About Us

Mission Statement

We exist to know, serve, and share Jesus Christ.

Vision Statement

We see a community that honestly and humbly pursues Jesus Christ. We see a community where the emphasis is not on perfection, but on resting in and responding to Him by submission to the Holy Spirit. We see a place of refuge where people are not met with condemnation and judgment, but with compassion, empathy, and the message of salvation. This pursuit of Jesus and an authentic desire to be Christ-like will be a defining characteristic that motivates all our decisions.

We see Foothill Bible Church Elderwood as a humble, genuine, and authentic community, where religious pretenses are an awkward exception to the rule.

We see a community characterized by the leading of and bold obedience to the Holy Spirit, demonstrated by decisions and actions not based on human wisdom but on trust in God’s goodness, His Word, and His love.

We see a community where love and truth prevail; love that is founded in the reality of Jesus’ love, love that is based in the fact that while we were all sinners, Christ died for us. This is love that expects nothing, gives everything; harbors no evil or resentment, always forgives, and doesn’t keep an account of wrongs suffered. We see this love demonstrated by caring for, accepting, encouraging, and sharpening one another.

We see a community that rejoices in the biblical model of marriage, family, and gender identity. We see a community that celebrates the God-given roles for men and women through ministries that strengthen the family by encouraging men and women in their unique design and giftedness. We see a community of compassion and truth for those who struggle to comprehend these biblical truths amid the contradictory and false messages of culture. (Gen. 1:27; 2:18-25)

We see people growing in a passionate pursuit of Jesus Christ by being and making disciples by the power, and to the glory of God. We see a process that follows our mission statement of “Knowing, Serving, Sharing”. The process is outlined as: attending the worship service, committing to Sunday School, engaging deeply in an Acts 2 group and service, with the goal of multiplication and strengthening of the body of Christ.

Discipleship Plan

1) Actively attend the worship service:  This looks like drinking deeply in the opportunity to glorify and praise God in our worship time, as well as be equipped to live a life of worship after Sunday ends.

2) Commit to the Sunday School program: This looks like regular commitment to be in the Word and attentive to God through it, as it is the primary revelation of Him and His beauty today.  In our Sunday School programs we focus on knowing God through His Word.  As we grow in our relationship with Jesus, a deepening understanding of the Bible is essential—Sunday School is our way of giving you the tools to enjoy that growth.

3) Engage in an Acts 2 Group:  This looks like fully engaging in each of the five elements of an Acts 2 Group—fellowship, worship, Bible instruction, service, and outreach.  The community and love that is to characterize the church is realized within a smaller group of believers.  In addition to that, this context provides the opportunity to learn to walk with Jesus by following in His footsteps, namely, doing what He spent much of His time doing, ministry and outreach.

4) Multiply: This looks like sharing your faith and not only drawing people to eternal life in Jesus, but drawing them after you in a pursuit of Him.  The qualifying standard of a disciple of Jesus is that one makes disciples of Jesus.

Statement of Beliefs

  1. We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the verbally inspired Word of God without error in the original writings.  We believe they are the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men and for all Christian faith and life.  The Bible is full and complete and is not to be added to nor be taken from.
  2. We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, all having the same nature, attributes and perfection.
  3. We believe in God the Father, perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, measureless in power.  All believers have free access to the Father through Jesus Christ who is the only Mediator between God and man.  God has called all believers to do good works, not as the basis for but as the evidence of our salvation.
  4. We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, the eternal and only begotten Son of God.  We believe in the incarnation of Christ, being conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of virgin birth and sinless in his life.  Being fully God and fully human, Christ made vicarious atonement for the sins of the world by his death on the cross.  We believe in his bodily resurrection, the first fruits of the first resurrection, which thus guarantees the bodily resurrection of all believers.  We believe in His ascension, His personal, premillennial, and imminent return for His church.
  5. We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and that He indwells all believers.  We believe that it is also His ministry to guide, instruct, and further empower the believer for godly living and service. We believe that the Holy Spirit is sovereign in the bestowing of His gifts for the perfecting of the saints today. Every believer has been given a special gift at the time of conversion as listed in Romans 12:6-15.  No single spiritual gift is required for all believers.
  6. We believe that man was created in the image of God and by the direct act of God.  However, through Adam’s sin, man fell into sin and is therefore lost and in total depravity. We believe that only through the grace of God by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained. We believe that salvation is a sovereign act of God, and that once a person is truly saved, he is eternally saved, being kept by Jesus Christ and sealed by the Holy Spirit.
  7. We believe in the reality of heaven, which is the eternal reward of the saved. We believe that Christ will come to receive unto Himself His bride, which includes all believers throughout the church age.  We believe this will precede the great tribulation, subsequently followed by Christ’s establishment of his millennial kingdom on earth.
  8. We believe in the reality of Hell and the Lake of Fire, which is the eternal punishment of the lost.  The lost include all unsaved humanity, Satan, and all the fallen angels who followed Satan in his rebellion against God. We believe in the church, a living spiritual body of believers, of which Christ is the head and of which all regenerated people are members. We believe that a local church is a company of believers in Jesus Christ associated for worship, work, and fellowship.
  9. We believe that the Lord established two ordinances for those who have accepted Jesus Christ as Savoir, baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper.  We believe God has laid upon the church the task of proclaiming to a lost world the need for acceptance of Jesus Christ as Savoir and the enthroning of Him as Lord and Master.
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