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WHAT IS SIN? Sin is any act of disobedience against the Word of God.
WHY DOES GOD ALLOW SIN? Sin entered the world because of Adam.
CAN ANY SIN BE FORGIVEN? All sin is forgiven according to I John 1:9: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
WHAT IS GRACE? Grace is God’s unmerited favor. It is a gift from God. Romans 3:24 – Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus; Romans 5:2 – By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
HOW DOES FAITH IN GOD’S GRACE BRING SALVATION? Ephesians 2:8 (New King James Version) For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.
WHAT IS THE APPROPRIATE ATTIRE TO WEAR TO FAMILY LIFE CHURCH? You can wear what feels modest, appropriate and comfortable for you at Family Life Church. Modesty in the way we dress is not just for church; it is to be the standard for all Christians at all times. The key to understanding what constitutes modesty in dress is to examine the attitudes and intents of the heart. Those whose hearts are inclined toward God will make every effort to dress modestly, decently, and appropriately. Those whose hearts are inclined toward self will dress in a manner designed to draw attention to themselves with little or no regard for the consequences to themselves or others.
A godly man or woman endeavors to do everything with a “God-ward” perspective. He /she knows that God wants His people to be concerned for His glory and the spiritual state of their brothers and sisters in Christ. If a man or woman professes to be a Christian yet they dresses in a way that will unduly draw attention to their bodies, they are a poor witness of the One who bought their soul by dying for them on the cross. They are forgetting that their bodies have been redeemed by Christ and is now the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19–20). They are telling the world that they determine their own worth on a purely physical basis and that their attractiveness depends on how much of their bodies they reveal to them. Further, by dressing in an immodest fashion, displaying their bodies for other to lust after, they causes their brothers in Christ to sin, something condemned by God (Matthew 5:27–29). At Family Life Church, we don't point fingers, but we encourage Christians to be mindful of their appearance.
HOW LONG HAS FAMILY LIFE CHURCH BEEN IN EXISTENCE? Family Life Church was founded in November 1997.
DOES WORD OF DELIVERANCE PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION? Yes. Family Life Church provides transportation. Please call: (318)687-5400 M-T, from 10am-3pm for transportation.
WHAT ARE TYPES OF VISION CAMPAIGN GIVING GOALS? There are two major giving goals; I Love My Pastors Sunday as well as our September I Love My Church Sunday Over & Above Tithes & Offerings Impact Giving.
WHY ARE WE CONTINUING TO EXPAND AND BUILD IN THE WAKE OF CURRENT WORLD ECONOMIC CRISIS? We choose to continue to exercise our faith to stay on course with what God has called us to do, even in the most difficult times. We are prudent and use wisdom with every project.
DOES MY GIVING COMMITMENT REPLACE MY REGULAR TITHES? The giving commitment is over and above the regular tithes and offering. Your commitment to stay on course will guarantee our vision project success.
HOW DO I MAKE MY COMMITMENT? When making your pledge, you must do several things: Think about what God, through this ministry, has done in your life and the life of those you know. Determine to willingly live up to your responsibility as a Christian to provide for future generations to get the Gospel.
Ask yourself three questions about the pledge that you have in your heart to make:
1. Does this amount express my appreciation to God for what He’s done?
2. Does this pledge and gift really respond to the Kingdom’s needs, or is this a token gift to just say you participated?
3. Is this gift a product of your faith?
Before you make your pledge, set aside a day of prayer and fasting. Fast at least one meal and use this time of prayer to hear from God concerning your giving. Giving is vital to the success of our church and consistency is the key!
WHO DO I CONTACT IF I WANT TO HAVE A WEDDING AT THE CHURCH? If you are planning to have a wedding and you want to utilize Family Life Church, please call Membership Services at: (318) 687-5400.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN I COME TO FAMILY LIFE CHURCH? At Family Life Church you can expect to learn the Word of God taught with simplicity, experience authentic worship and see leadership operating in integrity and excellence.
IS FAMILY LIFE CHURCH WITH A PARTICULAR DENOMINATION? Family Life Church is a word of faith interdenominational church.
ARE THERE ANY SET GUIDELINES FOR HOW I SHOULD GIVE? Guidelines for giving are set in the Word of God. Every believer must be a tither and give offerings.
DO YOU HAVE A CHILDREN AND TEEN/YOUTH MINISTRY? Family Life Church has KidsLife (Children’s Ministry) & TeensLife (Youth Church) which meet concurrently with all worship services. Youth church is located in the facility behind the main sanctuary.
WHO DO I CALL REGARDING BENEVOLENCE? Benevolence is designed to assist the members of Family Life Church when they have an unexpected interruption. There is a minimum and your tithing is taken into consideration. You must be a consistent tither for twelve (12) consecutive months. An application for benevolence can be obtained through Definitive Human Services (DHS) by contacting Membership Services at: (318) 687-5400 to request assistance for (utilities, rent, and mortgage).
WHO DO I CONTACT IF A FAMILY MEMBER OR I WANT TO BE BAPTIZED? If you or a family member want to be baptized call Membership Services at: (318) 687-5400.
WHO DO I CONTACT IF I WANT MY BABY DEDICATED? Baby dedications are done for parents only who are members of our church. The child must be at least 12 months old. The parent(s) should call Membership Services at: (318) 687-5400.
I TRIED TO SCHEDULE A MEETING WITH PASTOR AND WAS UNSUCCESSFUL CAN YOU TELL ME WHY? In order to meet with Pastor, you must text his Administrative Assistant Taz, at: (318) 617-7077 between the hours of 9am-5pm or call between 5pm-9pm M-F. However, due to schedule restraints, it may take a few days to meet with him. Pastor is sensitive to circumstances beyond your control and he will make adjustments depending on the urgency of the matter.