To Whom We Minister
Empty Chair is a ministry of Fellowship Community Church. We serve orphans* locally, nationally, and internationally in addition to ministering to fostering and adopting families within our church as well as families outside our congregation who fit the definition of a family as described in our church bylaws. Our statement on family is included below.
FCC Statement on Family
FCC Statement on Family: FCC is committed to strong, God-honoring, marriages. Marriage is a sacred earthlyinstitution ordained by God in the beginning and reaffirmed by Christ during His earthly ministry. The marriage covenant represents the complementary, life-long, exclusive, social, spiritual, and sexual cleaving together of one man and one woman. Marriage was designed to glorify God and reflect His relationship with His Church. Further, marriage provides for the mutual companionship, joy, and nurture of both partners as well as a stable loving environment for raising and nurturing children. Children are a gift from the Lord, and FCC is committed to assisting parents in their God-given responsibility to raise their children in a Christ-honoring manner.
While marriages may fail for a variety of reasons, scripture is clear that divorce is never God’s design. While the clear intent of Scripture is reconciliation, it permits divorce in cases of adultery and in circumstances where a non-believing spouse divorces a believer. Divorce and remarriage outside of these limited circumstances are illegitimate and constitute adultery. It is FCC’s position that those who are married are called to remain in the marriage they are in today. Furthermore, they should strive, through the power of the Spirit, to make their marriage everything God intends it to be.
*The term "orphan" is defined as a child who has lost one or both parents or whose parents are unwilling or unable to provide adequate parental care in a loving, nurturing permanent family. The term in not intended to be restrictive; the Christian Alliance for Orphans says, "it describes the child who faces the world without the provision, protection and nurture that parents uniquely provide."
This definition also implies the need to support families who are willing but are struggling to provide that care.
 Matthew 22:28
 Genesis 2:24
 Matthew 19:5-6, Mark 10:6-9
 Malachi 2:14, Proverbs 2:17
 1 Corinthians 11:3-16, Ephesians 5:21-33, 1 Timothy 2:11-14
 Matthew 19:6, Romans 7:2, Matthew 22:30, 1 Corinthians 7:8-9
 Genesis 2:24, 1 Corinthians 7:2-5 , Ephesians 5:31
 Genesis 2:24
 1 Corinthians 7:2, 1 Timothy 3:2, Genesis 2
 Ephesians 5:23-30, 32, Revelation 19:7
 Genesis 2:18
 Proverbs 5:18
 Ephesians 5:25-33
 Psalm 127:3-5
 Deuteronomy 6:4-9
 Ephesians 6:4
 Malachi 2:16
 Hosea 3:1, God asks that Hosea reconcile with his adulterous wife
 Matthew 19:9
 1 Corinthians 7:12-15
 Mark 10:10-12, Luke 16:18, Matthew 5:31, Matthew 19:9