Just starting out? Our Discovery Class gives people new to FFC a chance to learn about our church and what we believe, meet some of our leadership, and ask questions. After coming for a service, this is your first step towards getting plugged in at First Family! This is a great chance for you to learn more about us and what it would look like to become a part of our family.
The Bible is a wonderful book. It is God’s message to mankind, and it contains everything that we need to know to live our lives the way our Creator intended (II Timothy 3: 16,17). There are countless truths and principles for us to learn and live by found in the Bible, but if you were to boil everything down to its most basic message, the Bible says these three things.
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. It is a testimony to his/her faith in the final resurrection of the dead.
Small Groups are the real hub of our ministry. They're where the real ministry of the church takes place as we study God's Word while supporting and sharing our lives with one another. We believe that meeting together on a regular basis is time well spent. Truly, it's where the "family" in First Family Church really comes through.
We see membership as the public recognition of and identification with the responsibilities that accompany belonging to the body of Christ. This is in stark contrast to the “benefit” mindset of a country club, which is characterized by a “What’s in it for me?” mentality. Essentially, should you decide to join, you are “owning up” to the responsibility of being part of this body.
We often talk about our three key values: to celebrate, grow, and serve. As you are a part of our church family, we encourage you to be involved by serving in our ministries. We have many different areas for you to get plugged in with that will allow you to use your gifts and talents to serve God and others.
We embrace the mission left to us by Jesus by 1) planting churches 2) partnering with others, and 3) powerfully witnessing as individuals. These three thrusts comprise the bulk of our outreach strategy. Reaching the lost is a key aspect of First Family.