What We Believe:
THE SCRIPTURES - The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, we accept as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine. (2 Timothy. 3:16; 1 Thessalonians. 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21).
THE GODHEAD - Our God is one, but manifested in three Persons - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, being coequal, and coeternal (Deuteronomy 6:4; Philippians. 2:6). God the Father is greater than all; the Sender of the Word (Logos) and the Begetter (John 14:28; John 16:28; John 1:14). The Son is the Word flesh-covered, the One Begotten, and has existed with the Father from the beginning (John 1:1; John 1:18; John 1:14). The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son and is eternal (John 14:16; John 15:26).
MAN, HIS FALL AND REDEMPTION - Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam's transgression and fall, sin came into the world. The Bible says "...all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God," and "...There is none righteous, no, not one." (Romans 3:10; 3:23). Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the works of the devil and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God (Romans 5:14; 1 John 3:8).
Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the Law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God (Ephesians 2:8-10).
ETERNAL LIFE AND THE NEW BIRTH - Man's first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that worketh repentance. The New Birth is necessary to all men, and when experienced, produces eternal life (2 Corinthians 7:10; John 3:3-5; 1 John 5:12).
WATER BAPTISM - Baptism in water is by immersion, is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian's identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4; Colossians. 2:12; Acts 8:36-39).
The following recommendation regarding the water baptismal formula is adopted; to wit: "On the confession of your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and by His authority, I baptize you in the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Amen."
BAPTISM IN THE HOLY GHOST - The Baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this dispensation and is received subsequent to the new birth. This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance (Matthew 3:11; John 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:38,39; Acts 19:1-7; Acts 2:1-4).
SANCTIFICATION - The Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the Doctrine of Sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation at Christ's return (Hebrews. 12:14; 1 Thessalonians. 5:23; 2 Peter 3:18; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Phil. 3:12-14; 1 Corinthians. 1:30).
DIVINE HEALING - Healing is for the physical ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith, and by the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and is the privilege of every member of the Church today (James 5:14, 15; Mark 16:18; Isaiah 53:4, 5; Matthew. 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24).
RESURRECTION OF THE JUST AND THE RETURN OF OUR LORD - The angels said to Jesus' disciples, "...This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven." His coming is imminent. When He comes, "...The dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air..." (Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17).
Following the Tribulation, He shall return to earth as King of kings, and Lord of lords, and together with His saints, who shall be kings and priests; He shall reign a thousand years(Revelation 5:10; 20:6).
HELL AND ETERNAL RETRIBUTION - The one who physically dies in his sins without accepting Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire and, therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting. The lake of fire is literal. The terms "eternal" and "everlasting," used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned in the lake of fire, carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of saints in the Presence of God (Hebrews. 9:27; Revelvation 19:20).
A Bit About Us:
Family Worship Center is a non-denominational, Word of Faith church located in Williamstown, KY. We are a family church, designed to meet the needs of the local body of believers and the surrounding communities at large. Whether you are married, single, young or old, Family Worship Center is a place where you and your family can grow in Christ.We provide a well-rounded schedule of services, events and programs that meet the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of everyone.
With spiritual insight from the Word of God, as well as practical application for every area of your life. Family Worship Center is committed to the spiritual growth and development of our members through teaching of biblical truths while building relationships with one another.
Sunday morning worship services are filled with joyous praise and heartfelt worship while the presence of God is ushered in. Through dynamic preaching and practical teaching that is sometimes intense, often humorous, but always refreshing and relevant you will be empowered to live a Victorious Christian life!
What to Expect Sunday Morning:
Each Sunday service is open for the Lord to do as He wishes, but follows a similar format. When you come into the building you will be greeted by one of our great church members. As a first time visitor be sure to pick up a free gift from the bookstore.
If you have children, we have classes each week for kids 6 weeks-5th grade. Classes have approved leaders in each room who have had background checks and are a mix of fun games and activities and practical teaching about Bible basics on the level of the child.
After you've checked your children in, you'll be able to enjoy the service as we start off with a time of worship using contemporary songs you may very well hear on the radio. There is a brief time of sharing updates and then our pastor will bring a message which will both challenge and inspire you.
Once the message is finished there is a time of ministry for those who wish to receive prayer and everyone is dismissed. Stay as long as you like to visit with friends and family, or pick your kids up right away and head to lunch!
Dress is causal, so feel free to come however you are most comfortable!