What kind of church is Forward Fellowship?

Forward Fellowship is a diverse, growing community that is exploring what it means to live out the good news of Jesus Christ.

What is this church all about?

Our mission is to declare the Glory of God through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are passionate about connecting with God, other believers and the world. Above all, we are anchored in God’s Word and are committed to living out and sharing His love and truth.

Are services in English or Spanish?

All Forward Fellowship services are conducted in English and translated into Spanish through headphones. They are also interpreted in American Sign Language for the Deaf.

What should I wear?

We hope you’ll feel comfortable no matter what you wear. You’ll see students and some adults wearing jeans. You’ll also see some adults in business casual or more dressy attire. The Bible is very clear that God is more concerned with our inner thoughts and attitudes than our clothes. We’re here to worship God, not judge outward appearance.

What kind of people come to Forward Fellowship?

At Forward Fellowship, you will find people of different ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, and professions, people who grew up in the Miami area as well as people who just moved here from different parts of the country. Spiritually speaking, you will encounter people who are all in different places in their spiritual journey. Some are exploring the Christian faith for the first time; others are returning and others have spent most of their lives in church. 

What if I don't normally go to church?

That's OK. We have many people in our church for whom the Church experience is new. We seek to create a welcoming environment for those who are curious about God, but have never felt comfortable in church. We also do our best to explain each element of the worship gathering so that people don't get lost along the way.  We want Forward Fellowship to be a place where you can learn, apply, and wrestle with who God is and what He wants for you.  It's okay if you don't have it all figured out yet; we don't either.

What are the worship gatherings like?

The worship gatherings at Forward Fellowship are relaxed, but focused. We follow a basic pattern of meeting together that is traced back to the early Church. We teach from the Bible, pray, sing and reflect. We try to make our worship gatherings accessible to those who are new to the Christian faith, and at the same time, fresh for those who have been in the church for a long time.

What does the pastor usually talk about?

We believe that God wants to be involved in our everyday lives, so we present the ageless truths of the Bible in a format that's easy to understand, even if you've never been to church. At the core of the message each week is the Gospel -  the good news of Jesus Christ. God's word is explained in a way that is relevant in order to apply it to our daily lives and grow closer to Him. We believe this message has amazing ramifications for our lives and relationships so we try to communicate it in fresh and meaningful ways each week.

Can I invite my friends?

We would love for you to invite your friends. We do our best to be a warm and welcoming environment for people who are curious about Christianity or who are looking to belong to a community of Christ-followers.

Is Forward Fellowship Church part of a denomination?

Forward Fellowship is a member of the Southern Baptist Convention, the world's largest Baptist denomination with over 16 million members and more than 42,000 churches. Every aspect of Forward Fellowship is based on Biblical truth. People at Forward Fellowship come from a wide diversity of backgrounds, uniting around the essentials of Biblical faith.

What’s the easiest way to meet people and make friends?

Forward Fellowship is focused not only on connecting to God but also connecting with each other. There are plenty of ministries and opportunities where you can meet great people and work together to service the Lord. If you are interested, you may check out our ministries page to find the right place for you.