Firm Foundation - A Life Development Church
What a joy it is to introduce you to our church! You’ll discover that our passion is to provide a place where people just like you can have a life-changing experience with God. At Firm Foundation, our doors are wide open to people from all backgrounds, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey. What people usually notice first about us is the life-giving nature of our ministry. Our goal is to infuse life and God’s love into people and families through engaging, powerful worship services that offer biblical truth in relevant and practical ways.
But it won’t take you long to discover that we’re more than just a church. In fact, we’re actually a network of small groups. And if you’d like to develop authentic and enduring relationships with others, you’ll be glad to know there are opportunities to join a care centre all the time.
Together, we’re striving to become the kind of church described in the Bible, where there’s relevant teaching, heart-felt worship, honest friendships, constant prayer, and compassionate care for those in need.
In short, we’d like to have the kind of contagious Christianity that can influence and encourage the entire community, one life at a time. So whether you’re a spiritual seeker who’s just starting to ask questions about God, or a committed Christian who wants to sink the roots of your faith even deeper, you can find a home here at Firm Foundation.
In our relationship with God, our family, our friends, and our world ... it’s where new heights begin. We invite you to worship with us this Sunday! In the meantime, you’ll find everything you need right here to get connected to Firm Foundation online resources. You can use this site to listen or watch one of our weekend services, find information on our care centres, or read about what’s going on around the church. Enjoy, and please contact us if you have any questions. God bless you.
On the eve of January 1, 2001, Kay dreamt of a church that would bring light to a city that lived in darkness, ignorance and social depravity. This mandate was given to her that night and until this day we have seen many – those who society had previously written off, the rejects, the addicts – come through our doors, received the life-transforming teachings of the church and now are representing Christ in our communities, curing desert places in every sector and segment of life.
Ben and Kay focused on reaching out to the unchurched community, building relationships through small groups meeting throughout the city, organising outreaches and campaigns (Living Your Dreams with Kay, Reposition Summit, and many others) that touched lives from the suburbs to the inner cities.
The life-giving message of the Gospel, the passion and joy of “Celebration Service” on Sundays, the humility of the pastors and the excellent culture of Firm Foundation brought growth in the church. They are saddled with the responsibility of "Making Men know the person and the power of the Holy Spirit by a definite experience and raising godly families and Leaders with lasting private and public success."
Ben and Kay’s goal was, and is, to fully develop balanced world class Christians wherever they find themselves in the marketplace. This was achieved by leading and coaching them through a process called the Firm Development Academy that produces people of good character and conduct.
More than 1,500 people attend the church and participate in the care centres. Firm Foundation offers counter-culture, contemporary, practical messages that are alive with energy and creativity, as well as excellent childcare, exciting children's and youth ministries, and dynamic small groups.
In our relationship with God, our family, our friends, and our world... it’s where new heights begin. We invite you to worship with us this Sunday! In the meantime, you’ll find everything you need right here to get connected to Firm Foundation online resources.
You can use this site to listen or watch one of our weekend services, find information on our care centres, or read about what’s going on around the church. Enjoy, and please contact us if you have any questions.
Every church needs to have a purpose statement that answers the question, “why do we exist?” At Firm Foundation, we filter every idea, programme, and budget request through our purpose statement. If what we plan doesn’t help us meet our purpose, then we don’t do it. The purpose of Firm Foundation is summarized in a single sentence based on two key scriptures:
We believe a GREAT COMMITMENT to the GREAT COMMISSION and the GREAT COMMANDMENT will build a GREAT CHURCH.
Our statement of purpose is based on two teachings of Jesus: Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart…soul…and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” (Matthew 22:36-40).
He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe…” Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it. (Mark 16:15-20).
Firm Foundation exists:
- To celebrate God's presence (Worship)
- To demonstrate God's love (Ministry)
- To communicate God's Word (Evangelism)
- To assimilate God's family (Fellowship)
- To Educate God's people (Discipleship)
Making people know the person and power of the holy spirit by a definite experince, building healthy relationships and raising leaders for globa transformation.
A people empowered to cure desert places in all stages and segments of life.
Ben & Kay Akhigbe II