What Is Faith Community Church?
I. Our Vision Statement
FCC exists to glorify God by seeking to grow deeper in our relationship with God by worshiping Him, by studying His word and by reaching out to others in mercy with the message of the gospel of Christ (Mt.28:18-20).
II. Our Core Values
We will pray for God's blessing upon our church, leadership and ministries.
We will seek to reach the lost without compromising the gospel.
We will seek to demonstrate the reality of the gospel through acts of mercy.
We will seek to stand up for the Word of God, which is the Old and New Testament, without compromise in our spheres of influence (i.e. church, family, work, and government).
We will give to the work of Christ's church through our time, talents, and financial gifts.
We will seek to carry out our core values in a godly and excellent manner.
III. Our Motto:
"Growing deeper - Reaching farther"
Explanation of Motto:
Growing deeper ...
The phrase "Growing deeper" refers to our calling to strive to grow deeper in our knowledge of God and His Word. We are committed to striving to know Christ and Him crucified. With Paul we agree, "For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified" (1 Corinthians 2:2). Our spiritual growth occurs by God's power and grace in conjunction with our humble study and application of the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to every area of life. Since it is ultimately God who causes us to grow (1 Corinthians 3:7), believers should ask God in humble prayer to help them and their brethren to grow in the knowledge of God's Will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding (Colossians 1:9). Christians should also engage in the means of spiritual growth such as regular worship, prayer, fellowship, Bible study, witness, service, and the giving of one's tithes and offerings.
The phrase "Reaching Farther" refers to the believer's calling to strive to proclaim the gospel to the whole world. Jesus told His disciples, "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth" (Acts 1:8). Christ also called His first disciples saying, "Come, follow me... and I will make you fishers of men" (Matthew 4:19). Therefore, Christians are called to be witnesses of the gospel of Jesus in order to bring all people to Christ. Adopting this motto means we are personally committed to reaching out to everyone with the gospel of Christ with the hope that they will repent and believe in Jesus alone as their Savior and Lord. This commitment means we will resist the urge to be ingrown. We will pursue Jesus' call to reach the world through our acts of mercy and gospel witness. We understand that Christian living gives credibilty to our witness of the content of the gospel but it is no replacement for the faithful communication of the gospel itself. This is why the apostle Paul says, "How, then, 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? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?" (Romans 10:14).
IV. Our Specific Goals
We believe our ministry mandate from Christ can be best expressed by the acronym W.O.R.D.S. which illustrates our desires to base every ministry of this church on the perfect Word of God given to us in the Old and New Testaments.
W - Worship. We will seek to equip God's people to worship God in personal and corporate worship (Psalm 122:1; Acts 2:46; Heb. 10:24-27).
O - Outreach. We will seek to equip God's people to proclaim the Gospel in the Pearland Area, Texas, the U.S., and abroad (Acts 1:8; 8:4).
R - Relationships. We will seek to facilitate opportunities for God's people to fellowship and to develop life-long nurturing relationships (Acts 2:42; 1 Thess. 2:8).
D - Discipleship. We will seek to equip God's people to model and teach others what it means to live as followers of Christ in every area of life all to the glory of God (Mt. 28:19-20; 1 Cor. 10:31).
S - Service. We will seek to equip God's people to administer mercy to those in need, especially those who are of the household of faith (Mt. 9:12-13; Gal. 6:10).