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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

Marc - website
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

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.
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  • 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.
  • May 1, 2016Genesis | A Shamed Patriarch and God’s Sovereign Blessing
    May 1, 2016
    Genesis | A Shamed Patriarch and God’s Sovereign Blessing
    Sinful thoughts, words, and deeds are prevalent in our world today, so we should not be surprised to find them throughout the pages of Scripture. We are, however, often surprised to find these sinful things in the lives of those who we perceive to be among the heroes of the story. We have tendencies both to gaze upon forbidden sin and to pretend it is not as pervasive as it truly is. This account in Genesis forces us to acknowledge the depth of human depravity, to understand the need for humility, and to remember the sovereign and glorious blessing of God. 
  • Apr 24, 2016Creation Sunday | Explosive Evidence For Creation
    Apr 24, 2016
    Creation Sunday | Explosive Evidence For Creation
    Western culture today is not certain about much. Who can make absolute statements about morality, history, or truth? In this unfettered society, there seems only one certainty held among our postmodern contemporaries. Carl Sagan put is succinctly when he said, “The cosmos is all that is or was or ever will be.” This, of course, is a statement about our universe and our world. The claim is simply an affirmation that there is no God, no supernatural creative activity, and no providential power. This starting point is utterly contrary to the Biblical worldview, and these differing trajectories travel massively different paths. It may come as a surprise, however, that the Biblical worldview finds evidential support outside of the Bible as well as within. In this message Bruce Malone makes an introductory case for a Biblical worldview.
  • Apr 24, 2016Creation Sunday | Blind To The Obvious
    Apr 24, 2016
    Creation Sunday | Blind To The Obvious
    Western culture today is not certain about much. Who can make absolute statements about morality, history, or truth? In this unfettered society, there seems only one certainty held among our postmodern contemporaries. Carl Sagan put is succinctly when he said, “The cosmos is all that is or was or ever will be.” This, of course, is a statement about our universe and our world. The claim is simply an affirmation that there is no God, no supernatural creative activity, and no providential power. This starting point is utterly contrary to the Biblical worldview, and these differing trajectories travel massively different paths. It may come as a surprise, however, that the Biblical worldview finds evidential support outside of the Bible as well as within. In this message Bruce Malone makes an introductory case for a Biblical worldview.
  • Apr 24, 2016Creation Sunday | The Creation Foundation
    Apr 24, 2016
    Creation Sunday | The Creation Foundation
    Western culture today is not certain about much. Who can make absolute statements about morality, history, or truth? In this unfettered society, there seems only one certainty held among our postmodern contemporaries. Carl Sagan put is succinctly when he said, “The cosmos is all that is or was or ever will be.” This, of course, is a statement about our universe and our world. The claim is simply an affirmation that there is no God, no supernatural creative activity, and no providential power. This starting point is utterly contrary to the Biblical worldview, and these differing trajectories travel massively different paths. It may come as a surprise, however, that the Biblical worldview finds evidential support outside of the Bible as well as within. In this message Bruce Malone makes an introductory case for a Biblical worldview.
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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