ABOUT OUR CHURCH
WHAT WE BELIEVE
STATEMENT OF FAITH
ABOUT FAITH COMMUNITY
Faith Community Church (FCC) is located in Durham, North Carolina.
Our vision is to become a new community by faith and works.
Our mission is to edify the Kingdom of God.
WE carry out our mission by following three simple steps:
(1) Identifying God’s call for our future;
(2) Fostering family unity; and
(3) Producing financial freedom that flows throughout the community to the uttermost parts of the world.
WE believe by focusing on being doers of the word and having works with our mustard seed faith, visible results will build new communities, and God will be glorified.
WE believe that God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three spirits are co-equal and are one (1) God.
WE believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and He offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and He will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
WE believe the Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation and provides Christians with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under the Holy Spirit’s control daily.
WE believe that man is made in the spiritual image of God to be like Him in character. Man is the supreme object of God’s creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates man from God.
WE believe in eternity. Man was created to exist forever. Man will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God, through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and hell are places of eternal existence.
WE believe you can live eternally in heaven if you receive salvation. Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
WE believe that once you receive salvation, you will have eternal security. Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security.
WE believe the Bible is God’s Word to all men. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because the Bible is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.
WE believe in supernatural healing. Because God has equipped certain ministries and individuals with the spiritual gift of healing, the sick may be healed by the prayer of faith, laying on of hands, or any move of God that He desires. It is God’s will that His people be whole in their body, souls, and spirits.