There is a reason we are here—a purpose to our lives, both as individuals and as a church.

Our PURPOSE STATEMENT answers the question, “Why does Community of Faith exist?”

Based on:

Luke 19:10 NIV (1984 edition), “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.” (see also Matt. 28:19-20)

Acts 2:42, “And they were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”

We Exist…

  • To Celebrate The Life Of God
    • through the gathering of the Body for worship and praise
    • through personal devotions and prayer
    • through the continual awareness and response to God’s presence
  • To Cultivate Personal Growth In Christ Our Lord
    • through the study of God’s Word
    • through the personal application of Biblical principles
    • through mature Christians who reflect and model the character of Christ
  • To Care For One Another In Love
    • through the sharing of one another’s joys, needs and spiritual maturing
    • through the development and use of the gifts of the Spirit by every believer
    • through service and sacrifice to meet each other’s needs
  • To Communicate Christ To Our Community And To The World
    • through loving relationships with those in our community
    • through the reproducing of our life in Christ through evangelism
    • through the penetrating of FBC and the world by discipleship

Our VISION STATEMENT is then a picture of what such a church ought to look like:

We see a Church persistently pursuing God’s Presence

We see a Church that is committed to the proclamation of God’s Word that is clear, theologically sound and communicated in a relevant and practical way. When this occurs the end result are a people who are eager to please God by applying His Word to every area of their lives.

We see a Church whose heartfelt praise and worship is the norm, worship which influences the praises of people throughout the city, exalting Christ with powerful songs of faith and hope.

We see a Church where people are set free, touched, changed, challenged, delivered and forever redeemed by encountering God’s Holy and discernible presence.

The Church that we see is so dependent on the empowerment of God by the Holy Spirit that nothing will stop it nor stand against it; a Church whose people are unified, and who pray powerfully and continually with the full breath of God’s Spirit.

We see a Church that is deeply Kingdom focused

We see a church permeating our community, businesses, multipurpose housing, & schools with dynamic Spirit aided activities, a Church hardly able to contain its growth. We see a Church so powerful in its commitment to the Kingdom that no one can ignore it.

The Church that we see has a message so captivating and clear that lives are forever changed. It is a Church so committed to raising, training and empowering each new generation of leaders that all of our ministries’ resources are funneled to that end. The Church we see takes God-called preachers missionaries, equips them and sends them out to fulfill the Great Commission.

We see a Church that is fervently Praying

We see a people fervently committed to Christ in prayerful humility; counting the cost and ready to pay any price to see revival and restoration sweep this city, state, country and world.

The Church we see is on its face before God day and night, having every kind of prayer interceding, calling, training and sending out powerful people of prayer.

We see a Church compassionately loving People

We see a Church filled with repentant people responding to Christ’s call to salvation.

We see a Church so compassionate that people are drawn from impossible situations into a loving and friendly circle of hope, where Christ is shared, life is found and acceptance is given.

We see a Church that reaches beyond social stigmas, races, classes and cultural barriers to bring aid, care, warmth and helping hands. A Church sacrificing to meet the needs of those less fortunate across the street and around the city and world, demonstrating the love and compassion of Christ.

Some wording has been borrowed by permission.