Coming this summer, First Family will be hosting its first ever Family Campout! August 11–13, families will have the chance to camp out with other FFCers for a weekend of fun! You can bring a tent, camper, or just come for the day. Spots are limited, so sign up today! You can learn more and sign up at firstfamily.church/campout.
Join us Sunday, March 5th, at 3pm for a night of basketball, worship, and fun! The cost is $11, which includes your admission to the game, a meal of hot dog, popcorn, and soda, and a post-game concert. FFC’s own FLASH Basketball will be playing a short scrimmage before the game. You won’t want to miss this great night! Sign up below:
In three powerfully pointed chapters, Paul provided for Titus the basic how-to manual for the church at Crete. It’s relevant and authoritative for us today as well, describing and prescribing God’s instructions for his Son’s body, the church. Join us this November for Church 101—and watch yourself grow in your commitment to live a fully faithful life as a member in God’s family.
Join us this August 12–15 for FFC Family Camp 2016! This is a great time to get away and enjoy fellowship and fun with your family and church family! Family Camp will once again be held at Hidden Acres Christian Center. You can sign up below!
Here are some activities you can expect to enjoy at Family Camp this year:
FAMILY LIFE CENTER (FLC)
Game rooms – ping pong, pool table, foosball
Indoor swimming pool (70’ x 30’ and 3’-5’ deep)
Bicycling Ultimate Frisbee
Sand Volleyball Octaball
Horse Shoes 9 Square
Geo Caching Hammocks
Mini Golf Airsoft
Playground Equipment Archery
Scavenger Hunt Crafts
Last fall and earlier this year, the Elders announced their plan to transition Carlos to full-time Campus Pastor in Bondurant. Since starting the Bondurant Campus in the Fall of 2013, Carlos has split his time, serving as Family Pastor for the Ankeny Campus and Campus Pastor in Bondurant. It is now time to free Carlos up to devote full-time to the Bondurant Campus.
To help cover the needs of the Family Ministries in Ankeny, the Elders have hired Brad Miller, one of our Elders, to serve as a part-time Family Pastor. Starting June 1, Brad will give oversight and management to the Family Ministries, including the Children’s Ministry Director and Youth Pastor, as well as leading our Men’s Ministry. Please welcome Brad to the staff at First Family!
This decision is part of our over-arching objective of developing a solid staff team with transparency, credibility, and trust. If you have any questions about this transition, please see one of our Elders.