Here at FBC we believe an important aspect of being a Christian is growing. We believe Christ did not spend his time on Earth promoting a stagnet lifestyle, but we continually notice his passion for teaching others Spiritual truths. At FBC we hope to cultivate disciples through an atmosphere of growth.
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
The overriding mandate to every church is to make disciples. A disciple is a follower of Christ who is on a lifelong journey of obedience to Christ that results in the transformation of a person’s values and behaviors. Once you become a disciple, it is your responsibility to help make disciples.
We also recognize three characteristics of a growing Christian.
- Christlikeness (Eph. 4:13)
- Sacrificial Giver (Matt 19:16-22 & Luke 14:25-33)
- Learner (Matthew 11:29)