The Hills We Stand On are where grace and truth intersect to make us FEC. We believe the Scriptures present God’s sovereignty and human responsibility as non-contradictory components of justification.
We hold communion and baptism to be ordinances, yet do not define the frequency of communion nor the mode of baptism. We teach the gifting of the Spirit, yet allow Scripture alone to limit how gifting is expressed locally.
The FEC is complementarian believing that while God equips both men and women for ministry, He has made distinctions in their roles. Thus, the FEC grants pastoral licenses to qualified men and ministry licenses to qualified men and women allowing the local church to determine how each will serve.
We believe in the physical return of Christ, yet do not prescribe an exclusive rapture-millennium belief. We believe in a plurality of leadership, but not a sole form of church governance.
The Hills We Dialogue On are comprised of practices that vary significantly. They include (but are not limited to): the approach to preaching (expository or topical), practice of tithing, expression of worship, implementation of church discipline, and requirements for membership. We expect local bodies to allow Scripture to guide their decisions.
Finally, we come to the Mole Hills. Churches have complete freedom to determine their own style of worship (traditional or contemporary), focus of ministry (believers or seekers), Bible translation, chosen attire for worship, etc. There is a recognition that each body will make decisions based upon their local ministry context.
– Mark Biehl, FEC Elder Board Chairman