Why are we here?
The purpose of the Church is to glorify God by fulfilling the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:36-40) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).
When Jesus defined what was most important for his followers, what did he say?
At FBC, we embrace a gospel-centered approach to ministry and believe the good news of Jesus Christ should shape everything we do as a church.
We hope to continually point you to the good news of God’s love and grace found in Jesus Christ. This is not just a starting point for the Christian faith but the beginning, middle, and end. We hope you'll notice this immediately on a Sunday morning as our service, especially our preaching and teaching, aims to point you to Jesus.
The Bible has plenty to say regarding how we should live, what we should and shouldn't do. As important as these commandments are, we must remember that they are not a way to earn God’s forgiveness and favor. Instead, we must seek to follow God’s Word out of the joy and gratitude for all He has done for us.
Our Core Commitments:
The commitments above outline the targets that we are consistently aiming at. We desire to help anyone who calls FBC their home to grow in these ways.
FBC Statement of Faith
The Bible is God's unique revelation to people. It is the inspired, unfailing Word of God, and the supreme and final authority on all matters upon which it teaches. No other writings have such divine authority.
There is only one God, creator of heaven and earth, who exists eternally as three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each is fully God yet each is personally distinct from one another.
Humanity and Salvation
All people are created in God's image and are loved by Him. The main message of the Bible is that God loves people and invites them to live in communion with Himself and in community with each other.
Apart from Jesus Christ all people are spiritually lost and, because of sin, deserve the judgment of God. However, God gives salvation and eternal life to anyone who trusts in Jesus Christ and in His sacrifice on his or her behalf. Salvation cannot be earned through personal goodness or human effort. It is a gift that must be received by humble repentance and faith in Christ and His finished work on the cross.
Jesus Christ was born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless human life, willingly took upon Himself all of our sins, died, rose again bodily, and is at the right hand of the Father as our advocate and mediator. He will return to complete history and to fulfill the eternal plan of God.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, draws people to Christ, and indwells all believers. He empowers them to live Christ-like lives and gives them spiritual gifts in order to serve the church and reach out to a lost and needy world.
Death seals the eternal destiny of every person. At the final judgment, unbelievers will be separated from God into condemnation. Believers will be received into God's loving presence and rewarded for their faithfulness to Him in this life.
All believers are members of the body of Christ, the one true church universal. Spiritual unity is to be expressed among Christians by their acceptance and love for one another. This love crosses ethnic, cultural, socio-economic, national, generational, gender, and denominational lines.
The local church is a congregation of believers who gather together for worship, prayer, instruction, encouragement, mutual accountability, and community. Through it, believers invest their time, energy, and resources to fulfill the Great Commission – reaching lost people and growing them into fully devoted followers of Christ.