At Christ’s Family Church, we are people searching for God in everyday life.
We long to know God, be known by Him and serve His purpose.
Our Mission is to glorify God by reaching people who are separated from Him and bring them into a close personal relationship with Jesus.
- The Bible is God's word to humanity and is the standard we use to judge spiritual experiences and teachings.
- God eternally exists as the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit, who are one.
- Salvation from eternal judgment is by God's grace through faith in Jesus Christ and not by man's works.
- The Church of Jesus Christ is the hope of a world separated from God.
Choose God’s gift of Jesus Christ, and share it with others.
“We are justified freely by his (God’s) grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus” (Rom. 3:24; Jn. 1:12).
Chase after God.
“We will hold to the truth in love, becoming more and more in every way like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church” (Eph. 4:15; 1 Pt. 2:2).
Commit to God and others with spiritual gifts.
“A spiritual gift is given to each of us as a means of helping the entire church… All of you together are Christ’s body, and each one of you is a separate and necessary part of it” (1 Cor. 12:7, 27).
Connect to a biblically-functioning community.
“Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people” (Acts 2:46).
Contribute generously to God by supporting the needs of the church, the community, and the world.
“If you give, you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full measure, pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, and running over. With the measure you use in giving, it will be measured to you” (Luke 6:38).
Christ’s Family Church Core Values
1.) God is Supreme: When we come to God we must see Him as real, personally compassionate toward us, and the supreme authority. He is God and we are not! Hebrews 11:6
2.) Mankind: Human beings are all created by God to enjoy intimacy with Him. Mankind in its own strength has no capacity for this relationship. Our purpose, while still on the earth, is to announce, persuade, and expose God’s plan to bring mankind back into personal intimacy with Himself. Human beings have a freewill to choose to follow God and live or reject His leadership and perish. John 14:6
3.) Focus: We at CFC must develop an atmosphere where the Christian membership of our church is nurtured in the Lord Jesus. At the same time, we must train our Christian membership that the purpose for our existence is to walk the unchurched people, in our individual sphere of influence, across the bridge that Jesus built, to God. We are absolutely not called to build a kingdom out of CFC, but rather be a sign post to the Kingdom of God. Matthew 5:16
4). The Scriptures: We embrace the Bible, old and new testaments, as God's revealed word describing His character and covenants with humanity. We see the Bible as the ultimate standardused to judge human and spiritual experiences, and teachings. The practical application style of instruction at CFC is essential to our advancement as disciples of Christ. We teach that the Bible is the roadmap to knowing God. 2 Timothy 3:16
5.) Prayer: All of life's victories are first won in the spiritual realm through prayer. Prayer is simply, yet profoundly, talking and listening to God. As Jesus only did what His father told Him to do, so we must first seek God’s direction and then obey it, in order to have fulfillment. Prayer has 3 forms: a.) silent prayer from the heart, to the mind, directly to God. b.) verbally articulated prayer from the heart to the mind, to the mouth, directly to God. c.) Verbally inarticulate prayer from our spirit, by-passing the mind, directly to God. Matthew 6:33
6.) The Church is People: The church is never referred to as a building in the New Testament but rather an assembly of people called by God for a unique purpose. Strong, healthy relationships focused on the purpose of building bridges to a lost world are key to this life-giving organism. The local church is not held together by methodology or style, but rather a personal conviction on the part of its members to a corporate vision. Acts 20:28
7.) The Greater Body of Christ: Unity and cooperation with other local churches and ministries in our area is essential to the fulfillment of John 17:21. We believe that God’s unique call to CFC is to fulfill one component of the whole Body of Christ. We believe God reaches a city through His complete and diverse Church. John 17:21
8.) Being Relevant: We will attempt to identify and address the real, day-to-day needs of those around us in our culture. We will use creative and relevant means to attract and address these issues within the context of today's culture. 1 Corinthians 9::19-23
9.) Every-Member Ministry: All Christians are called and gifted by God to be ministers to a needy world. God calls us to serve in ways that are consistent with the gifts, passions and talents He has placed within us. CFC leadership individuals are primarily called to lead by example, instruct by teaching and support God's people as they are released to do ministry. 1 Corinthians 12:12-27
10.) Marriage and Sexuality. We believe that term “marriage” has only one meaning and that is marriage sanctioned by God which joins one natural man and one natural woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Gen. 2:24, Rom. 1:21-27) We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to only occur between a man and a woman who are married to each other. We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that any form of sexual immorality, such as, but not limited to, adultery, fornication, homosexuality, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, pornography or any attempt to change one’s gender, or disagreement with one’s biological gender, is sinful and offensive to God. We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of the church as the local Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to the church attenders and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by the church in any capacity, or who serve as non-paid leaders, should abide by and agree to this Statement on Marriage and Sexuality and conduct themselves accordingly. We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of the Church.
