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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

Jan 15, 2017
John : That You May Believe | Grace & Truth Came To Dwell
The God who has always been has made Himself known throughout human history. Speaking and working, judging and rescuing, He has revealed Himself progressively over time. And yet, there is one focal point of history where God’s glory breaks into the created world as a matchless thunderbolt. Unassuming yet utterly authoritative, humble yet worthy of all honor, selfless yet supremely glorious. As we look at the person of Christ on the pages of holy Scripture, we are able to see God’s grace and truth as He came to take up residence among humanity."John : That You May Believe | Grace & Truth Came To Dwell".
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  • Jan 15, 2017John : That You May Believe | Grace & Truth Came To Dwell
    Jan 15, 2017
    John : That You May Believe | Grace & Truth Came To Dwell
    The God who has always been has made Himself known throughout human history. Speaking and working, judging and rescuing, He has revealed Himself progressively over time. And yet, there is one focal point of history where God’s glory breaks into the created world as a matchless thunderbolt. Unassuming yet utterly authoritative, humble yet worthy of all honor, selfless yet supremely glorious. As we look at the person of Christ on the pages of holy Scripture, we are able to see God’s grace and truth as He came to take up residence among humanity."John : That You May Believe | Grace & Truth Came To Dwell".
  • Jan 8, 2017John : That You May Believe | GOD’S OVERWHELMING LIGHT
    Jan 8, 2017
    John : That You May Believe | GOD’S OVERWHELMING LIGHT
    The “light” of God is symbolic of His purity, truth, blessings, and presence. Some people seem to believe that God’s presence may be enjoyed without His purity, or that His blessings may possessed without His truth. The Bible teaches that God’s light is overwhelming. It exposes wickedness, illumines darkness, condemns to death, and produces life. There is no one who is able to escape God’s light, but some receive it with humble gladness. Those who are the children of God are born from Him, as miraculous glimmers from His spectacular brilliance."John : That You May Believe | GOD’S OVERWHELMING LIGHT".
  • Jan 1, 2017JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE
    Jan 1, 2017
    JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE
    Series: Advent
    Who is Jesus Christ? And, why is this question so important? Well, one may consider questions like these less than critical, but the Gospel of John places them at the center of everything. There is much to be learned from the Gospel of John, but the writers major point is worth noting. Jesus Christ is presented as equal with God and yet distinct from the Father. Jesus is the giver of life and the creator of everything; and He is also subordinate to the Father as well as sent from Him. The opening verses of John’s Gospel are spectacular in their description of this unique man, Jesus Christ, who is the divine Savior of sinners.
  • Dec 25, 2016Advent : Candlelight Service December 25, 2016
    Dec 25, 2016
    Advent : Candlelight Service December 25, 2016
    Series: Advent
    400 years had passed since Malachi spoke the word of the Lord, saying, “I am sending you the prophet Elijah before the great and dreadful day of the LORD arrives. His preaching will turn the hearts of fathers to their children, and the hearts of children to their fathers” (Malachi 4:5-6). Those who believed the promise of God were holding on to something that seemed long forgotten by nearly everyone. Still, some anticipated the arrival of a Spirit-filled spokesman, who would prepare the people for the coming of the Lord...
  • Dec 18, 2016Advent | Peace
    Dec 18, 2016
    Advent | Peace
    Series: Advent
    Advent | Peace
  • Dec 11, 2016Advent | TIDINGS OF GREAT JOY
    Dec 11, 2016
    Advent | TIDINGS OF GREAT JOY
    Series: Advent
    Many Americans seem to be depressed, fearful, anxious, and pessimistic about their future. The hardships we face are certainly to be considered, but it is worth our attention to study these in light of the hardships others have faced before us (and the atrocities some are facing even today). Upon an honest reflection, one may come to realize that the world is a place of constant adversity – for everyone. Can there be joy amid all of this? If so, where is joy to be found? In this message, we will consider the tidings of great joy, which Christ embodied at His coming as the infant King.
  • Dec 4, 2016Advent | THE STEADFAST LOVE OF GOD
    Dec 4, 2016
    Advent | THE STEADFAST LOVE OF GOD
    Series: Advent
    The Psalms sing of God’s love throughout. Psalms 107, 109, and 118 all repeat the loving refrain, but none compares with the steady rhythm of Psalm 136. In 26 verses, the “steadfast love” of God is emphatically proclaimed 26 times. The steadfast love of God is what this Psalm is all about, and it reminds us of the substance of such love. God’s love is no flippant thing; He loves purposefully, profoundly, and powerfully. We shall explore the steadfast love of God from this Psalm with a special focus on the season of Advent. God’s love is most notable in the coming of Christ.
  • 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
    Both Jacob and Joseph died in Egypt. The promise they had from God was a great inheritance, but their earthly lives did not last long enough to see it. Strangers in the land of promise had become pilgrims in a foreign kingdom, and yet they heard and believed the promises of God. “There is coming a King! His kingdom shall never end, and He will come from Israel.” This promise rings out at the close of Genesis, and it is a reiteration of the promise God made at the very beginning (Gen. 3:15). The conquering King, who would make all things new by bruising the head of that ancient serpent, was the hope of all those who believed and feared God. The same is true today, but we have the marvelous benefit of looking back to the King who did actually conquer. Jesus Christ is now making all things new, and those who believe and fear God are patiently expecting this coming 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.
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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