Faith Statement of the Free Community Church (FCC)
The Free Community Church ascribes to the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed as representing the basic tenets of our Christian faith. We welcome Christians who take these creeds to represent historical realities as well as those who ascribe to them metaphorically to represent spiritual realities in Christ. Being an inclusive church and recognizing the unity of the Church in the spirit of Christian ecumenism, we actively welcome followers of Christ across denominations, and across the Protestant-Catholic divide and theologically conservative-liberal continuum.
While the creeds form the foundation of our life as Christians, the Free Community Church believes that the quality of one’s spirituality and relationship with God is determined by the visible results of a healthy growth of a selfhood living in relationship to God, community and the world through acts of love, mercy and justice in Christ.
As Jesus himself said of true spirituality:
Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thornbushes or grapes from briers. The good person brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart and the evil person brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks. (Luke 6:44-45)
Similarly as proclaimed in Galatians and Micah:
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23)
With what shall I come before the LORD and bow down before the exalted God? …He has showed you, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:6-8)