Graceway Baptist Church is a young and exciting church located in the Weddington / Matthews area. We are a local, independent, fundamental baptist church. Independent from any convention or national organization and believing God’s entire Word literally.
In a short time Graceway has grown from humble beginnings into a growing and working church where a sweet spirit amongst the people and an expectation for the continued blessing of God are immediately evident.
Pastor Chris Edwards and his family arrived in March of 2004, and we held our charter service in September of the same year. Since that time we have continued to grow and move forward to impact both our community and the world for Christ. We look forward to continued growth and ministry in the greater South Charlotte area.
Our prayer is that you will discover that Graceway is a place where you will find true friendship and a foundation of Jesus Christ on which to build your life. We are easily accessible from Matthews, Charlotte, Weddington, Indian Trail, Stallings, Mint Hill, Hemby Bridge, Waxhaw, Pineville and Monroe.
We are a group of believers committed to Jesus Christ. We strive to be committed to following his commands and living a Christ-like life.
We are a group of believers connected to each other. We strive to partner together to do the Lord’s work as a loving church family.
We are a group of believers who are compassionate for others. We strive to demonstrate the love of God as we serve those in need in the local community and around the world.
There are big questions that haunt all of us. What happens when I die? Where will I spend eternity? The single most important question that you will ever answer is this: “If I were to die today, would I spend eternity in Heaven with God?” Your relationship to Jesus Christ is central to the answer to that question.
The Bible tells us in 1 John 5:13, “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life…” The simple truth is God wants you to know where you’re going! So, here it is in a nutshell:
You must understand your need for a personal Savior.
The Bible is very clear that we all have a huge problem called sin. Romans 3:23 says it this way, “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” This verse simply means that none of us are perfect. Are you willing to admit that?
The problem is this, sin has a high price tag.
Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death….” In other words, the price for sin is eternal death apart from God in a place called Hell—not a good thing! Because of our sin, none of us can make it into Heaven alone.
Here’s the good news: God sent help!
The rest of Romans 6:23 says, “…but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Again in Romans 5:8 God says, “But God commendeth His love toward us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us!” This leads us to the second step.
Believe that Jesus Christ wants to be your Savior!
Jesus Christ came to earth as God in the flesh, lived a perfect life, and then voluntarily died on a cross because He loves you. On that cross, He literally paid for all of your sins. He took your blame! He punished Himself for your wrong-doings. What a great gift!
John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” God, in His awesome love, came to earth to make a way for you to be forgiven of your sins and given eternal life!
Finally, you must place your full trust in Jesus Christ as your personal Savior.
Romans 10:13 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” In verse 10 of that same chapter God says, “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” He says it’s as simple as believing and receiving! It’s as simple as asking!
If you’ve never asked Jesus Christ to be your personal Savior, you could do that right now! With Him in your heart, life will make a lot more sense.
You could stop right now and sincerely pray something like this:
“Lord Jesus, I believe that You are God, that You died for my sin, and that You rose again from the dead. I know that I am a sinner, and I ask You now to be my personal Savior. I’m placing my full trust in You alone, and I now accept Your gift of eternal life. Thank you for keeping Your promise! Amen.”
You’ll never regret that decision! If you have just trusted Christ, we would love to know about your decision and give you a Bible and some other materials to help you learn more about that new relationship!