“Family Church” (FC) is a model of church that identifies some of the obstacles of “traditional Sunday-service church”:
Difficult to experience the kind of deep and meaningful fellowship that we see in the New Testament and all long for personally.
Difficult to evangelize the unchurched.
Difficult for everyone to serve as a member of the body of Christ.
FC seeks to address these obstacles through a weekly gathering of “families” coming together in a home over a shared meal together and under the care and leadership of “Shepherds”.
Is Family Church Basically a Small Group?
Here are three statements that may help you to understand what FC is:
FC is just as much “church” as our Sunday gathering.
FC isn’t just a “ministry” of the church, FC is church.
FC primary focuses are: the experience of gospel-centered family & relational evangelism.