Vision and Mission
What is Fairview Church about?
Fairview Church exists to bring glory to God, to love God and man, and to build Christ’s kingdom, through the work of church ministry as set forth in Scripture. These three primary human purposes rest upon the authority of the word of God and a living faith in the person and finished work of Jesus Christ.
Because there are so many worthy tasks to focus on from Scripture, we make it our aim to hold Scripture highest, and let its purposes and responsibilities flow from it. But we do take on three primary missions to fulfill that vision.
Three primary aims: The word of God. The gospel of Jesus. The mission of God. Word. Gospel. Mission. This is holistic. And so, in a sentence, our mission is: “The whole word and the whole gospel for the whole person and the whole world.”
We are committed to:
- The whole word (Word of God). Without revelation from God, people perish. We are committed to the Bible. The whole Word is our ‘constitution,’ not just the parts we like today. It is ‘firmly fixed’ (Psalm 119:89) and we can find life through them (Psalm 119:40) and ‘great peace’ (Psalm 119:165). Practically, we worship, preach, teach, and promote personal devotion, all by the Bible. Expect mostly ‘expositional’ sermons.
- The whole gospel (Gospel of Jesus). The gospel of Jesus Christ transforms all of life by its grace. Everyone needs the gospel both for starting (salvation) and for living out faith every day (spiritual growth). This grace brings freedom, won not by our works (Ephesians 2:8-10), but so that we might serve God and man freely (Galatians 5:13). Jesus’ gospel is also the gospel of the kingdom (Matthew 4:23), creating a just and merciful society for all who believe.
- The whole person (Mission of God). The Word and the gospel affect all of life: heart, soul, mind, and strength (Mark 12:30). We preach and teach for the whole person, and not just for their soul.
- The whole world (Mission of God). Christ’s victory came for the ‘obedience of the nations’ (Genesis 49:10), saving and growing all types of persons to serve him, and to redeem ‘all things’ (Colossians 1:20), especially people (Colossians 1:21-23), through the cross of Christ. As it pertains to people, we cannot be choosy about who we love and serve.
We found a phrase to tie it all together even more simply.
“Jesus Christ for West Beaver County” and beyond.