“Helping People Be Faithful Followers”
FBC Core Values: As a Church we value…
1. Upholding Biblical Authority
We believe the Bible is true, authoritative, and applicable to every part of our lives. We are established on the Word of God. It’s important to us to be thoroughly biblical in all we do. We read, study, teach, preach, and apply the Bible. We take our name — Foothills Bible Church — seriously. (Psalm 119:11,130,160, Acts 17:11, Romans 10:17, I Thessalonians 2:13, II Timothy 2:15, II Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 4:12, Hebrews 6:18)
2. Pursuing Maturity
A Christian doesn’t grow automatically. Sadly, it’s possible to be an immature Christian after years of walking with God. Pursuing maturity requires effort, energy, and passion. Worship, instruction, fellowship, evangelism and service are minimal expectations for every child of God. We’re prepared to do whatever we can to help Christians grow. To us, it’s not just a matter of church growth, but of church strength. The Bible sets a high standard for Christians — “until we all become mature.” We believe that’s a lifelong endeavor, and that God wants us to give our all to the pursuit of spiritual maturity. (Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 14:21-22, Acts 16:5, Acts 18:23, Romans 1:11, Romans12:1-2, Ephesians 4:11-16, Philippians 3:8-14, Colossians 2:6-8, I Timothy 4:6-16, I Timothy 5:11-16, I Peter 1:2, II Peter 3:18)
3. Connecting in Community (Growth Groups)
We are convinced that spiritual growth happens best within a context of loving relationships. “Community” is not just a buzzword here. We know that it’s easy to become isolated and feel alone in a large church. God called us into his family, and that means that we’re members one of another. Clearly, we all need each other. Community isn’t always neat and orderly, but it’s thoroughly biblical and we want everyone to know how it feels to be connected in God’s family.
All the “one anothers” in the New Testament, I Corinthians 13.
4. Striving for Unity
Jesus prayed that His followers would be “one.” In that amazing prayer for unity, Jesus set a foundational goal for our church family. We may not always agree, but we are called to get along with one another. Division is one of the most predictable tools of our enemy. We are committed to authentic relating that allows people to differ, but not to divide. (Psalm 133, John 17, Romans 15:5, I Corinthians 12:12, Ephesians 4:3)
5. Following Christ with Integrity
As followers of Christ we are called to be servants; to live out the reality of putting others first. We believe that God’s children are expected to lead by serving, just as Jesus did. While God may place some in “leadership” roles in the life of the church, He places all of us in “follower-ship” roles. It’s clear to us that there are few ways to demonstrate our integrity that surpass serving others. (Matthew 16:24-25, John 13:1-17)
6. Depending on God-given Ability
We are utterly dependent on God for all that we are and all that we have. Because of that, we cannot live without Him. Our dependency on Him is evidenced by our passion for prayer and by regularly calling for His help. We realize that He has given spiritual gifts to us through the Holy Spirit, and we know that apart from His enabling, our best efforts will fall short of pleasing Him. Apart from Him, we can do nothing. (Romans 12, I Corinthians 12, Ephesians 4)