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Agape is the biblical word for the kind of love that sacrifices one’s own interests for the sake of others. It is a pure gift-love that is modeled for us best in the life and work of Jesus Christ. We think you'll find at Faith a community where the agape love of Jesus is at the heart of who we are and what we do. We are a group of ordinary people with ordinary struggles. But, we believe that God can transform the ordinary into something extraordinary for his Kingdom. He's been doing it for thousands of years. Marriages can be restored, families can be made whole, and individuals can learn to walk in the redemptive way of Jesus.
At Faith, you will connect with people learning to put on the character of Jesus and have the opportunity to launch into a lifelong relationship with Him.
We invite you to worship with us Sundays at 10:00 am!
Our service is following medical recommendations to provide a safe and healthy environment. Check out our reopening document to know what to expect and assess whether it is safe for you to attend.
Our passion is to be people who worship God “in spirit and truth," as Jesus instructs us in John 4:21-26. Our worship team is typically made up of a few vocalists, an acoustic and/or electric guitar, piano, bass guitar, drums, and most importantly, those in the congregation!
We try our best to recognize that people are diverse in their musical interests. Requests for new songs are warmly received. We hope you’ll visit us soon, and find our Sunday services uplifting and challenging.
"The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace." - Numbers 6:24-26
Jenna and her husband, John, began attending Faith Community in 2000 as a newly engaged couple and found connections right away. They were married the same year and now have three children. Jenna served on the Worship Team and as a Volunteer Children's Leader before becoming the Children's Ministry Director in 2010.
Jenna recently added the role of church communications/administration and has embraced keeping the place running from behind the scenes.
Our mission is to make followers of Christ who love God and neighbor, proclaim the kingdom, and restore lives.
We believe that God has called Faith to a renewed and revitalized commitment to make apprentices of Christ who are grown to maturity. We envision our church as a fellowship of people who, while at various stages in their faith journey, are united by a common vision of putting on the character of Christ. We commit ourselves to prayer and reliance on the Holy Spirit to move and to guide as we seek to fulfill Jesus’ Great Commission of Matthew 28:18-20. To accomplish the calling that God has given to the church, we envision a clear process for discipleship, whereby people are taught the necessity of surrender to Christ and are challenged to take on greater levels of commitment to Him. We desire that this process will provide nurture for the young believer and challenge for the more mature. It is our hope that a commitment to discipleship will be at the heart of our identity as a community, and that it will be regularly communicated to both attendees and visitors. As part of this process we will:
- Develop our worship service as a place for teaching, participation, and modeling life in God’s kingdom;
- Emphasize intentional small group communities to help one another apply biblical principles from the weekly sermon, learn how to engage in essential spiritual practices, and encourage one another in obedience to Christ;
- Train and equip people for personal and family discipleship, relational evangelism, and performing acts of mercy. Our prayer is that the outcome of this process will be a fellowship of mature followers of Christ who, “make every effort to add to [their] faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love” (2 Peter 1:5-7).
This document provides an even more detailed breakdown of the practices of apprentices of Christ. To get started on the first practice of Studying God's Word, we recommend this reading plan:
Faith Community Church is a member of the Evangelical Free Church of America and we espouse its doctrinal statement as follows.
We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.
We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.
The Human Condition
We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed.
We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus—Israel's promised Messiah—was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.
The Work of Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation.
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.
We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God's grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer.
We believe that God's justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With God’s Word, the Spirit’s power, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ’s commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed.
We believe in the personal, bodily and premillennial return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission.
Response and Eternal Destiny
We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace. Amen.