The mission of FCS is inspired by the Word of God in specific ways. Of primary importance is the Biblical commission to preach good news to the poor and to bind up the brokenhearted (Isaiah 61:1-3). Secondly, FCS is passionate about the high priority Jesus placed on the internal life when he said to clean the inside of the cup first and then the outside would be clean (Matthew 23:26). Thirdly, as was true of the four friends of the paralytic, FCS is zealously committed to removing internal and external barriers that keep people from the healing presence of Christ (Mark 2:3-5).
Scripture also inspires FCS to take the conversation between Jesus and the woman at the well as its model for ministry. In this sacred dialogue, Jesus revealed the woman to herself before he revealed himself to the woman (John 4:4-26). He helped the woman relate to her pain and suffering and her yearning for God in ways that were transforming.
As part of being an instrument of God’s transforming power, FCS is committed to applying the highest level of Biblical, theological, clinical, and scientific knowledge and training possible. It is believed that Biblical knowledge and theological truths are absolutely primary for the process that makes people more like Christ. It is also believed that clinical and scientific knowledge, as part of God’s general revelation, can be used as helpful tools in the Spirit-driven process that forms people into the image of Christ, as long as these tools are consistent with God’s specific revelation in Scripture.