Celebrating the reconciling work of Christ
“I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” John 17:23
Before Jesus went to the cross, He prayed that His disciples would live out the unity revealed in His divine love relationship with the Father so that the world would see and know Him. FCF exists to be an answer to that prayer.
Baltimore is a great place to live out this unity because it has been marked by great divisions and disparity between different races, classes, peoples and communities. Yet we confess that any power for real and sustained unity is only realized as we first celebrate and live in this reconciling love that Jesus accomplished on the cross. For it was on the cross that Jesus removed the offense of our sins, reconciled us to God, and transformed us from being enemies into beloved sons and daughters. The cross unites us as one family. The power of the gospel is that “we love because He first loved us” (1 John 4:19). While the pursuit of unity is hard and requires sacrifice, our unity is not fundamentally something we do. It is something He has done. Therefore, the motivation and power for unity-building with each other flows out of our unity with Christ. Our reconciliation to God and to other believers is cause for great gladness in our hearts and celebration together!
We invite you to join us in this celebration!
Building grace-filled disciples
“By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.”John 15:8
Jesus focused His mission on calling a select group of culturally diverse followers to be in community with Himself and one another in order to equip them to make an eternal impact in the world. He spent time with these disciples because He loved them and had a greater dream for their lives. In the process, he developed their convictions, their character and their competencies so that they might fulfill their callings for every good work. Jesus made disciples who would be equipped to make disciples. Jesus wants to do this with you.
Our highest calling is to partner with Christ in equipping and encouraging every follower to love God and discover and fulfill his or her calling in His Body for the praise of His glory. We invite you to join us in growing as grace-filled disciples.
Serving Pen Lucy, Baltimore and the world
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Acts 1:8
Jesus commissioned His disciples to bear witness to the gospel in their local community, their region, and to the ends of the earth. At Faith we seek to be faithful to Pen Lucy, the community where we worship; Baltimore, the city where God has called us to live and worship; and our world, which He loves.
In this calling to serve Pen Lucy and Baltimore, we commit to working together as a multi-ethnic body to proclaim the Good News of Jesus with Biblical integrity through culturally sensitive means. We believe the church is called to be the redemptive presence of Christ through concrete deeds of mercy and justice. This Good News of Jesus affirms dignity, cultivates an environment of hope, and restores people to God through Christ and to service in God’s Kingdom and world.
We invite you to join us in this Kingdom service to be transformed and see God’s transforming work in Pen Lucy, Baltimore and the world.