Our vision at FCC is to be a culturally-diverse community of people who are united in glorifying God, becoming like Jesus, and being agents of change in our neighborhood, city and world.
We believe in one God, creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in a community of three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus is the eternal Son of God, co-equal with the Father. He became human, sharing the full range of needs common to us all. Jesus has reveled what true humanness as intended by God is. In him we also find the fullest understanding of who God is and what God is like. He offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to defeat the powers of sin and death. He will one day return to completely purge evil from his good creation.
We believe the Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son. He is the power of God at work in the world bringing to completion the divine plan. He does this by bringing conviction of a person’s need for the forgiveness of Christ. He enters the life of all who follow Christ, to turn us from our self-absorption toward community with God and others. He also guides, instructs, and empowers us to be his agents of change in the world.
The Bible is the story of how the creator God is rescuing the creation from its rebellion, brokenness, corruption, and death. It was written by human authors, under the divine guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it is a Spirit inspired work, it can be trusted to accomplish the purposes for which it was written, the salvation and transformation of ordinary people like you and me.
People are made in the image of God, to be in a loving relationship with Him, others and the entire creation. However, people have rebelled against God, actively or passively choosing to go their own independent way. This attitude of disobedience is called sin. Sin results in alienation, guilt, enslavement, and is the root of all the problems in life today.
We believe that Jesus died as our substitute, paying the penalty our sin owed. No amount of good works can restore us to a loving relationship with God, others and the rest of creation. Only by accepting God’s free gift of grace can these relationships be restored. When we die to our self-ruled life and make Jesus our Savior and Leader, we are raised up as a new creation. We find ourselves revived, renewed and commissioned to go and make new creation happen in the world. This change of heart and direction is confirmed by the act of baptism, in which we are buried in the water and raised up to live a new life.
The church of Jesus Christ is neither a building nor an organization. Rather, it is a diverse group of people who have entered into community with God and each other to be a witness to the kind of relationship the Creator seeks with all His creation. It is empowered by the Holy Spirit to take into all the world the news that Jesus is Lord, that he has won the victory over the forces of evil, that a new world has begun, and that we are partnering with Him to make it happen.