We are ordinary people worshiping an extra-ordinary God.
To Know Christ and to make Him known to all people.
The primary mission of FWBC is to preach the gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ; and to:
- Respond faithfully to God’s call to discipleship;
- Participate in God’s redemptive mission in our city and the world;
- Be servants of God’s compassion in the community and city.
FWBC will “connect people to Jesus Christ” from all walks of life in the city that many families and persons will enter into a new relationship with God.
We are committed to:
- Presenting the gospel that is relevant to life, culuture, and context;
- Creating a sacred lifestyle of worship fully devoted to God for all people–A House of Prayer for all Nations;
- Shaping the follower of Christ unto Christ-likeness.
The Holy Bible was written by people divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to us. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation.
There is one and only one living and true God. The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.
God the Father
God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace.
…God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.
God the Son
Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.
…He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His substitutionary death on the cross, He made provision for the redemption of humanity from sin.
God the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine.
…He exalts Christ. He convicts people of sin, of righteousness and of judgment.
…He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.
People are the special creation of God, in His own image. He created them male and female as the crowning work of His creation.
…By free choice humans sinned against God and brought sin into the world.
…The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created us in His own image, and in that Christ died for all; therefore every person of every race possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
Salvation involves the redemption of the whole person, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification.
God’s Purpose of Grace
Election is the gracious purpose of God, according to which He regenerates, justifies, sanctifies, and glorifies sinners.
…All true believers endure to the end. Those whom God has accepted in Christ, and sanctified by His Spirit will never fall away from the state of grace, but shall persevere to the end.
Baptism & the Lord’s Supper
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water.
…It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.
Evangelism & Missions
It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations, to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by verbal witness undergirded by a Christian lifestyle, and by other methods in harmony with the gospel of Christ.