Who is FBC Creedmoor?
According to our Lord Jesus Christ, our mission as a congregation is to “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have said to you” (Matthew 28:16-19).
It should be noted that this “Great Commission” was given after the disciples worshiped Jesus. Worshiping God in Christ is a primary privilege and function of the Christian Church. It is the first hallmark of Christians. Worship provides honor to God and stability to the Church. Worship is vital for the spiritual growth and expression of the believer.
Next in the “Great Commission” there is an emphasis of making “disciples” and “teaching” obedience to the Lord. The proclamation of the Word of God finds its best expression in our worship, but we also seek to teach the Word in our various groups of adults, youth, and children. The Scriptures gives godly content to the curious and direction and encouragement to the Christ-follower.
“As you are going” is Christ’s anticipation of his Church. His followers are to bear fruit by magnifying the good news to “all nations.” Our witness includes missions initiatives as well as our personal story of Christ’s presence and how that presence affects our response to needs and our non-prejudicial embrace of others seeking the will of God in their lives.
Our ministries of “Worship, Word, and Witness” require those necessary “behind the scenes” functions such as meeting the general requirements for operations and the stewardship of facilities. These functions provide a consistent “platform” for the ongoing and future Christian ministry of the congregation.
The overall circular design symbolizes God’s eternal vision of redemption accomplished through the One who died “on a tree” and the promised reward of eternal life (Revelation 2:7). It also denotes the blessing of unity as the congregation seeks to be “rooted and grounded” in the Grace of God and the Holy Scriptures, striving to be faithfully obedient to Jesus Christ (Psalms 1:1-3; Colossians 2:6-8).
The multi-colored leaves celebrate the diversity and the varying spiritual gifts given to build up the Body, and the branches represent the corporate ministries in which these gifts are employed to fulfill the calling of Jesus Christ (John 15:5, 8).
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. – Psalm 1:1-3
I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. Herein is my Father glorified that you bear much fruit and so shall you prove to be my disciples – John 15:5, 8
Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. – Colossians 2:6-8
To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God. – Revelation 2:7