Welcome

Thank you for checking us out. If you’re a newcomer to one of America’s greatest communities or if you’ve been here a while and just looking around, it is our privilege to welcome you here.

Our Beliefs

We believe that the most important decision anyone will ever make is what they believe about Jesus. We believe that Jesus Christ provides the only way through which we can have peace with God. If you are undecided about Christ, please take a few minutes to carefully consider the information here.

Our basic biblical beliefs are explained in The Baptist Faith and Message, adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention on June 14, 2000. View the current edition of The Baptist Faith & Message.

Our Mission

At Fruit Cove, we’re actively pursuing what we refer to as our “E3 Strategy.” We believe that this church exists to Equip the people with God’s Word, Engage the culture with God’s Truth, and Embrace the world with God’s Love.

Our Vision

While we live in a wonderful part of the world, we believe that people living out a worldview based on God’s eternal truth can and will contribute to making it an even better place to live, work and play. We express our responsibility through three words: transformation, contextualization and multiplication.

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As we come to know and understand God’s Word, the way we think, feel and act changes. We live not for our own benefit, but for the benefit of others as an act of worship.

If the people who participate in our church’s ministry are truly equipped with God’s Word – and experience a transformation in the way we think, feel and act- we will live out the Gospel and lead others in our circle of influence to do the same.

We invite you to join us as we teach God’s Word through worship and relational groups that help equip us to think, feel and act as would Jesus if he lived in Fruit Cove today.

Contextualization
As we come to know and understand the cultural context in which God has placed us, we recognize that we face challenges individually and as a community. These challenges impact our relationships with our families and friends with whom we live, work and play.

If the people who participate in our church’s ministry are engaging our culture with God’s Truth – with an understanding of our unique context – we will recognize how His truth can enrich and strengthen the relationships that are most important to us.

We invite you to join us as we create and serve in ministries that confront the culture with the love of God.

Multiplication
As we come to know and understand what it is to embrace the world with God’s love, we find that His love really does change the way we all think, feel and act. So, wherever we go -from Jacksonville to the world – we seek to live in a way that demonstrates His love to all people.

If the people who participate in our church’s ministry are embracing the world with God’s love, we will be people on mission and find that others will join us on our journey.

We invite you to join us as we embrace our responsibility to love others as God has loved us.

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