Who We Are at FBC

Mission Statement

Loving God.  Loving People.  Making Him Known.
Deuteronomy 6:5-7
 

Vision Statement

Make disciples, who make disciples, through intentional relationships.
Matthew 28:19-20
 

Core Values

His Love.
His Will.
His Spirit.
His Word.
For His Glory.
John 15:8
 

A Disciple Is…

A Follower of Jesus.
Being changed by Jesus.
Helping others to follow Jesus.
Matthew 4:19
 

God’s Goal For Us

Present everyone mature in Christ.
Colossians 1:29
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WHAT WE BELIEVE

Relationships matter.  As soon as you walk in the door you can expect to feel right at home. We love Jesus and reach out to all who attend.  We dress casually. Our service usually ends before noon and our worship style is blended because we value each age group. We bring our Bibles since the teaching will always be from God’s Word.

Scriptures

We believe the Bible is God’s absolute, objective truth for all people for all times.  It is without error in concept or detail in the original writings.  It is breathed out in its entirety by God, divinely preserved, and, therefore, trustworthy.  It is the supreme authority in all matters to which it speaks and is sufficient for life, conduct, and practice – understandable by every believer.  We believe Scripture must be understood through the literal, contextual, grammatical, and historical method of interpretation, and applied under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

God

We believe in the one personal, transcendent, immanent, living God – the creator, sustainer, and sovereign ruler of all things.  He is self-existent, immutable, and works all things according to the counsel of His will i order to bring glory to Himself.  He eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  They are equal in nature, attributes, and perfections.

The Son

We believe in God the Son: one in essence with the Father and the Spirit.  He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary as Jesus, the Christ – fully God and fully man.  We believe in His sinless life, His voluntary submission to His Father’s will that culminated in His substitutionary death on the cross, His burial, and His bodily resurrection.  He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father.  His death on the cross atoned for our sin and satisfied the righteous demands of the holy God.

The Holy Spirit

We believe in God the Holy Spirit: one in essence with the Father and Son.  He regenerates, baptizes, seals, gifts, and indwells all believers at conversion, progressively sanctifying, and securing them in Christ forever.  The Spirit fills, leads, comforts, and intercedes for believers, empowering them for godly living and service. 

Humanity

We believe that humanity, male and female, is sacred in God’s eyes and was uniquely created by Him, in His image and for His glory, to exercise dominion over the earth and to enjoy a relationship with Him forever.

Sin

We believe that sin is any action, inaction, or attitude that is contrary to the nature or Word of God, which constitutes a rejection of His authority, resulting in alienation from God.  Sin entered the world when Adam, representing humanity, disobeyed God.  As a result of the one sin of Adam, his descendants – the whole human race – are separated from relationship with God, spiritually dead, and therefore in a fallen state.  Being sinners by nature and choice and utterly unable to remedy their lost condition, humanity is in need of salvation.

Salvation

We believe that salvation is a gift of God, received by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ alone.  Salvation is motivated by the love of God demonstrated through His sovereign election in Christ, purchased by the blood of Jesus Christ on the cross, and received by faith apart from any human merit, works, or ritual.  All who repent and believe in Jesus Christ are forgiven of all their sins, justified in God’s sight by the merit of Christ’s righteousness, adopted in His family, sealed by the Holy Spirit, and have equal access to God.

Church

We believe that the New Testament Church is composed of all persons who have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit since the day of Pentecost following Christ’s resurrection.  We believe that the Church is the spiritual body of Christ, of which He is the Head.  We believe that this body expresses itself in local assemblies in which believers are in a covenant relationship.  Biblically, that relationship is expressed corporately through hearing the Word of God proclaimed, engaging in worship, practicing the two ordinances of believer’s baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper, building up each other’s faith, holding each other accountable through Biblical love and discipline, and engaging in local and world evangelization.

Last Things

We believe in the sudden, visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ and in His Millennial Kingdom.  We believe that those who have accepted God’s gift of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ, at the point of physical death, enter into God’s eternal glory.  They shall be resurrected and transformed to His body of glory, and they shall receive their inheritance of glory in the Kingdom of their Father.  We believe that all unsaved persons, at the point of physical death, are destined for eternal damnation.  We believe it is imperative for the Church to work and wait in sober watchfulness, that it may be found ready at His coming.