Our Mission

Encounter God. Grow with one another. Serve Others.


Our Vision

We are a praying church, reaching out and challenging everyone to follow Jesus.


Our Core Values

Our Values:  These are the uncompromised positions that FCC holds:

Victorious Relationship with God.  Christianity is about relationship, not religion.  God wants from you what nobody else can give Him:  your devotion.  We believe the most important relationship is the one between God and man and all other relationships find meaning through this relationship.  This relationship is found in pursuing God and the things of God—prayer, application of the scriptures, and the testimony of God’s active work in our lives.[i]

Authentic Relationships.  We value creating an environment where there are no masks.  We want you to be able to be real about where you are in life.  We strive to create environments where all people encounter the grace of God, no matter where they are in life’s journey.[ii]

Life Transformation.  This is a safe place for all no matter where they are in their spiritual walk.  We expect every person to be moving closer to being the complete image of Christ in every area of life.[iii]

Uniquely Designed by God.  Although we strive for unity, we never expect uniformity.  We celebrate the uniqueness of each person.  Every person is gifted in a unique way by God to serve others for Christ’s glory.[iv]

Engaging the Community.  We understand that God’s calling on our church is to go beyond just serving inside the walls of our church.  We are always looking for opportunities to honor God by serving others in our community and around the world.  We challenge everyone in the FCC community to impact their circles of influence and partner with others to impact the Napa Valley and the world.[v]

Sacrificial Living.  The Christian life is not about “us.”  We have been given life to exalt Jesus as our ultimate treasure and we show that value by what we are willing to risk or sacrifice to have more of Him.  We believe that everything we do—every dollar, ministry project, event, and meeting—is to be focused on fulfilling our mission in Christ’s name.[vi]

 

[i] Psalm 95:6, Isaiah 55:6, Mark 12:30, Matthew 22:37, Luke 10:27

[ii] I Thessalonians 2:8, Ephesians 4:25, John 15:12

[iii] Romans 12:2, Ephesians 4:24

[iv] Ephesians 4:12, Ephesians 2:10, 1 Cor. 12:4-31

[v] Matthew 5:14, Acts 1:7, Mark 9:41

[vi] Acts 2:44, 4:32, Matthew 13:23



Our Core Beliefs

“In Essentials, Unity; In Non-Essentials, Liberty; and in All Things, Love.”

In the things that are the “core” of Christianity, we are to be united. Things that are not “essential” are considered opinions and there is to be liberty (flexibility) concerning these topics. Above all, love is to be practiced in everything.

“If I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge, but also the very secrets of God, and have the faith that can move mountains, but have no love, I amount to nothing at all.” – 1 Corinthians 13:2

1. THE BIBLE
The Bible is the inspired Word of God and the final authority for Christian faith and practice. 2 Timothy 3:16

2. THE PERSON OF GOD
God is the eternal and true God who exists in three persons: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. He has revealed Himself as the Creator, as Righteous in all things, and Perfection in all things. Genesis 1:1

3. JESUS CHRIST
Jesus is God, the Son. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and was crucified as a sacrifice for our sins. He was bodily resurrected from the dead (which was witnessed by more than 500 people) and returned (ascended) to heaven to prepare a place for those who accept Him as Savior and Lord. He will come again to receive His Church unto Himself. Matthew 1:22-23

4. THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, who convicts us of sin, righteousness and judgment. Upon conversion, He resides in the believer, and is our teacher. He is the power to live the Christ-like life and is our guarantee of our salvation. Acts 1:8

5. PEOPLE
Men and women were created in God’s image. We are all sinners by choice and thus condemned by our own sin against God. At the same time we are the most valuable thing in all of God’s Creation. We have never met a human being that God did not desperately love and care about. By acceptance of God’s plan, we can be saved, our sins forgiven and we can become His children. Genesis 1:27

6. THE CHURCH
The Church is the Body of Christ on earth. Christ is the head of His Church. The Church, as a Body, is made up of many parts (People) who have become Christians through faith, repentance, confession and baptism into Him. We not only belong to God, we belong to each other. Romans 12

7. ETERNAL LIFE
Some day Jesus will return to take His Church (Bride) home. He, at that time, will raise the dead and judge the world. Every person who is a Christian (washed in His Blood) will live with Him forever. John 14:1-3