We believe we can’t be what God has called us to be if we play games with each other. Whether it’s what happens on stage, within our smaller communities, in serving teams or in our homes, we need to be able to share our faults and weaknesses and not fake it. That’s authenticity – just being real. (From Philippians 3:17)
GraceTown Church is a place for people on every part of the spiritual journey, from those just investigating whether there is a God to those who have made following Christ the priority of their life. The Bible presents a dangerous message of life change. We don’t assume everyone believes, or even knows the Bible, but we do assume everyone who comes through our doors is open to exploring it. We believe
the Bible is God’s inerrant truth and is the foundation to everything we do. (From 2Timothy 3:16)
God has placed in mankind a desire to be a part of something bigger than himself. As we serve in the local church, we experience the fulfillment of giving ourselves to the greatest cause of all: seeing God’s purpose accomplished on the earth.
Cultural awareness increases opportunity to connect with people. When we bring God and the power of His Word into the situations people are facing on a daily basis, lives are changed.
We don’t believe in striving for unrealistic perfection. Real excellence is about bringing your best to God’s work and to life in general. We want to bring our “A”game to everything that we do, whether it’s our communication and music, how we hold babies in the nursery or how we take care of the building. We want everything to reflect excellence for Christ.
We aren’t interested in being a place where a lot of people get together for an inspiring service but never move beyond the casual, arm’s distance relationships of an auditorium. We want to grow by really “doing life together.” People who grow in their relationship with God also grow in their friendships with each other, moving beyond the auditorium into small groups, community groups and through serving. Real community is knowing and being known, loving and being loved, celebrating and being celebrated, serving and being served. (From Hebrews 10:24-25)
Rob Yanok is the bestselling author of “Divine Strategies for Success: Biblical Principles for Success at Life”, as well as, “Motivations for Monday: Strategies to Jump Start Your Life”, and the brand new personal development system, “The Success at Life System: Strategies for Creating an Extraordinary Successful Life 31 Life Changing sessions Recorded Live. Rob and his wife Tricia are the founders and lead pastor of GraceTown Church, a thriving, growing, and diverse church in Columbus, Ohio. They have been in full-time ministry since 1990. Besides her devotion to raising her family and serving at GraceTown, Tricia is currently pursuing her doctorate in nursing.
Rob also leads Success@Life International, a leading edge transformational personal development company helping people around the world achieve boundless success in all areas of their lives. Rob is a catalyst for change and a strategist for success. His life-giving teaching makes the Bible clear and demonstrates the relevance to everyday life. He helps ordinary people understand the significance of thinking and living successfully in every area of life. His messages are designed to empower people to rise above the most difficult challenges of life.
Rob has had the opportunity to accept speaking engagements with incredible organizations, churches, universities, and corporations from all around the country and the world, such as China, Singapore, throughout Europe, Canada, and Mexico. He has inspired thousands of people, sharing his breakthrough strategies on how to overcome adversity, achieve financial abundance and extraordinary success. He is a part of the Joel Osteen’s Champions Network and Association of Related Churches. Rob and Tricia enjoy living their life in New Albany, Ohio with their 5 kids, Cierra (and son in law Josh Rider), Christian, Grayson, Emily and Evan. They have two dogs, a Yorkshire terrier named Buckeye and a Labradoodle named Onyx.