Beliefs

What we believe at Fellowship Bible Church about Jesus, the Bible, and the Church

THE MISSION

Out of a desire to glorify God as a spiritual community, the mission of Fellowship Bible Church is to prepare and deploy dependent disciples of Jesus Christ who change their world for Him as they are being changed by Him.

Prepare

Making disciples is what Jesus has called us to do. That calling involves bringing people to faith in Christ and equipping them for service—thus “to prepare” disciples.

Deploy

Jesus has also sent us into this world to be a witness. Therefore, we also desire “to deploy” disciples—deploy them in their homes, neighborhoods, communities and around the world.

Dependent Disciples

However, we do not want to prepare and deploy disciples who enter into this holy calling in their own strength and power. It is disciples “dependent” on the finished work of Jesus Christ that we trust will be raised up through the ministries of Fellowship Bible Church. When dependent disciples are prepared and deployed, change will take place in people’s lives.


THE PURPOSE

Fellowship Bible Church desires to see lives changed by the power of God’s Word while experiencing meaningful community life as a spiritual family.


THE CORE VALUES

Loving God Fully

Every believer needs to be rightly related to God. They must have an upward focus through worship which is characterized by an ever-increasing movement away from being a self-worshiper to a worshiper of God.


Loving Biblical Truth

Every believer needs to be rightly related to the Truth. They must have an inward focus through God’s Word, characterized by an ever-increasing movement away from living by human reasoning to living by divine wisdom.


Loving the Family

Every believer needs to be rightly related to the Family. They must have an outward focus toward one’s physical family, characterized by an ever-increasing movement towards familial harmony and Christ-centered oneness.


Loving the Church

Every believer needs to be rightly related to the Church. They must also have an outward focus to one’s spiritual family through fellowship and community life, characterized by an ever-increasing movement away from individualism to full participation in Body Life.


Loving the World

Every believer needs to be rightly related to the World. They must have a beyond focus through a life of piercing witness, characterized by an ever-increasing movement from being impacted by the world to changing the world for Christ.


Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of Fellowship Bible Church. Based on the inspired and inerrant Word of God, the only standard and authority for the family of Christ, all of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.

God

There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is worthy of all glory and praise. God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom, justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ's complete and genuine deity and humanity, virgin birth, sinless life, substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, present exaltation, and future visible return.

Holy Spirit

The Spirit has been active in creation, the writing of the Bible, Jesus’ earthly ministry, and the work of salvation. In this present church age, His ministry is to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment; to regenerate men; and to indwell, convict, empower, and comfort believers.

Mankind

Man was directly created by God to enjoy God’s fellowship and to fulfill His will. Man fell into sin by a voluntary act of personal disobedience to God. Consequently, all men are sinners by nature and by choice, and apart from Jesus Christ are spiritually dead and separated from God.

salvation

Jesus Christ died for our sins as the only able, sufficient, substitutionary sacrifice and that all who believe in Him are justified and eternally secure solely on the grounds of His death and His resurrection.

THE CHURCH

Those who have experienced spiritual birth are part of Christ’s body, the true Church, and are directed by Scripture to function as a body - part of a representation of Christ’s universal Church. Local churches are the visible representation of Christ’s universal Church.

Eternity

Every human being will experience bodily resurrection. To everlasting life with God for believers and everlasting separation for unbelievers.

Doctrinal Position Papers

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