``George was helpful with advice about ministry vision as I started a new church. His expertise was given in many areas from the design of our new building, to the forming of our church bylaws. He continues to be a source of knowledge and encouragement to me as the church grows.``
Rev. David Kravitz
Pastor: Bethel Baptist Church, New Port Richey, FL
``The staff at Awana saw that he was a caliber of a man that was needed to further the World-Wide ministry of Awana. I found George to be joyfully aggressive and enthusiastic in whatever assignment he was given. I valued his absolute integrity, but most of all his wonderful love to serve our wonderful Lord in whatever way God wanted him.``
President Emeritus, Founder: Awana Clubs International
``In my opinion, every organization needs to have at least one George Tripp! His input on all organizational matters is unmatched!``
Rev. Bradley Smith
Pastor: Bethel Baptist Church & Schaumburg Christian School, Schaumburg, IL
``After an examination of our ministry and the existing church staff, Rev. Tripp was able to see the strengths and weaknesses of our church. He was then able to pinpoint the exact kind of staff member we would need and helped me to put together a job description for that position.``
Dr. David Peterson
Pastor: First Baptist Church, Land O' Lakes, FL
Grace And Truth Ministry Consulting is a national consulting ministry serving churches, Christian schools, para-church ministries and mission agencies in providing a vast array of ministry services. Our goal is to assist YOU in improving your ministry to further impact your community with the gospel of Christ. Grace and Truth Ministry Consulting is very flexible and can provide a single consultant or can make our team available for a day, a week, or even longer. You may choose to retain our services to address a specific need, or retain us of an overall ministry assessment. This is one way for your ministry to address certain needs by having us serve on your ministry team to address a specific need, or for a short or long term basis. All ministry consultations are on a per diem basis, with reimbursement of travel expenses.
Grace and Truth Ministry Consulting has a rich heritage of a straightforward gospel witness, and presents the need for a Biblical mentoring program that will in turn challenge believers to have a concern for world missions. Over the years we have found that EVANGELISM, DISCIPLESHIP and MISSIONS are the keys to any successful ministry. Grace and Truth Ministry consulting provides ministry consulting services for specific projects on a short-term basis or may be available for long-term projects (calendar permitting). Our team of well qualified experts and associates are also able to provide sound technical advice without obligation for future ministry development work. Professional ministry recommendations will be provided upon written request.
The Grace And Truth Scriptural Purpose Statement
For the law was given by Moses, but GRACE and TRUTH came by Jesus Christ. John 1:17
That which was given by Moses was terrifying and threatening (Hebrews 12:21)… a law bound with penalties which could not give life.
The Law is holy, just and good (Romans 7:12), but those seeking righteousness by attempting to fulfill its demands will discover the tragic fact that it is powerless to justify (Romans 3:20).
Jesus is the faithful Mediator of the New and Better Covenant (Hebrews 8:6). He does what Moses and the Covenant at Sinai could never do, namely, write the Law within our inward parts and upon our hearts so that we might truly be the people of God (Jeremiah 31:31-34). By means of His sacrificial death, the righteous demands of the Law are fullysatisfied.
We no longer seek righteousness by means of the maintenance of rituals or other ordinances (Titus 3:5), but by receiving the free gift of eternal life through faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ for forgiveness of sin (Ephesians 2:8-9). Now, enabled by the Holy Spirit, we are empowered to fulfill the requirements of the law based on a New Covenant relationship with God (Galatians 2:16). Because of the victory of the Son of God over sin, death and hell, we do not strive for acceptance before the Father; on the contrary, we abide in it (Ephesians 1:6).
The offers of grace are made sincerely as it is partnered with truth. The reliability of the Lord (1 Kings 8:56) is demonstrated in the Old Testament as we often find mercy and truthput together (Psalm 85:10), that is, mercy according to promise; so here (John 1:17) graceand truth refer to grace according to promise.
It is the substance of all the Old Testament types and shadows. Something of grace was both in the ordinances that were instituted for Israel and the providences that were related to Israel; but they were only shadows of good things to come (Hebrews 10:1), even of the grace that is to be brought to us by the revelation of Jesus Christ. He is the true passover lamb and the true manna.
They had grace in the picture; we have grace in the Person, which is, GRACE and TRUTH.