The Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelicals (F.I.R.E.) is a world-wide network of independent, reformed, baptistic churches who have partnered together for edification, fellowship, and cooperation when and where appropriate.
As the first letter of the acronym affirms, F.I.R.E. is not a denomination, but a loose fellowship of like-minded churches and individuals who support one another in the cause of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus. As F.I.R.E. churches, we are not united by any formal organizational structure, but by our like-mindedness. We are:
I.e., “non-denominational.” F.I.R.E. has no authority and exercises no leadership over member churches. There are no dues or fees required for membership.
F.I.R.E. churches affirm the core, historic doctrines of the Christian faith which were articulated in protestant reformation, often summarized by the “Five Solas:” Salvation by Grace Alone through Faith Alone in Christ Alone, on the authority of Scripture Alone, to the Glory of God Alone.
F.I.R.E. churches believe in the “evangel” (Greek euangelion, which means “good news”)—that is, the Gospel. Sinners are saved not by works, but by simple repentance and faith in Jesus, who took on flesh and died on the cross instead of us in order to secure our forgiveness and to reconcile us to God (Gal. 2.16, Eph. 2.8-9).
While F.I.R.E. churches vary when it comes to things like eschatology, hermeneutic, or church polity, they agree on the things that matter most: the authority of God in the inerrant, inspired Word, and the priority of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus.
We believe that there are at least four benefits of being a member of the F.I.R.E. Fellowship of churches:
To find out more about the F.I.R.E. Fellowship, please visit www.firefellowship.org.
For questions about our F.I.R.E. membership, please feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org.