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Our mission

The Family International is a Christian fellowship dedicated to sharing God’s Word and love with others. Our mission is to comfort, aid, and minister to those in need, endeavoring to follow the example of Jesus, who said His ministry was “to preach the Gospel to the poor and to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed” (Luke 4:18-19 NKJV).

As a multicultural and multiracial organization active in over 90 countries, we believe it is the duty of Christians to follow Jesus’ example of serving those in need regardless of their race, religion, or ethnic origin.

Our mission is:

1. To change the world, one heart at a time, by sharing the life-giving message of hope and salvation through Jesus Christ as found in God’s Word. Jesus said that we, as His followers, should go “into all the world and preach the Gospel [the good news of God’s love] to every creature” (Mark 16:15 KJV).

2. To provide social assistance to the needy, both spiritually and materially. Family members carry this out in a multitude of ways around the globe, ranging from encouraging and assisting the elderly, the sick and the disadvantaged; working to rehabilitate drug addicts and gang members, offering personal counseling in prisons and juvenile detention centers; assisting in humanitarian efforts, disaster relief, and refugee camps; and staging benefit performances for the underprivileged in many different countries. Our members frequently work with relief organizations–both international and regional–to bring food, supplies, comfort, help, and encouragement to people in distress or hardship. Jesus said, “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these My brethren, ye have done it unto Me” (Matthew 25:40 KJV).

3. To produce and distribute multimedia devotional, inspirational, and educational publications for all ages. Our wide selection of publications includes devotional books and booklets, magazines for those seeking to become grounded in the Christian faith, colorful posters, Gospel tracts, and classes on how to translate the principles of Christianity into everyday living. Family-sponsored projects have helped to create a wide range of inspirational, informative, and character-building videos, radio, and television programs, such as the internationally acclaimed children’s television and video series, Treasure Attic.

4. To communicate a message of both preparation and hope for the days soon to come, when according to Scripture, the world will be plunged into an unprecedented time of social chaos and religious persecution, referred to in the Bible as the “Great Tribulation” (Matthew 24:21). These troubled times immediately precede the Second Coming of Jesus Christ and the establishment of His kingdom on earth, in which justice and truth will reign (Matthew 24:30).