First Friends Church Vision/Values

As you begin your journey to discover the church, we want to help you to understand who we are as a church family. We want you to see the heart of our ministry and our vision for the future. God is at work at First Friends Church! This is your opportunity to discover what He is doing firsthand and participate in the excitement.
 Our Vision: "Transform the Heart...Transform the Home...Transform the World."
Our Mission Statement: "Building mature followers of Jesus through the church and home."
 
What We Value:
Christ-like priorities we strive for in the church and home as we go about our mission.
WORSHIP
Scripture: Psalm 86:12; Romans 12:1-2; Ephesians 5:18-20; Colossians 3:16-17
God's Glory declared personally, and as a church family, in word, service and song.
PEOPLE
Scripture: John 13:34-35; 1 Thessalonians 2:8-9; 1 Peter 4:8
Unconditional Love demonstrated through authentic conversation, sacrificial service, and genuine compassion.
RESTORATION 
Scripture: Jeremiah 30:17; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; 1 Thessalonians 5:23
Transformational Grace displayed through our prayerful commitment to help people be restored to the Father, healed in spirit, soul and body, and reconciled to one another.
BIBLICAL LIVING
Scripture: Matthew 7:24; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; James 1:22
Applied Truth from Scripture revealed through the Holy Spirit and lived out in a lifestyle of spiritual growth and discipleship.
GENEROSITY
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 8-9
Scriptural Stewardship expressed in the generous giving of our finances, time and talents.
MISSION
Scripture: Matthew 28: 18020; Acts 1:8
Outward Focus exhibited in community impact in Stark County as our foundation for reaching our global community.