Our Core Values
FPC:E is a community that finds its purpose in Christ. To this end, we have developed a set of Core Values that we believe have great worth in reflecting Christ. They are the guiding principles of our local church, profoundly impacting how we think and act:
1) Mission: To Reach Beyond
In joyful response to the grace and mercy we have received through Jesus Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, we are called to serve God’s creation by ministering to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of others.
2) Fellowship: To Reach Among
We believe all people matter to God and must matter to us, and so we intend to be a fellowship of believers that nurtures our members and extends the hope of Christ to people everywhere.
3) Worship: To Reach Up
It is our greatest privilege to meet the living God in worship and to celebrate His presence in our lives. Expressions of worship reflect the variety in both the church and the world, and speak to each generation in ways that are meaningful and relevant, and so we strive for vibrant and vital ways to glorify God. God desires a relationship with each one of us, and so we are committed to depend on Him through earnest prayer as individuals, in our families, and as a church. It is our greatest privilege to meet the living God in worship and to celebrate His presence in our lives.
4) Discipleship: To Reach Within
The Bible is God’s truth and the inspired witness to the Word of God, and so we study, reflect upon and apply its teachings to draw us into a deeper understanding of and relationship with God. Jesus Christ called us to make disciples of all people, and so we have a responsibility to help ourselves and others to become more like Christ.
5) Service: To Reach Out
God is the source of all things, and so we are called to use God’s gifts of material goods, personal abilities, and time in faithful response to God’s gift in Jesus Christ.