Hello and welcome to the Tipton Family Church web site. The purpose of the site is two-fold. First of all it exists as a shop-front window for the fellowship. We might be biased but we believe that we have a great church, and as such we want to advertise that, particularly to those people who have a negative impression of Christianity.
Secondly, the site is a means of communication with members and non-members alike. Although we believe in the gospel of Jesus Christ, which hasn't changed in two thousand years, as a fellowship we certainly aren't stuck in the past. We're more than happy to embrace modern technology, particularly when it helps us to be effective and efficient.
Maybe you once went to church, but for various reasons no longer do so. Perhaps the idea of religion totally turns you off, and the only time you visit church is for weddings and funerals. Well, we would love the opportunity to present a different picture of what Christianity is all about. Why not pay Tipton Family Church a visit one Sunday morning, or perhaps to one of our other regular events? We would love to see you and a warm welcome is guaranteed.
The web site itself is updated often, as you will be aware if you check it out from time to time. Although much of it is, in effect, an on-line brochure, we do update the ' Church diary ' section regularly with programme and event additions.
Tipton Family Church was started in November 1992 when Stewart and Debby Bloor and their four year old daughter Rebekah (they have since had another daughter - Miriam) hired a local school hall and began Sunday morning services. Although there were just the three of them for a few weeks, they weren't discouraged as they knew it was the right thing to do. How about that for faith!
Tipton Family Church is an evangelical Christian fellowship, and whilst we are independent and therefore have no official ties with any denomination, that does not mean to say that we operate in isolation. Actually the opposite is true, and we enjoy good relationships with a number of other churches in the area and beyond.
In addition, Stewart Bloor as well as leading TFC, also has a wider ministry that takes him to a variety of different fellowships and denominations as a visiting preacher including Baptist, Brethren, Congregational, Methodist, Pentecostal etc. We believe very strongly in the unity of the Body of Christ. We are members of the Evangelical Alliance, which represents more than a million Christians in the UK. The statement of belief can be found here.
As our name implies, we are a church that appreciates a wide range of age groups. Whether it be singles, families, young or old - all are welcome.
We look forward to seeing you soon!