I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. The life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing.
Over the past two decades, Gretchen has served as a teacher, mentor, pastor, and disciple-maker and is a cherished voice of encouragement, counsel, and instruction to women around the world. Gretchen is an intentional woman of God who is passionate about creating space and moments for women to be with Jesus.
Gretchen’s life is supported by three pillars: Gospel Passion, Authentic Beauty, and Radiant Grace. Her biblical and timely mission is to equip and disciple women, so they too can live with strength and dignity, as they embody their true identity in Christ.
Gretchen lives in Minnesota where she enjoys being on the water, playing games, and going on adventures with the love of her life and high school sweetheart, Mark. She is crazy about her family and enjoys spending as much time with her three adult children and amazing daughter-in-law whenever they are available.
I believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and is inerrant in the original manuscripts.
I believe the Scriptures have been preserved by God and used to create a Bible that is the divinely authoritative standard for all creation.
I believe that the Godhead exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and that these three are one God. I believe God is the absolute and sole creator of the universe and that creation was by divine command. I believe that God sent Christ into the world to save sinners out of His indescribable love for His children.
I believe in the death and shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that by way of the cross He made a perfect atonement for sin and redeemed all from the curse of the law by receiving that curse for us. All people are saved and justified by Christ and Christ alone. I believe salvation with the forgiveness of sins is entirely apart from good works, baptism, or church membership. Our only hope of new life in Christ is solely through God’s gift of grace, which He extends to all who believe in Him.
I believe it should be every Christian’s desire to be a disciple of Jesus Christ by growing in spiritual maturity through the knowledge of Him, through obedience to the Word of God, and in submission to the Holy Spirit, who indwells and seals all those who come to faith in Christ.