FBC Values

   
Christ Above All
We seek to keep our Savior Jesus Christ and His gospel message at the center of every aspect of our lives, relationships, and ministries. As our affection for Christ increases, he continues to be our greatest priority making everything we do an act of worship. (John 1:1-18; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:15-20, 3:17; Romans 12:1-2)
   
   
Trust in God's Word
It is the word of God along with the Holy Spirit that brings heart change. Through expository preaching, faithful Bible teaching, and training believers in personal study of God's word, we seek to demonstrate the supremacy of Scripture for all things pertaining to life and godliness. (Matthew 7:24-27; James 1:22-23; 2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Peter 1:3, 21; Psalm 19:7-11)
   
   
Desperate Prayer
Prayer is not only commanded in the Bible, but is the means by which God has chosen to move mightily in history. Personally and as a church, we can never depend on our efforts alone to accomplish anything fruitful for the kingdom. It is only by the power of God in the midst of fervent prayer that we should expect to be used for his glory. (Luke 18:1-8; Ephesians 3:20-21; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; 1 Timothy 2:1-4; Psalm 90)
   
   
Radical Obedience
Jesus calls his followers to count the costs before following him because once we are given new hearts he expects radical obedience. Loving God, loving others, taking the Great Commission seriously and pursuing a life of holiness that points people to God are all things we value as a church family! (Luke 9:23-25; Matthew 22:36-40; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Matthew 5:14-16; 1 Samuel 15:22)
   
   
Authentic Community
Too often Christians are tempted to put on a "church face." We want to be a people who are not afraid to discuss our burdens and share one another's joys as we do life together. This is motivated by a deep love for others in our church family and multiplied in discipleship relationships, but can only be done successfully when we keep gospel at the center of our lives as we gather for worship then scatter out into our neighborhoods and workplaces. (Galatians 6:1-3; Romans 12:9-16; Prov. 27:17; Titus 2:2-8)
   
   
Christ-Centered Homes
Christ is at the center of all things including marriage and family. We believe parents are the primary spiritual leaders in their homes and will do all we can to encourage and equip both dad and mom to create a legacy for Christ in their family for generations to come. Our world sees multiple family dynamics and while all have struggles, the gospel has the power to redeem our brokenness and God uses the church to stand in the gap amidst our weaknesses to point us towards the goal of becoming Christ-centered homes. (Ephesians 5:22-33; Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Psalm 78:4-7)
   
   
Engaging Culture with Truth and Grace
As we seek to influence a changing culture, which is rebelling against God's design, we are committed to stand for truth. This courageous decision needs to be balanced by showing convictional kindness to all people and being stewards of God's love and grace as we form relationships with people who are not walking in the truth. The church cannot claim to accomplish this goal, or any other value listed about, unless all of its individual parts strive to take these responsibilities seriously and passionately seek to make them a reality. (John 4:1-42; 1 Peter 3:15; Ephesians 3:8-9; 1 John 3:18)