Steady Growth Ramps Up Planned Renovations at Flanagan Community Church

Flanagan Community Church is wrapping up a months-long renovation project to its storefront property in Flanagan, Illinois. The project came just five months after a successful launch on January 29 of this year. After reinforcing ceiling joists, tearing out rotted wood flooring, and installing lots and lots of drywall, the congregation has just put the [...]

November 16th, 2017|

The Right Planter: Everything Rises or Falls on Leadership

Last month, we introduced the three essentials of church planting: the right planter, the right place, and the right plan. This month, we’ll focus on the right planter.  You’ve heard the old saying that “everything rises or falls on leadership.” Nowhere is this more evident than in a church planting endeavor. As goes the church [...]

November 9th, 2017|

First-ever Young Adult Fort Wayne conference to focus on unity in Christ

Young Adults Fort Wayne, in conjunction with Highland Gospel Community, is gearing up for its first-ever young adult conference this fall. Slated for November 3–4, the United as One conference will equip young people ages 18 – 35 to walk in unity with others in Christ. “If you look at our cultural climate right now,” [...]

October 26th, 2017|

Church Planting: Then and Now

By Jay Nickless, church planting field coordinator My first church planting endeavor was in 1988. I was 26. Upon moving to the target community, I thought that visiting the pastors in the area would be a really good idea. After all, if anyone was going to appreciate my sacrificial efforts, and be a source of [...]

October 12th, 2017|

Church plant in Auburn set to launch mid fall

The city of Auburn is gearing up for some major expansion—with what some are calling the largest development in DeKalb County—and FEC is launching a church on the front end of this growth. According to David Martin, former spiritual formation pastor at Pine Hills Church, “even if every church in Auburn were filled, there would [...]

September 28th, 2017|

One page, one team, one family

In the weeks following FEC’s annual convention at Grace Church Morton, our nation has been rocked with strife. Looking at the headlines each day is like staring at a giant exclamation point for the need for the forgiveness, healing, reconciliation, and restoration we discussed. Now more than ever, we are called to stand united and [...]

September 21st, 2017|

FEC welcomes Living Water Fellowship

The Fellowship of Evangelical Churches is thrilled to welcome Living Water Fellowship, formerly Greeley Mennonite Church, into our fellowship! Located in Greeley, Colorado, this congregation has made the important decision—not just to join FEC—but to plant a church with us as well. “For a period of years,” explains Orlan Koehn, transitional pastor, “our congregation has [...]

September 14th, 2017|

Hurricane Harvey Relief

As you’ve watched the tragedy unfold in South Texas and Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, you’ve no doubt wondered how you can help. World Relief has responded to natural disasters all across the world. But there are also moments when disaster strikes at home, leaving communities in the U.S. uniquely vulnerable, and the [...]

September 8th, 2017|

Infinity Church Reaches San Clemente Neighborhood for Christ

FEC has officially expanded its reach from coast to coast, thanks to a new church plant in San Clemente, California. Led by Ken Eastburn, longtime pastor and native Californian, Infinity Church has developed a unique approach to reaching its neighbors. “It all started when I walked my dog to our neighborhood park overlooking the ocean,” [...]

August 31st, 2017|

LifeGate Denver Gears Up for Summer Nights

Thanks to building renovations throughout the school district where LifeGate Denver typically holds weekend services, the church is meeting in a new venue at a new time throughout the summer. This kind of change can be challenging for any young congregation, but especially one where the idea of being fully committed to the local church [...]

July 20th, 2017|