Why our church?
We have a strong sense of community. People and children of all ages here are encouraged to learn about their own faith and the role of the church in our community.
We want you to come as you are and leave knowing God is good all the time.
To lead people from all backgrounds of life into a relationship with Jesus and others.
To effectively reach 10% of our community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Coles County's current population is approximately 50,621. It is our goal to touch the lives of 5,062 people annually with some form of FWC ministry or outreach.
What we believe
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
About the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of Salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.
About the Bible
The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture or error.
About Human Beings
People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.
Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
About our Security in Christ
Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
It's all about having a relationship with Jesus Christ, NOT religion. The Family Worship Center focuses on helping people build deep relationships with Jesus Christ. We do not conform to the world's view of what "religion" has become. You begin to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ when you accept Him as your Lord and Savior.
"For God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish - But have eternal life." John 3:16
Seeing lives changed through God's power of restoration. The Family Worship Center believes that God is in the business of restoring you to a measure above and beyond where you are! No matter where you are, or where you once were, God's mercy is bigger than any mistake you've ever made! Through your faith in God, He will restore you abundantly! Our God is a God of restoration. Restoration and sanctification go hand in hand. Sanctification is the process of becoming more Christ-like. This is a lifetime process of improvement that is revealed to each of us daily.
"God chose you to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth." II Thessalonians 2:13
Be the hands and feet of Jesus. The Family Worship Center is focused on reaching out to spread the Word of God and lead the lost to salvation. We believe that selfishness can ruin a church, but genuine humility will grow God's Kingdom!
"Don't be selfish; don't try to impress other. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don't look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too" Philippians 2:3-4