who we are

-We’re Passionate People Pursuing the More of God-

 

In October of 1974 six couples began Family of Christ because they were hungry for
the more of God, desiring greater freedom in worship and the opportunity to move in the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

 

This is our foundation.

God gave us Isaiah 61 as our assignment and we had a vision of being like a MASH unit where wounded, worn-out, hurting people would come to be refreshed, healed, and sent out.
 

 

CULTURAL values

 
intimacy with god
  • Seeking a deep, authentic, loving relationship with God is our priority.

  • We endeavor to honor and love God with our whole being.

  • We desire to experience His presence in our lives.

  • We relate with Father God who is a Good Father, Jesus who is our brother and

      friend, and the Holy Spirit who is our comforter, teacher,            and nurturer.

HOLY SPIRIT
  • We walk through our days expecting to hear from and be led by the Holy Spirit.

  • When we meet, we go after an atmosphere flowing in the Spirit’s gifts & power.

  • We expect God to intervene supernaturally in people’s lives.

Worship
  • Worship is at the heart of pursuing the more of God and His presence.

  • We worship Him with extravagant joy and gratitude.

  • We come together as individuals who have united our hearts and lives to worship and serve our God who loves us.

Prayer
  • We highly value both individual and corporate prayer to see the Kingdom of God
    come and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Healing
  • We highly value both individual and corporate prayer to see the Kingdom of God come and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Prophetic & hearing God
  • God is speaking, and He has good things to say, and it is our heart’s desire to hear His voice for ourselves and others.

IDENTITY
  • We recognize that we are sons and daughters of a loving God.

  • We are all created in God’s image and knowing our identity frees us to be all He has created us to be.

Our relationships
  • We nurture authentic relationships where we love, care for, encourage and honor one another as brothers and sisters in Christ.

  • We endeavor by God’s grace to live authentically, demonstrating His unconditional love.

We are committed to seeing people transformed by their relationship with Jesus. As we trust in what Jesus accomplished on the cross, healing, refreshing, restoration, and freedom will come to each believer so that we are people sent out to change the world.

STATEMENT OF FAITH

  • We believe that the Bible is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our everyday lives. 2 Peter 1:21-22; 2 Timothy 3:16

 
  • We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy. John 1:1-4; Matt. 28:19

  • We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our
    lives. Gen.1:27; Rom. 3:23; Rom. 6:23

  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life. We believe God desires a deep, personal relationship with each of us. Rom. 5:6-11; l Thess. 4:14; Acts 1:9-11; John 14:1-4

  • We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and the ‘new birth’ we must repent
    of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives.
    Rom. 10:9-10; Eph. 2:8; John 14:6

  • We believe that in order to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends for us, we need to be baptized in water and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit enables us to use spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues. John 16:5-15; Acts 1: 8; 1; Cor. 12:7-11

  • We believe in the power and significance of the Church and the necessity of
    believers to meet regularly together for fellowship, prayer and the ‘breaking of
    bread’. We believe the church is to build relationships/community and to live and
    display the good news of God’s love. Matt. 28:18-20; 1 John 3:8; Matt: 6:10

  • We believe that our eternal destination of either heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ. John 3:16-18; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; Rom. 5:17; Rev.20: 11-15

  • We believe that God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy
    and blessed lives in order to help others more effectively. I Cor. 1:3-4; Rom. 8:28

  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised. Matt. 25:13, John 14:3

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