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|

New investment fund increases opportunities for lasting FEC support

The Fellowship of Evangelical Churches is thrilled to unveil the FEC Legacy Fund (FLF), a new way for supporters to invest in FEC initiatives and related ministries. Doug Bernath, an independent financial advisor who serves as vice chair of the Christian Service Foundation (CSF) and member of the FLF board, explains: “In the past,” says [...]

October 19th, 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|

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|

Basque Team Gets Green Light for Jesus Storybook Bible Translation

FEC is in the process of developing a powerful new tool to reach Basque people. Working in conjunction with Kevin Darnell, a ministry partner in the region, we have received copyright permission to translate Jesus Storybook Bible in a Basque/English edition. This project will put scriptures into the hands of hundreds of Basque families and [...]

September 7th, 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|

Meet the Team – Linda Burton

“God brought me to FEC at a time in my life when I needed it the most.” Linda Burton, a Fort Wayne native, considers herself to be both privileged and blessed to be a part of the FEC team. After many years at Raytheon followed by a short season at a local bank, Linda was [...]

August 10th, 2017|

Meet the Team

  The Prayer I Never Prayed “FEC is an answer to a prayer I didn’t pray.” So says Nate Zimmerman, FEC’s administrative director, a position he’s held since 2015. Born and raised in FEC at Brookside Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Nate graduated from Taylor University and immediately entered the family business. “I enjoyed working [...]

July 27th, 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|