The Ministries at Fellowship Bible Church are committed to preaching and living out the Word. This means that what is important to God is important to our ministry. When considering the purpose of our ministry, we reflect on the words of Jesus as recorded in the book of Matthew.
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 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 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:18-20).
And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:37-39).
Summarizing these verses, the vision of FBC is “to glorify God through the fulfillment of the Great Commission, in the spirit of the Great Commandment.”
At Fellowship Bible Church we desire to develop goals that are in tandem with the overall purpose of the church. This purpose includes providing ministries that are centred around Ephesians 4:13 which is to develop mature believers who serve God in their attitudes and actions. To develop these types of attitudes and actions the following needs to be emphasized:
1) Worship – FBC looks to provide a worship experience that provides understanding God in His Holiness. We seek to provide an atmosphere that parallels Isaiah 6 where our congregation sees God and His attributes, recognizes their sinfulness, and encourages the Biblical response of changed hearts.
2) Witness – We seek to challenge and help excite believers by prompting them to declare the good things God has done in their lives and to tell others how they may share in the life we have in Christ. This will breed a spiritual culture that is faithful to the Great Commission found in Matt. 28:18-20.
3) Fellowship – Biblical fellowship involves sharing spiritually, physically and emotionally in the material goods, struggles, truths of God, and victories of Christianity. It may involve money, advice, encouragement, help, prayer, or Scripture, thus creating unity. Following the example of Acts 2:41-47 where believers met frequently, the Word was paramount, and the people were unified.
4) Discipleship – Discipleship needs to provide opportunities to train our church family for a lifetime of Christian service. Effective ministry needs to provide training to understand the truths of Scripture and the methods and behaviors to live them out (2 Tim 2:2). It is important to teach our church family that they cannot separate spiritual maturity from behavior.