aboutfLIF

As a Fellowship, we are in full communion with Christ-centered ministries and we are not limited to a specific geographical area. We are currently in relationship with churches and ministries in the USA, Cuba, West Africa, East Africa, UK, India, Pakistan, and the Caribbean.

Family Life International Fellowship, Inc. is a Christ-centered Family-focused Interdenominational, Interdependent International Convergence Fellowship of Churches, ministries and ministry leaders who have joined together to mutually strengthen and support the Family through the Local Christ-centered Family-focused Church internationally as a Kingdom priority. We are an apostolic and prophetic full Gospel ministry committed to the Word of God and sound Bible doctrine. 

 

In 1996 International Vice Presiding Bishop A T Lands and Bishop Rosemary Lands organized the Family Life Missionary Baptist Church (MBC) in Greater Atlanta, Georgia. It was during this season of conversation regarding the new work in Atlanta, that God planted the seeds for a Christ-centered Family-focused International Fellowship in the Heart of Archbishop Dr. Sterling Lands II.

 

Formed as a fellowship in 2002 with a small group of Churches, which included Family Life MBC Atlanta, the Greater Calvary Ministries  International was launched. The scope of the ministry was increased in 2008 and renamed Family Life Bible Church International. Under the auspices of the Holy Spirit, the Fellowship was renamed the Family Life International Fellowship in 2011.

 

Family Life International Fellowship, Inc. provides apostolic oversight, covering, and fellowship for pastors and ministries who desire to model the unity of the body and proper ecclesiastical order as they serve Christ-centered Families of high integrity. 

 

Family Life International Fellowship is committed to empowering pastors and ministry leaders with tools designed to enable them to address the physical, emotional and spiritual health, interest, needs, rights and welfare of the Family. We promote strategies that prepare the Local Christ-centered Family-focused Church and ministries to strengthen the Family, strengthen Marriages, Relationships and raise the standard of excellent Parenting.

Family Life International Fellowship provides nurturing environments where pastors and leaders come together as one body:

*Define and refine Christ-centered Family-focused Ministry to:
*Develop right relationships.
*Fix our mind's attention and our heart's affection on Jesus the Christ (1 Chronicles 22:19;   Colossians 3:1–2).

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to Develop Christ-centered Families as a Kingdom Priority through the local Church, internationally.

Mission Statement

 

2020 Focus
Developing Generational Family Values

Family Life International Fellowship is a Christ-centered Family-focused organization dedicated to the support of the family as a Kingdom priority through the local Church. The Family Life International Fellowship is an apostolic and prophetic full Gospel ministry committed to New Testament doctrine. We develop and equip pastors to evangelize, disciple, and minister to the family as servants of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Fellowship is committed to building and maintaining Christ-centered families of high integrity Internationally through the local Church as a Kingdom Priority.


Purpose

Family Life International Fellowship is here to help Christ centered families positively change their environment as a Kingdom Priority through the local Church, internationally.


Vision

We envision Christ-centered families changing their environments generationally.


Mission

Our mission is to Develop Christ-centered Families as a Kingdom Priority through the local Church, internationally.


Strategic Objectives

1. Prepare and support Clergy to evangelize the Family (Romans 15:20;1 Corinthians 1:17).
2. Prepare and support Clergy to disciple the family (Matthew 28:19-20).
3. Prepare and support Clergy to lead the family out of social, economic, and spiritual bondage (Galatians 5:18, 24-26).
4. Prepare and support Clergy to equip families to serve others (John 13:14-17).
5. Prepare and support Clergy to lead the family to worship God in spirit and in truth (John 4:23-24).
6. Develop materials and training to help the local Church equip Families to serve and worship God in spirit and in truth      (1 Peter 3:15).
7. Increase the FLIF presence internationally through the placement of Christ-centered Family-focused leaders (Acts 1:8).

Values

The Word of God.
The local and universal Body of Christ.
The family.
Our leader and his family.
Christ-centered Family-focused Generational Leadership.
Our brothers and sisters, facilities, and ministries.
Our youth and community.
The responsible use of Ministry resources.
Godly, open, honest communication.

