Confessional Baptists and the Family Integrated Church Movement

The Family Integrated Church Movement (FICM) is gaining traction in certain segments of the church.  It should be applauded for its emphasis on strong Christian families, and the role that the family plays in education of children.  However, the FICM is not a centralized phenomena.  Some churches and individuals that are FICM friendly are moderate in their views, not insisting that the family is the basic unit of the New Testament church. Other FICM adherents are more monolithic, believing that the family supersedes the church.   As normally is the case in situations such as this, the truth lies somewhere in between.  Pastor Sam Waldron wrote an excellent article on this subject on the Reformed Baptist Fellowship Blog.  The link to his article is here:  An Open Letter with regard to My Blog on the Family-Integrated Church Movement.

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