We focus on Jesus and the salvation that is available through the new covenant in his blood. That focus is represented in all we do, including our teaching, preaching, Kids Church activities, and more.
With that said, the Bible does address many of the cultural and societal issues that we face. In fact, God wrote us an entire book (the Bible) to help us understand His heart and His plan for living a life that honors him. 1 Tim 4:16 says, “Keep a close watch on how you live and on your teaching. Stay true to what is right for the sake of your own salvation and the salvation of those who hear you.” (NLT)
FLC believes that the Bible is the only divinely-inspired, authoritative word of God. The Bible is the foundation for the Christian life, shaping our beliefs, our actions, and our decisions. (2 Tim 3:16-17)
FLC believes that God has revealed Himself as eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Each member of the Trinity loves us and desires to walk in relationship with us. (2 Cor 13:14)
FLC believes that men and women were created in the image of God to know and enjoy Him, but chose to reject His lordship and fell short of His glorious plan for us. Humanity’s choice to sin brought sickness, death, and judgement into the world. There was no way for us to undo the curse of sin, so Jesus came to become our Salvation. (Genesis 1-3; Romans 5:12-19)
FLC believes that, while Jesus Christ is eternally God, he chose to come to earth to live and die as a man, in order to purchase our salvation. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died an undeserving death, resurrected from the dead, and ascended back to Heaven to sit in his rightful place of honor at God the Father’s right hand. We receive Salvation through faith in Jesus Christ by repenting of sin and confessing Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior. ( Phil 2:6-11, Matt 1:18, Luke 24:5-7, Ephesians 2:8-10, Romans 10:9-10)
FLC believes that grace not only forgives our past guilt, but also empowers us to live a holy and victorious life by the power of the Holy Spirit. The life of a Christian reflects the glory of God as we become more like Him day by day. (Titus 2:11-14, 2 Cor 3:18)
FLC believes that marriage between a man and a woman is the only God-approved expression of sexual intimacy. The Bible lists any other type of sexual experience, including adultery, homosexuality, and fornication, as sin. Our church family gladly welcomes anyone who wants to be free from sexual sin, regardless of your sexual history, because freedom is available to all through the saving power of Jesus Christ. (Heb 13:4, John 8:11, 1 Cor 6:9-11)
FLC believes that Heaven and Hell are real places and that everyone will spend eternity in one of them. Heaven is everlasting life in the glorious light of God’s presence, as a reward for those who have received Jesus Christ. Hell is eternal, tormented separation from God for those who have rejected Him. (John 5:28-29, Matt 25:31-46)
FLC believes that the Holy Spirit is alive and active today in the lives of believers and in the Church. The Holy Spirit’s gifts, ministries, and fruit equip the Body of Christ to live like Jesus. We pursue all that God has for us, including the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and being continually filled with his power. (Acts 1:8, 2:1-4, 4:31)
FLC believes that all human life is valuable, from the moment of conception until our final breath. In God’s family, we are all equally loved by a perfect father, regardless of skin color, gender, age, or background. Our FLC family will treat every person with dignity and honor, as befitting those created in the image of God. (Psalm 139:13-16, Gal 3:28, Lev 19:33-34, James 2:1-9)
FLC believes that there is power in the holy sacraments of communion and baptism, which allow us to remember and participate in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. After we choose to follow Jesus, we are baptized in water to signify the death and burial of our old nature with Him in His death, and we rise up out of the waters into new life, just as He rose from the dead on our behalf. Communion causes us to remember and celebrate what Jesus did to save us from our sin and restore us to a right relationship with God the Father. (Acts 2:38, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
If you have any other questions for us, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We love people and welcome conversations, even about difficult things. We’re here to walk with you through any questions or struggles you’re facing.
You can also read our “Official Statement of Faith” for an expanded list of doctrinal beliefs.