 

Beliefs


Declaration.
a. The Family Life International Fellowship believes and upholds eternal truths revealed by God through His Son and His written Word.
b. These truths define values that shape our identity and guide the expressions of our faith and our work.
c. These truths define principles that shape our character and guide our choices and our conduct.
d. These truths fortify our belief system and transform our behavior.


God.
a. There is only one God, the creator, eternally existent in three
persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.


The Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit indwells the believer and enables him or her to live a holy life, witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ.


Salvation.
a. The Salvation of lost and sinful man is through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ by grace through faith with
regeneration by the Holy Spirit apart from works.
b. New birth is a necessity, personal reformation is futile.


Christ Centered Believers.
a. All Christ-centered believers, the Body of Christ, are to be unified in the Spirit with an evangelistic mission, dedicated to developing Christ-centered Families, the redemptive upgrading of the community, and the highest ethics of all who claim to love the Church.


Resurrection.
a. Both the saved and the lost will be resurrected, they that are saved unto life, and they that are lost unto damnation.

 

Prayer.
a. Personal and corporal prayer is effective both in crisis and in tranquility.

 

Jesus Christ.
a. Our Lord, Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh, virgin birth, sinless human life, performed divine miracles, bodily resurrection, ascended, mediatorial work, and we await His personal return in power and glory.
b. The Family Life International Fellowship believes that salvation is found in Jesus Christ alone Who is the only begotten Son of the Living God.
c. Through Him, all who come to Him by faith and repent of their sins, receive forgiveness through Christ's death on the Cross and live in newness of life through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit.
d. This new life of faith is to be marked by obedience to Jesus Christ, to God's Word and to the leading of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 16:15-16; Ephesians 2:4-10; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 5:22-25).

 

Authority of Scripture
a. The Family Life International believes that the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments in their entirety is
God's Word, and is the standard by which we are to order our lives, express our faith and function as a community (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
b. The Holy Scriptures are originally given by God, divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy, and the only supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

 

Family
a. We are committed to the sanctity of marriage as ordain by God in the Holy Scripture, one biological man from birth and one biological woman from birth.
b. We are committed to the sanctity of life from God at conception.
c. The Family Life International Fellowship believes that the family is the institution of God lying at the foundation of all human society.
d. The Family Life International Fellowship believes that we are to focus our attention and resources, to disciple, develop and defend the family as a Kingdom priority (Gen. 1; 2; Matt. 19:5;Mark 10:6-7; 1 Tim. 5:8; Exod. 12:26-27; Deut. 6:6-7; Ephes. 6:4).
e. We are committed to the sanctity of the Family and the
necessity of Christ-centered Family values.

 

Worship
a. The Family Life International Fellowship is committed to worship in spirit and truth, through the power of the Holy Spirit (John 4:23-24; 1 Cor. 11:23-26; Acts 17:22-24).

 

Ministry
a. The Family Life International Fellowship is committed to equip, empower and enable the family to use its spiritual gifts to glorify God and to build up the Body of Christ (Rom. 12; 1 Cor. 12-13

 

Giving
a. The Family Life International Fellowship believes that we are to be generous with our gifts, skills, talent, time, and money as we share with those in need, support the work of the Fellowship in the cause of Christ (1 John 3:17-18; Ezra 2:68-69; Acts 2:44-47).
b. We dedicate our gifts, skills, talents, time and treasure to God.


Leadership
a. The Family Life International Fellowship is committed to identifying and training Christ centered leaders who are
committed to strengthening the family as a Kingdom priority through the local Church (Luke 22:27; Rom. 12; 1 Cor. 12-13).

 

Prayer
a. The Family Life International Fellowship believes that prayer is critical and powerful in our work (John 14:15-31; Luke 11:1-13).


The Family Life International Fellowship share the following Basic Beliefs with other Convergence Ministries:
a. The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, as"containing all the things necessary for salvation" and as being the rule and ultimate standard of faith.
b. The Apostles' Creed, as the Baptismal Symbol; and the Nicene Creed, as the sufficient statement of faith.
c. The Sacraments that Christ ordained - Baptism and the Lord’s Supper - ministered with unfailing use of Christ's words of institution, and the elements ordained by Him.
d. The Historic Episcopate, locally adapted in the methods of its administration to the varying needs of the nations and peoples called of God in the Unity of His Church.

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