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core values


What a follower of Jesus looks like and does

  • Exhibits the fruit of the Spirit-love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control
    (Galatians 5:22-23)
  • Matures in faith through Bible reading, prayer, fasting, corporate worship, studying with other disciples, etc.
    (Matthew 6:1-18; Ephesians 4:13; Colossians 1:28; 1 Peter 2:2-3)
  • Repents of wrong actions
    (Acts 3:19; 17:13; 2 Corinthians 7:10)
  • Seeks reconciliation-forgives and is forgiven
    (Matthew 5:23-24; 6:14-15; 2 Corinthians 5:17-19; Colossians 3:13)
  • Extends grace and mercy to others
    (Matthew 5:7; Colossians 4:6; James 2:12-13; 1 Peter 3:15)
  • Puts others first
    (Philippians 2:3-4)
  • Serves congregation and community despite race, color, creed, or lifestyle
    (1 Corinthians 9:19-23; Galatians 3:26-28)
  • Tithes (gives 10% of gross income) to support the ministries of FCOC and gives offerings to support global missions
    (Malachi 3:8-10; 1 Corinthians 16:2; 2 Corinthians 9:7)
  • Exhibits excellence and professionalism
    (Colossians 3:23-24)
  • Produces fruit for God’s Kingdom-leads people to follow Jesus
    (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8)