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A Letter From Gordon
A LETTER FROM PASTOR GORDON
We know that searching for a church can be a difficult process. There are many preferences that go into your decision-making, such as location, ministries for every age, ministry partnerships in the local community and around the world, content and style of preaching, style of music, and general warmth and receptivity. [No matter which is most important to you, they all play a part in your search and an explanation for many of them are found easily on our website.] Other issues go beyond preference. For some of you, our convictions (mission, beliefs, values) are what matter most to you. Let’s address those.
We believe the gospel has united us as a gathering of people. The way we relate to God (John 14:6) and the way we relate to others (John 15:12) have everything to do with the person of Jesus Christ and what we believe about Him. If this all sounds strange or unfamiliar to you, please consider the simple message of the gospel here.
We believe God has given us tasks to do until Jesus returns. In the Bible, Jesus gives two, important commands. They are known as the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:34-40) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20). We summarize these in our church’s mission statement: The mission of FCF is to find, grow, and multiply those who love God and love others. You can find a more detailed explanation of our mission statement below.
We believe in certain doctrines to guide our instruction and practice, as well as the values that inspire us. You can find our statement of faith and core values here.
We know that sermon content is a helpful way to understand how a church presents its mission, beliefs, and values. Recent sermons are accessible here.
We hope you have received the information you were seeking, but never hesitate to seek us out personally. If you are interested in making a visit on an upcoming weekend, we have provided a simple guide below.
Lead Pastor, FCF
Mission of FCF
MISSION OF FCF
The Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20)
Leading … someone behind you spiritually
Jesus commissioned His followers to notice and act toward the sinner who needs to hear of His love for pardoning, or the sufferer (emotional, physical, relational, spiritual) who needs to experience His love for healing.
… baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit
Following … someone ahead of you spiritually
Jesus commissioned His followers to grow in grace and knowledge of Him, in salvation, in love toward and unity with one another, and in all aspects of spiritual maturity.
… teaching them to observe all that I commanded you
Ongoing Leading AND Following
Jesus commissioned His followers to make disciples — His plan toestablish generation after generation of followers who are equally committed to ongoing “finding,” and “growing.”
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations …
OTHER COMMON QUESTIONS
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