Our vision & values
To see lives transformed by the Good News of Jesus; in Fermanagh, across our land, and around the world.
- Loving God
- Loving People
- Loving Life
Jesus replied, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it, "Love your neighbour as yourself." (Matthew 22:37-39)
Our central beliefs
There are certain fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith made clear in Scripture. As believers we hold that these fundamental truths are:
- Of first importance
- Not negotiable
- To be earnestly contended for
- To be united around
We believe that the Bible is God’s infallible Word; through it God speaks to us today. It is our only authority for what we believe and practise. (Isaiah 40:8, 2 Timothy 3:16)
We believe that there is one God, present as three persons; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are one God, co-eternal, co-equal and co-creator of all things. (Matthew 28:19, John 10:30)
His birth: We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was born of the virgin Mary having been conceived of the Holy Spirit. He is the perfect, sinless man. (Matthew 1:18-23, 1 Peter 2:22)
His death: We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was crucified and gave up His life to die a substitutionary death on the cross. (Romans 5:8, 1 Peter 2:24)
His resurrection: We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was raised from the dead on the third day after His crucifixion, and following appearances to many He ascended into heaven to the right hand of God the Father.(Matthew 28:6, Luke 24:39-40, Acts 1:3, 2:32, Hebrews 12:2)
His return: We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ will return in person for those living and dead who believe in Him, and together they will be with Him forever. (John 14:3, 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17)
We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer from the moment of conversion. He convicts of sin, glorifies Jesus, produces fruit in the life of the believer, empowers us to fight against sin and gives gifts for the building up of the church. (John 16:8,13-14, Romans 8:2, 1 Corinthians 3:16,1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Galatians 5:22-23)
We believe that Man was created in the image and likeness of God. Having sinned before God all people are born in sin, guilty before God and are subject to God’s righteous wrath and judgement.(Genesis 1:26, Psalm 51:5, Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23)
We believe that Salvation cannot be earned or deserved. It is God’s free gift to those who repent of their sins, and trusting in Jesus Christ acknowledge Him both as their Saviour and Lord. As a result of God’s love and mercy those who put their trust in Christ receive complete forgiveness of sins, become children of God and receive eternal life that can never be lost. Conversely those who refuse to repent and trust in Jesus will be subject to God’s final judgement and eternal punishment. (Luke 16:23, John 1:12, John 3:16, John 10:28, Romans 10:9, Ephesians 1:7, 2:8,9, Revelation 20:11-15)
The Church Universal
The universal church is made up of all believers in Jesus Christ worldwide, representing the Body of Christ, of which He is the head, and into which all believers are baptised in the Holy Spirit at the moment of their conversion. (1 Corinthians 12:12-27, Ephesians 2:19-22, Colossians 1:18)
The Local Church
The local church is normally defined as a local group of believers who profess faith and allegiance to Jesus Christ and who gather regularly. (Acts 20:7, Hebrews 10:25)
Their purpose is to glorify God :
- In worship (Psalm 108:3)
- In edification (Romans 12:9-13, Colossians 3:16)
- In evangelism (Matthew 28:19-20)
We believe the New Testament teaches that Baptism is by full immersion in water and is a symbol of Christ’s death, burial and resurrection. After coming to personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, every person should be baptised. This marks both a public declaration of identification with the Lord Jesus Christ and their obedience to Him. This is not however essential for Salvation. (Matthew 28:19, Romans 6:1-13, Colossians 2:12)
Breaking of bread
It is the privilege of every follower of Jesus Christ to meet with other believers to take bread and wine in remembrance of the Lord, proclaiming His death and resurrection until He returns. We welcome all who have come to personal faith in the Lord Jesus and are seeking to live a holy life in obedience to Him. (1 Corinthians 10:21, 11:23-29)
Church structure & organisation
The church fellowship has a number of elders called by the Holy Spirit to fulfil the responsibilities of leadership. As servants of the fellowship they will endeavour to provide a godly example, truthful teaching, pastoral care, oversight, and discipline of all the church fellowship in accordance with the Word of God. It is the responsibility of those who belong to the fellowship to recognise, support, and follow the leadership in all aspects of church life. (1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, Hebrews 13:17)
We encourage those who belong to FCF to use the gifts God has given them by being involved in ministry groups. By doing this as a church we edify and build one another up. (1 Peter 4:10)
There is opportunity to serve in many areas and ministry groups within our church fellowship:
- Children's activities
- Youth work
- Sound & Vision
How we started ...
FCF began in November 2007 when a small group of just 18 people met together in a local home with a desire to love God, love each other, and love those who don't know Jesus. Those early days in the home were extremely precious and our love developed as we shared joys and trials together.
After 5 years numbers had grown to around 70 which was difficult to accommodate in the house. We decided to move into a shop unit in Belmore St, Enniskillen; coupled with an “in town” location this provided greater opportunities for reaching out to others.
Attendance doubled and July 2014 brought another move to warehouse accommodation in the Killyhevlin Industrial Estate. In December 2017 we moved into our current home in Lackaboy Industrial Estate. These premises have provided us with large and versatile accommodation suitable for all our weekly activities. In addition to the regular services and meetings we hold a variety of events such as Bible conferences, concerts, movie nights, family fun days etc.
We have always had a heart for those who are hurting or struggling in life and we continue to show comfort and support as best we can. At the same time we share the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our community, with a desire that more people will discover a whole new way of living life through a personal relationship with God. We are a non-denominational group and our church family continues to grow as God brings together people from all backgrounds and cultures.
We are excited about our future in God’s will and look forward to welcoming you at FCF.