Beliefs and Values

What we believe at Family Worship Center about Jesus, the Bible, and the Church

Core Beliefs


The Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. As such, the Bible, consisting of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament, has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21; Mark 13:31; John 8:31,32; John 20:31; Acts 20:32


There is one and only one living and true God. He is infinite in holiness and all other perfections. God is all powerful and all knowing; and His perfect knowledge extends to all things, past, present, and future. God eternally existing in three Persons, and these are equal in every divine perfection, and they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit possess distinct personal attributes without division of nature, essence, or being.

Genesis 1:1,26; John 1:1,3; Matthew 28:19; John 4:24; Romans 1:19,20; Ephesians 4:5,6

God The Father

God the Father is an infinite, personal spirit, who is perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. He infallibly foreknows all things including what was, what is, and what is yet to come. He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, He hears and answers prayer, and He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

Luke 10:21,22; Matthew 23:9; John 3:16; 6:27; Romans 1:7; 1 Timothy 1:1,2 & 2:5,6; 1 Peter 1:3; Revelation 1:6

God the Son

Jesus Christ is the eternal son of God, and he is eternally begotten of God. His incarnation as Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin, Mary. He lived a sinless life, performed miracles, and perfectly taught the will of the Father. He was crucified, buried, and he bodily rose from the dead. He ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where He is the One Mediator, fully God, fully man, in whose Person is effected the reconciliation between God and man. He will return in power and glory to judge the world and to consummate His redemptive mission.

Genesis 18:1ff.; Psalms 2:7ff.; 110:1ff.; Isaiah 7:14; Isaiah 53:1-12; Matthew 1:18-23; 3:17; 8:29; 11:27; 14:33; 16:16,27; 17:5; 27; 28:1-6,19; Mark 1:1; 3:11; Luke 1:35; 4:41; 22:70; 24:46; John 1:1-18,29; 10:30,38; 11:25-27; 12:44-50; 14:7-11; 16:15-16,28; 17:1-5, 21-22; 20:1-20,28; Acts 1:9; 2:22-24; 7:55-56; 9:4-5,20; Romans 1:3-4; 3:23-26; 5:6-21; 8:1-3,34; 10:4; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 2:2; 8:6; 15:1-8,24-28; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; 8:9; Galatians 4:4-5; Ephesians 1:20; 3:11; 4:7-10; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:13-22; 2:9; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 3:16; Titus 2:13-14; Hebrews 1:1-3; 4:14-15; 7:14-28; 9:12-15,24-28; 12:2; 13:8; 1 Peter 2:21-25; 3:22; 1 John 1:7-9; 3:2; 4:14-15; 5:9; 2 John 7-9; Revelation 1:13-16; 5:9-14; 12:10-11; 13:8; 19:16.


The Holy Spirit of God eternally came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide.

John 14:16,17,26 & 15:26,27; John 16:9–14; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19; Galatians 5:22–26


Man is the special creation of God, made in His own image. He created them to be male or female, not neither or both, as the crowning work of His creation. The gift of gender is thus part of the goodness of God’s creation. In the beginning man was innocent of sin and was endowed by his Creator with freedom of choice. By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. Through the temptation of Satan man transgressed the command of God, and fell from his original innocence whereby his posterity inherit a nature and an environment inclined toward sin. Therefore, as soon as they are capable of moral action, they become transgressors and are under condemnation. Only the grace of God can bring man into His holy fellowship and enable man to fulfill the creative purpose of God. The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image, and in that Christ died for man; therefore, every person of every race possesses full dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.

Genesis 1:26-30; 2:5,7,18-22; 3; 9:6; Psalms 1; 8:3-6; 32:1-5; 51:5; Isaiah 6:5; Jeremiah 17:5; Matthew 16:26; Acts 17:26-31; Romans 1:19-32; 3:10-18,23; 5:6,12,19; 6:6; 7:14-25; 8:14-18,29; 1 Corinthians 1:21-31; 15:19,21-22; Ephesians 2:1-22; Colossians 1:21-22; 3:9-11.


Salvation is the free gift of God, by grace alone, to all people drawn to Christ by God the Father. The only means of salvation is personal belief, through faith alone, in Christ's substitutionary death and resurrection, and resulting in a personal relationship with Him. Repentance and Faith are inseparable experiences of grace. Repentance is a genuine turning from sin toward God. Faith is acceptance of Jesus Christ and the commitment of the entire personality of Him as Lord. John 6:44; Acts 4:12; 13:38,39; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 4:4,5; 5:1; John 3:16; Ephesians 2:8,9; Acts 16:31; Ephesians 1:4,5; Romans 8:29,30


Every believer is promised positional, progressive, and ultimate sanctification. Hebrews 10:10,14; John 17:15-17; Ephesians 5:26-27; 1 Thessalonians 4:3,4: 1 John 3:2; 1 Corinthians 6:11


All who are born of the Spirit through Faith in Christ can have assurance of salvation and are eternally secure in Christ. Romans 5:1; 1 John 5:13; John 10:27-29; 17:12; 2 Timothy 1:12; Ephesians 4:30; John 6:37


The church is composed of all believers. It is the body and bride of Christ, formed by the baptism of the Holy Spirit and existing in two aspects, universal and local. The universal church is an elect company of believers, baptized by the Holy Spirit into one body. Its mission is to witness to its head, Jesus Christ, preaching the gospel among all nations. The local church is a group of believers voluntarily joined together, in love for Christ and one another, to worship God with praise and thanksgiving, and glorify Jesus Christ through an aggressive effort to disciple others by the preaching of the gospel, and the exercise of spiritual gifts. Ephesians 1:22,23; 5:24-30; 1 Corinthians 12:4-13, 27


Spiritual gifts are God-given abilities for service, i.e., "for the equipping of the saints for the work of service to the building up of the body of Christ." Ephesians 4:1-16; 1 Corinthians 12:7,11; 1 Peter 4:10; Romans 12:1-6 Spiritual gifts are very much alive and active in the body of Christ today.


Christians are called to a holy life of service and testimony in the power of the Holy Spirit. This service includes the propagation of the gospel message to the whole world. All believers are promised rewards in heaven for their faithfulness in service. 1 Peter 1:15, 16; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 3:12-17; John 14:1-3


The blessed hope of the church is the imminent return of Christ. The events of the return of Christ take place in the following order; the rapture of the church, the tribulation, the second advent, the establishment of the reign of Christ on earth for one thousand years, and finally the eternal state of punishment for the unsaved and the eternal state of blessing for the saved. Titus 2:13; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 4:13-18; 5:4-10; John 14:1-3; Matthew 24:21, 29, 30; 25:31-46; Revelation 3:10



We desire that all people come to know the deep and lasting joy that can be found in Jesus Christ. We boldly pursue the genuine, sincere, serious joy of treasuring Christ above all else and loving others as ourselves.


We desire to evangelize, exalt, and equip parents and grandparents to pass their faith on to the next generation through strong marriages and spiritual leadership in the home.


We desire to call every believer to live continuously on mission with Christ, serving together with their family and small group to build Christ's Kingdom nearby and around the world.


We desire to seek God in dependence and adoration knowing that only He can bring transformation in our lives and ministries.


We desire to glorify God and put His love on display through our generous giving and hospitality.

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