We at GFC hold marriage to be a sacred covenant between one man and one woman, in agreement with the Biblical model described in both the Old and New Testaments. In keeping with our conviction to adhere to this God-ordained mandate, as well as a matter of conscience, we do not encourage, practice or recognize marital unions defined otherwise.​


One of the institutions, which God has clearly established and described in Holy Scripture, is the Family. In fact, He Himself is described as “Father” and revealed to the world as such in the teachings of Jesus Christ as contained in the New Testament.  Consistent with the Biblical model of marriage, family is a unit that consists of a mother and a father, attempting to raise their children in the “nurture and admonition of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4b) in keeping with biblical guidelines. We certainly recognize that families come in all shapes and sizes, whether grown from biological parents or through adoption. However, consistent with the Biblical model, a family consists of a man in the role as the father, and a woman in the role of mother leading their family to be whole and healthy (spiritually and physically), God-honoring and fruitful entity.


The scriptures of the New Testament describe the practice of communion among believers as a covenant meal. Foreshadowed in the Old Testament in the Passover meal, this practice was expanded by Jesus Christ in the New Testament and includes all those who commit to receive Him as Savior and follow Him as Lord. In light of this, we encourage all disciples to participate in this practice who have been born-again and strive to live their lives consistent with the teachings of Scripture in both the Old and New Testaments. The bread we eat and the cup we share are emblems symbolizing the body and blood of Jesus Christ. Communion is a memorial of His death until His return as clearly described in the New Testament.