About

Faith Family Church

Our Story

Sean and Heidi met at church camp in 1996. After rededicating his life to the Lord Sean moved to Broken Arrow, OK where he attended and then graduated Rhema Bible College. Following graduation, he returned to Billings, MT and married his beautiful bride Heidi in June of 1999. They then returned to Broken Arrow, OK where Heidi attended and graduated Rhema Bible college as well.

During their years at RHEMA, they attended Rhema Bible Church and served in various areas such as ushering, youth leadership and school of the Bible instructors.

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In 2003 they returned to Billings where they began to attend a local church until accepting a Student Ministries position in 2006. During the next six years, Sean and Heidi along with the responsibilities of leading the youth served as game day director and sports admin. for the church’s sports outreach, led and taught young adults, started a ministry internship program, as well as serving in other areas of the church.

In September of 2012, the Lord moved them to an itinerant ministry where Sean McFarlane Ministries was established and continues to this day. During this time Sean has ministered in churches, camps, and conferences. Heidi has also had the opportunity to minister alongside Sean and in various women’s events.

Through the years of service, the Lord prepared, trained, and has given Sean and Heidi a desire to see people receive Christ and grow in Him, experiencing the full “Life in Christ.” They are excited to announce Faith Family Church launching September 28th, 2014.

Sean and Heidi, Lead Pastors at Faith Family Billings Church, Billings, MT

OUR VISION

Life in Christ
(Ephesians 3:16-20)
The Passion Translation

I pray that He would unveil within you the unlimited riches of His glory and favor until supernatural strength floods your innermost being with His divine might and explosive power. Then, by constantly using your faith, the life of Christ will be released deep inside you, and the resting place of His love will become the very source and root of your life, providing you with a secure foundation that grows and grows.

Then, as your spiritual strength increases, you will be empowered to discover what every holy one experiences – the great magnitude of the astonishing love of Christ in all its dimensions. How deeply intimate and far-reaching is His love! How enduring and inclusive it is! Endless love beyond measurement, beyond academic knowledge – this extravagant love pours into you until you are filled to overflowing with the fullness of God.

Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for His miraculous power constantly energizes you.

We see a church where all people can:
  • Come to know and experience God’s love through “Life in Christ.”
  • Come to grow in relationship with God through “Life in Christ.”
  • Come to discover, develop, and serve through “Life in Christ.”
  • Come to the place of sharing with others about the GOOD “Life in Christ.”

WHAT WE BELIEVE

The Church accepts the Scriptures of the Holy Bible as the revealed Will of God, the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice, and for the purpose of maintaining general unity, adopts these fundamental Tenets of Faith and Doctrine. The Board of Directors shall be the final decision maker on religious policies and the body to promulgate, interpret and enforce the Church’s religious policies.
The Scriptures
The Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to man, the living, infallible, and everlasting rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason. (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Peter 1:23-25; Hebrews 4:12)
The One True GodHead
The triune Godhead is comprised of 3 separate and distinct personalities. The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, who are eternally self-existent, self-revealed and function as one entity. Jesus Christ, who is God manifested in the flesh, is the second member of the GodHead, co-equal and co-eternal with the Father and The Holy Spirit. (John 1:1-5, 10-14; Matthew 28:18-20)
Man, His Fall and Redemption
Man was created good and upright, for God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness”. But, man, by voluntary transgression, fell, and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ the Son of God. (Genesis 1:26-32, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21)
The Salvation of Man
A) Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ (Romans 3:24; John 3:3) On the cross Jesus Christ became sin and sickness providing both salvation and divine healing for all mankind (Psalm 103:3), being justified freely by His Grace through there redemption that is in Christ Jesus. For by grace we are saved through faith. (Ephesians 2:8) “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart; that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.” (Romans 10:8-10)

B) The Evidence of Salvation. The inward evidence to the believer of his salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit. (Romans 8:16; 1 John 3:18-19, 24) The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness. “You will know them by their fruits.” (Matthew 7:16-20)

C) Faith and Works. Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works; however, our works will determine the rewards in eternity. (Ephesians 2:8-10; Galatians 2:16; 2 Corinthians 5:10)

