About Family Church
We are people who are:
People who purpose to live as the new creation God has made us, living out of the New Covenant that is based on the finished work of the cross.
People who refuse to be seated comfortably or ‘stored’, but rather embrace "Go" at every opportunity. Living passionately to make a difference in our households, local communities and further afield, to the ends of the earth.
People who purpose to walk forward from the first initial step of salvation into all that God has for us. Committed to not only reach people but also to teach people about all God has done for them.
People who are not afraid to be passionate with their praise and intimate with worship; who love and hunger after the presence of God.
People who seek to understand and apply God’s unchanging Word and are resolved to never add to it nor take from it.
A community diverse in culture and age who place great value on ‘doing life together’ and who don’t just attend events. People committed to developing healthy relationships, believing these to be the cables that make our church strong.
People who believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit in this day, not just in the days of the Early Church. People who are empowered, equipped and led by the Holy Spirit in their daily lives.
People who are committed to making Jesus and His Church attractive and accessible to all, without watering down the message we carry; innovative with the packaging of ‘church’ without compromising the content.
People who are responsive to God and responsive to the needs of His people and of our community.
People who display the generosity of God. Believing the Church to be the Household of God we look to have a culture of generosity that is manifested through passionate giving and serving at every opportunity.
People who place great value on giving honour to each other as we do life together.
People who have a commitment to raising the next generation; who love to put the best of who we are into raising children and young people to know and serve God.
What To Expect
Experience church in a fresh and vibrant way
At our church services, you, your friends and your family can expect a warm and friendly welcome. Our team will be there to serve and assist you in any way that they can.
When you visit Family Church you’ll experience a modern and vibrant church that loves God, loves people and loves life. Our passion is to reach and empower our community in a real and relevant way, demonstrating that there is a God in heaven who is for them, who believes in them and who has a purpose for each and every life.
What We Believe
We believe that the Bible is God’s word, that it is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our everyday lives.
We believe in one eternal God who is the creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.
We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and his purpose for our lives
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is both God and man and is the only one who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove his victory and empower us for life.
We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and the ‘new birth’ we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to his will for our lives.
We believe that in order to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends for us, we need to be baptised in water and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit enables us to use spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues.
We believe that God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve his purpose for our lives which is to worship God, fulfil our role in the church and serve the community in which we live.
We believe that God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and prosperous lives in order to help others more effectively.
We believe that our eternal destination of either heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as he promised.
Meet Our Church Elders
Andy & Gina Elmes
Steuart & Carla Payne
Steve & Kirsty Carey
Geoff & Jane Wood
Paul & Wendy Drodge
Wayne & Nicky Keeping
Empower Global works as:
Family Church - empowering communities through local church congregations.
Family Church Missions - empowering nations by supporting relief work and missionary organisations.
Synergy Network - empowering churches and church leaders through effective networking.
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The Leadership (the Senior Leaders of Family Church and Directors of Empower Global) recognises the importance of its work with children, young people and adults in need of protection and its responsibility to protect everyone entrusted to our care.
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