Welcome to FCC's
Vision & Core Beliefs
(WHO WE STRIVE TO BE)
Faith Community Church is a community of Christians who share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the ends of the Earth.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
(PURPOSE OF FCC)
To HEAR the Gospels of Jesus Christ, to NARRATE God’s work in our lives, and to SHARE it with others.
CORE BELIEFS / ARTICLES OF FAITH
ABOUT THE BIBLE
We believe that the entire Bible is fully inspired by God, that it is entirely trustworthy for matters regarding truth, faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12,13; Psalm 19:7-11, Psalms 119:105)
We believe that there is one God, a loving Creator of all that exists, both seen and unseen. God is eternal, completely good, knows all things, possessing all power and majesty. We believe God exists eternally in perfect, co-equal community as three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:26-27; Deuteronomy 6:4; Colossians 1:15-17; Hebrews 1:8, 2 Corinthians 13:14)
We believe that Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary and mysteriously is God in the flesh. He is the perfect reflection of God‘s heart, character, beauty and love for people. He lived a sinless life and atoned for the sins of humanity by dying on the cross. Through faith in Jesus we have been forgiven and are united with God. Jesus bodily rose again from the dead, ascended to heaven and one day will return to judge the world and bring an end to injustice as He restores all things to God's original intent. (Matthew 1:18-25; John 1:14, John 8:40,58, John 11:33; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 5:8-10; Colossians 1:15-17; Hebrews 1:8).
ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit, sent from God to live in all who put faith in Jesus. The Holy Spirit teaches, comforts, convicts and empowers us, giving each person diverse gifts for serving in the church and serving others in the world on the mission of God. We believe that it is through the Holy Spirit that we have the power to have a holy life and Jesus-like character. (John 16:8-11; Acts 1:8-9; 2 Corinthians 3:6; I Corinthians 12:12-14; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 5:18)
We believe that all people are created with dignity and great value in the image of God and that people were intended to have with God. However, through our sin we break our intended relationship with God and, consequentially, we experience brokenness between others, within ourselves, and with God’s creation. However, because of God's love for us, He sent His Son, Jesus, to rescue us from those consequences, which is the "good news" (the gospel). In Christ, we experience union with God, the forgiveness of sins through repenting of our sins and placing our trust in Jesus alone. (Ephesians 2:8-10; John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; Romans 3:22-26, Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 15:1-7)
ABOUT THE CHURCH
We believe that the church is comprised of all persons who put faith in Jesus. The church, empowered by God's Spirit, is sent by God to engage in mission on the earth. The church is one global community, but has smaller, local expressions, such as our church community. Each local church expression has a unique personality and we see beauty in that diversity. We believe that the church does not exist for itself, but exists as a community of worshipers who are here to serve others, as Jesus told us to be His light, love, compassion, kindness and hope to the world around us. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8, 2:1-47; Ephesians 1:22-23, Ephesians 4:11-13; Ephesians 5:25-30; 1 Corinthians 12:27)
ABOUT THE AFTERLIFE AND END TIMES
We do believe in the finality of life and the judgment after life. There are many metaphors literary styles within the Scriptures about the end of life. We therefore approach them with great humility and wonder. In general, the Scriptures teach that Jesus will return and end all injustice and will right all wrongs. The Scriptures teach that each person will die once and face judgment. Those who are united with Christ will experience the new creation with God. Those who are not united with God will not experience the new creation with God. (Daniel 12:2; Matthew 24-25; 1 Corinthians 15:1-25; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 20-22)
We believe that, in matters where Christian conduct is not explicitly stated in the Scriptures, Christians can personally discern moral behavior. We believe that these personal decisions are between the believer and God. However, the believer should not use their personal freedom to make another stumble. Therefore, great care and concern should be exercised in these areas. (Romans 14:1-23; Galatians 5:13; Titus 1:15)