WE EXIST TO HELP ALL PEOPLE DISCOVER FAMILY IN CHRIST BY REACHING THOSE FAR FROM GOD AND MAKING DISCIPLES WHO BUILD GOD'S KINGDOM.
God wants to have a relationship with each person. Those who don't know God personally are far from Him, but they can draw closer to God because of the sacrifice made by His Son. A disciple of God learns more about Him and obeys His instructions so that others will see God's love and join God's family as well. As more people come to know God, the kingdom of God grows.
What to expect
Join us for services on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.
Sunday mornings at a new church can be intimidating for anyone. We want you to feel welcome here at TFC, so on Sundays, we ask you to come as you are. There's no dress code. There's no age requirement. There's no amount of knowledge about the Bible that you must have to join us. Just come as you are, and know that you can find a home here.
Our services are all about coming together to focus on God. We generally begin with a time of singing and prayer and then move into the message. Whether this is your first time or your 50th time, we would love to have you join us.
We believe the Bible is God’s Holy Word and the basis for all our beliefs. It was fully inspired by the Holy Spirit and written without error in the original manuscripts. It is the final authority in all matters relating to faith and life and the standard for our doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness.
We believe there is one Almighty God, who is sovereign, infinite, and perfect in power, wisdom, justice, goodness, and love. He is the Creator of the world, and He eternally exists in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
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We believe in Jesus Christ’s eternal existence as God, His incarnation by means of the virgin birth, His perfect life, His death on the cross as the substitutionary atonement for sin, His literal, bodily resurrection and ascension, His present ministry of intercession in heaven, and His personal return to earth.
God the holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit reveals and glorifies Jesus Christ. He convicts men of their sins, draws them to God, and imparts unto them new life. He indwells believers and seals them until the day of redemption. He gives them spiritual gifts for ministry and empowers them to live a life pleasing to God.
We believe God created Adam innocent and in His own image. Man chose to sin by disobeying God and was therefore separated from his Creator. Since then, all human beings are totally depraved by nature, born in sin, unable to save themselves, and in need of the eternal salvation that only God, through Jesus Christ, can bestow upon them.
We believe that salvation is by grace, a free gift of God apart from works. Salvation involves justification, sanctification, and glorification. Salvation comes through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, who gives us assurance of our salvation. Those God saves are born again by the Holy Spirit and thus become His children. Genuine salvation will be manifested by faith and repentance – a changed life.
Second Coming of Christ
We believe in the personal, visible, bodily return of Jesus Christ to earth and in the bodily resurrection of the believer to heaven and the unbeliever to hell.
We believe all true believers make up the family of God worldwide and should assemble themselves in local congregations for worship, prayer, fellowship, teaching, and ministry centered around the Great Commission of our Lord.
Baptism & the Lord’s Supper
We believe Christians should be baptized as a testimony of their new birth and regularly partake of the Lord’s Supper, which is a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s death on the cross.
We know that terms like "justification", "sanctification", and "glorification" tend towards insider language. Ask questions about any item, idea, or concept, and we will go into detail about the why behind the wording.
Our Logo Story
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither whatever they do prospers. (Psalm 1:1-3)
Our logo story, pun intended, roots in Psalm 1. Rooting ourselves in Scripture, being accountable to our faith peers, and working at discipling-making allows us to continually produce healthy followers of Christ. Our logo reflects the idea that what we produce never dies and grows beyond ourselves.
directions & location
The Family Church is located on the southwest side of Gainesville, Florida, at 122nd Street just east then south of the Town of Tioga off W Newberry Road. Our address is:
2022 SW 122nd St
Gainesville, FL 32607
Take I-75 to exit 387, the turn west on FL-26 (otherwise known as Newberry Road). Travel 3.2 miles, then turn left on NW 122nd Street (Parker Road). Go another 1.8 miles. The church will be on your right. Look for the brick column sign out by the road. Parking is available on the front grassy areas or in the spaces provided.
Take FL-26 west (otherwise known as University Avenue) for 7.6 miles until you reach NW 122nd Street. Turn left on 122nd Street (Parker Road) and travel 1.8 miles. The church will be on your right. Look for the brick column sign out by the road. Parking is available on the front grassy areas or in the spaces provided.
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