Make fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
When you are connected to Jesus, you are connected to authentic community and engaged in your mission in life.
Here at Foothills, we live and breathe by our code. To keep the vision clear we stick to these ten things to direct our actions.
It’s all about Jesus
It’s about Him, not us. We find ourselves in seeking Him, find life by giving it away, receive honor by serving, grow rich by giving.
His WORD above ours
We want to know what Jesus said, why He said it, and how it applies to our lives.
The power of the gospel of Jesus is redemption. We are messed up broken people who need new life, fresh purpose, second chances.
Strive for the prize
What we are doing has eternal significance. Everything we do deserves commitment, passion, excellence, perseverance and sacrifice. Nothing less than our very best.
For the one
Maturity in faith is caring about what Jesus cared about. Jesus left the 99 for the one. Maturity is doing the same. It’s a messy and expensive process.
Givers Instead of Takers
When Christians give, people live. Generosity is the heart of the gospel. It’s not about you but what Jesus wants to do through you.
Unify to glorify
We focus on what unites, not divides. We are intergenerational, inter racial, inter ethnic, inter economic, inter IQ, inter denominational. Nothing happens in God’s kingdom when when are divided. We work hard to preserve the bond of unity in Jesus. We fight for it.
We walk by faith, not by sight. All things are good if employed in prayer and thanksgiving. Every method, strategy, form, or structure is a tool, not a theology.
Less is more
We play one game, not a bunch. We reach for one goal, not ten.
Just Do it
It’s not what you know, but what you do with what you know. Meaning: we are all about serving, which is doing. Be a contributor not a consumer.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Foothills Christian Church is a non-denominational, Bible-believing, independent Christian church and is a part of the Restoration Movement, whose goal is to return to the purity and simplicity of the first century church. We are a community focused on the New Testament.
We believe the Church belongs to Christ (Matthew 16:18, Ephesians 1:10, Ephesians 1:22, Ephesians 4:15), exists for His Mission (Matthew 28:18-20), is a people-driven community (Ephesians 4:12) and is a group of believers who should be active.
We believe there is one God in three: God the Father, whose is the beginning and the end. The First Cause and Creator of all that is. He is love, holy, just, and complete. Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son (John 3:16). He gave His life as a sacrifice for our sins and it is through Him only that we are redeemed. The Holy Spirit is alive and moving today. He was sent by Christ and is the Great Comforter, gives us guidance and convicts the world of its sin. He is the presence of God in every child of His.
We believe every person is designed by God to be connected to Him through Jesus Christ. Being connected to God is called salvation in the Bible. It means to be changed (redeemed) in a way so you and God can relate. God makes this possible through an act of grace (Ephesians 2:8-9). We believe the Bible is clear when it says salvation is found in no one else other than Jesus Christ (John 14:6, Acts 4:12). One cannot enter the kingdom of God without being born again (John 3:1-17), having a new life (2 Cor. 5:17). This happens when we completely identify with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ (Romans 6:1-4).
The important elements are faith (Romans 5:1-2, Ephesians 2:8-9), belief (Romans 10:9-10), repentance (Acts 2:38, Acts 3:19), confession (Romans 10:9-10) and baptism (Acts 2:38).
We practice and observe baptism by immersion. We do not baptize children, but wait for the age of accountability. We also observe the Lord’s Supper (communion) each week. Communion is open to all who believe and follow Jesus Christ.
We believe the Bible is inspired by God (2 Timothy 3:16-17), living and active (Hebrews 4:12-13), is authentic in all of its claims and is complete. We hold fast to the 66 books of the Bible represented in the Old (39) and New (27) Testaments.
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