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Faith Fellowship Church was originally founded in October of 1973 as Faith Assembly Church, and through the years it’s grown from a small group of people in a house to what we have today and over 40 years of ministry history. A history full of ups and downs, but also one that has stayed faithful to the Word of God and one that continues to seek to operate in the fullness of the Spirit of God.
Our church has seen amazing things in it’s 46 year history, but we believe that with fresh fire comes new levels of glory. Even with so much history we have fresh vision, a passion for people that don’t have a relational knowing of God, that don’t know who they are because of that relationship, or their God given purpose in this life. We have a hunger to make a God sized impact for Christ in the lives of people and our community.
God wants His people to know Him and He went to extreme lengths to make sure that they could. This isn’t a general understanding about Him, or a surface level belief that He exists; it is an intimate knowing that only comes through and by relationship.
Every person born on the planet was born with purpose, with a calling, given by the God that created them. the unfortunate truth is that most people go through life completely unaware of this truth. It’s been said that the richest place on planet is the graveyard, because it is filled with untaped dreams and potential.
In Christ we become new beings, we are no longer identified as sinners, we are no longer labeled by our failure or our shame. “Old things have passed away and all things have become new.” We want to help people discover the freedom that is found in knowing who they are.
MAKE AN IMPACT
Armed with the love that comes through knowing God, the truth of your new identity, and the power of knowing your purpose, we believe that you are fully equipped to go out and make a God sized impact in the lives of those both inside and outside the walls of the church building.
The Bible is the inspired written Word of God, the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, we accept as our infallible guide in matters of faith, conduct and doctrine.
(2 Tim. 3:16; 1 Thess. 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21)
The one true God showed as the eternally self-existent “I Am”, the Creator of heaven and earth, and the Redeemer, and Restorer of mankind. He further showed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
(Deut. 6:4; Isa 43:10-11; Matt 28:19; Lk 3:22)
Man was created good, with no sin in him, blameless before God and in right relationship with Him. However, by Adam’s voluntary transgression, man was forever marked by sin and incurred not only physical death, but spiritual death also. This death led to a broken relationship and eternal separation from God.
(Gen 1:26,27,31; 2:17; 3:6-10; Rom 3:23, 5:12-14)
With man’s fall there was no hope of restoring the relationship with God, sins mark kept us separated. The only hope was to remove the mark, and that’s what Jesus came to do. Through His death, burial, and resurrection Jesus became the redeemer that man needed, but we have to accept it. This is what we call salvation. Through acceptance and confession of Jesus as Lord, and repentance from a sin-stained life man is brought back into right relationship with God.
(Lk 24:46,47; Jn 3:3; Rom 10:8-10; 5:15, 18-19; Eph 2:8; Titus 2:11,12)
After salvation the next step for every believer is water baptism. Baptism by immersion is talked of and commanded in scripture as a necessary action for all who repent and confess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. In this they are declaring to God, family, and the world that they have died with Christ(under water) and are being raised(out of water) to a new life; one now marked by the redemption of Jesus Christ.
(Matt 28:19; Mk 16:16; Acts 10:47,48; Rom 6:4,5)
The Holy Spirit was promised as a gift to come from the Father(God), to us, by Jesus Christ. The baptism with the “Holy Ghost and fire” was spoken of in the Old Testament by the prophet Joel, by John the Baptist about what Jesus would do, by Jesus Himself, and received by the early church. This same Holy Spirit is a promise to us now as well, and is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth. He guides believers into all truth, exalts Christ, convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, strengthens us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ.
(Joel 2:28-29; Mark 1:8-10; Luke 3:16, 3:35, 4:1, 11:13, 12:12; John 7:37-39, 14:16, 15:26-27, 16:7-14; Acts 1:4-8, 2:1-4; 10:44-46, 11:15, 13:2; Romans 8:9-11, 14-16, 26-27; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:13-14; 2 Peter 1:2; Revelation 22:17)
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