We Believe

FBCW is a theologically conservative, Southern Baptist, Christ-centered, Bible-based church. We subscribe to the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message and are dually-aligned with the Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) and the Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia (SBCV).

God

We believe in the Lord God Almighty, the ever existent, omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These Three are distinct yet one in essence and being.

The Word of God

We believe the sixty-six books of the Bible are God’s complete, perfect, inerrant and infallible Revelation to man, divinely preserved and given to us by Him that we may both know Him and how to please Him.

Man, Sin, and the Need for Salvation

We believe that God created man as the crown jewel of creation, perfect and sinless, male and female.  Man rebelled and sinned against God.  All men and women are thus born in sin and separated from God, totally and completely incapable of knowing and pleasing Him apart from the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.  It is only by a conscious, deliberate decision to accept Jesus Christ as the substitutionary sacrifice for our sins and by seeking forgiveness of God by turning away from our sins that we may know and please Him.

The Obedient Christian Life

We believe God is the source of our life and blessings and He demands we exercise faithful stewardship over all He has given us. We bring glory to Him and mature in our faith by practicing the disciplines revealed in His Word.

The Church

We believe the New Testament Church is created by God to be the Body and Beloved Bride of Jesus Christ our Lord. Its purpose is to worship God and bring glory to Him.

Last Things

We believe God will bring the world to an end as revealed in His Word at His set time.  Jesus Christ will fulfill His promise and return Personally and visibly to the earth in glory. At that time the dead will be raised, and He will judge all men in righteousness.  Each person will receive their reward according to scripture.

A complete copy of FBCW’s Affirmation of Faith is available here.