THANKS FOR CHECKING US OUT. WE WANT YOU TO KNOW A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT IF YOU JOIN US FOR A SERVICE:
Services Sundays at 8:30 & 10:30am
317 SE Magazine Road, Ankeny, IA 50023
How far in advance should you plan to arrive? Allow 15 minutes, especially if you are checking children in to FFC Kids, our children’s programs. Each of our services are about an hour and a half.
MUSIC AND WORSHIP STYLE
The Worship Style at First Family Church is a blend of contemporary music styles led by praise bands and vocalists to create a worship experience that is a singular part of the worship service as a whole. The focus of our Celebration Services is Jesus Christ and the clear, plain teaching of the Word of God.
Every Sunday, children up through 5th grade can experience God’s love through creative, fun biblical teaching and age appropriate activities. Check-in begins 15 minutes prior to each service at the reception desk in the Student Center on the south side of the building. After check-in, children are dropped off in their age level rooms. Elementary and preschool have a time of worship together. Then preschool has large group teaching and small group play time. Elementary goes to small group teaching time by grade level. We look forward to meeting your child!
In the Fall of 2009, First Family Church purchased a large facility on S.E. Magazine Road that formerly served as Sports University. Basic enhancements were made to allow us to begin meeting in the facility including the construction of temporary classrooms, equipping of a space for worship, and some additional office space. In the last 3 years, we've added a new Student Center addition and renovated the Worship Center.
WHAT TO WEAR
We are a casual congregation. Feel free to wear whatever you would like, as long as it’s modest.
BRING YOUR BIBLE
Every message at First Family Church is based completely in the Word of God. Pastor Todd preaches expositionally (verse-by-verse) through entire books of the Bible. For more on our teaching emphasis at First Family, see our Panorama of Preaching.
BRING AN OPEN HEART
Come expecting to hear God’s voice and learn something about Him, and yourself!
BRING A FRIEND
We encourage you to bring a guest to service. God calls us to share our faith; you never know the impact you can make on someone’s life by a simple invitation.
We have two main parking lots on the east and west side of the buildings, with entrances on both sides, including a new east entrance! We try to keep as much space available for guests, expecting moms, families with infants, elderly, and those with disabilities, so feel free to park on the streets or at Ankeny Sanitation in their gravel lot.
WEEKEND SERVICE SCHEDULE
- FFC Kids offers quality learning environments for infants, toddlers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary.
- Adults meet in the Worship Center for worship, preaching, and prayer
WANT TO SPEAK TO A PASTOR?
Stop by the front of the Worship Center following the service, call the church office during the week at 515-965-8300, or email us.
New people have discovered, time and time again, that one of the best ways to launch into FFC after visiting a service or two is by attending the Discovery Lunch, our group for new people and families. We'll provide a free lunch, help you learn more about us, introduce you to some of our leadership, and give ample time for Q&A. Find out more and sign up here.