Other Key Beliefs One Must affirm for Membership:
Sanctity of Life:
We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically and mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life.
Scripture: Genesis 1:27; Exodus 20:13; Psalm 72:12-14; Psalm 139; Jeremiah 1:4-5
Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality:
Because God has ordained marriage and defined it as the covenant relationship between a man, a woman, and Himself, Faith Community Church will only recognize marriages between a biological man and a biological woman. Further, the pastors and staff shall only participate in weddings and solemnize marriages between one man and one woman. Finally, the facilities and property of the church shall only host weddings between one man and one woman.
We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.
Adam and Eve were made to complement each other in a one-flesh union that establishes the only normative pattern of sexual relations for men and women, such that marriage ultimately serves as a type of the union between Christ and His Church. In God’s wise purposes, men and women are not simply interchangeable, but rather they complement each other in mutually enriching ways. God ordains that they assume distinctive roles which reflect the loving relationship between Christ and the Church.
We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union. We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including, but not limited to, adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, polyamory, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God.
We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ.
We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual with a different perspective are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of Faith Community Church.
Scripture: Genesis 1-2; Matthew 15:18-20; Mark 12:28-21; Luke 6:31; Acts 3:19-21; Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, 18; 7:2-5; Ephesians 5:25-33; Hebrews 13:4
Christianity and Politics:
Our primary goal as a church is to assist people in living for the glory of God, the application & advancement of His gospel, and the gathering of His disciples as we grow together as the Body of Christ, “eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Eph. 4:3). We also believe that God’s Word provides wisdom and truth that can be applied to every moral and ethical societal issue. As a church, we do not promote any particular political party or parties. To the degree that any political party, policy, or position agrees with God’s Word, we will be in agreement with it. To the degree that it disagrees with God’s Word, we will be in disagreement with it.
Scripture: Matthew 22: 36-40; Matthew 28:19-20; Romans 12:2; Ephesians 4:3; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Psalm 119:105