Jesus is Lord
To worship and glorify God. We accomplish our mission by worshiping God and through acts of love and service to others so that they will become disciples of Jesus Christ.
We are a thriving, inter-generational faith community. Through passionate worship and spiritual formation, we grow in Christ-likeness, serve as good stewards of God’s resources, reach out to care for others, and share the Good News in our community and around the world.
Like countless communities of faith before us, Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church has set down core values that help define what we believe and describe who we are as a people of God.
We confess, along with our brothers and sisters in Christ from the earliest days of the church, that “Jesus is Lord.” We hold that worship is our whole purpose for being and the fuel for the critical commissioning tasks of evangelism and discipleship that Jesus has given us.
Here are some of the core beliefs that unite us at FOPC:
- The majesty and sovereignty of God the Father.
- The Lordship and centrality of the Son, Jesus Christ.
- The witness and work of the Holy Spirit.
- The Bible is the word of God, the only rule of faith and practice.
- The purpose of our lives is worship, “to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.”
- The need for personal conversion.
- The priority of evangelism and discipleship.
- The importance of the Christian community.
- The call to be salt and light in our community and world.
These distinctives of evangelical Christianity are not meant to be an exhaustive listing, but rather a helpful guide to some of the things that bind us together at Fair Oaks. We believe that they work together with and support our mission.
Additionally, at FOPC, we have enthusiastically affirmed seven basic essential tenets of the Reformed faith to which we steadfastly hold. The tenets were constructed by the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (to which we belong), and our Session unanimously endorsed them in 2009. The essential tenets are based first on Scripture and also upon the classic Confessions of the Reformed Church, including the Westminster Confession of Faith.