It is our belief that the call of God is to make much more of Jesus Christ than man and his problems. Indeed, the Bible cautions us that the answers to man's problems are not found by focusing on the problems, but rather by continuously "seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God" (Colossians 2-3).
Jesus Christ is our life, our all-in-all. Therefore, much of our teaching and preaching focuses primarily on who God is and what we have because we now belong to Him.
We believe the New Testament model for church leadership is that a plurality of biblically qualified men (cf. 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9) should supply spiritual leadership and direction to the local church. The elders at Faith in Christ Fellowship lead in following the overall mission of the church, as well as overseeing all Biblical teaching in the church. The elders strive to make sure that everything that happens within the church aligns with what scripture teaches as the biblical model for church and the worship and service of God.
The preaching and teaching of Faith in Christ Fellowship has a distinctly "reformed" tone about it. The "doctrines of grace" (as they are called) are precious to us beyond measure. While we do not agree with every position taken by those who initiated the Protestant Reformation, (eg. infant baptism, etc.) we do believe their understanding of the gospel (especially regarding who does what in salvation) is an accurate representation of what the inspired apostolic authors intended to communicate through sacred Scripture.
The building and land used by Faith in Christ Fellowship are bought and paid for. We have no outstanding debt against which we are paying. We believe it is biblical to be good stewards of what God has entrusted us with. This includes the area of our finances. We create a budget each year that strives to use what God has blessed us with to the best of our ability to honor and serve Him, His church, and His creation. We are incredibly thankful that God continues to provide the funds, year after year, that allow us to continue to give back to Him and serve Him as He calls us to do.
It has never been our goal to appeal to any single group of people who share a common interest other than the gospel. Nevertheless, God has blessed us with families who are making the sacrifices necessary to educate their children at home. We, of course, welcome all who love Christ, regardless of educational choices. Some of our children attend local private schools and some public schools as well. Regardless of where the children attend school, we believe scripture is clear that it is the parents' responsibility to disciple their children, and it is the church's responsibility to assist in that discipleship and help equip the parents for this important job.