Monday, January 5, 2015

Changes in 2015

Fans For Christ has gone through many changes over the last 10 years, following God's direction in ministering to the fandom communities in the name of Christ.  We have grown rapidly over the years and have expanded our reach to many parts of the US and even Europe.  In fact, FFC has grown to the point that we are having some unique but good challenges.

Currently senior leadership in FFC are praying for God's guidance in making some changes.  These are actually exciting times for us as we start to focus on what FFC is and what we do.

So bear with us in the coming weeks as we go through this time of prayer.  And look for some great changes in the near future.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Cincinnati Comic Expo

Only a few days until our next con!  This coming weekend we'll be in Cincinnati, Ohio for our second appearance at the Cincinnati Comic Expo!  If you're from that part of the country and want to get involved with FFC, this is a great opportunity.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Dragon*Con 2014

Yes, it's that time of the year again!  For the 10th year Fans For Christ will be attending Dragon*Con.  Our fan table will be in the Hyatt with the other tables near the art show.  Look for us in the Saturday morning parade!  And join us for the church service at 10am on August 31 in the Augusta Ballroom at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta.  This year's message is "Giant Slaying 101".  Be sure to stop by our table to pick up FFC swag, including several new things such as buttons, bookmarks, and new dice!  All purchases help support FFC's ministries.  Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

FFC Statement of Faith

We in FFC encompass, represent, and are made up of all walks of Christianity.  Our members are Catholics, Lutherans, Baptists, Presbyterians, Methodists, Episcopalians, non-denominationals, and pretty much every other group of Christians.  Being so broad in scope it has been difficult to codify the core beliefs of Fans For Christ as a group.  However, we also seek to be strong, devoted followers of Jesus Christ and never want to deny Him or our belief in God.  We also have people who ask what we believe, something commonly called a "statement of faith".  In the interest in standing firmly on our beliefs and faith in Christ and separating ourselves from those who are CINO (Christians in name only), we have adopted a statement of our particular beliefs.

Many who read this will quickly recognize it as the Nicene Creed, first written in the 4th century AD as a way to define the true tenets of the Christian faith.  Since then it has become the most widely used profession of faith in Christian liturgy.  It has been normative for practically every aspect of Christianity, including the Catholic Church, Anglican Communion, Protestant, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and Church of the East.  Many consider it to form the mainstream definition of Christianity.

Because of its simple yet profound and basic statements, as well as its acceptance by all mainstream Christian denominations, churches, and sects, the leaders of Fans For Christ have adopted this creed as the basis of belief for our own group.

We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father [and the Son].
With the Father and the Son
he is worshipped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. AMEN.