SIMPLY christian

FCC is a non-denominational body of followers of Jesus Christ.  We go by the name “Christians” (Acts 11:26).  We know we are not the only Christians. However, we seek to be Christians only. Our only creed is the belief in Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God (Matthew 16:16).  Our only rule of faith and lifestyle is the Bible (2 Timothy 3:16-17).  We practice only the ordinances commanded in the New Testament.  One is Christian baptism—the immersion in water of a repentant believer for the forgiveness of sins and receiving the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38; Romans 6:3-7; 1 Peter 3:21).  The other is the Lord’s Supper on a weekly basis—a simple memorial of our Lord’s death and resurrection for our salvation and a reminder that He will return a second time (1 Corinthians 11:23-30). 

Who we are hasn't really changed since this congregation was founded over 110 years ago. Rather than striving to build a large congregation, we're prayerfully laboring to build the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven. What the charter members signed as written below, we continue to agree with:

“We...have been baptized upon the confession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.  We desire to unite in a congregation because we believe in the wisdom of associated effort in things spiritual as well as in things temporal; because we earnestly desire to grow in grace and in knowledge of the Word of God; and because we believe that by combining our means and talents we may become more influential witnesses for Christ in this community, securing thereby, more consideration for our cause as well as deeper Christian life for ourselves.  We have already covenanted with God in Christ.  In doing we realize that we have taken God the Father to be our God, Jesus Christ to be our Savior, and the Holy Spirit to be our cherished Guest and Sanctifier, the Word of God to be our ONLY rule of Faith and Practice, the salvation of all men to be an object of perpetual concern, and the people of God to be in an especial sense, our people.  In order to fulfill more effectively this Solemn Covenant, we do now, on this 28th day of October, in the year of Our Lord, 1905, unite to form a Church of Christ in Owensville, and we do hereby Covenant to do all in our power to promote the Growth, Spirituality and General Prosperity of this Congregation.  To this end we pledge ourselves by the aid of God’s Word and Spirit to lead lives of personal righteousness; to give freely as the Lord blesses our Labors for the maintenance of His cause; to attend faithfully upon the services of the church and to do good to all men, but especially to those who are of the household of Faith..."