...on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
We at Fellowship Church are not seeking to be novel and innovative in how we do ministry. The Manual has been complied for almost 2,000 years and the biggest challenge is how to get back to the original script. Our goal is to be as close of a duplicate to the original New Testament model as possible. We seek to have the same purpose that the church has embraced for 2,000 years, which is to Glorify God.Similarly, our vision and mission statement was crafted by Jesus Christ when he gathered His disciples together and charged them with The Great Commission (Matthew 28). Previously, He had already instructed them in how to do ministry when he gave them the Great Commandment of love. Similarly, our strategy was outlined by the Apostle Paul, which is to equip believers to do the work of the ministry. Therefore, we are seeking to glorify God by equipping believers to lovingly help others be transformed by Jesus Christ.
Strategy for Ministry
If many of us had our druthers, our church would look like a typical Sunday morning church service in a Norman Rockwell painting. It is powerful to see whole families worshipping together as opposed to much of contemporary church life where the family walks into the building together to only scatter to their separate corners. Biblically, the institution of the family came many years before the church was established. We give priority and preference to the home and family in all of our programming. In the nuclear family, we see the father as the priest and shepherd of the home. At the same time, however, we also recognize the great breakdown of the home and the need to help support the families that do not have fathers present or available. The best place to make disciples is in the home and the local church is a supplement to the work being done there. Much of our ministry is focused upon the discipleship of children. This is attempted through a balanced effort of supporting and encouraging parents in their spiritual ministry to their children while at the same time reaching out to youth who do not have the advantage of families that are involved in the church. The Lord promises to put the lonely in families and those who are single and empty nesters are encouraged to use their life experiences and skills to help nurture those who are coming up behind them.