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The Three Essentials of Church Planting

One size does NOT fit all! As we round out our series on the three essentials of church planting, it’s time to focus on the third and final component in any successful church plant: the right plan. When it comes to the right plan, one size does not fit all. Each planter must address multiple [...]

January 18th, 2018|

You can’t steal a church!

On Sunday morning, December 10, 2017, pastor Nirup Alphonse received a surprising early-morning phone call. The truck and trailer that store all of LifeGate Denver’s worship service supplies were gone. Stolen. “We lost everything…sound equipment, tables, T-shirts, nametags…everything,” he says. And how did LifeGate respond to what could have been a tragedy? “We decided to [...]

January 11th, 2018|

Welcome to the team!

As of January 1st, Eric Hall, a Fort Wayne native, has joined the FEC team as the Director of Communications and Church Relations. Eric attended Purdue University and studied Computer and Electrical Engineering, but later transferred and graduated from Fort Wayne Bible College with a double major in Christian Education and Theology. Twenty years ago, [...]

January 4th, 2018|

How Salem4Youth is bringing boys to Christ

Safe, loved, and always welcome. That’s how staff members want boys to feel at Salem4Youth, a ranch offering faith-based residential programming for young men and families in crisis. Whether the boys are picking pumpkins at a local farm, harvesting honey from the ranch’s beehives, or studying the Bible at chapel services, these youth are immersed [...]

December 28th, 2017|

Merry Christmas!

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” (Luke 2:14)   This year, as we gather to celebrate our families’ Christmas traditions, may we also remember these words the angels spoke on the very first Christmas. It’s a message we all need to hear right now. Spend a few [...]

December 21st, 2017|

From teachers to trainers

West Africa team takes a giant leap forward in reaching Yalunka people! FEC’s West Africa team has achieved a significant milestone in its outreach to the Yalunka people, an unreached people group living in the West African nation of Mali. During a recent training session, the team moved from teaching Bible stories in the oral [...]

December 14th, 2017|

The Three Essentials of Church Planting – Location, Location, Location

by Jay Nickless, church planting field coordinator If you’ve been following this series on church planting, you’ll no doubt recognize the three essential elements of an effective church plant—namely, the right planter, the right place, and the right plan. Last month, we focused on the right planter. In this month’s installment, it’s time to turn [...]

December 7th, 2017|

Beginning Steps in Basque Country

Even before arriving here, we knew that we would need to look for some type of business or work opportunity that would establish us here long term, something that would be valuable to the community, contribute to our financial support and help us continually meet new people and focus on relationships. One of the best [...]

November 30th, 2017|

News from the Front – More Than Numbers

What Growth Means at River City Church, PA It’s been a little over a year since River City Church moved into its new location in Swissvale, Pennsylvania, an urban community bordering the city of Pittsburgh. In that time, the church has experienced steady growth, with two baptisms, six new members, and regular attendance more than [...]

November 23rd, 2017|

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|