Our Distinctives

We exist to cultivate an authentic Christian community committed to making followers of Jesus Christ through the proclamation and demonstration of God’s love.

We seek to fulfill this mission through the following structures:

Expository Biblical Teaching

The most important thing about us is how we think about God. We cannot worship a God we do not know, and the way we come to know God is through the Bible. Therefore, we are committed to giving clear and relevant biblical teaching as we walk verse by verse through the Bible.

Small Groups

Fellowship is not a church with small groups, but a church of small groups. We are passionate about small groups because we believe that the Christian life is not meant to be lived alone.  Much of the encouragement and exhortation of Scripture is written, not to individuals, but to the community of faith. We desire for our small groups to be a place where such authentic community is experienced; where true spiritual growth takes place through sharing life together. There is something very powerful about walking arm in arm with other believers as we strive to grow closer to God. Our small groups are the primary avenue through which community, spiritual growth, and ministry mobilization take place.

Bridge Building Outreach

One of the things that is perfectly clear from the pages of Scripture is that “sinners” loved Jesus. The prostitute, the traitor, the swindler, and the outcast were all irresistibly drawn to Him. This stemmed from His amazing acts of love expounded to them and His unwavering call to a life of holiness. He was the perfect mix of grace and truth. Tragically, many of Jesus’ modern day followers are not looked upon in the same way because we only exhibit one or the other. Too often the focus is solely on calling others to holy living (all truth, no grace), or on having compassion on others with no compelling message behind the kindness (all grace, no truth). We desire to be a church that emulates the model of our Master, a place where the love of God is both demonstrated and declared.  We dream of serving our community, no strings attached, and through this service to open relationships that allow for a natural and effective communication of the Gospel message of Jesus Christ.

Equipping

The primary responsibility of the leadership of the church is to equip its members for ministry (Eph. 4:11-13). It is our desire to see a congregation of mature believers mobilized to reach our community and our world. Fellowship is committed to producing and releasing spiritual leaders. This process is accomplished in our church through individual discipleship, small group interaction, men’s and women’s ministries, and large group equipping venues.

Team ministry

Our church is led by a board of elders and served by a team of pastors. Recognizing the value of diversity and the strength of partnership, Fellowship is committed to team teaching from the pulpit. Rather than a single voice sharing the Word of God, the multiple teaching pastors share the responsibility of preparation and presentation. We believe that a church led by a community of leaders will receive the maximum benefit that comes from the variety of gifts and abilities present in the members of the leadership team.