What We Believe

Fundamental Biblical Truths

The purpose of the FCA is to enable churches to share in mutual Christian care and practical cooperation in carrying out the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ. The FCA is committed to both local church autonomy and interchurch cooperation as biblical norms for ministry.

We are a Fellowship of autonomous, evangelical churches with historical roots within the Pentecostal movement. We view ourselves as called of God to share in mutual care and practical cooperation in carrying out the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ.

We affirm our commitment to both local church autonomy and interchurch cooperation as biblical norms for our life and ministry. We also affirm our call to work in the spirit of love and unity with all true believers in our common ministry within the Kingdom of God.

We Believe...

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The Bible is the only inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God.
John 16:13 | 2 Timothy 3:15–17 | 2 Peter 1:21 | 1 Thessalonians 2:13

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There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Deuteronomy 6:4 | Isaiah 43:10–11 | Matthew 28:18 | Luke 3:22 | John 14:16

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In the deity and humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ.
John 1:1 | John 1:14 | John 20:28–29 | Philippians 2:6–11 | Isaiah 9:6 | Colossians 2:9

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In his virgin birth.
Matthew 1:18 | Luke 1:34–35 | Isaiah 7:14

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In his miracles.
Matthew 4:23 | Luke 6:17–19 | John 3:2

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In his vicarious and atoning death through his shed blood.
Colossians 1:14 | Colossians 1:20 | Romans 5:8–9 | Ephesians 1:7

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In his ascension to the right hand of the Father.
Acts 2:33 | Acts 5:30–31 | 1 Peter 3:22

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In his personal return in power and in glory.
Acts 1:11 | Philippians 2:9–11 | 1 Thessalonians 1:10 | 1 Thessalonians 4:13–18 | John 14:1–3

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That justification by faith in the atonement of Jesus Christ and regeneration by the Holy Spirit are absolutely essential for the salvation of lost and sinful man.
Romans 3:24–25 | John 3:3–7 | 1 John 5:11–13 | Ephesians 2:1–16 | Revelation 5:9 | Acts 4:12 | 1 Corinthians 6:11

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That the prime agency for the work of God’s kingdom is the Christian local church functioning under the sovereignty of our Lord Jesus Christ to fulfill the Great Commission of preaching the Gospel to make and baptize disciples of all nations. The church has been entrusted with the ordinances of Believer’s Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
Acts 1:6–8 | Acts 2:41–47 | Acts 16:4–5 | Matthew 16:18 | Matthew 28:18–20 | Mark 16:15–16 | Luke 24:44–49 | John 20:21 | Ephesians 1:22–23 | 1 Corinthians 11:23–26 | 1 Corinthians 12:1–31

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In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit which includes: the baptism in the Holy Spirit as an experience distinct from regeneration; his indwelling, by which the Christian is enabled to live a godly life; his supernatural gifting and empowering of the church for its work, life, and worship.
Luke 24:49 |Acts 1:4–8 | Acts 2:1–4 | Acts 10:44–46 | 1 Corinthians 12:1–31 | 1 Corinthians 14:1–40

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In a lifestyle and practice of ethical conduct and integrity consistent with the character of Jesus Christ and biblical standards.
Romans 12:1–2 | 1 Corinthians 6:9–10 | Galatians 5:19–21 | Ephesians 4:13–32 | 1 Timothy 3:1–13 | Titus 1:5–11Titus 2:11–13Titus 3:9–11 | 1 Peter 1:13–16

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In the return of Jesus Christ, to consummate his kingdom, in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those who are saved unto the resurrection of life, and those who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
John 5:28–29 | Mark 14:62 | 2 Thessalonians 1:2–10 | Revelation 1:5–7 | Revelation 20:4–5 | Revelation 20:11–12

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In the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
John 17:11 | John 17: 21–23 | Romans 12:4–5 | Ephesians 4:11–16

The Fellowship of Christian Assemblies functions on the principle of voluntary cooperation in all matters of faith and practice. This includes the manner in which this statement is applied in various local churches. The statement represents a consensus, but its use as a means of identification will vary. Our principles allow for such latitude.

For more information, please see the following links:

FCA Local Church Principles
History of FCA
FCA Leadership