We believe God created families as a built-into-the-fabric-of-creation way to extend the Kingdom to children and youth. We want to partner with parents and families to build an environment where young people can become who God created them to be.
The following statement is a good theological understanding of the relationship between the church and families. It is taken from: The Family Manifesto.
We believe the family and the church are interdependent. A primary responsibility of the church is to help build Godly families, and Godly families also help build the church. We believe the family supplies the relational rudiments of the local church. We believe the local church is the spiritual home where families should corporately worship God. It is the place where the knowledge and love of God may be communicated to fathers, mothers, and children.
Therefore, we are committed to exhorting families to support the local church through their involvement. We are also committed to exhorting the local church to uphold the priority of helping build godly marriages and families” (1 Timothy 3:15; Ephesians 5:22-33; Philemon 1:2; Colossians 4:15).