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Questions by Topic

  • Bible Translations
  • Church Governance
  • Church Membership
  • Worship

Bible Translations

Q. What version of the Bible does FBC use?

Our pew Bible is the ESV translation of God’s inerrant and infallible Word. The people of our congregation use a variety of translations such as: NIV 1984, NKJV, KJV, NAS. We encourage the versions that adhere to a literal reading of the Bible.


Church Governance

Q. What type of church government is in place at FBC?

We have attempted to pattern our church government after the Biblical examples found in the New Testament. Therefore, our church is governed first by Christ. Christ alone is the head of the Church and to him we must all give an answer. Secondly, the New Testament pattern is that the church be led by a plurality of elders. The qualifications for these elders can be found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7. The elders are responsible for the church in regard to spiritual matters. Thirdly, the church has also chosen deacons to serve the body by meeting its practical needs. Qualifications for deacons can be found in 1 Timothy 3:8-13.

Church Membership

Q. How do I become a member of FBC?

1. Attend membership classes held during the Sunday School hour (9:30am-10:15am)

2. Read the membership packet and complete the included forms. (Talk with one of the elders to get a membership packet.)

3. Meet with the elders to discuss questions about the church and to share your personal testimony of salvation.

4. Members will be received by church vote based on the recommendation of the elders that this candidate shows signs of salvation and has been baptized by immersion.


Q. What is the worship like at FBC?


Worship at FBC is first and foremost Christ-Centered. Our worship is intended to bring honor and glory to the name of Christ and not to entertain or amuse the worshippers.
We attempt to draw on a wide range of the best music from the past as well as the best of what is being written and sung in churches today. We attempt to use every musical ability in our church members to lead the congregation in singing. Our Praise Team members lead singing with their voices while others make music to the Lord with piano, percussion, strings, and horns. Our goal is to promote passionate worship and to exalt the name of Christ in song.