We are an English-speaking, international, interdenominational church with people from many countries, cultures, and traditions. Led by a board of elders in collaboration with the senior pastor, we weave the diversity of our congregation into a colorful fabric of unity and joy, believing that Christ unites us to transcend and transform our differences.
AT ABUNDANT GRACE OUR MISSION IS TO MAKE GLOBAL DISCIPLES
OUR VISION IS TO LIVE OUT THE LOVE OF JESUS IN SHANGHAI AND THE WORLD
OUR CORE VALUES
Our most important value. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” Our mission is to bring the kingdom of God to all people and to all things people do - business, family, education, the arts - all areas of human culture. And we will keep the main thing the main thing. What’s the main thing? It’s Jesus and his kingdom. - Mark 1.15.
JESUS & HIS KINGDOM
The scriptures are a God-inspired, community-affirmed record of our struggle with God and God’s struggle with us. We will always respect and obey God’s voice in the scriptures. - Luke 24:27.
The Holy Spirit is God. We will intentionally welcome the Holy Spirit in our lives and our worship - without being “weird.” - John 3:8, John 4:4.
Why is it easier to be yourself with your buddies at the bar but not at church? We will be real and not fake. Discipleship begins with honesty. - Mark 7:21, Luke 6:45.
We will intentionally build relationships and give to the poor. - Luke 3:10-11, James 1:27.
Pastor Manoj hails from India. He had worked in corporate settings for a decade before accepting the call to be in full-time Christian ministry.
He has served the Abundant Grace community since 2006 in various leadership roles. His wife, Sajitha, is a practicing family therapist. They have two sons, Hudson and Johan.