Who We Are

On April 30, 1967, God began our fellowship with a Bible study in Midland Park, New Jersey, aimed at raising up a Bible teaching church in our community.  We are here to show Jesus Christ to our community in word and deed, to know God, to worship Him, and to make Him known.


Vision Statement

FTC will be an inter-generational community of individuals and families who live as genuine followers of the Lord Jesus Christ and for whom worship, fellowship, discipleship, service, and evangelism are a way of life.


Mission Statement

FTC helps people grow to know the Lord Jesus Christ and equips them to live as His followers through ministries that highlight loving the Lord, making good friends, learning the Bible, serving each other, and reaching the world.


Values Statement

Spiritual Vibrancy with Personal Holiness
We place high priority on worshiping God, on personal spiritual growth, on spiritually encouraging and spiritually challenging relationships, on developing ministry skills, and on living morally upright lives.

Biblical Authority with Doctrinal Clarity
The Bible is the final authority on all matters of faith and practice, and we teach the Bible so clearly that people understand it simply and understand how to apply it personally in their lives.

Intergenerational Spiritual Influence
We are a spiritual family of four or five generations.  We cultivate growing relationships within and across generations for the purpose of influencing and impacting each other's lives for Christ.

Teamwork and Partnership
Within our church we serve together on ministry teams and we serve with the Body of Christ beyond our church.

Rapport with and Relevance in Our Neighborhood
We seek to cultivate a good relationship with the schools, sports teams, and service organizations in Mahwah and surrounding towns.

Philosophy of Ministry:
We are personal and purposeful.
Personal, in that we seek to build relationships with one another and so flesh out the
Biblical principle that we are the family of God.
Purposeful, in that we have a vision, a mission, strategies, goals, and plans here at FTC.