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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
What should I wear?We are sure you will feel comfortable in any casual to semi-formal attire. The expectation is, "Come as you are."
What's a Sunday service like?Our Sunday gathering is at 10:15am The hour includes a time of Praise and Worship followed by the sermon. When you are not able to join us in person, this gathering is available on live-stream.
Where do my kids go?At the 9am Education Hour (Sept - May), we have classes for children ("FaithKids," ages 3 years old to grade 5) and youth ("Switchback," grades 6-12; red barn at the north end of the parking lot). At the 10:15am Gathering, we have classes for children (nursery to grade 5). Youth attend the worship gathering. All children, 5th grade and younger check-in with a secure system at our check-in station, found to the right of the inside foyer, beyond the kitchen.
Where are you located?Faith Christian Fellowship is located at 16726 Lappans Road, in Williamsport, Maryland. The church is on the north side of Lappans Road, just east of the Jellystone campground.
Do you live stream your sermons?Our10:15am Gathering is available on live-stream. You can find us from this website, or on our YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/fcfmd). You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel for new content alerts.
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