In January 2006, a group of believers who were unwilling to compromise the truth of God’s word founded Faith Lutheran Church. In May 2012, the church was led to change the name to Faith Community Church. The new name reflected the fact that a number of us do not have a Lutheran background. It also reflects our desire to be part of the community we are in and help to meet the needs of the people who live there.
Our church does have a Lutheran heritage and we embrace the best of that heritage: We are saved by grace through our faith in Jesus Christ. We are saved by God’s grace, not our own efforts.
Our primary goal is to be a Christian church that helps to advance God’s kingdom and share His love and mercy with those who don’t know Him.
We believe that God has given each one of us gifts that are to be used to bless others. We want everyone to discover, develop, and use their gifts.
What We Believe
- We believe the Bible to be inspired, inerrant, infallible, authoritative Word of God.
- We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
- We believe that for salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. We believe that salvation is by grace through faith in Christ alone. (Ephesians 2:8-10, John 3:3)
- We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
- We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto resurrection of life, and those that are lost unto resurrection of damnation.
- We believe in spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
The purpose of our church is found in Mark 12:28-31- “And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your god with all your heart and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
We demonstrate our love for God in every area of our lives and by the way we use everything that He has given us—time, talent, and treasure.
Our relationship with God is not confined to a few hours on Sunday. It is every minute of every day.
We serve God, not because we are trying to earn His love, but because He has shown us how much He loves us through giving His only son Jesus to die for us.
We are also called to love our fellow man. One of the chief ways we do this is by sharing God’s love and message of salvation with those who don’t know Him. We also show our love through the tangible things we do for others.
Locally, the family of Faith reaches out to our community by supporting and serving at the following organizations:
- Heart Mountain Volunteer Medical Clinic
- Loaves and Fishes
- Powell Valley Hospital Auxiliary
- Crosswalk Christian Library
- Young Life
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- Serenity Pregnancy Resource Center
- A local suicide prevention hotline
- Habitat For Humanity
We are also intentional about reaching out to the students at Northwest Community College, especially those from foreign countries who may never have heard about Jesus and are feeling lost and alone.
Our church also supports and serves people around the world. We support missionaries in several foreign countries.
Twice a year, we prepare layettes. The layettes provide diapers, clothing, and other necessities for mothers and babies in impoverished areas.
Through Gospel for Asia, our church has provided funds so poor villages can drill wells and have access to clean water which prevents a number of diseases.
As you can see, we are committed to loving God and showing His love to others.