What We Believe

We believe that God desires a relationship with all people; therefore, we will strive to connect people with Jesus.  (1 Timothy 2:4)
 
We believe that Jesus is the only way to heaven, the only name by which one can be saved; therefore, we need to be intentional in our outreach efforts since we know that without Jesus people will be lost for eternity.  (John 14:6)
 
We believe that Jesus loves everyone, although not everyone will go to heaven. We have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Rom 3:23; therefore, one must accept Jesus to be saved. (Accepting Jesus is done by placing one’s faith in Jesus, repenting of one’s sin, confessing Jesus as Lord, being baptized (immersed) into Jesus).  FCC will show the love of Jesus with whom we come in contact.  (Acts 2:38-ff; Romans 3:23)
 
We believe fellowship is an important part of the growth process for the Christian; therefore, we will provide many fellowship opportunities for people at FCC.  (Acts 2:42-ff)
 
We believe the Bible is the inspired, inerrant word of God; therefore, we will preach and teach the Word of God with passion, looking to be accurate to the text. We strive to preach and teach the Word with the passion, and in the spirit that it was meant to be presented.  We will not force man’s traditions to become God’s Word.  (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 1 Corinthians 4)
 
 
We believe the Bible is relevant to all times and cultures; therefore, we will strive to teach the Word in a way that connects with people of today.
 
We believe knowing and understanding God’s Word is important for those who want to mature in their faith; therefore, we will provide relevant, biblically-centered educational opportunities at FCC.  (2 Timothy 3:16)
 
We believe our church polity (Leadership structure) and structure to follow the New Testament model; therefore, we will not give up said structure or model for the sake of any denomination.  (1 Timothy 3; Titus 2; Colossians 1:18)
 
 
 
We believe that it is exciting to serve Jesus; therefore, we will show our excitement in all we do for Jesus. (Galatians 5:13)
 
We believe that salvation (the forgiveness of sins) comes by grace through the blood of Jesus Christ (his death on the cross).
Matthew 26:28 · Romans 5:8-11 · Ephesians 2:8-9
 
We believe the Bible teaches that the pattern to follow to receive Jesus as Savior is to believe in Christ as God’s Son and Savior of the world, to repent of personal sin, to confess Christ as Lord, and to be immersed in baptism.
Luke 24:45-47 · Acts 2:38 · Romans 6:1-7 · 2 Peter 3:9
 
We believe that the church is the body and bride of Christ, founded on the day of Pentecost, consisting of all Christians everywhere.
Matthew 16:13-18 · Acts 2:14-47
 
We believe that death seals the eternal destiny of each person. The saved will inherit eternal life; the unsaved, eternal separation from God.
Romans 8:10-11 · Daniel 12:2 · John 6:47
 
We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son and Savior of the world.
John 3:16 · Matthew 1:18 · John 20:24-31
 
We believe the Holy Spirit dwells within every Christian.
John 16:5-15
 
We believe that man, created by God, willfully sinned, and as a result, is lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ.
Acts 4:12 · Romans 3:23 · I John 1:7
 
We believe in one God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Matthew 3:16 & 17 · John 14:9 & 10
 
We believe God is the creator of man and of all things.
Genesis 1:1 · Acts 17:24-28