The Family International (TFI) Europe is a Christian network of individuals united by a desire to make the world a better place. We believe that the simple love of God and fellow man holds the key to society's complex problems, even in such a fast-evolving society as contemporary Europe.
The outreach and humanitarian projects of members of TFI Europe have been diverse and of a great variety. The Family International expanded to Western Europe in the early 1970s and members have volunteered in all of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe since the early '90s.
Throughout its history The Family International has been characterized by continual change and progress. In June 2010 a comprehensive restructuring was introduced. This reorganization resulted in the reinvention of the movement, and TFI today is predominantly an online fellowship, a network of like-minded Christians.
Although TFI’s methods and membership structure have changed, its 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"... "Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation." (John 3:16; Mark 16:15).
The Family International (TFI) is an international Christian community committed to sharing the message of God’s love with people around the globe. We believe that everyone can have a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ, which affords happiness and peace of mind, as well as the motivation to help others and to share the good news of His love.
The Family International produces a range of devotional, inspirational, and educational writings. A selection of these writings is available in most major languages. (See TFI’s community website).
TFI Services act as the administrative arm of the Family International and provide a number of services to Family missionaries.
In 1995 the Family International adopted a membership Charter which codifies the beliefs, rights, and responsibilities of its membership.
The Family International extends a hand of acceptance to all people, offering them a gospel that makes no distinctions of race, culture, gender, or nationality.
Change and renewal is inherent to TFI's culture. This has endowed its members with adaptability and innovative life-skills in its many and varied endeavors.
Diversity is one of TFI's strengths, as expressed in the variety of outreach and humanitarian programs undertaken by members of TFI Europe over the past four decades.
We believe that children are priceless gifts from God and are entitled to the best care possible, in an environment where their physical, educational, intellectual, moral, and emotional needs are amply met.
The Family International has a rich musical heritage. Members have composed thousands of original songs encompassing a broad range of styles.
The Family International traces its origins in 1968 to Huntington Beach, California, where our founder, David Brandt Berg (1919-1994) together with his family began a ministry to the counterculture youth.