We believe God loves each of us no matter how broken or messed up our lives may be. He’s working all around us to heal us, forgive us, and restore us. But often life is so difficult and dark, it’s hard to see Him. Our mission at FNC is to make disciples by bringing the Kingdom to light & life in our community. We want to be a place where everyone can BELONG, BELIEVE, and BECOME.
Values provide the foundation for formulating goals and setting the direction of a church’s ministry. They are consistent, passionate, biblical, and distinctive convictions that determine our priorities, influence our decisions, drive our ministry, and are always demonstrated by our behavior.
WORSHIP: Attributing worth to God and surrendering to His purpose.
We value coming together as the family of God in worship to express our love for Him, encountering His presence in our lives, and experiencing His love for us in ways that challenge us and transform us to be more like Jesus. In worship we are learning to surrender to God as Lord and allowing him to embrace us as his children. (Romans 12:1, John 4:23-24, Psalm 95:6, Colossians 3:14-17)
SCRIPTURE: A desire to know and live out the truths of the Scripture.
We value scripture as the inspired Word of God. We promote Bible reading and teaching for all ages to deepen our connection to God and others through daily reading of His Word, to instruct us in the truth, correct us where we are wrong, and to equip us to do good works. (II Timothy 3:16-17, Psalm 119:105, Joshua 1:8, Romans 15:4, Hebrews 4:12)
COMMUNITY: The desire to reach out to the people who live within driving distance of the church.
You’ve never looked into the eyes of a person for whom God did not care. We exist to show Christ’s love everywhere we are in daily life by living as an example, showing grace, extending mercy, and providing relevant help to those who need it. We commit to doing whatever it takes to reach as many as possible with the love of God. (Mark 16:15, Romans 10:14, Matthew 25:35-40, Acts 1:8, Matthew 28:19)
PRAYER: Communicating with God.
We value communication with God that deepens intimacy with Him and empowers us to accomplish His will. In prayer, we humbly acknowledge our dependence on God and our submission to Him. (Philippians 4:6, Colossians 4:2, 1 Thessalonians 5:17, Ephesians 6:18, Luke 18:1)
FAMILY: Help all kinds of families, in all kinds of situations, discover God’s design for their lives together.
We value the spiritual nurture of the family — in whatever form it may be — as one of God’s dynamic means to extend, sustain, grow, and pass on our faith in God. We seek to do the same for one another in the church as those adopted into the family of God. We are committed to live a life that is transparent, authentic, and accountable before God and one another. (1 Timothy 5:8, Ephesians 6:1-4, Proverbs 22:6, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13)
TEAMWORK: A willingness to do and help one another in doing what God wants.
We demonstrate God’s love by together being obedient to Him and willing to follow where He leads us. By working together in the kingdom as the body of Christ, we glorify God and honor Jesus when we cooperate together through His Holy Spirit to encourage and love each another. (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, Proverbs 27:17, 1 Corinthians 12:20-25, Philippians 2:1-30, Ephesians 4:16)
RESTORATION: A desire to see every brokenness in our lives to be healed and made whole.
In a broken world, we will seek God for full restoration of our community. We invite Him to renew our minds, and restore us relationally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We are committed to discipleship that heals the whole person and grows us to be like Jesus. (2 Chronicles 7:14, Romans 12:2, 1 Peter 5:10, Psalm 71:20, Psalm 23, Psalm 51:2))
We believe in one God-the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that the Old and New Testament Scriptures, given by plenary inspiration, contain all truth necessary to faith and Christian living.
We believe that man is born with a fallen nature, and is, therefore, inclined to evil, and that (to do evil) continually.
We believe that the finally unrepentant are hopelessly and eternally lost.
We believe that the atonement through Jesus Christ is for the whole human race; and that whosoever repents and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ is justified and regenerated and saved from the dominion of sin.
We believe that believers are to be sanctified wholly, subsequent to regeneration, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that the Holy Spirit bears witness to the new birth, and also to the entire sanctification of believers.
We believe that our Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgment will take place.
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