Values & Beliefs

What We Value

Fleetwood Bible Church is a joy-filled congregation devoted to the supremacy of Christ in all things. We’re committed to biblical teaching, inspirational worship, family ministry, community service, and worldwide missions. In an age that cries out for theological integrity and cultural sensitivity, we seek to be both wise and winsome in our service to this generation. In short, we seek to love others as we ourselves have been loved by God.

At Fleetwood Bible Church, we emphasize formation, not just information. Church teachings can sharpen the mind, but our desire is to cultivate the heart as well—to allow the truths of sacred Scripture to mold and shape our entire being, regardless of where we happen to be on our faith journey with God. As we like to say around here, “The rubber of theology must meet the road of reality.” That’s why we aim to connect all that we do to:

  • The Head—tools for understanding your theology;
  • The Heart—inspiration for expressing your theology; and
  • The Hands—skills for implementing your theology.

These are trying times for serious believers. But instead of reacting with alarm to the challenges of this generation, we choose to meet them with faith, believing that this could be the Church’s finest hour. When the world is engulfed by anxiety and despair, God’s people shine with hope. When uncertainties and insecurities abound, God’s people confidently announce the good news of Jesus Christ.

What We Believe

Doctrinally, Fleetwood Bible Church is a family of believers who stand within the historic tradition of Protestant Evangelical Theology, seeking to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18). While respecting and appreciating faithful believers in other traditions, we hold to the great declaration that “salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.”

At the same time, we love to discover our connection to the larger movement of authentic, confessional Christianity handed down to us over the generations and is still active around the world today. Simply put, our desire is to be “boldly, broadly, and beautifully evangelical.”

It was Philip Melanchthon, Martin Luther’s advisor in the Reformation, who once said, “In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things charity.” In our local fellowship, allowance is made for differences of understanding in non-essential doctrines. Members, however, are in agreement with our statement of faith found here.