Family Life Center of Greene County, Indiana

Developing relationships that impact a community through supporting families.


About Family Life Center

Genesis and Development of Family Life Center

Family Life Center (FLC)  began with months of weekly prayer. There were 15-20 people meeting weekly to pray about how to serve families in the community.

January 1998, FLC rented a small room on a strip mall for mentoring, tutoring, supervised visitations, Bible studies, and winter coat distribution. The first year FLC distributed 80 new winter coats to children.


August 2000, FLC moved to the ‘Bloomfield Hotel’.  A store front was leased in 2000. In 2001, we expanded into the second floor for clothing, shoes, and toys.  Later, in 2001 FLC expanded to additional store front for group meetings.   2002 brought additional expansion for youth group activities, distribution of cleaning supplies. 2003, FLC assisted in beginning Soup on Saturday at the neighboring Bloomfield United Methodist Church.  By 2004, The Ministry was occupying the entire city block.


In 2003, BackPack Bonanza was started in a storefront.


June 2004, The “Hotel” was sold to an apartment investor. July 2004, The town volunteered to renovate the Pielemeier Drug Store top to bottom.  Working 24 hrs 7 days a week for 4 weeks, FLC was ready to move.


August 14, 2004, "Move Day".  Bloomfield Sr High School moved all the large items (furniture, desks, computers, apartment appliances & furniture) from the Hotel to the Drug Store via truck caravan in the morning.  In the afternoon, Bloomfield Jr Hi moved all the boxes and supplies via a bucket brigade for 2 city blocks.

The whole day was a party atmosphere, with balloons, band, food, gifts, and water guns for cooling.

The community calls it the Miracle Move of '04.

 In 2006, the local Bible Book Store transferred its inventory to FLC.  LivingWord Ministries is an outreach to churches by serving church supplies.  LWM also sells Bibles to the public.


2008, another local Bible Book Store transferred its inventory to LWM. Currently LWM is the only locally owned and operated Bible Book Store in southern Indiana.


In 2008, A hardware store was gifted to FLC.  This hardware store is called FLC South. It distributes furniture, appliances, household items and building supplies to families.

A bus was also donated to FLC for the purpose of traveling to remote areas of the county to distribute clothes, coats, cleaning supplies, and school supplies.


2010 brought a donated van into the ministry. The van is on the road every day serving families through the ministry.


2011 and 2012 brought internal growth with board of directors, social media plus building remodels.

2014 The board voted to move the ministry to the unoccupied Good Times Restaurant.

Once again the community moved the ministry Dec 22 and 23 2014. It opened for service January 4, 2015.

A holding company purchased the building for the ministry. As the ministry receives money, it repays the holding company. The board plans to own the building a build a sustainable ministry for future generations.

Frequently Asked Questions


How is Family Life Center supported?

FLC is supported by direct donations of clothes, food, items for projects.  FLC is financially supported by individuals, churches, community businesses and philanthropic organizations.


How many paid staff does Family Life Center have?

 FLC is a totally volunteer ministry.  Everyone volunteers because God has called them to serve Him in the ministry.


Who is Family Life Center’s affiliate, which church denomination?

FLC is God-based, Christ-centered and Spirit filled.  FLC is affiliated with the church as a whole.


Does Family Life Center have a board of directors to which they are accounted?

FLC is a 501c3 entity, with a board of directors, by-laws, mission statement, statement of faith and  co-treasurers.