On a Sunday morning in the fall of 1989 about 35 people gathered in
a barely functional facility for the first meeting of a new “church plant.”
Everyone there was tired of “church as usual.” We hoped that God would respond
to our passion for Him with an outpouring of His Spirit.
Eleven years later we
and a bunch of others were still burned out on “church as usual. We cancelled
the programs and sought God for what was on His heart. That’s when we began a journey away
from organized religion toward a more relational expression of Father’s life
within and among us.
We’re not a house church or a cyber church, nor are we a part of
any “movement.” We’re simply followers of Christ who are discovering a
greater dimension of His love and freedom than we have ever known before. Our
passion is to help people break free from the burden of religious obligation and
to see them enter into the joy and freedom of an intimate relationship with
Family Room Media was birthed out of that passion. The
articles are all geared toward those who are yearning for more than
dynamic meetings or catch-all programs. The
videos and books will hopefully be
tools that can be shared with others seeking a new understanding of “church”
We also want to provide the opportunity for others to share their
insights and express their gifts. The
Featured Artist page,
Facebook page and blog
comments are meant to help serve that purpose. We would love for this site to
help connect people with like-heart and vision.
Regardless of the reason for your visit to this site, we hope you
will be blessed!
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of time and talent in creating and maintaining the variety of media on this
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David Fredrickson: After 'pastoring' in San Jose, California for 13 years, David and his family moved north to begin a work in the Sacramento area in 1989. With a burden for unity among Christians, he began calling pastors together to minister to one another and to pray for the city. Soon his burden for the Body of Christ at large carried him to over a dozen nations where he ministered in conferences and leadership training classes.
By 2000 David became convinced that the impotency of the present day church system could never be remedied through any amount or method of teaching, preaching or discipleship training. This conviction and the shocking realization that he was caught up in many of the traditions of men led to a spiritual journey that has become the subject of his first book:
When the Church Leaves the Building.
Today David is involved in the writing and
producing aspect of Family Room Media. He enjoys meeting with individuals or
groups who are longing to be free from religious bondage and often comes
alongside pastors and leaders who are wanting to move away from a religious
approach to church life. David is also a certified counselor specializing in
marriage and family counseling. He has a counseling service called
David has been married to
his best friend, Rachel, for over 35 years.