Family Church is a life-giving church with locations in Wellsville, Baldwin, and online that is committed to helping you take your next step toward Jesus.
We believe in creating an inviting and welcoming atmosphere that helps you know God and live the life of meaning and purpose He has designed for you.
Everyone has a next step on their faith journey. We help you take your next step to Know God, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose, and Make a Difference.
We are created to give glory to God. We are passionate about the presence of God and live a life that reflects the love of Christ.
Jesus said the mark of His disciples would be our love for others. We have a genuine love for people, desire the greatest good for each person, and are ready to serve.
Excellence honors God. Excellence is the gradual result of looking to be 1% better.
We endeavor to have the mind of Christ, and approach life with an attitude of humility and an atmosphere of fun. This is the day the Lord has made, we will choose joy and be glad in it.
We prioritize the practice of discipling others in the faith, helping them to grow in their understanding of the Bible and their relationship with God.
We strive to be wise stewards of the resources God has given us, using them to meet the needs of the church and community.
We seek to foster unity in diversity, standing together as a church family united in our purpose of sharing God’s love.
We strive to be a holy people, living in obedience to God’s Word and in surrender to the transforming power of the Holy Spirit.
We seek to fulfill the Great Commission, making disciples of Jesus Christ in our region and beyond.
Jesus Christ is at the center of everything. We believe that Jesus is the only one who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life. We believe that Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.
God is the loving Creator of all that exist, both seen and unseen. God is eternal and completely good, knowing all things, having all power and majesty. God exists as the Trinity, in three persons, yet one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God passionately desires relationship with us and towards this end continually invites us into a relationship of faith, friendship, learning, and service. [Genesis 1:1, John 14:6-9. 15-17]
The Holy Spirit, sent from God to live inside all who believe in Jesus Christ, teaches, comforts, and empowers us, giving every follower diverse gifts, fostering unity, interdependence, productivity, Christ-like character, and love among Christians. The empowering of the Holy Spirit, the Promise of the Father, is available to every believer. [Acts 1:8, 2:4]
We believe that the Bible is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative, and applicable to our everyday lives.
All people are created with dignity and value in the image of God, to live in a vital relationship with God. However, through our sin (failing to live by God’s moral standards), we break our intended relationship with God and experience the destructive consequences of that broken relationship, spiritually and socially, in this life and beyond. However, God sent his son, Jesus Christ, to rescue us from those consequences and to restore our broken relationships with God and others, through Christ’s death on the cross, a perfect act of redemption for each of us. Salvation comes to people on the basis of God’s grace through their faith in Jesus alone. They receive the free gift of forgiveness and are spiritually reborn through repenting of their sin and believing in Jesus Christ. Good works and a holy life, although totally unable to save anyone, are the natural product of repentant, believing people. [1 Peter 2:24]
Every person who has believed in Christ should take the next step to get baptized! We believe we should be baptized to follow the example set by Jesus as well as because Christ commands it. Baptism is our opportunity to go public with our faith and is an outward expression of what Christ has done in our lives. Baptism illustrates Christ’s burial and resurrection. Baptism doesn’t make you a believer, but it shows that you already are one. Only our faith in Christ saves us. We believe in baptism by immersion because Jesus was baptized in this manner. [Matthew 3:13 –15, Colossians 2:20, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Ephesians 2:8-9, Acts 2:41, Acts 8:13]
The church is not a building but the people. We believe in the power and significance of the Church and the necessity of believers to meet regularly together.