  • We believe that those who are reconciled to God will be resurrected and live forever with Him in eternal glory.  Those who reject God will live separated from Him and all goodness forever.

    (Matthew 25:31-36; 1 Corinthians 15:12-58; Revelation 20)


    Click above to view the 5-page summary of our beliefs about gender and sexuality that contains many biblical references in footnotes to explore in personal study.

::: What is Worship? :::

Romans 12:1-2 says "Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”  Worship is a life completely surrendered to all of who God is, daily obedience fueled by God's love for us and ours for him.  Warren Wiersbe says it like this, “Worship is the believer’s response of all that they are – mind, emotions, will, body – to what God is and says and does.”   We are ascribing to God His worth, or value.   We are lifting our eyes toward God in awe and Reverence of who He is.  Worship is communing with God through prayers, reading and responding to scripture, giving, silence and meditation, and listening to God’s Word.  As we begin to understand who God is and the truth of what He offers us through Jesus Christ, we can’t help but respond in an attitude of worship.  Worship through praise is simply an outpour of our hearts to the truth of what God has done.  One of the ways scripture encourages us to be the Body of Christ is to “[teach] and [admonish] one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in [our] hearts to God”.  So we sing!!  Our corporate time of worship together is filled with singing though various styles of music and expressions of the heart as we give thanks to God as His people.

::: Become a Member :::

All who know Christ as Savior and who resonate with our vision and beliefs are warmly invited to become members of this church. It is our desire that by worshipping and working together we may see God's glory magnified in us and many others!

Download our membership application HERE.

Turn in your application to the church office (or to a staff member) and we will schedule a meeting with you.