Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church

Proclaiming the Gospel of God's free grace in Jesus Christ Blacksburg, VA
Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church

Who We Are

We are a group of people who have come to love the Gospel of Jesus Christ and want everything we do to reflect this Gospel.

We want to be a church which not only loves the Truth as found in the Bible, but which also truly loves God and one another more and more out of gratitude for God’s grace.

That means we want to be a church where the worship is heartfelt and God-centered. Where the preaching comes out of the Bible and always points to Jesus. Where growing in humility and the fruit of the Spirit is more important than visible achievement. A church where people count more than programs, where daily devotion outweighs big events, and where spiritual health is more valued than numbers.

In short, we want to be a church which heartily offers God’s free grace in Christ to all who know they need it.

About Us

Vibe
Down to Earth, Friendly, Historic, Traditional Liturgy, Young, Multigenerational, Lively

Programs
Children's Ministry, Youth Group, Missions, Nursery, Adult Education, Community Service

Music
Passionate Reverent, Traditional Hymns, Contemporary

Denomination
Presbyterian (PCA)

Size
Medium

Language
English

Founded
1980

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
2101 Shadow Lake Rd
Blacksburg, VA 24060

Phone

Website

Directions
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Our Services

What are services like?
One visitor described our worship as “reverent and relaxed at the same time.” We hope so, because that would exactly reflect the gospel of God’s grace to us. We approach a holy and all-powerful God, and so we come before Him respectfully, full of awe and wonder. At the same time, we approach Him in the name of Jesus, who forgives all our sins and makes our worship acceptable. So our worship service tries to reflect this great reality – we come to God full of worship and awe, and yet at peace with Him through Christ (Romans 5:1). So what does that look like at Grace Covenant? Our worship service begins at 10:45am, and is usually dismissed around 12:15pm. There is a nursery for infants and toddlers, as well as a children’s worship time for age three through first grade during the sermon. There is also a cry room in back for nursing mothers or others in need. There is no dress code other than modesty. Some folks come in coat and tie or nice dresses, while others wear jeans. The important thing is to come clothed in humility, faith and an expectant spirit. As for the service itself, you will find it to be a simple Protestant service consisting of the Word, Prayer and Sacraments (Baptism and the Lord’s Supper). It is filled with Scripture from beginning to end. We sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs (Colossians 3:16), both traditional and contemporary. Most weeks, we engage in congregational prayer together, since this is in part a “family gathering” (Acts 2:42). The first week of the month, we renew our commitment to our need for grace by taking the Lord’s Supper together. And every Sunday, one of the pastors explains God’s Word in a sermon, normally working his way through a particular book of the Bible. You can expect that you will hear the gospel of God’s free grace in Jesus Christ. We warmly welcome visitors, and would love to have you. We do not put pressure on anyone to give money or make any sort of commitments for which they are not ready. We are all about God’s grace, doing our best to meet people wherever they are in their spiritual journey. You are welcome to jump right in, or just sit in the back, taking your time to figure things out. Either way, we would love to meet you. Welcome!

What is the community like?
We are a group of people who have come to love the Gospel of Jesus Christ and want everything we do to reflect this Gospel. We want to be a church which not only loves the Truth as found in the Bible, but which also truly loves God and one another more and more out of gratitude for God’s grace. That means we want to be a church where the worship is heartfelt and God-centered. Where the preaching comes out of the Bible and always points to Jesus. Where growing in humility and the fruit of the Spirit is more important than visible achievement. A church where people count more than programs, where daily devotion outweighs big events, and where spiritual health is more valued than numbers. In short, we want to be a church which heartily offers God’s free grace in Christ to all who know they need it. Welcome!

What if I'm not a Christian?
You are certainly welcome to come and explore and see the love we have for one another in Christ. We have many non-Christians and seekers worshiping with us any given Sunday. We believe that only God draws people to Himself in His time, not ours. So we never do "altar calls" or put any pressure on anyone to give money, pray a prayer or make any commitments they themselves are not ready to.

Leadership View all

Chris Hutchinson

Our senior pastor came to us in 2004 after serving seven years as an associate pastor at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Statesboro, GA. Chris is a native of Charleston, SC and is a 1989 graduate of Duke University. Chris then served three years in the Army as a Medical Service Corps officer, including a combat tour during Operation Desert Storm. In 1995 he received his M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA in 1995. In addition to pastoring our flock, Chris is active in Blue Ridge Presbytery, particularly by serving on its Leadership Development Committee. He also serves on the steering committee for the start up of the Consortium for International Theological Education here in Blacksburg. Chris and his wife Kirstan have two wonderful, creative daughters. In his spare time, Chris enjoys soccer (mostly watching!), reading history, and rooting for Duke basketball, unless they are playing Virginia Tech.

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