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We exist for God’s glory and our joy through
GOSPEL-CENTERED WORSHIP, COMMUNITY,
SERVICE & MULTIPLICATION.

What is the Gospel?

In short, the Gospel is the story of God’s plan to save sinners. Throughout human history, God has been actively involved in revealing Himself as both righteous Judge and gracious Savior. The story of God’s redeeming work may be best understood if we begin with creation and work our way towards Jesus. In fact, it is a good rule of thumb to always be in pursuit of Jesus.  
 
Read more at “What is the Gospel?
 
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WORSHIP
 
What is Gospel-centered Worship?
 
Worship begins with revelation. The God of the universe makes Himself known through revelation and humanity is made to respond to such a display with adoration, gratitude, humility, praise, celebration, and wonder. Because humans are naturally sinful, an essential aspect of Worship is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Therefore, Gospel-centered Worship includes a human response to the revelation of God as He makes Himself known through Jesus Christ as the Savior of sinners.
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What is Gospel-centered Community?
 
Community in creation, especially in humanity, reflects the nature of God Himself. God is triune; He is Father, Son, and Spirit. As such, God is communal and relational, and humanity is meant to reflect this essential aspect of God’s own nature. While each Christian has a personal relationship with God, that relationship is neither private nor separate from other Christians. In fact, the Christian journey and its destination are always meant to be understood in the context of community with others.
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What is Gospel-centered Service?
 
Serving others without any expectation of receiving anything in return has been a hallmark of Christian lives over the last several centuries.  Self-sacrifice and costly service was embodied in no one more than Jesus Christ.  God the Son set aside the riches of His glory and took upon Himself the poverty of sinful man in order to rescue sinners from their hopeless condition of slavery to sin and death.  Christians, therefore, serve willingly and cheerfully because they have been served by Jesus Christ.
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MULTIPLICATION
 
What is gospel-centered multiplication?
  
Churches were never meant to be holding tanks for Christians. Rather, it is the role of every Christian and every church to make disciples of all peoples (Matt. 28:18-20). Our disciple-making efforts are not limited to FBC Diana. In fact, we understand that every Gospel-centered disciple-making effort across the globe is something to which we are inherently linked. Gospel-centered Multiplication is our effort to multiply disciples and disciple makers across the street and around the world. This includes support for church planting, short-term missions involvement and support, and long-term missions involvement and support.
 

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us…

Ephesians 1:7 

LEADERSHIP TEAM

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Marc – Lead Pastor

 

David - Website
David  – Youth Director
Kathy - website
Kathy – Admin Assistant
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What should I expect on Sunday morning at FBC Diana?

Parking is easy to find, and there are entrances to the auditorium from both parking areas. There are people waiting to assist you in finding whatever you need.
 
The atmosphere at FBC Diana is casual and welcoming. Some people come formally dressed and others dress comfortably. There is a wide range of generations represented, so we also have a mix of musical style and hymnody.
 
You should also expect a warm greeting. The people here are friendly and always glad to meet a guest.
 
Please feel free to connect with FBC Diana as deeply as you’d like and at the pace that is comfortable to you. Learn more about connecting with FBC Diana in our Connect section below. 

CONNECT

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MUSIC

Gospel-centered Worship is our aim, and we enjoy a mixture of musical styles and presentations.  Our focus and intent is that our musical worship is biblically grounded, Christ-centered, and God glorifying.  We are glad to have skilled and passionate church members lead and participate in our music ministry.  In partnership with LETU Worship Arts Department, FBC Diana also enjoys the musical and liturgical expertise of LETU faculty and students.

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Gospel-centered Community is one of the primary goals of membership in a local church.  Smaller groups provide the social setting in which people may engage in deeper and more meaningful relationships.  Life Groups are organized by age-group and life-stage similarities.  You are sure to find a group that will welcome you, and participation in a Life Group is vital to the spiritual health of both our individual members and our larger church body.  Check our Events Calendar for more information.

