We believe that God has called his church to move in three directions: UP toward an honoring relationship with Him, IN toward a dedicated relationship with one another, and OUT toward missional relationship with our world.
Purpose: To glorify (reveal and honor) God by loving him, living for him, and telling others about him
Identity: We are the wayward children of God, forgiven and redeemed by God’s grace, who are being transformed, by his power, into his character.
- Loving God: Worshipping Him, Pursuing relationship with Him, Studying his Scriptures, Obeying Him
- Loving People: Service, Accountability, Speaking truth, Caring, Spending time
Spiritual (UP): We are a spiritual people who worship a spiritual God. So we desire to develop our spiritual lives in the midst of a world of busyness and distraction.
Scriptural (IN): The scriptures are God’s foundational and clear communication to his people. We believe that in order to know him and understand his language it is imperative that we gain a deep and thorough understanding of the scriptures.
Missional (OUT): “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” We go with Jesus and he goes into the world to bring his transforming love, truth, and power.
The Triune God, The Authoritative Word, The Atoning Death, The Life-Giving Resurrection, The Global Church, The Great Commandment, The Great Commission, The Power of Prayer, Spiritual Transformation.
Deuteronomy 6:5, Matthew 22:37-38, Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:42-47, John 3:17, 2 Corinthians 3-4, Romans 7-8, 2 Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 9:11-28, 1 John 3-4
Parker Ford Church traces its beginnings to 1808 when a group of five women organized worship services that were held in two schoolhouses located in Linfield and Parker Ford. The first church building was built in 1843 and the congregation served the Lord in that location on Bethel Church Road for 163 years.
In July 2006, Parker Ford Church moved into our new church facility. This move was done less out of congregational need and more out of a sense of calling. A Shared Ministry Team of four part-time pastors had been providing the pastoral support for the congregation from 1999 to August of 2008. On August 11, 2008 Parker Ford Church called Tim Doering and Josh Bytwerk to come on as full time pastors. This shift in leadership was a part of the broader attempt to facilitate the apparent "replanting' that God seems to be walking PFC through.
The facility is newly constructed and completely handicap accessible. The parking lot is located in front of the building and there is a portico at the front door. Hearing assistance amplifiers are available for the worship services. Childcare is offered for children up to age 4 at both services. During the Praise Service message Jr. Church is available for ages 4 through the 4th grade.