Voices of FEC

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The Voices of FEC project is a living repository of inspiring stories from those laboring everyday as planters, pastors, and workers sharing their personal journeys, struggles, and stories as they work to establish reproducing churches worldwide.

Finding Faith

May 10th, 2019|

 Recently we had the chance to sit down and talk with two young men who are currently at our FEC affiliate Salem4Youth.  While they are both looking forward to returning home, their stories about the staff and about finding faith encouraged us a great deal.  We think you'll find [...]

Being Faithful

April 5th, 2019|

 Recently I had the chance to sit down and talk with Dave Reimer - founding Senior Pastor of Grace Community Church in Newton, KS.  Grace Community was honoring Dave on his retirement and I had the chance to talk about what it means to be faithful.  I hope you'll be [...]

Staying Healthy

February 11th, 2019|

 Nate Schumacher has served as the Senior Pastor of Highland Gospel Community church in Fort Wayne for just over 12 years.  I had the opportunity to sit and talk with Nate.  He talked about the unique "coffee break" they have during worship services as well as his own struggle [...]

Multiplying Churches

January 2nd, 2019|

 Jake Mills serves as the lead pastor of Great Oaks Community Church.  They've recently felt that God is calling the church to a 10 in 10 vision - plant 10 new churches in the next 10 years.  I sat down with Jake and talked with him about this vision [...]

Starting Traditions

December 7th, 2018|

With the recent dedication of their first facility, I had the chance to sit down and talk with Mike Barter - lead pastor of Grace Community Fellowship in Hillsboro Kansas. We had the chance to talk about what it's like leading a new church and creating new traditions in the [...]

Place Matters

November 6th, 2018|

 A few weeks ago, I sat down with Caleb Barrows. At the time, Caleb was working with Nate Hamblin as they worked together planting Neighborhood Church in Adrian, MI. Since that time, God has called Caleb into a new step in his journey. While Caleb is no longer planting [...]

Being Honest

October 10th, 2018|

 A few weeks ago, I sat down with Randy Hinshaw, lead pastor at Crossroads Bement. We talked about the church, about life in a small town and about the value of being honest - even when it's hard. I hope you are both encouraged and challenged by Randy's story.

That’s Our Mission

September 19th, 2018|

 We recently sat down with Kent Fahl, Senior Pastor at Berne Evangelical Church. We talked about what it's like to lead one of the original FEC churches, and we were challenged by Kent's committment to the great commision. We think you'll be equally challenged.

Taking Big Risks

August 8th, 2018|

We recently had the chance to sit down and talk with Chris Freeman, senior pastor at Pine Hills City Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Together we talked about what it means to trust God and take big risks. The conversation encouraged and challenged us and we pray you will feel [...]

Bring Church to Them

July 3rd, 2018|

I had the chance to sit down and talk with Alex Ruhter, planting pastor at Wave Community Church in Deshler, Ohio. Together we talked about how God brought him to the church, what he's continuing to learn, and what it means to take the church to the people who most [...]