why connecting, growing and serving matters

We believe the reason people feel unsettled and unhappy in life is because they have rejected God’s rule.  We have under-valued the benefits of following His Word, the Bible.  And we have chosen to live our lives outside of His will.  This rejection has left us under a state of corruption and condemnation, and this absence has left a void in our hearts.  So what are we supposed to do? What's the answer?

At Family Life, we’re not into superficial answers or spiritual quick-fixes.  We don’t believe the way to restore our hearts or our families is found in psychological techniques or behavior modification strategies.  We must turn from our self-worshipping, self-serving lifestyles and experience the radical, life-changing love of God in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and become the followers of God we were created to be.

The gospel is not just the A-B-C's, but the A to Z of Christianity. The Gospel is not just the way we enter God’s kingdom, but the way we thrive within the kingdom.  We are not saved through the Gospel and then forced to maintain our salvation through obedience.  The gospel is God's answer to our greatest need.  It is the way we grow (Gal. 3:1-3) and are renewed (Col. 1:6).  It is the solution to each problem, the key to each closed door, the power to face every roadblock of life (Rom. 1:16-17).


There is nothing like the local church when it’s working right.  Its beauty is indescribable.  Its power is breathtaking.  Its potential is unlimited.  It comforts the grieving and heals the broken in the context of community.  It builds bridges to seekers and opens its arms to the forgotten, the downtrodden, and the disillusioned.  It breaks the chains of addictions, frees the oppressed, and offers belonging to the marginalized of this world.  The local church is the hope of the world.


At Family Life, we want to be known by what we’re for rather than what we’re against.  We’re for people.  We’re for our community.  We don’t believe the church should be a cultural fortress, isolated from the rest of the world.  We believe that God is the Author of culture and the original Master of creativity.  We want to take the kingdom of God into the arts, business, education—and every other dimension of our community. We believe that “ministry” happens outside the church,  not just inside our auditorium on the weekend.

In other words, we’re not here to condemn our culture or simply survive it.  We’re here to transform it for God’s glory.  Our love is not just talk.  And our commitment is not just personal.  We want to make a lasting impact on each person that comes in contact with our church.  We want to do church in such a way that you get connected, you start growing, and you are equipped to serve.

It's important to say this though - We do not believe that the size of the congregation determines the effectiveness of our vision.  We don't want to focus on numbers at the expense of truth or growing healthy disciples and healthy churches. Our "end game" is not large audiences, but thriving communities of disciples.  We believe God is looking not only at the breadth of our ministry, but also the depth.

If that vision sounds exciting to you... Let's start the conversation!

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