FAMILY FELLOWSHIP IS A CHURCH IN AMHERST, OHIO THAT WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1934.
We live to reveal the love of God to the world through authentic living and discipleship.
OUR MISSION IS CLEAR
Present Jesus to those who don’t know Him and pursue Him with those who do. (Luke 19:10)
OUR METHOD IS PROVEN
Equip the saints for the work of the ministry. (Ephesians 4:11-12)
OUR MESSAGE IS UNCHANGING
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)
FAMILY FELLOWSHIP IS PART OF THE FOURSQUARE FAMILY.
Family Fellowship is affiliated with the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. The Foursquare movement is a family of over 60,000 churches world-wide who are Pentecostal in doctrine, interdenominational in approach, and balanced in style.
We believe that, when people repent for their sins and accept Christ, they are justified through Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross. To repent means to be sorry for sins, but it also means to turn away from a sinful lifestyle. Accepting Christ means believing in Him as the only Savior. To be justified means being declared “not guilty” in regard to sin (Romans 10:9-10; 1 John 1:9).
The Baptizer with the Holy Spirit
We believe that the baptism with the Holy Spirit is an experience that follows salvation. All believers have God’s Spirit within them. Holy Spirit baptism empowers believers to exalt Jesus, to live lives of holiness, and to be witnesses of God’s saving grace. We believe that those who experience Holy Spirit baptism today will experience it in the same manner that believers experienced it in the early church; in other words, we believe that they will speak in tongues—languages that are not known to them (Acts 1: 5, 8; 2:4).
We believe that Jesus Christ heals people who are sick. God does not change; He is still willing and able to heal the body, as well as the soul and spirit, in response to faith (Mark 16: 17, 18; James 5:14-16).
The Soon Coming King
We believe that the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent; we are as certain that His second coming will occur as we are that His first coming is a historical fact. No one knows the exact time of His coming, but believers will continue to spread the gospel around the world until He does come again. At that time the Lord Himself will descend from heaven, the dead Christians will be resurrected, and believers will be taken up to meet the Lord in the air (Matthew 24:36, 42, 44; 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17).