11.) Life. We believe that all Human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life. (Ps139.)
12.)Children/Youth: The children and the youth that God places in our fellowship are precious. We believe God works effectively through children, youth as well as adults. The children and the youth will play a vital part in the ministry at CFC as agents to present the gospel through special programs. We will provide the same caliber of training to the children and the youth as to the adults. The role of the church is to support and not replace a parent’s responsibility to steward their children's lives. Deuteronomy 6:5-9
13.) Our Community: At CFC our community is the primary field we are called to make considerable efforts establishing relationships between the ministry and the various community entities for the purpose of opening doors to more effective outreach. We will purpose to develop respectful relationships with city, school and business leaders with a listening ear to their concerns and needs with the intention of bringing Christ into all these arenas. Colossians 4:5-6
14.) The Supernatural is Natural: At CFC we believe that gifts of the Holy Spirit, miracles, healing, signs and wonders are normal and necessary byproducts of the character of God. It is truly just God being God. The Lord does these works through His people to confirm the truth of His gospel. The public demonstration of these gifts is subject to testing by the elders, and authorization of their demonstration must be subjected to the Sr. Pastor’s leadership. Acts 10:38
15.) Change Oriented: We teach that change is normal, necessary, expected and on going as God unfolds His agenda for our generation. We are committed to keep growing in order to keep up with God so as to impact our ever changing culture with the never changing gospel of Jesus Christ. We must recognize that anything stagnant is dying and so continual pursuit of God’s present direction is essential to CFC staying a life-giving entity. We will purpose to have a secure hold on our present ground before we move forward. Titus 3:3-8
16.) Social Justice: We believe that Christians are called to faithfully care for the poor and needy in our communities and across the world. We will prayerfully respond to the needs of those around us and follow the directive we receive in that prayer time. We will also treat all individuals who come into our ministry with dignity and respect by defining our purpose and mission, helping to determine if they are called to CFC. Psalm 82:3-4, Proverbs 19:17
17.) Public Worship: We at CFC believe that the public display of worshiping God through song is a liberating and essential component to our ministry. Worship is composed of 3 aspects: a.) Singing about God. b.) Singing to God. c.) being ministered to by God through being in His presence during worship. A full spectrum of emotion is permissible with respect to the general flow of the Holy Spirit at the time. Psalms 95:1-7
18.) Facilities: The church is God’s people and so the facility plays a minor role in our ability to do ministry. Our focus will be people-minded and not building-minded. The development of an edifice is of no value. We do however value keeping the tools for ministry sharp and so stewardship of facilities is essential to increasing the possibility of people inviting someone to join them. 1 Peter 2:9
19.) Giving and Receiving: At CFC we teach people to give their time, talent and treasure in proportion to God’s blessing, because of His true desire to prosper His people spirit, soul and body. We teach that God has always directed His people to bring their Tithe (tenth part) into the church and relinquish control of it so that God can work through the church to advance His mission. We teach that offerings beyond the Tithe are at the discretion of each individual. Luke 6:38, Malachi 3:10
20.) Priorities: Each person at CFC will be instructed to maintain proper Biblical priorities in order to avoid being consumed by work, church or selfishness. Below is our understanding of Biblical priorities. Matthew 22:36-40
1.) A Person’s relationship with God
2.) A Person’s relationship with their spouse, if applicable
3.) A Person’s relationship with their family
4.) A Person’s relationship with their church family and ministry
5.) A Person’s health
6.) A Person’s job
7.) All other life issues
21.) Church Growth: Our Heavenly Father is the only one who can draw an individual into a saving relationship with Himself but He has directed us to fulfill a part. The all encompassing directive for church growth at CFC, is the simple act of invitation. Discipleship at CFC is about knowing God and then helping others to know Him. The primary tool of discipleship at CFC is in the context of our Life Groups. John 12:32
22.) The Devil: Satan is a real entity with a desire to kill, steal and destroy in the lives of believers and unbelievers alike. When negative, destructive activity happens in our lives we look first to discern if Satan is responsible even before we search to see if God is teaching us through the scenario. If Satan is found to be culpable we use spiritual weapons to resist and destroy this spiritual power through Jesus Christ. John 10:10, 2 Corinthians 10:3-6
23.) The Gospel: Simply stated that Jesus was born among mankind to a virgin woman, lived to demonstrate the power and love of God, gave His life as a ransom for all mankind at the cross, died and paid the full price for humanities sins and then resurrected to live as the intermediary between people and God. Romans 1:16