What should I expect?
The best way to discuss what you can expect when you visit our campus is to speak about our culture. One of the things we are striving to accomplish at Faith Family is to build a culture of grace, unity, truth, and trust. We call that our ‘G.U.T.T. Check.’ We are striving as a body of believers for those four things.
GRACE: We desire to treat each other with grace. We certainly want to treat our guests and our community with grace. That’s the culture that we see flowing out of one who has a relationship with Christ. Because of Christ, we have been shown grace and instead of God’s wrath we have received His forgiveness.
UNITY: A body of believers is commanded in scripture to be unified under the banner of Christ is Lord. Therefore, that affects the way we interact with one another. We ought to set our preferences, our wants and our desires aside for the greater good of the kingdom. As a local body of believers, we are striving to do that in grace and so that is why grace and unity go hand-in-hand.
TRUTH: We want to be honest with one another and that means we’re going to challenge one another. We’re going to encourage one another. We’re going to use the Word of God in each other’s lives in discipling relationships; but again, always with grace, always with love and always with mercy.
TRUST: We believe that if we are truly being gracious to one another then we are speaking the truth to one another and that means we must have a culture of trust. We are not going to gossip about anything that is being shared in one another’s lives. When we say that we are going to pray for one another, we expect people to be praying for one another. Because this is the culture we are striving for because of the gospel of Jesus Christ in our lives, then you can expect when you come to Faith Family you will be greeted warmly. You will be treated with grace. Your background doesn’t matter. Where you are coming from doesn’t matter. The color of your skin doesn’t matter. Your socioeconomic status doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter what you know or what you don’t know. We want you to come and we want to point you to Jesus Christ. That is our goal. We want to disciple you. If you don’t have a relationship with Christ, that’s what we desire for you. If you do have a relationship with Christ then we desire for you to have a deeper relationship with Him. Therefore, you will be welcomed with a warm handshake, a smile, a welcome, and leave challenged. Our desire is to point you to Christ, pointing you to God. Our worship will be focused on God, not ourselves, not our church. I think people will find that the culture that we are striving for, by God’s grace, is the culture that they will experience when they come and visit.