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Core Beliefs of FBCA

Our church has adopted the Baptist Faith and Message (1963). This publication spells out many of our fundamental beliefs. We have distilled this longer document into a much shorter brochure called Core Beliefs and Values.

He is the eternal, perfect, personal creator, sustainer and ruler of the universe. He is the only true God. He is one in His essence but has revealed Himself to mankind as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Genesis 1:1, 26; Exodus 3:14;
Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalm 19:1

Dr. Wiles’s Sermons:
God Is!
God Is Perfect!
God Is Personal!
God Is Father, Son and Spirit!
Everything Starts With God, guest preacher Jerimiah Smith

He has been crucified on the cross for the sins of mankind, resurrected from the dead, ascended into heaven and seated at the right hand of the Father. His life, teachings, death and resurrection offer the only true hope for all people.
John 1:14; 3:16; 14:6; Acts 4:7;
Romans 5:6-8; 1 Corinthians 15:20-21

Dr. Wiles’s Sermons:
Jesus is God in the Flesh!
Jesus is The Christ!
Jesus is The Way!
Jesus is Savior!
Jesus is King!
Jesus Christ is the Son of God, guest preacher Ricky Chelette

He convicts people of sin and draws them to Jesus. He indwells the life of each believer. He guides us into truth and seals us for eternity. He gifts each follower of Jesus to be useful in God’s hands in service to the church and world. He empowers the people of God to face the rigors of life on earth.
John 14:5-15; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; 12:1-11;
Ephesians 1:13-14

Dr. Wiles’s Sermons:
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God
The Holy Spirit Gifts Us
The Holy Spirit Guides Us

The human authors of the Bible were uniquely inspired by the Spirit of God. His guidance led them to record His truth. The Bible is authoritative for every believer and it provides the counsel of God for everyday life.  Psalm 119:89; Isaiah 40:8; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21

Dr. Wiles’s Sermons:
The Bible is Inspired!
The Bible is Authoritative!
The Bible is Useful!
The Bible is the Word of God, guest preacher Nick Pitts

All human beings are created in the image of God. However, each person is a sinner and is separated from God. Only through accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior can a person be restored into a relationship with God and receive the gift of eternal life.
Romans 1:16-18; 3:23; 6:23; 10:9-13; Ephesians 2:8-9

Dr. Wiles’s Sermons:
God’s Gift in Jesus
God’s Gift to Sinners
God’s Gift for Life
God’s Gift Beyond Death
Salvation is God’s Gift of Eternal Life, guest preacher Dr. David Hardage

Jesus established the church and it exists to perform God’s will on earth. Believers are to invest themselves in the life and work of the church.
Matthew 16:17-18; Acts 2:42; 1 Corinthians 12:27

Dr. Wiles’s Sermons:
There is Nothing Like the Church!
What Happens at Church?
Church Membership Privileges
Part of God’s Plan

Baptism is for believers only. Each believer is to be immersed in water as an act of obedience and humility. It symbolizes the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. It also is a sign of the new life each believer has discovered in Jesus. It is a requirement to be a member of our church.
Matthew 3:13-17; 28:18-20; Acts 8:36-38; Romans 6:3-4; Colossians 2:12

Dr. Wiles’s Sermons:
Baptism Displayed
Baptism Explained

The elements of the Lord’s Supper represent the body and blood of Jesus. This ordinance is for believers only. It also is a celebration of the community we experience through the new covenant established by Jesus himself.
Luke 22:14-23; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

Dr. Wiles’s Sermon:
Communion: Then, Now, Not Yet

Believers are to share the Gospel message with those who are lost. We begin in our own communities, however, Jesus commanded us to be his witnesses to the ends of the earth. We are to join our efforts with other believers to insure all nations hear the good news of Jesus.
Matthew 10:32; 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 1:16-17; Colossians 1:6

Dr. Wiles’s Sermons:
The God of All Nations
The Story for All Nations
People From All Nations
What About Our Own Nation?


Believers are followers of The Jesus Way. This involves a life-long process of discovery. We are to be disciplined in learning spiritual truths and integrating them into our daily lives. This process leads to our transformation and offers us a life of spiritual productivity.
John 3: 3, 7; 14:6; Romans 8:28-30; 2 Corinthians 3:17-18; Colossians 3:1-10

Dr. Wiles’s Sermons:
Growing Up: You Can Do It!
Worship God!
Spiritual Battleground
The Sacramental Journey
Spiritual Maturity in Community


God has blessed us with earthly resources. We are to honor Him in how we handle our money and our possessions. As obedient stewards we are to invest our time, talents and treasures regularly in the work of God’s Kingdom.
Psalm 24:1-2; Malachi 3:8-12; Matthew 6:1-4; Luke 16:13-21;
2 Corinthians 8:1-7

Dr. Wiles’s Sermons:
It All Belongs to God!
Blessings of Good Stewardship
Do You Have the Time? 
Use What You Have Been Given!

In God’s perfect timing and in God’s perfect way, Jesus Christ will return to the earth as Lord. His return will be the fulfillment and final consummation of the purposes of the Kingdom of God.
Matthew 24:29-31; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11; Revelation 21:1-4; 22:1-16

Dr. Wiles’s Sermons:
The Blessed Hope
Hope for the Hopeless
Children of Hope
The Message of Hope
A Living Hope