The Fellowship at Bend is a Church that exists to make disciples that glorify God, edify the body, and testify of Him to Central Oregon.
WE ARE THEOLOGICAL (2 Tim. 3:16): We are truth centered. God is truth and has revealed Himself to us through the Bible. It is only through the truth that we can know, love, and serve Him. This is why we preach the Bible every Sunday verse-by-verse, and pursue biblical discipleship. If we do not know the truth then we do not know God and we do not know how to follow Jesus.
WE ARE CHRISTOLOGICAL (Col. 1:18): We are Christ-centered. As Savior, Lord, King, and Head of the church, Jesus is supreme over all we do. Every study we teach, every Community Group we form, and every gathering that assembles is about Jesus. He is preeminent the Chief Shepherd of the church and so the church follows His leading and seeks to glorify Him in all that we do.
WE ARE MISSIONAL (Matt. 28:19-20): We are on mission to make disciples of Jesus. He is calling us as a church to be the church in reaching people on his mission. The church acts as the body of Christ becoming all things to all men that we might win some for Christ. We desire to actively reach out to our community as missionaries individually and as family through our Community Groups.
WE ARE RELATIONAL (1 Cor. 12:27): The Gospel makes us Family, Brothers and Sisters in Christ that have been adopted by a loving Father! As family, we seek to love one another, serve one another, encourage one another, and pursue God with one another. A Christian cannot thrive on their own apart from God’s people. In a reflection of the image of God, we were created for relationships and community. In the fellowship of believers, we are encouraged, exhorted, uplifted, edified, and held accountable as we together learn to walk with Christ. This is mainly accomplished through our Community Groups, which act as close-knit families, caring for one another.
WE ARE INTERNATIONAL (Mathew 28): The great commission calls us to go to all the world and preach the Gospel. We take seriously the call to minister outside of our own community and context by making disciples of other nations and planting Churches in those communities. We have strategically chosen Burkina Faso that sits in the 10/40 belt and has a listed 28 unreached people groups. We have built a bible school, we plant churches, we provide pastoral training, and we aid the people of Burkina with practical needs