Inviting ALL on a life-changing journey with Jesus.

When you visit a church, there are some things you can find out pretty quickly. You can get a sense of what type of services it offers, what the atmosphere is like, whether the people are friendly, all in a few minutes or a few visits.
But some things take a little longer to uncover by just ‘hanging out’ with a group of people for awhile. The core beliefs that drive what a church does and the binding ties that hold a church together are not easily discernable in a few visits. It can take a lot longer to discover those things. We want to take some of the mystery out of that. Here are some of the key things you may want to know about Florence Carlton Community Church as you plan to visit with us – what we do, why we do what we do, and what we believe. We’re not perfect in any of these things, but these represent the calling we collectively feel from the God who created us and Jesus, our Lord who saves us.

Our Mission:

We exist as a church for the purpose of inviting ALL on a life-changing journey with Jesus. That’s what we try to do, and we take it seriously. When we say ALL, we mean it. No matter who we are, where we’ve been, what we’ve done or what we do – ANYONE who wants to find out what Jesus wants in their life, we’re ready to take the journey with you as far as you will go. But let’s be clear – we challenge ourselves to genuinely follow Jesus. When you spend time with the followers of Jesus here at FCCC, you will be challenged to engage with Jesus, who He is and what He represents. You will be challenged to consider and trust that He is the Son of God, sacrificed for the forgiveness of our sins and resurrected as the promise of our eternal life. You will be challenged to consider living life as He teaches his followers, adopting His values and worldview as your own, in place of your own. Here you will be challenged to consider what He would embrace and what He would change in EVERY area of your life, and act on the results.

Our Values:

We have a variety of people at FCCC, from all walks of life and from many different viewpoints. We’re OK with that. But there are four things that we hold in common, four core values that bind us together. We believe in:

1. Giving GOD Glory

God is supreme over all creation, and we try to express that. We offer our time, talent and resources to glorify God in corporate worship, personal growth, service and outreach opportunities. We try to live out Psalm 115:1: Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness! (ESV)

2. Advancing His CHURCH more than our church.

We gather as follows of Jesus to advance His mission. It’s not about building our organization, but seeing Jesus become more important to people. We intentionally build partnerships with other Christ centered people and organizations to build up the body of believers worldwide. We believe Romans 12:4-5:  For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. (ESV)

3. Engaging PEOPLE in transforming relationships.

Jesus’ life was about engaging people in a new relationship with God. We try to follow Him in that. We love people as Jesus loves us by quietly offering a tangible humanitarian touch to those who struggle emotionally, physically, financially or spiritually. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace. 1 Peter 4:10 (ESV)

4. ACCEPTANCE  of all by expressing Jesus’ grace and love.

We accept each individual’s unique story and walk with them in their journey with Jesus. Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. Romans 15:7 (ESV)