If you're looking for a caring family of friends, growing and serving gracefully in Christ's love, may we say "Welcome Home!" We are the visible congregation of Faith Covenant Community Church of America. We're inter-denominational and warmly receive anyone, who makes a personal commitment to Christ, into our fellowship. We were chartered in 1996; moved into our Palm Harbor facilities in 1998, and dedicated our second building, a newly constructed multi-purpose Life Center in 2006.
We value the historic confessions of the Christian Church, particularly the Apostles' Creed, while at the same time emphasizing the sovereignty of the Word over all creeds of man. For us, justification by grace through faith is basic to our dual task of evangelism and Christian nurture. We proclaim the need of every person's commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. We are a community of believers, bound together by faith in Christ and a covenant commitment to share His redeeming love in the power of the Holy Spirit. We observe water baptism and practice open communion, as divinely ordained for Christ's Church.
Our Mission ... God has given Faith Covenant Community Church of America a specific mission expressed:
In Worship - We worship in a blended style that is informal and contemporary, while retaining many key elements of Christian tradition. You will receive a warm welcome and hear a practical presentation of God's Word.
In Community - We meet each other in prayer and praise; Corporate worship; Age-appropriate, Christian education; Bible Study Fellowship Groups; Intercessory prayer and Pastoral Care.
In Outreach - We meet our world with Christ's love through Evangelism and church planting; Care for the needy; Spiritual counsel for those in crisis; Weekly Shortwave broadcast and Home & Foreign missions.
Our Pastoral Team ... Pastor Steve Johnson is a NCCA certified Pastoral Counselor; a missions radio broadcaster; an author, and a dynamic Bible expositor, who has preached throughout the U.S. and overseas. Dr. Johnson is Bishop of our National Church and Chancellor of Faith Covenant Theological Seminary. Our Pastor's wife, Dr. Susan Johnson, is Director of Lay Ministry. She is a gifted Bible Study leader and Biblical Counselor; and comes from a successful career in Assisted Living Facility Management. You will be blessed by their anointed, compassionate ministry.
Our Structure & Ministry ... Faith Covenant Community Church of America is a Florida non-profit corporation; governed by a committed Board of Trustees. It's purpose is to bring people to Jesus, as Savior, and membership in His family, develop them to Christ-like maturity, and equip them for their ministry in the Church and life mission in the world, in order to magnify Christís Name. Its aim is to grow beyond the local congregation and become a national ministry-network of sponsored and affiliated churches, care-centers, and missions ministries, gladly joining with other believers to proclaim the Gospel to our world.
F.C.C.C.A. is organized as a National Church, viewing pastors and their congregations, along with elders and deacons, as the primary authority for the conduct of parish affairs, under God. The F.C.C.C.A. Presbytery provides an ecclesiastical covering for setting Biblical ethics and credentialing clergy, who voluntarily submit to its standards and affords them opportunities for professional development, peer support and fellowship.
Faith Covenant Theological Seminary is an educational division of the church, governed by the F.C.C.C.A. Trustees and operates under the guidelines of the State of Florida Board of Independent Colleges and Universities. Students may earn degrees in Theology, Pastoral Counseling, Biblical Studies, and Christian Ministry. F.C.T.S. is a Certified Academic Institute of the National Christian Counselors Association.
Please, join us for Worship, this coming Lord's Day, at 10:00AM. You will discover a warm welcome among new friends and be inspired by the presence of God's love and power.