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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?
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.
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.
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.
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 


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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. 



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.


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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.


Jul 24, 2016
Genesis | Rescue from the City of Destruction
The events surrounding the destruction of great ancient cities are fascinating and sobering. Sodom and Gomorrah are notorious cities, and even non-Christians know something of the biblical storyline. However, the big picture does not focus on what the distracted reader might think. In fact, it may surprise you that this is a story of God’s gracious ability to save in the midst of awful judgment. In this message, we will look at the way the whole Bible understands the account of Sodom and Gomorrah, and we will hear a message of both warning and rescue.
  • Jul 24, 2016Genesis | Rescue from the City of Destruction
    Jul 24, 2016
    Genesis | Rescue from the City of Destruction
    The events surrounding the destruction of great ancient cities are fascinating and sobering. Sodom and Gomorrah are notorious cities, and even non-Christians know something of the biblical storyline. However, the big picture does not focus on what the distracted reader might think. In fact, it may surprise you that this is a story of God’s gracious ability to save in the midst of awful judgment. In this message, we will look at the way the whole Bible understands the account of Sodom and Gomorrah, and we will hear a message of both warning and rescue.
  • Jul 17, 2016Joe Hamper
    Jul 17, 2016
    Joe Hamper
    Joe Hamper
  • Jul 10, 2016Laying Your Cares Before the Lord
    Jul 10, 2016
    Laying Your Cares Before the Lord
    Michael Pettiette explained two separate occasions when Hezekiah, one of the kings of Judah, responded to the concerns of life. First, Hezekiah responded with humility and trust in God. But then, he seems to think more highly of the relationship he might have with a Babylonian king rather than his relationship to God.
    Of course, as Michael considered on Sunday, we too can often vacillate between trust in God and relying more on earthly powers and relationships.
  • Jul 3, 2016Life On Missions
    Jul 3, 2016
    Life On Missions
    Cody Howard shared his story of “Life on Mission,” and the Gospel motivation for that kind of life. Cody is not a super Christian, nor does the Bible advocate for only some Christians to engage the world around them for the sake of the Gospel and the glory of Christ.
    All Christians are to live their lives on “mission,” but we must understand the many and diverse ways that Christians can do just that. This handout is intended to help us to think through this general concept (Life on Mission), and to help us apply ourselves to living as lights in the world.
  • Jun 26, 2016Living With Open Hands
    Jun 26, 2016
    Living With Open Hands
    "He is no fool who loses what he cannot keep in order to gain what he cannot lose.” Jim Elliot spoke these words from a steely resolve to live a life utterly given to Christ and others. He was determined to make Christ known to a people who were abysmally lost in sin and ignorant of the Gospel. Jim did lose his mortal life at the murderous hands of the very people he endeavored to evangelize, but the Gospel broke in upon this dark tribe in spite of such a grievous loss. Jim gained an eternal reward, and a tribe of sinners gained a Gospel hearing. May God create in all Christians the same kind of resolve – to live a life utterly given to Christ and others.
  • Jun 12, 2016Genesis | Remeber the Smoke and the Flame
    Jun 12, 2016
    Genesis | Remeber the Smoke and the Flame
    From the very beginning, the Bible tells humans how they may have right relationship with God. God’s word comes in the form of a promise or “covenant,” and humans are to respond with belief and trust. God is the author and actor on the stage of accomplishment, and those who experience God’s blessing are simply those who trust in Him. God does the work, He applies it, and He promises blessing to those who love and trust Him. This is true from Genesis to Revelation, and it is true from the beginning of creation to eternity.
  • Jun 5, 2016Genesis | Gratitude For God’s Gracious Provision
    Jun 5, 2016
    Genesis | Gratitude For God’s Gracious Provision
    We live in a world that seems dominated by those with the biggest stick or the most wealth. Truly, in many cases power and wealth do win the day. However, the Bible reminds us that things are not always as they seem, and God is the real King of everyone and everything. In Genesis 14 we encounter a story that seems familiar in many respects. Powerful and ruthless kings take advantage of lesser rulers, and people are caught in crossfire. However, the victor in this exchange is ultimately the one upon whom God’s blessing resides. This is a reminder to us all: God is King, and those who love and trust Him enjoy His providential blessings.
  • May 29, 2016Deacons Amoung Us
    May 29, 2016
    Deacons Amoung Us
    In our culture today, serving others is only popular if one can actually do little of it and be largely recognized for it. “Servant-leadership” may be a popular phrase in some circles, but many more people want only the “leadership” part of that model, and they are quite unwilling to be committed to the "servant” part. In the local church, God has established two offices – the Elders/Pastors and the Deacons. Deacons are individuals named for the task of service, and these are meant to be godly examples of just this kind of person. All true Christians are servants of Christ and others, but deacons act as exemplary servants, and the benefits are enormous.
  • May 22, 2016Genesis | Beware: Freedom Can Lead To Ruin
    May 22, 2016
    Genesis | Beware: Freedom Can Lead To Ruin
    Abraham is known as the Father of the Faithful because he is a good example of trust and obedience. God promised and commanded, and Abram trusted and obeyed. Though Abram did not perfectly obey, his trust is exemplified again and again. Abram’s nephew, Lot, on the other hand exemplifies a trust in himself and a love for this world. In Genesis 13 we are given a picture that acts much like a mirror, and we are wise to look intently upon what we see here. If we are to be sober- minded followers of Christ, we will do well to learn from mistakes and seek God’s power to avoid them. In this message, we see how freedom can actually lead to ruin. 
  • May 15, 2016Genesis | Responding to God’s Word
    May 15, 2016
    Genesis | Responding to God’s Word
    In Abram, God provides a beginning of blessing for all future generations. Interestingly, Abram is a picture of trust and obedience, both because he is quite ordinary and because he is exemplary. Abram, like all who hear the promise of God, was called out from among a worldly people to an eternal blessing that could not be measured. Just as Abram imperfectly trusted and obeyed God’s command of promise, so too are we called to walk in like manner. Our response to God’s Word is eternally decisive, and Abram helps us see what a right response looks like.
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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