The following are the core beliefs of Family Church. Based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in these biblical doctrines.
The Bible was written by men directly inspired by God. The Bible is the perfect and authoritative Word of God. It cuts and divides, it calms and soothes, It activates and empowers us as believers. God will speak to us as believers through His word.
One true and loving God the Father, who is everlasting and infinite in power and wisdom. He is the Creator of all things. He is our Loving Father.
Jesus Christ, the son of the Father, came down from Heaven with the purpose of sacrifice. He lived a perfect life and then died in our place. He rose again three days later, and ascended into Heaven, where He sits at the right hand of The Father.
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead. He is what Jesus called in the Book of John, the Paraclete. The one who walks along side us to direct us into all truth. He empowers to walk with God. The Holy Spirit and the Spirit of Jesus are one and the same.
Humans, both male and female, were created in God's image for His glory. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creations. Because of disobedience, sin entered into the world through Adam and Eve.
All have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God. Romans 3:23
Because we sin, or miss the mark, we needed an all sufficient sacrifice. Jesus came to take your place. From the beginning of time, something has to die so something else can live (sacrifice). The law instituted sacrifice and Jesus became the once and for all sacrifice for all mankind.
We are able to make our way back to God because of the Cross! He who believes in his heart and confesses with his mouth will be saved and have eternal life. When we confess, He is faithful and just to forgive us of all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 and He casts our sins as far as the east is from the west. Salvation is available for everyone and anyone who will accept this free gift given by Jesus and the work He did on the cross.
Water Baptism is symbolic of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38
Repent: turn towards God baptized in the name of Jesus. The Greek word here is "baptizo", which means to immerse. We are then commanded to be water baptized as a symbol of true repentance. Going under the water represents dying to our old self, and coming out of the water represents being resurrected with Christ to a new life. 2 Corinthians 5:17
God instructs us to be good stewards of all that God has entrusted to us. As we give our tithes (a tenth) and offering from everything God blesses us and entrusts us, we not only practice good stewardship. We also put our heart into the Kingdom of God. For where your treasure is, your heart is also. Matthew 6:21
We believe the Gifts of the Spirit are very much for today and are active in our daily lives. God empowers or activates us by the Holy Spirit - or the Spirit of Jesus - to go and do as He told the disciples in Acts 1. With the Spirit of Jesus, we are called to do what Jesus did.
As a good steward of all that God entrusts to us, giving our both our time and our treasure keeps our heart firmly rooted and established in the Kingdom of His Dear Son. In doing so, we also make church not just the church I attend, but “my church.”
Jesus Christ is returning one day to judge both the living and the dead and to usher in the fullness of God's kingdom on earth.