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What we believe

About God…

We believe there is one God who exists in three persons: Father, Son (Jesus), and Holy Spirit. We believe He is personal and has revealed Himself in the Scriptures also known as the Bible (Old and New Testament). The Scriptures tell us God is loving, compassionate, good, wise, and holy. He loves what is right and hates what is wrong. He is the one who made all things and He desires a personal relationship with all humans.

About People…

We believe all people are made in the image of God and therefore have immeasurable value. This is true regardless of race, ability, mental capacity, or what actions they participate in. We also believe that all people have been disobedient to God’s ways and have fallen short of honoring and loving God with their lives. All people are incapable of having a relationship with God by their own efforts.

About the Scriptures…

We believe the Bible is the entire Word of God and is without error. The Spirit of God directed and inspired imperfect men to write His perfect Word.

About Salvation…

We believe salvation is made possible only through the death and resurrection of God’s Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus’ death on the cross is the only acceptable payment for one’s sins. We owed a debt to God for our sins, which we could not pay. So because God loves all people, Jesus paid our penalty when He died on the cross and rose from the dead. We receive salvation when we put our faith in Jesus (and thereby turn away from our sinful life) and follow Him.

About the Church…

We believe the church is a gathering of people who have received this gift of salvation. They meet to worship God together, encourage each other to love God more and more, share their lives with each other, and serve God together. About the Christian Life… We believe life for followers of Christ is “not about me.” Life is about loving God and loving people. It is about God making us more like Him in how we think, talk, and act. This is accomplished by God’s Spirit through things like prayer, Bible reading, and sharing life with other believers.

A more complete belief statement for FCC can be found in the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.