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What makes Faith Family Outreach Church?
and Sheri Nicholson
Both licensed and ordained under Rhema Bible Training Center. This year, they celebrate 21 years of ministry.
Both Pastors Steve and Sheri minister with a strong anointing and are sought after to minister both nationally and abroad.
Pastor Steve is a gifted music minister and has written and recorded numerous songs. His latest CD is entitled "This House is on Fire".
Faith Family Outreach Church
was established in Largo, Florida in October, 1995 by Pastor Steve and Sheri Nicholson. Beginning with a core group of 8, today FFOC continues to grow in number and in their vision. The direction of the Lord given to the Pastors was to minister the message of faith, healing and the power of confessing God's Word, which results in the restoration and refreshing of the Body of Christ.
Our Mission Statement
To go into all the world and make disciples by:
Knowing God Intimately
Growing Up Spiritually
Biblical Reasons We Worship The Way We Do
Faith Family Outreach Church is a charismatic or non-denominational church ordained with RHEMA Ministerial Association International. We welcome All poeple from a wide variety of backgrounds to come and worship with us as they did in the Bible.
We believe the Bible is the unchanging Word of God.
that Jesus Christ is the same today as He was 2000 years ago, and that through the power of the Holy Sirit, He offers us salvation, healing and preservation to the people of the earth today, when they confess Jesus as the Lord of their life.
We believe in open expression of the love for the Lord.
Tenets of Faith
The Scriptures– The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, we accept as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine. (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21; I Thessalonians 2:13)
The Godhead– Our God is one, but manifested in three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, being co-equal. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Philippians 2:6).
God the Father is greater than all: the sender of the Word (Logos) and the Begetter (John 14:28; John 16:28; John 1:14).
The Son is the Word flesh-covered, the One Begotten, and has existed with the Father from the beginning. (John 1:1, 14, 18).
The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son and is eternal. (John 14:16; 15:26).
Man, His Fall, and Redemption– Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world. The Bible says, “…all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” And “…There is none righteous, no, not one” (Romans 3:23; 3:10). Jesus Christ, the Son of God was manifested to undo the works of the devil and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God. (Romans 5:14, I John 3:8)
Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the Law, and is make operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God. (Ephesians 2:8-10).
Eternal Life and the New Birth– Man’s first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that worketh repentance. The new birth is necessary to all men, and when experienced produces eternal life. (II Corinthians 7:10; I John 5:12; John 3:3-5).
Water Baptism– Baptism in water is by immersion, it is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12; Acts 8:36 –39).
Baptism in the Holy Ghost– The Baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this dispensation and is received
subsequent to the new birth. This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance. (Matthew 3:11; John 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:38; Acts 19:1-7; Acts 2:1-4).
Sanctification– The Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the Doctrine of Sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation at Christ’s return. (Hebrews 12:14; IThessalonians 5:23; II Peter 3:18; II Corinthians 3:18; Philippians 3:12-14; I Corinthians 1:30).
Divine Healing– Healing is for the physical ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith, and by the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and is the privilege of every member of the Church today. ( Mark 16:18: James 5:14,15; I Peter 2:24; Matthew 8:17; Isaiah 53:4,5).
Resurrection of the Just and the Return of our Lord– The angels said to Jesus’ disciples, “…this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” His coming is imminent. When he comes. “…the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air…” (Acts 1:11: I Thessalonians 4:16,17).
Following the Tribulation, He shall return to earth as King of kings, and Lord of lords, and together with His saints, who shall be kings and priests, He shall reign a thousand years. (Revelation 5:10; 20:6).
Hell and Eternal Retribution– The one who physically dies in his sins without accepting Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire and, therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the gospel or repenting. The lake of fire is literal. The terms “eternal” and “everlasting,” used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned in the lake of fire, carry the thought and meaning of endless existence as used in the denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of saints in the Presence of god. (Hebrews 9:27: Revelation 19:20).