What To Expect
THANKS FOR CHECKING US OUT. WE WANT YOU TO KNOW A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT IF YOU JOIN US FOR A SERVICE:
WEEKEND SERVICE TIMES:
Sundays at 8:30 & 10:30am
317 S.E. Magazine Road, on the Southeast side of Ankeny, just north of DMACC and East of the new Ankeny High School.
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 fifteen minutes.
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.
In order to provide the best worship experience for everyone, we ask families with young children to take advantage of our Children’s Ministry. Every Sunday, your child can experience God’s love through creative, fun biblical teaching. Elementary-age kids (K–5th grade) begin in the worship service with their families and are then dismissed part way through the service to attend our kids program.
Check-in for kids 5th grade and under begins 30 minutes prior to each service at the reception desk in the Student Center on the south side of the building, and younger children (preschool and younger) can be dropped off at their class rooms 15 minutes prior to each service after they check in at the Welcome Center.
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, some additional office space, and a brand new Student Center addition.
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 recently expanded our parking lot on the east side of our building, but the main entrance is on the west side. Walk along the sidewalk to enter our building. 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 joining the Newcomers Lighthouse, our small group for new people and families.