In addition to addressing the three-multis, we also are dedicated to providing the six functions of the church to all participants. The six functions of the church are listed here:
We are One Christian Congregation with two sites, each with their own preschool to serve our community.
The Family of Faith is a place to call ‘home’ for people gathering in Christ, celebrating in worship, reaching out in love, extending God’s forever.
The Family of Faith Lutheran Church aspires to serve the people of Northwest Houston by presenting the Gospel in three distinct and very intentional ways:
Based upon the teachings of the Bible, we are dedicated to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with all age groups. It is our firm belief that the family is one of God’s chosen instruments for sharing the Good News. One of the strongest ways to advocate for living the Christian life is for a child to share the activity of worship with her parent.
Based upon the teachings of Holy Scripture, we are dedicated to sharing the message of salvation with “all nations” (Matthew 28:19). The school districts that serve Northwest Houston provide education to people who speak over one hundred different languages. God intends all of these people to know that He loves them.
Because our the population in our community is growing so rapidly, the Lord has made it clear to us that we are to offer the Gospel of salvation in more than one location. Therefore, each Sunday we offer worship at 10 a.m. in Copperfield.
God generously provides us with talents, gifts, time, and treasure. In response to the Lord’s generous provision for us, we give generously to honor our Savior and serve our neighbor.
The Lord has provided us His inerrant, inspired Word. The Word is used by God to create and sustain the miracle of faith in human hearts. Therefore, it is of central importance that we continue to study the Scriptures regularly.
At the Family worship is primarily what God gives to us. The Lord provides us His name, and we respond with acts of thanksgiving. The Savior gives us free forgiveness, and we respond with lives of praise. God teaches us in His Word, and we respond in prayer.
In addition to responding the Lord in worship, we also react to God’s grace in Christ Jesus by sharing Christ with others. The first step to sharing Christ is to first receive Christ oneself. Next, the Christian looks and listens for the unique opportunities God provides each baptized believer. Finally, the Holy Spirit leads the Christian to boldly and lovingly share her faith.
God is just. There are many in our community, and beyond, that are in need of physical support such as food and clothing. The Family of Faith sponsors a small food pantry, gathers lightly used clothes, and cooperates with other human care agencies to assist our neighbors.
We at the Family enjoy people. Whether it is sharing a meal, gathering for a picnic, or attending a ball game together, the joy of the Lord goes with us.
Who We Are
The Family of Faith is a place to call ‘home’ for people gathering in Christ, celebrating in worship, reaching out in love, extending God’s forever kingdom. We are a faith community gathered by God through Holy Baptism. Therefore, we celebrate our life together now, and our future life together in heaven. This ongoing celebration takes on several forms:
Gospel Centered Worship
We believe that Jesus Christ lived a perfect life for us, died a sacrificial death for us, and rose victoriously over sin, death, and the devil for us. In response to this Good News, we thank and praise our Lord with prayers, and songs, and sermons, and dramas, and puppet skits, and banners, and with all the creativity with which the Lord has supplied us. See the media section of this web-page for the most recent recordings of the family worshiping together.
Service to the Community
The Scripture clearly teaches that we are primarily present on earth to serve others. Jesus demonstrated this to his disciples by washing their feet the night he was betrayed unto death on the cross.
The Family of Faith believes that the Bible is the very word of God. In other words, we believe that the one, true, and triune God speaks to us today through the 66 books the Holy Spirit inspired men and women to write and speak in history. Therefore, when we want to listen to God, we open the Bible and read. See the ministries tab to review the numerous opportunities now available.
Honoring Family as God’s Primary Small Group
The Bible teaches us that the Lord created families. The role of husband and wife, father, mother, child, sister, brother, all were intended by God to be a blessing to individual souls. Therefore, we go out of our way to keep families (of all types) together in worship, Bible Study, and service to the community.
The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod is a Christian denomination headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri with more than 2.3 million baptized members in more than 6,100 congregations served by more than 9,000 pastors, and its congregations operate the largest Protestant parochial school system in the United States.
As a denomination, the LCMS confesses the historic, orthodox Christian faith which is built on “the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone” (Ephesians 2:20).
The Family of Faith is a member congregation of the Texas District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. The mission of the Texas District is to strengthen congregations to:
- REACH the lost
- DISCIPLE the saved
- CARE for people
This mission is accomplished, in part, through nine college campus ministries, work in the inner cities of Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas and the mission and ministry of 534 congregations throughout the state of Texas.
The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) is the official women’s organization for the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Over the last 75 years, the LWML has existed to assist women of all ages, stages, ethnicities, and experiences in affirming their relationship with God so that they are empowered to use their gifts in ministry to the people of the world. Women are equipped and encouraged to live out their Christians faith through active mission ministries as well as supporting global mission work in order to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the helpless, hurting, and unbelieving people at home and throughout the world.
The International Lutheran Laymen’s League (LLL) began with a group of 12 men in 1917 with the expressed purpose of funding a pension plan for professional church workers. Over the years, the LLL has shared the Gospel through “The Lutheran Hour” and “Woman to Woman” radio programs, as well as the long running TV series “This is the Life” which was broadcast on NBC. Other TV series have included “On Main Street”, “The Bible on Trial: Beyond a Reasonable Doubt” and “The Intersection of Church & State” which aired on the Fox Business Channel in 2012.
Lutheran World Relief (LWR) exists to serve our neighbors overseas who face human suffering, injustice, and poverty. LWR was started in 1945 when World War II left an estimated 20 percent of the world’s Lutherans homeless. Since that time, LWR has expanded their mercy ministry to 35 countries, training local men and women to protect and restore their local environments, as well as produce local foods and dig low-cost wells. Empowered by God’s unconditional love in Jesus Christ, LWR envisions a world in which each person, every community and all generations live in justice, dignity and peace.
Lutheran Hour Ministries offers daily devotions to listen to, print, or email to a friend. There are also special devotions for the weeks before Christmas, known as Advent, as well as the weeks leading up to Easter, known as Lent. You can subscribe to have the devotions emailed to you and receive them in Spanish as well.
The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League also offers thematic devotions, Bible studies, sketches and drama, among other resources meant to enrich your spiritual life. They are all available as free downloads.