Our Mission & Vision

The mission of Faith Church is to be a worshipping community of grace impacting Frederick and the world with the transforming message of the grace of Christ. 

 

Faith Church believes God would have us to be:
 

I. Reformed – Faith is a “reformed” body of believers seeking to live out the Christian life mindful of God's sovereign grace. To that end, we hold to the tenets of the protestant reformation: Sola Scriptura, Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, Solus Christus, and Soli Deo Gloria.

II. A Covenant Family – Faith is a “covenant family” in that God has made a bond in Christ's blood promising to be our God and adopting us as His children by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. We actively fulfill this role by:

Worshiping – Faith is a body of believers actively seeking to encourage the earnest worship of God, in every aspect of life both private and corporate, through joyful, vibrant and weighty engagement with God in a gracious, life-changing communion. The worship of God is a whole life endeavor. 

Praying – Faith is a body of believers seeking to say with the disciples, “Lord, teach us to pray…” (Luke 11) in order that we would grow in intimacy with Christ and each other, fostering fervent, fruitful and consistent prayer both privately and corporately. 

Discipling – Faith is a community of saints seeking earnestly to be faithful to the Lord's command to make disciples (Matthew 28:19). Discipleship is the progressive process of being transformed into the image and likeness of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Philippians 1:9-10; Romans 12:1-2). 

Fellowshiping – Faith is a community of saints that come together to encourage, strengthen, admonish and build one another up in order to contend for the Faith and be a faithful witness (Hebrews 10:24-25; Acts 2:44-47; Jude 3; 1 Corinthians 12). 

Serving – Faith as a body desires to help every one discover and use their gifts to help meet the spiritual and social needs both inside and outside the Church. We do this by offering our time, treasure and talents to love, accept, and care for others locally and around the world. Following the example of the elders and deacons, members are encouraged to minister to the needs of “the whole person,” spiritual, emotional, and physical. The Lord requires us “to do justice, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8). We do this by sharing Christ's love locally, regionally, and internationally.

Welcoming – Often people are reticent to enter a church because they believe it is filled with folks who think they are better than anyone else. The truth is all have sinned (Romans 3:23) and no one has any room to boast (Ephesians. 2:9). Christ died for all, not just for those who seem to have their act together! We desire for everyone to feel welcome in our church, knowing that we all come to God in the same state – as sinners incapable of rescuing ourselves and in total need of a Savior.

Caring – As a Presbyterian church we seek to care for our members through the oversight of elders and the service of deacons. Care is love in action. We love one another by caring, nurturing, and encouraging one another toward maturity in Christ.