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We are over-the-top about what Jesus has done for us

Our Values

Passionate Believers

We are over-the-top about what Jesus has done for us and express it individually and corporately.

Always Multiplying

We are devoted to inviting others, making disciples, and reproducing churches.

Authentic Community

We pursue genuine relationships that are life-giving, joy- filled, and challenge us to be better.

Ready Investors

We start where we are and actively listen to the voice of God for where, what, and who to invest in next.

Development Driven

We are self feeders and growing leaders, who are intentional about our time and purpose.

Responsible Owners

We love our city and church, therefore we accept the responsibility to serve, care for, and leave it better than we found it!

Practicing Unity

We bridge racial, economic, and social divides by reaching out, embracing conflict, and listening before disagreeing.

Pursuing Excellence

We give our best because God gave us His. It is our privilege to give our greatest effort, attitude, and focus.

Experience Makers

We embrace every moment as an opportunity to help our world experience God through what we create and how we behave.

Risk Takers

We are strategic risk-takers who choose faith over comfort to experience unbelievable outcomes.

We Believe

THE BIBLE

Is our foundation point; it is where we start and describes how we will end. We believe that the entire Bible is the inspired, infallible and inerrant Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit to write the books of Scripture (2 Pet 1:20-21). The words of the Bible are the primary source for teaching and equipping Christians for a life of righteousness (2 Tim. 3:16-17).

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God The Father

He is exactly that. God is both the Creator of the world and our constant provider. We believe there is one God who is the Creator and the Ruler of the universe (Gen. 1:1). He eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:19).

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Jesus

Is God’s one and only Son. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life … He is the only way to the Father and we are saved by no other name through the work of the cross. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, in his virgin birth (Matt. 1:23), his sinless life (Heb. 4:15; 7:26), his atoning death on the cross (1 Cor. 15:3), His resurrection on the third day (John 11:25; 1 Cor. 15:4), and that He will return again to reign as Lord of lords (Acts 1:11; 1 Tim. 6:13-16).

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THE HOLY SPIRIT

Is our constant companion, voice, and navigator. We believe in the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit that empowers each Christian to live a godly life (Rom. 8:11). The body of each believer is a “temple” in which the Holy Spirit is present (1 Cor. 6:19-20). Therefore, every believer must foster a life of being filled with the Spirit, which is both an initial and an ongoing experience for Christians (Ephesians 5:18). The Holy Spirit provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, guidance in doing what is right and spiritual gifts to build the church.

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ETERNITY

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life in Heaven. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence (John 3:16, 14:17; Romans 6:23, 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9).

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SALVATION

We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross solely provides for the forgiveness of sins (Mark 10:45). Therefore, salvation is received only when a person places his faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for one’s acknowledged sin (Acts 2:38). This salvation is not earned but a gift available by the grace of God alone (Eph. 2:8-9).

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BAPTISM

Is symbolic of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. Once we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, baptism is a way for us to publicly declare our new life in Christ. It is also a step of obedience based on God’s commands and allows us to follow the example of Jesus, who submitted Himself to baptism to “fulfill all righteousness” (Matthew 3:16-17, 28:18-20; Acts 2:41, 8:12).

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HUMANITY

We believe that human beings were created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him (Gen. 1:26), but became alienated from that relationship through sinful disobedience (Gen. 3). As a result, humanity is totally incapable of coming back into a right relationship with God by one’s own effort.

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THE CHURCH

Is us. As a body of believers we make up the church of Jesus Christ. And it is our mission to use the platform of the local church to make disciples, meet the needs of our community, and strengthen fellow believers. We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus is the Head (Col. 1:18). The purpose of the church is to gather believers to glorify God by being a powerful witness for Jesus Christ in a lost world (Matt. 28:18-20). God wants to edify and build up His church, this is why the Holy Spirit gives a variety of spiritual gifts to believers such as-encouragement, serving, teaching, healing, prophecy, etc. (Romans 12, I Cor. 12). We practice two ordinances in the church instituted by Christ Himself: water baptism (Luke 3:21-22) and Holy Communion (Luke 22:14-20). But most importantly, the church exists to share the love of Jesus.

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Our Pastors

JOEY AND LAUREN FURJANIC

Staff + Leadership

Joey and Lauren Furjanic are the Founding and Lead Pastors of The Block Church. Having started TBC in 2014 with just a handful of faithful people and a blazing heart to reach Philly for Jesus, the Furjanic's are on mission together as a family. Joey and Lauren are parents to Maverick the boy, Jovie the girl, and Phil the dog.

Pastors + Staff

Executive Lead Team

GRACEANN HECTOR

EXECUTIVE PASTOR OF MINISTRIES

LAUREN FURJANIC

EXECUTIVE PASTOR OF FAMILY MINISTRIES

AMBER PAUGH

Executive Director of Creativity & Communications

Herb Melendez

Executive Director of Operations

Staff

MATT LECKIE

LOCATION PASTOR NORTHEAST

JULIO COLON-LABOY

LOCATION DIRECTOR PORT RICHMOND

XAVIER JACKSON

LOCATION PASTOR NORTHWEST

MICHAELA BALL

LOCATION PASTOR CENTER CITY

Moises Santana

LOCATION PASTOR ESPAÑOL

VINCE ADELSBERGER

ONLINE PASTOR

STEVEN PROFETTO

PRODUCTION DIRECTOR

DERRICK KING

WORSHIP PASTOR

SHARON RICHMOND

ASSISTANT WORSHIP DIRECTOR

NICOLE FOX

VIDEOGRAPHER

RYAN FOX

TBSL DIRECTOR OF RECRUITMENT

Jes Encarnación

Finance Assistant

Tiffany Farrell

Creative Admin

Support Team

Taziah Kenney

The Block Kids Admin

CHELSEA WELLMAN

EVENTS Admin

Rosa Nieves

The Block Marriage Admin

Brianna Jackson

The Block Youth Admin

Natalie Profetto

The Block Groups Assistant

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