Cowan Fellowship Church is a union congregation of people with their roots in the United Methodist and Presbyterian Churches - nurtured in both the Wesleyan and Reformed traditions of the Christian faith.
We are a small church with a big mission. If you are looking for a family church where we are a church family, then Fellowship Church is a great place to plug in.
We currently are an older congregation with committed followers of Jesus Christ but are believing God for renewal and growth. Fellowship Church has genuine fellowship and believes in serving each other by loving everyone with unconditional love. We embrace all people and have a vision to raise up a generation of Jesus followers and community leaders.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Dress in whatever makes you feel comfortable, sit wherever you want and enjoy a cup of coffee or refreshment. We want God to meet you right where you are.
Worship typically lasts about an hour and includes a mix of traditional and modern songs and using multi-media with powerful messages of the day. The pastor delivers biblical, relevant and practical messages for everyday life. You will discover ways to grow in faith to change your life and the world around you.
MISSION, VISION, VALUES
Loving God. Loving People.
Fellowship Church is a mature community of people committed to attracting, winning, developing and empowering people around the world to celebrate the life-changing presence of Jesus Christ in their lives. Our mission statement is: Transforming the church and world to become authentic followers of Jesus Christ to be empowered to serve the world.
We fulfill our mission through 3 major areas: Connect, Become, Serve.
Connect- connecting people with God and others
Become- growing in faith, discipleship, and personal transformation.
Serve- Serve in local, regional and world wide servant leadership.
As followers of Jesus Christ, led by the Holy Spirit, we share these core values:
Hospitality : We welcome others and embrace our differences
Community : We seek to be a loving caring Christian family
Compassion: We respond to the pain and need of others
Joy: We celebrate the abundance of God's grace in our lives
Beauty: We discover God with our eyes, our ears, and our hearts
Honesty: We seek and share the truth
Integrity, Authenticity: We strive to live in accordance with our Christian beliefs
Open-mindedness: We explore a diversity of ideas on our journey of faith
Stewardship: We generously share our time, talents, and financial resources
PHILOSOPHY OF MINISTRY
The ministries of Cowan Fellowship Church are designed to attract those searching for meaning and purpose in their lives, introducing them to the saving power of Jesus Christ, providing a path to living victoriously through Him, and empowering
them for service and leadership in their church, community and world.
WE EXIST TO
1.Our overall goal is to share the love of Jesus to the world — (John 3:16)
2. Communicate God’s Word through our words and lives – Evangelism (Acts 1:8, II Peter 3:9, Matthew 24:14)
3. Celebrate God’s presence as we gather together and as we go out into the world – Worship (Matthew 4:10, John 4:23-24, Psalm 122:1)
4. Assimilate God’s family with service to others – Ministry (Galatians 6:10, Acts 2:42, Romans 12:3-8)
5. Educate God’s people through teaching and example - Discipleship (Hebrews 6:1, Ephesians 4:11-13, II Peter 3:18)
6. Demonstrate God’s love by regularly gathering together – Fellowship (II Corinthians 8:4, Galatians 2:9, I John 1:7)
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe in one living and true God, eternal and of infinite power, wisdom, goodness, and righteousness. God is a loving and faithful God who is the Creator and preserver of all things.
We believe in the divine nature of Jesus Christ, God's only son, who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin named Mary. Christ was both fully man and fully God. His purpose was to restore our relationship to God, which was broken by sin (disobedience). Christ rose from the dead and ascended into heaven in full victory over Satan and sin.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the Holy Spirit as the person and expression of the Holy Trinity who lives within us, giving us the power to live a holy life and guiding us to truth. The Holy Spirit’s Presence is what makes The Fellowship Church unique. God’s absence is what makes church and religion boring and lifeless.
THE AUTHORITY OF SCRIPTURE
We believe that the books of the Old and New Testaments combined constitute the Holy Bible. The Holy Bible is inspired by the Holy Spirit and is our essential, primary, and ultimate authority for our lives. Fellowship Church also believes in studying it and rightly understanding the Bible for guidance and wisdom for everyday life.
Because people are unable to save themselves from their sinful condition, salvation is altogether the work of God. Neither good works nor self-improvement can make up for our sin. Salvation is the free gift of God. However, like any gift it must be received. This gift is received by faith, or by believing and trusting in Jesus Christ who died as our substitute that we might live.