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About The Family International

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The Family International (TFI) is an international Christian community committed to sharing the message of God’s love with people around the globe. Founded in California during the late 1960s, the Family International has expanded into a worldwide organization with members in over 90 countries.

The Family International has undergone much change and progress throughout its 42-year history, in the process of establishing a global missionary work. Although our methods and our membership structure have evolved with the times, our core message remains unchanged: "God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16); "God is love ... [and] since God so loved us, we ought also to love one another" (1 John 4:8,11 NIV).

What We Believe

What We Believe
The Family International’s Statement of Faith
Religious and Racial Tolerance
As Christians, we offer a Gospel that makes no distinctions as to ethnicity, color, or nationality.
The Family produces a wide range of devotional, inspirational, and educational publications.


The Family International has an administrative structure both on a worldwide and a regional level.
Financial Base
Family communities rely largely on the support of helpful individuals and businesses for sponsorship of our local works.
Our fellowship offers a number of options for membership and service.

What we do

Our Mission
Our primary goal is to improve the quality of life of others by sharing the life-giving message found in God's Word.
Worldwide Work
The Family International is currently active in evangelistic and humanitarian work in over 90 countries.

Lifestyle and Culture

Children and Parenting
The care, protection, and education of children is a high priority for our members.
Communal Mission Centers
Many full-time Family members maintain or have maintained a cooperative lifestyle.
Our Music
A sampling of original music composed by Family members in a broad range of styles.


Our History
A brief overview of our roots and history.