What We Believe


That everyone is broken.

No one in the world has got it altogether. Everyone hurts, everyone has regrets and no one has turned out to be the person that they hoped. We’ve all blown it. That is why everyone needs a relationship with Christ.  Because of God’s great love for us, he sent Jesus.  God doesn’t want a religion with you.  He wants to have a relationship with you.  And there is a great place to start the healing process. – (Romans 3:23, John 3:16, Acts 2: 37-38)

That the Christ is in charge!

Jesus is the Head of this church body!  As His obedient people, He is our real and true boss.  We live to serve Him. He is the eternal source of all that is love and life…power and peace… hope and happiness! – (Ephesians 4:15, 16)

That the Bible is God’s Word.

The Old and New Testament are God’s message to us.  They are entirely accurate and not only that, they apply to our lives here and now!  We believe that if you study the Bible and do what it says, you will find God’s purpose for your life and you will be changed forever.- (Luke 6:46-49)

That every member is a minister.

You were not saved just to be with God.  If that were true, then He would have taken you home to be with Him at the moment of your salvation.  Since He didn’t take you, then he must have something for you to do.  You have been given the job of bringing the lost members of God’s family home.  Go and tell them the good news about Jesus.  That is what you’ve been called to do. – (Matthew 28:18-20; Colossians 1:28, 29)

That it is everyone’s responsibility to grow in their faith.

Your faith is exactly that…your…faith.  Each person will stand before God and give an account of what they have done. So it stands to reason that if you are to give an account of your faith as it is lived out through your life, you are responsible to grow in your faith.  FCC will provide opportunities for you to attend classes and small groups, but it is up to you to take what is provided and to mature in the faith. – (Philippians 2: 12,13)

That prayer changes things.

We are a people, committed to prayer–praise, thanksgiving, asking for ourselves and for others!  Close communion with God is our means of tapping into His guidance and power! – (John 14:13,14)

That baptism is beautiful.

This step of faith in obedience to the command of God is more than mere beauty!  It is the essential means by which we share in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. – (Acts 2:38; Romans 6:3,4; 1 Peter 3:21)

That worship is a lifestyle as well as an event.

In a Christ-follower’s life, worship happens all the time, not just on Sundays and Wednesdays.  Worship encompasses every minute of every day.  Worship is when your heart and your head connect with God and since God is everywhere all the time, no matter what you are doing you can worship Him. You see, there’s no need to wait you can worship right now! – (John 4:23, 24 )

That we exist to serve all the people that God loves.

With all of Jesus’ power, he didn’t create a power base, CEO a business or even condemn the people around him.  Instead, He humbled himself and came as a servant.  He served his disciples and the lepers he healed.  He served people who were both physically and spiritually hungry.  He served us till it killed Him on the cross. If we are to be called Christ-followers, then we ought to do the same.  We were made to serve others. – (Philippians 2: 5-11)

Is this all we believe?  No, but it’s a place to start.  Consider this an invitation to come and ask questions.  You may visit any of our meetings with no obligation or call the office (217–826-2306) if you have any questions.  I think you will find the Christian faith an excellent adventure.