Vision of Friendship Community Church

Learning to be the people Jesus calls us to be, so we can do the things Jesus calls us to do. 

Our vision was born out of the Great Commandment in Mark 12:30-31 and the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20. 

In Mark 12, the religious leaders asked Jesus which command was the most important.  “Jesus answered, “The most important is Listen, Israel! The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. 31 The second is, Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other command greater than these.” Mark 12:29–31 (CSB)

The first value we take from this is that our number one purpose is to Worship the Lord. We Love the Lord by submitting our lives to Him. With all our heart, soul, mind and strength, every aspect of our lives must be lived out in worship to our creator. This can be seen in a humble heart before God and in our actions of serving Him. 

The Second value from this command is to love others. If we are commanded to submit our heart to God and serve Him, then loving others can be seen in seeing the value in others that God sees and serving them with the ability that God has given us to serve. Our hearts must always be ready to serve God and serve others. 

Then we look to what Jesus is calling us to do. Mt 28:19–20 (CSB) 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, 20 teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” 

Our third value is the mission to go and make disciples. This verse carries the sense of “as you are going” make disciples. If we are worshipers of God, and showing His love to others by having a heart of a servant, then we will have opportunities to share the Good News of Jesus with the word around us. We long for everyone to know the Love of Jesus and come into the family of God. 

Which brings us to the fourth value and that is Baptism. Jesus commands us to baptize, but why? Romans 6 tells us that Baptism is a symbol that we have put to death our own sinful nature and we are raised up in a new life, with Jesus as our King. This is the initiation into fellowship with the Family of God. We long to come together as His family and celebrate Jesus together. Family cares for one another, supports one another, lifts one another up and shows our love for one another. We are committed around a single focus, being the family of God. 

Which brings us to the fifth value, Jesus told us to teach everything He commanded us. We are learners of the Bible. Jesus gave us the Bible as instruction for life, and through it we learn who God is. It is the never changing Word of God that gives us a solid foundation throughout the generations. By studying it and learning together, we can not only learn to be the people Jesus calls us to be, but we can learn to do what He has called us to do. 

The Vision of FCC

Learning to be the people Jesus calls us to be, so we can do the things Jesus calls us to do.

  • Be people of Worship 

  • Be people who serve

  • Do the work of sharing the Good News

  • Do the work of being God’s family

  • Do the work of learning who God is