Baptism in Water
The ordinance of baptism by a burial with Christ should be observed as commanded in the Scriptures by all who have truly repented and in their hearts have truly believed on Christ as Savior and Lord. In so doing, they declare to the world that they have died with Jesus and that they have also been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4; Acts 10:47-48)
The Lord’s Supper
“And when He had given thanks, He broke it, and said ‘This is my body which is broken for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood; Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.’ Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup.” (1 Corinthians 11:24-25, 28)
The Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit
The full consummation of the Baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is evidenced by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and by the subsequent manifestation of spiritual power in public testimony and service. (Acts 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:2, 6: 1:8; Galatians 5:16-26)
The Promise of the Father
All believers are entitled to, and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Luke 24:29; Acts 1:4-5; Acts 2:38) With it comes the endowment of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. (Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31) This wonderful experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth (Acts 2:38; 10:44-46; 11:14-16)
The Church
The Church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the general assembly and church of the first born, whose names are written in Heaven. (Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23)
God’s Provision
  • Spiritual (3 John 2; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21)
  • Mental (2 Timothy 1:7; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3)
  • Physical (Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24)
  • Financial (Malachi 3:10-11; Luke 6:38; 2 Corinthians 9:6-15; Deuteronomy 28:1-14)
  • Social (Proverbs 3:4; Luke 2:52; Esther 2:15)
Blessed Hope
Jesus is coming again to gather all His Saints to ever be with Him. (1 Corinthians 15:51-52, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)
The Lake of Fire
Those who have not accepted the redemptive work of Jesus Christ will suffer eternal separation for the Godhead. The devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and anyone whose name is not found written in the Book of Life, shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake of fire which burns with brimstone. This is the second death, the lake of fire. (Revelation 19:20; 20:10-15)
The Millennial Reign of Jesus
The Scriptures promise the return of our Lord Jesus Christ with His saints from Heaven to rule and reign for one thousand years on earth. (2 Thessalonians 1:7; Revelation 19:11-16; 20:1-6) After this, there shall be a new heaven and a new earth. (Rev. 21)
Marriage, Gender Identity, and Sexual Relations
The Church shall only sanction or conduct marriages between a man and a woman. God instituted marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family, the basic structure of human society. (Genesis 2:24) God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged other than in the context of marriage between a man and a woman. (Genesis 19:5; 26:8-11; Leviticus 18:1-30; Romans 1:26-29; 1 Corinthians 5:1; 6:9; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; Hebrews 13:4) God has wonderfully and immutably created each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Genesis 1:26-27)

LEADERSHIP + STAFF

Sean and Heidi, Lead Pastors at Faith Family Billings Church, Billings, MT

SEAN & HEIDI MCFARLANE | LEAD PASTORS

Sean and Heidi met in 1996 at a church youth camp and were married 3 years later on June 19th 1999. They both attended RHEMA Bible College in Broken Arrow Oklahoma. Sean graduated in 1999 from the Student Ministries group and Heidi graduated in 2001 from the Helps Ministries group. Shortly after Heidi’s graduation they moved back to Billings, MT and began to help in a local church serving in many capacities. In 2006 they accepted the Student ministries Pastorate at another church where they served in full time ministry for 6 years. In 2012 Sean began to travel and established Sean McFarlane Ministries. Heidi and Sean both have ministered the Word of God in various settings from church services to conferences and camps. Then on September 28th 2014 they and a team of faithful helpers launched Faith Family Church in Billings, MT

Mike and Jodi Hll, Church Board at Faith Family Billings Church, Billings, MT

Joy Hunt | Worship Leader

Mike and Jodi Hll, Church Board at Faith Family Billings Church, Billings, MT

Josh Meeks | FFC Media

Mike and Jodi Hll, Church Board at Faith Family Billings Church, Billings, MT

Kyla Bauer | Faith Kids Director

Church Board

& Officers

Mark Dunn, Worship Leader at Faith Family Billings Church, Billings, MT

Neal Barndt

Rick Lavold, Board Member/ Pastoral Care at Faith Family Billings Church, Billings, MT

Herb Fuerst

Josh Meeks, FFC Media at Faith Family Billings Church, Billings, MT

Mike and Jodi Hill

Rick Lavold, Board Member/ Pastoral Care at Faith Family Billings Church, Billings, MT

Rick LaVold

Rick Lavold, Board Member/ Pastoral Care at Faith Family Billings Church, Billings, MT

Dale Rongholt

Faith Family Billings Church, Billings, MT
Faith Family Billings Church, Billings, MT
Faith Family Billings Church, Billings, MT