Our Mission and Vision:

 
Our Mission at FBCGC is that our church family “know the story to tell the story.” 
 
History is really HIS-STORY.  From the beginning to the end of God’s Word we see man, made in the image of God, created to live in God’s presence.  To know God as the One Who brings ultimate fulfillment and identity.  This relationship having been fractured by the deception of the enemy of God, Satan, is restored through the sacrifice of God’s Son–Jesus Christ.  Through faith and trust in Christ as Savior (from ourselves, sin, and death), we are reconciled to God.  All of this is for our good, but God’s glory.  Do you know the story?  Are you telling others the story?  It IS “the greatest story ever told.”
 
Our Vision?LOVE, GROW, REACH
 

We aim “to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength”–And to “love our neighbor as ourself.”  Often church families compromise their influence in the community because they don’t love each other fully.  We need to be aware that our testimony is hindered greatly when we don’t walk in love for one another.  So we purpose to grow in our love for God and for each other.  After all, we are God’s gift to one another.

 We also aim to grow in the knowledge of God through the help of the Holy Spirit, as we become more and more drawn to His Word.  The world doesn’t need another “opinion,” rather the world needs to know the truth.  We believe that God’s Word is given to us that the Triune God be revealed, and that His children learn His ways, and walk in truth.  After all, it is “the truth that sets us free.”  We will consistently evaluate everything we do as to whether or not it is instrumental in reaching the lost, or equipping the saved.

 We also aim to “reach out.”  Like the first century apostles, arrested for sharing Jesus, we desire to become so captivated by the Son of God that “we can’t help but share what we have seen and heard.”  Our church will always seek to find ways to “be the church” in the community and beyond. We will do this corporately through avenues such as Upward, Night to Shine, and ongoing benevolent ministry through our Crossroads Community Center.  We will also, as disciples of Christ, pray for and embrace opportunities to individually share Jesus in the workplace, the marketplace, and wherever our day to day lives take us.