Who We Are (As a Body)

A community of believers expressing their faith in love to the glory of God.  (Acts 2:42; Galatians 5:6)

 

At Fellowship Church, we desire to be the people God calls us to be in order to do all He calls us to do. 

 

The foundational characteristics of Fellowship Church come directly from the Word of God:

And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.”

As a local gathering of believers, Fellowship Church is devoted to the teaching of God’s Word, to fellowship, to communion (ordinances), to prayer, and to the anticipation of God at work in our midst. For a deeper discussion of these founding principles in our church, listen to the sermon on Acts 2 and Galatians 5:6.

 
The Teaching of God’s Word
We believe in the full authority and supremacy of the Scripture.  We are devoted to proclaiming the gospel, God’s redemptive story revealed through the entirety of the Bible.  We are committed to interpreting the Word accurately and accepting what it says as absolute truth.  We believe it must govern every area of our church and lives.
 

2 Timothy 3:16,17; 1 Timothy 4:13-15; 6:3-5; Matthew 4:4; Hebrews 4:12

 
Fellowship
The word fellowship literally means “partnership” or “sharing”.  At Fellowship Church, we recognize that believers are called to partner with Jesus Christ and fellow Christians for the purpose of intentionally encouraging and stimulating each other towards righteousness and obedience.  We desire to journey through life together, meeting regularly, using our spiritual gifts to edify one another, genuinely caring for each other, and practicing accountability for godly living.Though we believe the church consists of followers of Jesus, we welcome everyone, anticipating that through seeing and hearing the Truth, some will come to accept it.
 

1 John 1:3; Romans 12:9-10; Galatians 5:13; 6:1-2; Hebrews 10:23-25Philippians 2:1-12; Acts 2:44-46; 1Timothy 6:18; Matthew 18:15-17Romans 12:1-2; 1 Corinthians 14:24-25       

 
Communion (Ordinances)
At Fellowship Church, we regularly observe the ordinances of Communion and Believer’s Baptism in obedience to Christ’s commands.  We view communion as symbolic of the incredible, undeserved sacrifice Christ made on our behalf so that we might have our sins forgiven and be restored to a right relationship with God.
 
Baptism is the outward expression of a personal commitment to follow Christ.  Though we do not believe baptism is necessary for salvation, we do encourage this step of obedience for those who have committed to being followers of Jesus Christ.
 
At Fellowship Church, we value these ordinances as a constant reminder of God’s amazing grace and salvation freely given to all who believe.
 
 
Prayer

Acknowledging our total dependence on God, Fellowship Church places a high priority on the discipline of prayer.  We are committed to regular praise, petition, intercession, and thanks as we submit ourselves to God's will through prayer. 

           
 
Anticipation of God at work

Simply stated, we wait expectantly for God to do a supernatural work in and through Fellowship Church.  Just as the first church in Acts witnessed God mightily at work in their midst, so we too anticipate God’s sovereign work in ours.