- Our congregation is officially part of something bigger than ourselves
- FIRE is a good theological and ecclesiastical fit. We especially love their slogan: "In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity."
- Our congregation maintains our ecclesiastical autonomy
- Our congregation has access to a formal structure for help and counsel in cases of internal controversies and division
- Missionaries raised up in our congregation have exposure to many potential donors and supporters
- Our congregation has exposure to many more missionaries for prayer and potential financial support
May God be pleased to use our fellowship in FIRE to grow Christ's kingdom in Ridgecrest and around the world!