Love God, Love Others, Reach the Worldas we become more like Christ
The purpose of FBC is to love God, love others and reach the world as we become more like Christ.
We believe this simple statement encompasses the two greatest commandments given by Jesus Christ in Mark 12:30-31, “… you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'”
We are called to first and foremost love God with all of our being, every part of our lives. Loving God should encompass and include everything and every part of who and what we are. We are then called as followers of Jesus Christ to love others. We actually divide that into two parts, loving our fellow Christians and loving those around us. We are commanded to love each other, in fact Jesus said it is by this love that we are known as true believers. We are also called to love those around us and to love them enough to share the love of Christ and the message of salvation with them. The next step is to reach the world – that is we believe the Great Commission of Christ compels us to go into all the world and share the true hope found in Jesus Christ. Finally our purpose is that we ourselves constantly seek to become more like Christ. Daily our lives should take on the characteristic of our Savior. Simply stated that is what we are about at FBC.