WHO WE ARE

 

We are a growing community of people who are on a journey together.  We have imperfect messy lives, but we are pursuing and experiencing a transforming, empowering relationship with Jesus and with each other.  Everyone is welcome here, whatever your story, your questions, or struggles.  We're all about doing life together, reaching beyond our walls, being intentional in everything we do, pursuing growth, serving one another, and impacting our community. Our mission is to Heal, Encourage, Activate and Launch people into their destiny and reaching them with the good news of a Loving Father who came to seek and save that which was lost.

Our Mission

H-E-A-L 

HEAL - ENCOURAGE - ACTIVATE - LAUNCH

OUR CORE VALUES

Family

 It is our hope for this to be a place where you can belong…We see God as a loving Father who desires to have a relationship with His sons and daughters. We believe He is forgiving, relational and good. As children of God, we inherit the kingdom of God. As earthly children we eventually inherit what our parents leave behind for us after their death, but in God’s case we can already reap the rewards of our inheritance by entering into a relationship with Him. Being a part of the family of God is one of lives greatest blessings. We can never do anything to deserve His gift of love, mercy and grace to us, yet, we are called to become sons and daughters of God. (Romans 9:25-26) Likewise we live in relationship to one another as the Family of Christ.

Healing

  It is our desire to be a place where you can receive healing and be healthy. We believe that healing and wholeness is available to all who seek it. (Isaiah 61) God has anointed us, the family of Christ to share the good news, to bring healing to the broken hearted, announce his freedom and forgiveness to those held captive, to declare his grace, to celebrate together, to care for needs and bear one another’s burdens, to shout with praising hearts the messages of joy instead of doom, to call out the “gold” in everyone and to build and rebuild in the city. 

Presence

 It is our heart that this would be a place where you experience the depths and heights of God’s unbreakable, never stopping, relentless, never changing, always and forever love. It’s our desire that encounters with His love would change you from the inside out and become a central and foundational truth for your life.  You are loved. You are accepted. You are important. You are not alone.  It’s our desire that you would come to know that His presence has always been with you, is with you, and will always be with you.

Generosity

It is our vision that you would be radically blessed by this family and that your response would be to pay it forward. You cannot read the Bible without being confronted with the infinite generosity of God. The heart of the Father is revealed by His overt and lavish love and generosity toward all creation. As the children of God, we have the invitation to enter into the richness of our inheritance and become people who live out of plenty instead of out of lack. If we are a people who live out of lack, we will be eternally dissatisfied, but as children of God, we look toward the future with hope and trust that our Father God has more than enough to fulfill our needs and desires. We freely give rather than holding things back in fear of running out because we know that our life is secure in the care of a generous and good Father. We can rest assured that Father God is with us and for us and able to provide for us. Radical generosity is a form of worship and is a joyful response to a loving

Sending

Here at Family of Christ we are passionate about investing in both our community as well as international ministries we partner with throughout the world. We have a dedicated ministry team that stays in contact with indigenous pastors, and missionaries we support in Nepal, Kenya, Guatemala, and Russia.   For more information about the ministries we support you can contact our missions director 

Jeanine Larsen.   

What to Expect

Casual attire and joyful expressions are welcomed and encouraged!

A Family Setting – “Where you can belong “

Freedom to express yourself authentically - During Worship You can sit, stand, dance, come to the front or quietly reflect from your seat.

Relevant messages to help you pursue your destiny and live victoriously.

Age appropriate children’s ministry and activities led by loving teachers in a safe environment.

A safe place to ask questions, make mistakes, explore destiny, pursue healing, seek refuge, get refreshed, connect, grow and serve.

Communion

 

We Celebrate communion every week. Sometimes at the end of service, sometimes during worship, whether at the back, or in the front, the communion tables are available for all who know Jesus. Each week is a fresh experience.  You do not have to be a member of this church to participate. Please enjoy a time of reflection alone or with family or friends, or someone you just met that morning. It is always a celebration of Jesus.

Testimonies

 

This is a fancy word that means we love to share reports of what God is doing all around us and celebrate together.

Declarations

 

 We believe that our words are powerful so you may hear positive declarations during our service.

Prayer

 

 After every service there are prayer ministry partners always available at the front of the sanctuary  to pray with you and encourage you.

If you are visiting for the first time, we will not embarrass you. We know that many people want to check out the church and “be anonymous” for a while- and that’s fine with us!

Money

 

If you are visiting with us, we don’t expect you to put money in the offering, and you are welcome to just let it pass you by. If you consider Family of Christ your church home, we’d love for you to prayerfully consider giving. There are many ways you can participate in giving here at our church. You can give by check ,cash or debit card using the provided offering envelop and  drop it into the offering basket or designated offering box in the foyer or you can give online through our  website or phone app. Our phone app can be found by searching " Family of Christ Church " at the google or apple app store on your smart phone.

Prophecy and Words of Encouragement

 

 We believe that prophecy is simply hearing the heart of Father God. If you receive a prophetic word from the Lord for this family or leadership please share it privately with one of the pastors on the front left row.

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2275 Resort Pike Road,

Petoskey, MI  49770