“Knowing Christ and Making Him Known in Hilliard and around the world.”
To assure that we are reaching this purpose we must adhere to principals A-E.
Knowing Christ…1 Corinthians 2:2
“I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.”
We believe in the authority of the Bible as the foundation for all ministry. It is from the Bible alone that one comes to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. It is through the Bible that we understand the beginning, purpose, and direction for the church.
Based on the authority of the Bible the theological beliefs of FBCH are in agreement with those found in the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Knowing Christ and Making Him Known…Colossians 1:28
“We proclaim him, warning and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone mature in Christ.”
The Bible calls for believers to love our neighbor, to meet together, to encourage one another, to bear one another burdens, to observe the Lord’s Supper, and to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The primary way this is done is through biblical communities. Biblical communities meet regularly as a congregation and also regularly within a small group setting. Biblical communities also work together to do ministry and outreach in their community. It is through community that Discipleship and Evangelism naturally happen.
…In Hilliard and around the world.
Discipleship is based on the authority of the Bible, in agreement with the BFM2000, and done within a community in obedience to the Great Commission. Every believer is called to be discipled and to make disciples. The greatest model of discipleship is found in the biblical example of our Lord Jesus. While Jesus preached and taught the crowds, he mentored the 12 disciples and within the 12, invested in the “inner” 3 of Peter, James, and John.
As with discipleship, Evangelism naturally flows from being in a Biblical Community. In caring for our brothers and sisters in Christ we cannot help but become burdened for our neighbors who do not know Christ and are not part of a biblical community. Our neighbors are those who live near us, within our town, county, state, region, country, and to the ends of the earth.