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PRAYER

FBC Diana is BIG on Prayer. We seek to glorify God and passionately plea for His will to be accomplished.  Learn more about Prayer by investigating the topic here (An Introduction to Prayer), by attending our Wednesday nigh Prayer gathering, and by praying with us.  We are concentrating our attention to pray for local interests, our church’s domestic partnerships, and international relations.  No massive move of God has ever come without having been preceded by passionate prayer.

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STUDENTS
 
FBC Diana’s Youth ministry is devoted to discipling students from 6th to 12th grade. Jr. High and High School students are given age-specific time and instruction. We are glad to say that parents play a large role in this area of ministry. Weekly classes, groups and activities are all part of our strategy to provide Gospel-centered Community among our teens.
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At FBC Diana we place a high value on Children and a very strong emphasis on family discipleship. The role of a local church is to equip and support each family in daily, diligent discipleship. Our church provides Children’s classes, the AWANA program, and Parent Round-Table discussions. We also encourage families to worship together in our Sunday morning worship services.
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SERVE
 
FBC Diana is motivated by the Gospel of Jesus Christ to serve others. This means that service is offered and given without any expectation of repayment. There are numerous ways that members of FBC Diana serve others for the sake of the Gospel, and you are strongly encouraged to get involved. For more information, see our Events Calendar and contact KathyFord@FBCDiana.org.
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MEMBERSHIP
 
While there is no such thing as a perfect Christian, every Christian strives towards a life of holiness and obedience to God. Gospel-centered Community is the place where sinners may live out the implications of the Gospel healthily and productively. We host Membership Classes several times each year to explore the meaning, value, and expectations of church membership. Register for the upcoming class on our Events Calendar.
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DISCIPLESHIP
 
There is no shortcut or fast-track to spiritual maturity, nor is there any such thing as a “one-size-fits-all” program that creates spiritual growth. Instead, discipleship occurs when a small group of Christians get together and live life alongside one another. Every member of FBC Diana is encouraged to be a disciple and a disciple maker.  For more information on discipleship, and to connect in this kind of relationship, contact Pastor@FBCDiana.org
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Jesus Christ said that authority would be given to those who were trustworthy, and that authority was something to be embraced with a servant’s heart. As a congregation governed church, member involvement in various committees and teams at FBC Diana is vital to the continuation of ministry. For more information or to inquire about serving in a leadership role, please contact KathyFord@FBCDiana.org.
 

