FAMILY & MATURITY
We believe that the family is the first foundation of God’s established order and the cornerstone of God’s government. The family is torn apart when each member seeks to find their own fulfillment in a thousand different directions. It is our belief that a genuine church with a variety of programs and a full schedule is a tremendous unifier of the family and the only foundation for a real move of God. While having a full program to reach and minister to children, we feel that the key to the family is the parents. The Bible emphasizes the adult’s responsibility regarding their commitment to God. If the parents are disciples of Jesus; the children will be also.
Maturity through Lifestyle: Jesus looked for those who were dedicated to following Him. In two thousand years the seriousness of the church towards being disciplined has deteriorated. It is our goal as a church to learn and live the truths of Scripture. We live in the last days and an hour when the most exciting challenge in life is to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. The members of our churches are not satisfied to be “hearers only” but desire to be “doers of the Word of God”. They come faithfully, give joyously, worship fervently, and witness loyally. They have found Jesus Christ to be “the same yesterday, today, and forever.”
Discipleship is the shaping of an individual’s destiny. Each church in the New Testament copied Jesus’ method of calling those whom God had chosen and training them through example and release. The book of Acts demonstrates the powerful impact that is possible to those who take Jesus’ command and pattern seriously. Our vision is the restoration of the Biblical pattern of church growth. In the past few years over a thousand churches have been started by this method. In each of the Fellowship churches, there is a fulfillment of Christ’s command to make disciples. We believe that the church needs to be released. We believe in the functioning of the nine gifts of the Spirit and we challenge members of the church to find the full expression and release of their lives in whatever manner God wills.
Prayer: Daily prayer is a normal part of all of our churches. This is the way of the battle for the Christians. Robbed of prayer, the church is robbed of power, direction, and divine presence. We know that the kingdom is built by God’s power, not man’s. That is why we plac