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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can be a member of the Family Life International Fellowship?

  • FLIF welcomes and embraces all pastors, preachers, teachers, ministries, and baptized believers who acknowledge, proclaim and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

What are the qualifications for membership?

  • Jesus Christ is your personal Savior and Lord.

  • Believe and commit to the Holy Scripture as the Word of God.

  • Commit to building Family as a Kingdom priority.

  • Believe that all Christians can agree on the fundamental essential tenants of Faith.

  • Willing to be held to a high moral standard according to the Word of GOD.

  • Agree to serve as a willing participant and contributor to the Fellowship.

  • Realize that all Churches and Ministries which are a part of the Fellowship are autonomous and governed by their own pastor, officers, constitution, bylaws and other authority developed, approved and put in place by their own officers and membership.

  • Commitment to provide ongoing support of the Fellowship

How much authority does the Family Life International Fellowship have in each local church?

  • We claim no ecclesiastical authority in the local Church.  

  • The local Church may access and leverage the strengths and resources of the Family Life International Fellowship through request and invitation.

Does the Family Life International Fellowship provide licensing and ordination?

  • We provide full range of biblical training and credential services including ordination of qualified candidates.

What is the membership Church held accountable for?

  • Conduct yourself in accordance with Biblical principles.

  • Commit yourself to continued spiritual growth and maturity.

  • Honor and respect the Fellowship, its members, its leadership, the episcopacy and Fellowship protocol.

  •  Actively support the fellowship through consistent giving, prayer,  service.

How is the ownership of local church property handled?

  • We have no ownership or right of ownership of any property or properties owned by the local Church. 

  • Church property is the affair of your Church.

Does the Church have to change its name to be a part of the Family Life International Fellowship?

  • No.  Your Church name is the affair of your Church.

How does the Family Life International Fellowship relate to the local church?

FLIF connects to local church through the Pastor of each church. We provide tools to pastors for Christ-centered leadership of their ministries, designed to equip them to build and strengthen Christ-centered Families of high integrity. 

We  provide biblical and analytical insight and counsel to churches in crisis or


What are the financial requirements of a Family Life International Fellowship


  • We require ever member to demonstrate their commitment through the Covenant Partner's Campaign. 

  • The monthly financial gift is used to support the work of the Fellowship.

What must one do to become a member? 

Must one leave their present affiliation to be a part of the FLIF?

  • NO. We are a Fellowship that comes together to fellowship with the Lord and each other. You can very well do both. We believe that it is very important that the "walls of tradition" come down. Let us add to what is encouraging by allowing others to see what God is doing through the Family Life International Fellowship, which is coming together in One Spirit in the Body of Christ.

What is Family Life International Fellowship’s affiliation?

  • Family Life International Fellowship is not and has not ever been a part of a denominational body, but is a free standing Fellowship committed to preparing and supporting Christ-centered Family-focused pastors to minister to the Family as a  Kingdom priority, internationally. Family Life International Fellowship is an independent, conservative, fundamental, Bible-based Fellowship,  transdenominational in its membership.

Does Family Life International Fellowship promote and teach any particular Church doctrine?

  • Family Life International Fellowship does not promote or teach any particular church doctrine, but rather, holds to the fundamentals of the historical Christian faith. The Fellowship teaches Bible doctrine, doctrines that are found only in the Bible. Bishops, pastors, evangelists, missionaries and ministry leaders will find themselves to be  comfortable with Family Life International Fellowship’s training materials. It is the goal of Family Life International Fellowship to Prepare, support and encourage Christ-centered Family-focused pastors, preachers and leaders of high integrity to develop and oversee Christ-centered Family-focused Churches as a Kingdom priority.

What makes Family Life International Fellowship different?

  • Family is the priority of the Family Life International Fellowship and this is what set us apart from any and all other groups. 

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