Tytherington Family Worship is a church seeking to love God, each other, and our community. We are made up of people from all backgrounds, and age groups, who unite together around the good news of Jesus. We’d love to welcome you in person sometime soon.
Tytherington Family Worship Church was established on the north side of Macclesfield in 1979. Since it’s early days it has grown into a vibrant congregation, reaching out to the people of Tytherington, Macclesfield, and further afield in mission work around the world.
We are a church made up of lots of ordinary people, of all age groups. We love God, love life, and love each other (or at least we are learning how to). Our aim is to be a church family where everyone is welcome, everyone is valued, and everyone can belong.
What kind of church are we? Well, we are independent (also known as non-denominational), which means we are not part of a denomination. Our people come from a variety of church backgrounds, and many from no church background at all. We are also an evangelical church, which means we believe the good news of Jesus (the gospel) is the most important news that anyone could hear.
The church is a member of the Evangelical Alliance – a body which represents over 2 million evangelical Christians in the UK, and also a member of The Willow Creek Association in the UK.
Our Leadership consists of the Pastor, Elders, and Trustees.
Their role is to set the spiritual direction of the church, to provide care and nurture for people, to empower the members to fulfil the vision, and to provide appropriate legal and financial control and accountability.
A number of deacons and group leaders help to ensure that the daily and weekly tasks of the church are taken care of.
Steve serves as the Pastor of TFW Church.
He has been involved in full time church leadership and ministry since 1993, becoming the Pastor of TFW Church in September 2016. Steve is married to Danae, and they have 2 children, Chloe and Benjamin.
Steve is also a singer/songwriter and speaker. He has toured internationally for over 20 years, releasing 9 albums, as well as speaking at churches and events around the world. For more information visit http://steveparsons.net
At TFW church we have found that the first and best expressions of care, happen when people develop friendships and loving relationships with others. One of the best ways to do this is by joining a small group where you can share with others, offering and receiving support. This is part of how we grow as a church family.
For those going through more difficult or urgent problems, who feel the need for extra support or advice, please contact the church office and someone from our pastoral care team will be in touch with you.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe that the best way to get to know us is by coming to meet us, as a church is more than just a collection of beliefs. But for those who want to know our basic doctrinal beliefs, they are as follows:
We believe in:
- The one true God who lives eternally in three persons—the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
- The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.
- The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God—fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.
- The dignity of all people, made male and female in God’s image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement.
- The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ—born of the virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.
- The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God.
- The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world.
- The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.
- The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.
- The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers—given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit’s gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.
- The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.
Sundays at 10:30am
Our main family service.
Typically, we worship through a mixture of modern songs, hymns, prayers, and scripture readings. Each week we seek to provide a life-giving, thought-provoking, gospel-centred message.
Children and teenagers worship with us for the first part of the service, and then go to their own groups half-way through the service. We have a great team of volunteers who work with the children and teenagers, providing fun, games, and Christ-centered teaching.
If you would like to listen to our past sermons please visit our sermons page
Sundays at 6:30pm
Our evening service is a smaller gathering, with worship and bible teaching. Communion is held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.
What to expect
We want our church to be accessible to everyone, whether you’re a committed follower of Christ, a curious visitor, or a skeptical friend. Whoever you are, you are very welcome.
We are a growing congregation, made up of people from a wide variety of backgrounds and ages. Our weekly gatherings are joyful and hope-filled, with a focus on keeping Jesus at the centre of everything.
The message of Jesus is a big enough idea to try to get your mind around without additional obstacles, and so we try not to create barriers by using insider language or rituals that people don’t understand. We draw on a variety of worship styles, from traditional to contemporary, and always try to explain what we are doing in each part of the service. We receive an offering, which is an opportunity for our members and regular attenders to support the vision and ministry of the church; no one is under any obligation to give – especially visitors and guests.
Come as you are to TFW. Whether you feel most comfortable in a pair of jeans, or in a shirt and tie, you will find people friendly and welcoming. We serve tea and coffee after our morning service which is a good chance to mingle and strike up a conversation with someone.
Our belief is that church is not just a place to come and ‘consume’ but a place to give yourself to be in community with others. In that sense, the church really is a family that belongs to one another – an expression of a new way of living.