OUR NEXT STEP: Pray, Listen and Obey
Proverbs 29:18 says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law, happy is he.”
What is the vision of Foothill Bible Church? Our Vision is this: Following Christ and helping others follow Christ
Our church had its beginning in 1955 at the one-room school house on Fruitvale Road as Fruitvale Community Bible Church. Our first pastor was Pastor Oroville Cypert and his wife Ruth and the first family was Art and Dot Wilberger. In 1956, Frank and Dorothy Conley donated land on Virginiatown Road. The first building was completed in 1960. The name of the church was changed to Foothill Bible Church and blessed with ministry at Virginiatown Road for 53 years from 1960 to 2013.
After years of attempting to develop that property, it was made obviously clear that God was leading us to re-locate. In December 2009, the warehouse building and property at 120 Flocchini Circle was bought. After planning, working with an Architect, and raising funds, a Groundbreaking service was held on July 17, 2012. Construction began in August 2012 and was completed on March 31, 2013. This was Phase One. God was our resource and provided for us. Our vision of following Christ and helping others follow Christ continued.
We are now trusting God again to be our resource as we begin Phase Two. Phase Two is the completion of the main auditorium, the addition of two classrooms in the children’s wing, and finishing the back-parking area. Since our beginning, the City of Lincoln has grown exponentially. The population of our City in 2017 is listed as 47,674. There are over 11,000 homes in Twelve Bridges, 6,700 homes in Lincoln Hills, and thousands more homes in the Lakeside, Foskett Ranch, and Lincoln Crossings neighborhoods. The harvest truly is plentiful.
Isaac Watts wrote these words in 1707. “We long to see Thy churches full that all the chosen race may with one voice and heart and soul sing Thy redeeming grace.” How many of you would like to see our new auditorium filled with new believers? Wouldn’t it be a joy to see our new auditorium filled, then filled again with new believes? This coincides with our vision to be following Christ and helping others follow Christ.
We are dependent upon God as we take OUR NEXT STEP: Pray, Listen, and Obey.