SERMON PODCAST

Dec 4, 2016
Advent | THE STEADFAST LOVE OF GOD
Series: Advent
"Advent | THE STEADFAST LOVE OF GOD".
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  • Dec 4, 2016Advent | THE STEADFAST LOVE OF GOD
    Dec 4, 2016
    Advent | THE STEADFAST LOVE OF GOD
    Series: Advent
    "Advent | THE STEADFAST LOVE OF GOD".
  • Nov 27, 2016Advent | Approaching Advent
    Nov 27, 2016
    Advent | Approaching Advent
    Series: Advent
    "Advent | Approaching Advent".
  • Nov 20, 2016Genesis | PATIENTLY EXPECTING THE KING
    Nov 20, 2016
    Genesis | PATIENTLY EXPECTING THE KING
    "Genesis | PATIENTLY EXPECTING THE KING".
  • Nov 13, 2016Genesis | An Allegorical Gospel
    Nov 13, 2016
    Genesis | An Allegorical Gospel
    There are many stories in the Bible. All of the historical accounts of other people who have gone on before provide us with much to consider. We may learn lessons from their victories and their defeats; and we may learn much about the nature of life under the sun. However, in the story of Joseph and his brothers, we may learn more than simple life-lessons. In this story we see a picture of the Gospel and the sinner’s response to it. Here we have a real-life allegory for better understanding what it means that God offers grace and mercy to sinners in need. Let us watch the story unfold, and may God help us find ourselves in it.
  • Nov 6, 2016Genesis | The God Who Demotes And Promotes
    Nov 6, 2016
    Genesis | The God Who Demotes And Promotes
    The United States presidential election has cause no small amount of discomfort in America. Among many American evangelicals, the discomfort has turned to anxiety and then to panic. This is true for voters of all kinds. In this timely message, we will observe God’s providence in Joseph’s life, and we will seek to apply biblical truth to our lives today. No matter how the election turns out this week, if we look to the Scriptures and the providential God of all creation, then we can find great hope and rest.
  • Oct 30, 2016Team Impact | The Gospel & Its Consequences
    Oct 30, 2016
    Team Impact | The Gospel & Its Consequences
    According to Scripture, there is nothing more critical for humans to comprehend, nothing more invigorating for sinners to believe, and nothing more compelling for Christians to study. The Gospel is the saving message of Jesus Christ, and it is the eternal bond of all Christ-followers. It is also the captivating reason we gather as a church family each Sunday morning. But, I wonder how many Christians would be able to briefly, accurately, and passionately articulate the Gospel. Christians ought to have more than an introductory knowledge of the Gospel. Christians ought to recognize the difference between the “Jesus action figure” and the real thing. In this message we will take a close look at the Gospel message and some of its significant consequences.
  • Oct 23, 2016Genesis | An Unlikely Savior
    Oct 23, 2016
    Genesis | An Unlikely Savior
    In Genesis 37 we dive into the story of Joseph. Joseph is an interesting character in his own right, but he is exceptionally interesting as we begin to understand that Joseph is also meant to throw our eyes upward towards Christ. Joseph suffers great defeat and wins victory through the most unlikely set of circumstances. As we see the events of Joseph’s life unfold, we are also able to see incredible parallels to the life of Christ. Jesus Christ is the ultimate victorious sufferer, and He conquers death by dying. We learn here that God is telling the story of Jesus, long before He actually reveals the fullness of the unlikely Savior.
  • Oct 16, 2016Genesis | A Tragic Legacy
    Oct 16, 2016
    Genesis | A Tragic Legacy
    In every sermon, we try to ask and answer the question, "What does God intend to teach us by including this passage in sacred Scripture?” In some passages this question is easy to answer, and in others it is a not quite so simple. Sometimes, the answer to such a question is very difficult. Genesis Chapter 36 is probably not widely read among most Christians, and it is even less widely understood. However, there is actually a very profound and thoroughly biblical message here for those who will hear it. First, there is an obvious (at least once you slow down enough to consider it) contrast between Esau’s worldly success and Jacob’s lack thereof. And second, the contrast between worldly power and God’s rule that far exceeds it is a major theme throughout the Bible. In this message we will discuss Esau’s example and the implications of it on our lives.
  • Oct 9, 2016Gender & Sexuality | Your Friends & Family Need You
    Oct 9, 2016
    Gender & Sexuality | Your Friends & Family Need You
    The “Culture War” is over… and conventional moralistic values did not win. While you may certainly still find like-minded friends who affirm your view of morality, this group is smaller today; and it will be smaller tomorrow. Your children and grandchildren, their friends and their heroes, are now (or soon will be) totally out of step with your views of the world, humanity, and a whole host of other things. Are you ready to face this new world? Are you panicking? Well, this is no time for Christians to panic… or to be depressed. Nor should Christians ever live in denial about the world around us. We have the ultimate hope, the best promise, and the most steadying truth! Christ is King! God is sovereign! The Gospel is true! And eternal glory is certain for all those who love and trust Christ!
  • Oct 2, 2016Gender & Sexuality | Sinners Washed and Owned
    Oct 2, 2016
    Gender & Sexuality | Sinners Washed and Owned
    The Gospel of Jesus Christ confronts us in our lawlessness, and it mocks us in our legalism. However, I believe it is quite easy to show that we still tend towards both – lawlessness and legalism – even if we have a pretty good understanding of the Gospel. God’s Word tells us of the Good News that saves the guilty, the Good News that shapes the broken, and the Good News that satisfies our soul. May God help us to understand afresh what it means that God graciously washes sinners and He owns the ones He has washed.
SERVICE TIMES
Sunday Services:
9:00AM: Life Groups : Bible Study for All Ages
10:15AM: Worship Service
5:00PM: AWANA : Children’s Program
5:00PM: Youth Home Invasion
Wednesday Nights:
5:30PM: Supper
6:30PM: Adult Prayer Meeting
6:30PM: Youth Group : Games, Music, & Study
6:30PM: JAMKidz : Children’s Choir
 
 
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