W - The Preaching of His WORD
Preaching is Biblically commanded and spiritually required for Christian growth. Preaching must be Biblically based and relevant to today's living. And how can they call on the One they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the One of whom they have not heard? Romans 10:14; ...faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ. Romans 10:17
O - OUTREACH to our neighbors and the world
We are commanded in Matthew 28:19-20 to reach out to our neighbors around our church and to all the world. How do we do that? Through financial support of missionaries and missions who represent us to the communities they are impacting with God's love and the truth of His Word.
R - Our RELATIONSHIPS with one another
Have you ever gone to a church for the first time and felt like an outsider? We believe that friendliness and love are not just good words to speak, but at FBCC we seek to practice them in action as the Lord Jesus commands. Love one another. As I have loved you, you must love one another. By this all men will know you are my disciples, if you love one another. John 13:34-35; A man who has friends must show himself friendly... Proverbs 18:24
S - SERVICE and MINISTRY
The Word of God speaks about faith and works. Both are necessary. Faith revealed in our words and our work reveals to others our faith. We serve the Lord with the gifts, talents, and abilities He has given to us. We are to minister to others with these same Christian traits.
H - HELPING HAND
Christianity isn't just about us. It's about showing the love of Christ and assisting others in need, those who live around us and those who live thousands of miles away.
I - Simply INVITATION
The Lord Jesus commanded the church to ...go out into the roads and country lanes and make them come in, so that my house will be full. Luke 14:23. We are not "an island to ourselves". We have the responsibility and accountability to reach out and invite others outside of our church family to attend our church services.
P - PERSONAL and corporate prayer and worship
Hebrews 10:25 is a command. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Worship is all about God. It's not about us. Our worship is to bring praise, honor and glory to Him! Prayer is part of worship. It's communion with God - a two way street - we talk to Him and He talks to us. Both worship and prayer are what we do corporately, but it takes personal invlovement to make it real and meaningful in your life. It is our prayer at FBCC that our lives reflect Christ personally and as a church family.