FAMILY LIFE CHURCH began in the Spring of 1998. Then, after many years of ‘setting up services’ every Sunday, our first building was completed in March 2010, debt free. We continue construction of the remaining sections of the building. Construction on the new nursery is underway which will provide for the expansion of the entry/greeting area.
FAMILY LIFE CHURCH would like to be ...
… a place to uplift and encourage you and your family
… a place to experience a loving relationship with God
… a place to find keys for daily living that really work
… a place to be accepted and loved for who you are
... a place to strengthen and build your family
...a place to serve others in our community.
FAMILY LIFE CHURCH is here for YOU, a place where you can discover a living, loving God who wants to touch your life through a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ. Topeka is a great place to be in ministry and we welcome any questions you may have concerning FAMILY LIFE CHURCH. It's a joy to be your pastors, Jay and Judy Jellison.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
You will find three important truths that are emphasized among Nazarenes;
1. Everyone is important to God
2. God calls us to live a holy life
3. God wants to strengthen the family unit
The sacraments of the Lord’s Supper or Communion and Baptism of the believers are significant symbols of the Christian faith that are practiced and strongly encouraged.
We also believe that to grow spiritually all believers should commit to prayer, studying the Bible and to the giving of one’s time, talent and means to help the church carry out the mission God has called it to. But more importantly, these five areas challenge us to develop self-discipline, responsibility and maturity.
We further believe:
In the Trinity; God our Father, Jesus- His Son and the Holy Spirit
In the Bible as God’s Word for today
In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ
In salvation by grace through faith
In a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
In the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit
In the return of Jesus Christ
In the unity of all believers
For more information: www.nazarene.org
HOW CAN I KNOW GOD REALLY LOVES ME?
God’s Word, the Bible, says in the book of John (one of Jesus’ disciples)...
‘God LOVED the world so much that He gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. God did not send his Son into the world to condemn it, but to save it! There is no judgment awaiting those who trust Him.’ John 3: 16-18
Know these five things about God’s love;
God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life. John 10:10
We are all sinful in nature and can not get close to God, who is totally good, on our own. Romans 3:23 & 6:23
Jesus died and rose again so we can have a relationship with God. Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross can make us righteous. Romans 5:8 & John 14:6
If you accept Jesus’ sacrifice & make Him lord of your life, you can know God and live the wonderful life He has planned for you. John 1:12 & 3:1-8
ABC’s of knowing God:
A - Admit your sin to God, ask forgiveness B - Believe God forgives & makes you new and C - Commit to a new way of living through His power in your life...power to love, to serve, to overcome in your struggles!
'To all who receive Him, to all who believe in His name, He gave the right to be called... Children of God'. John 1:12
This fresh start is available to all who believe in Christ!
DO I REALLY NEED THE CHURCH?
Research shows that participation in religious services and identification with a faith community have many positive effects. These psychologists define social support as ‘responsiveness to another’s needs and more specifically as acts that communicate caring; that validate the other’s worth, feelings, or actions; or that facilitate adaptive coping with problems.’ That sounds a lot like Paul’s words to the Galatian church to ‘bear one another’s burdens.’ Galatians 6:2
Studies have shown that people with strong social support have:
Fewer stress-related disorders
Better coping skills
Better work outcomes
Better educational outcomes
Better physical health
Better mental health
Perhaps the most important finding is that people with a strong religious support system also report feeling closer to God than those with at least minimal support. Our love for God seems to be closely related to our love for each other.
What the New Testament writers knew nearly 2,000 years ago, social psychologists are ‘discovering’ today - we really do need each other.
Going to church really is good for you!