Plan a Visit
We know that coming to a church on the first visit can be hard. There are a lot of questions, so we want to give you a little feel of what to expect when you come for the first time.
1. The entrance is in the back: if you have driven highway 73 you have probably passed FFC and may have wondered, “How do we get in?” We are in the beginning stages of building a new building that will have an obvious entrance on Williams Rd, but for now the entrance is in the back.
2. How should I dress?
We want you to be comfortable for honest worship. We do have a few folks who are more comfortable and worshipful dressed up, and that's great, but most of us wear casual clothes.
3. Who else is coming?
On most Sunday's we have a wide range of color, age, and background at Faith Family. On any given Sunday as many as 45% of our attendance is under the age of 18. But in recent years, we have seen God transform the lives of parents and grandparents in amazing ways. We also have a strong group of young professionals, whom God is using to impact His kingdom every week.
4. I have kids, what is the plan for them?
(ffc kids pre-registration link: https://faithfamilychurch.churchcenteronline.com/registrations/events/83689)
● We are committed to helping your kids come to know Jesus in a safe and fun environment.
● Our FFC Kids staff is a group of phenomenal volunteers who love children and Jesus.
● Our volunteers have all had background checks.
● For safety, we use an electronic Check-in System that gives you a security badge so that your children are only released to those you trust. You can check your children in ahead of time here. So we will be ready to make their first visit awesome.
● Each classroom is divided by age. See our facility map to know where your child should go.
5. What can I expect during the service?
While our services have a typical feel, we have been known to mix it up for emphasis, but here is a standard service plan.
● We start with a powerful song, that our band leads us to sing together. Throughout history, singing has proven to be culturally unifying and inspiring.
● Then someone will usually offer a welcome with a few instructions like, “If you're visiting for the first time, would you fill out a connect card so we can get to know you better?” If you want to fill it out ahead of time, you could do that here.
● Then we will sing some more to God and about God. This is often a very moving time, when God speaks to hearts. If you need to pray with someone, ask an usher at the back of the room and either they will help you, or be able to introduce you to someone who can.
● Next we usually have a few videos including announcements of upcoming events and sometimes a video introduction to the sermon.
● The sermon is a time when one of our pastor’s shares practical truths from the Bible to help us live out our faith in every relationship of our lives. It will last around 30 minutes or so.
● There is usually a closing prayer time and/or statement from another pastor, and that's it.
● For more in depth discussion and study, we gather in small groups we call Life Groups, through the week. You can join one of those here.
6. Do I have to give?
Giving is always optional. At FFC, we know that when you give to God he always gives back more, and that this kind of sacrifice not only makes Him happy, but it lightens your heart as well. Still, the Bible is very clear that God loves “cheerful” givers, and although we offer a reminder and instructions on giving almost every week this is not an obligation.
If you want to give there are 3 easy ways:
● There are black boxes in the back of the sanctuary where you can give cash or checks.
● You can give online at www.FaithFamily.life
● You can text your gift to 84321, just text the amount you want to give.
7. Where do I park?
Unfortunately, our parking situation is tough right now, because God is growing our church. Still we have some fantastic parking help who will guide you safely when you arrive.
Parking is the back of the building. There are a few spots assigned for our handicapped members, otherwise parking is open.