The Vision of Faith Bible Church
The vision of Faith Bible Church is to reach our community, our country, and our world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the 21st Century through the empowering of the Holy Spirit. We shall accomplish our vision by displaying unity in the midst of diversity, by imploring God through prayer to work miracles in our midst, by proclaiming the Word of God both publicly and privately, and by commissioning men and women as missionaries to the foreign field.
The FBC Statement of Faith
- In one true and living God, eternally existent in the Godhead of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; the same in essence and equal in attributes.
- The Holy Scriptures to be inerrant in their original writings and that all Scripture has been given by inspiration of God; that they are a record of God's progressive revelation of Himself and His dealings with man; that they are an absolute authority in the matters of life.
- That though man was created in the image of God, through Adam's sin man is totally and universally depraved. Therefore, man is under the condemnation and judgement of a holy and just God.
- That Jesus Christ is God manifested in the flesh, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, and is totally God and totally man without sin.
- That salvation is through faith in the sufficiency and finality of the work of our Lord JESUS CHRIST on the CROSS when He put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.
- In the bodily resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and His ascension to the throne of His Father where He sits as king and priest forever after the order of Melchizedek, reigning and making intercession for the saints.
- In the person of the Holy Spirit and His work as He convinces men of sin and righteousness and judgement; in His abiding presence with and in the believer and in His sanctifying work wherein we are being changed from glory to glory into the image of Christ.
- In the Second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and the resurrection of the just and the unjust - the one unto the resurrection of life, the other unto the resurrection of damnation.
- That a visible church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers, associated together by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel, sovereign in polity, observing the ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws, and exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word; that its only Scriptural officers are elders and deacons.
- That believer's baptism is the immersion in water of a believer, in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit; its purpose is to show forth our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior, and it signifies our death to sin and resurrection to a new life; that it is a prerequisite for church membership.
- That the Lord's Supper is a memorial, given to the local church for the edification of believers by the use of bread and the cup commemorating the death of Christ on behalf of sinners.