Who we are, what we believe

Our vision is to see Bass Coast and South Gippsland changed and renewed by the salvation of Christ Jesus who has died for us.

There are lots of things we do here such as supporting young families through our weekly programs. Not only that, but we have started multiple overseas programs supporting the needy and providing hope and joy to God’s Global family.

We believe everyone has a purpose and destiny and we want to help you achieve your greatest self.

Pastoral Team

Here at Grace Chapel, we strongly believe in serving the church and serving our community. We want to make available as many opportunities for people to volunteer and serve alongside our staff team.
Even those serving on our staff team, including our pastors, are all volunteers passionate about serving Christ and the children of Christ.

Senior Pastor Peter and wife Janice have been serving at Grace Chapel since 2018 originally as Associate Pastors but accepted the appointment as Senior Pastors in 2021. Pastors Peter and Janice pastor two church communities, Grace Chapel, and their original fellowship at Yarram Community Church and love doing so! Peter is a full-time builder and Janice is a casual relief teacher. Peter and Janice invite you to contact them directly;
Janice: 0400 425 250.
Peter: 0403 732 515

Assistant Pastor Karen Thorp has been part of the Grace Chapel family since the “80’s”. Karen started serving from 2010 as Pastor Christopher Chetland’s secretary and recently appointed the position as Assistant Pastor in 2021 helping Peter and Janice Muir.
Karen: 0432 189 911.

Our Declaration of Faith

The Holy Bible – its full inspiration and infallibility.

The Godhead, comprising Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The Lord Jesus Christ – His humanity, deity, virgin birth, sinless life, atoning death for the sins of the world, resurrection for our justification, ascension to the Father’s right hand, and personal return to reign upon earth at the end of this age. 

Full Salvationby repentance, faith in, and confession of Jesus Christ as Lord, producing an upright and moral life, according to the Bible, leading to good works

The ordinances – Water Baptism, for all believers by immersion, and the Lord’s Supper, celebrated in remembrance of Christ and in accord with His instruction.

Divine healing – secured for every believer through tl1e atonement of Christ; and deliverance from all bondage to the power of Satan.

The Baptism of the Holy Spiritwith the evidence of speaking in other tongues.

The Gifts of the Holy Spiritfor the equipment of ministry and the edification of the church: the fruit of tl1c Holy Spirit as the expression of Christian character in believers.

The Church which is the Body of Christ, comprising born-again believers of all nations and denominations; the cooperation of all members of the Body of Christ in the unity and power of the Holy Spirit, for the presentation of an all-sufficient Christ to all peoples.

Bible prophecy – its fulfilment in world events, heralding the climax of this age and return of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Historicist School of Bible Prophecy and the restoration of lost tribes of Israel, under the New Covenant, as Christian Nations in the Western World.