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The Basque Story Continues

Here’s a true story with a plot twist that only God could have designed. In the 1990’s, the FEC dreamed of taking the gospel to people groups that remained unreached. In the search for unreached groups, they discovered one region of Europe without a significant ministry: The Basque region. At that time, The FEC asked [...]

April 19th, 2018|

FEC President Visits Israel

A visit to Israel tops the “bucket list” of most Christians. Visiting the New Testament sites of Jesus’ life and ministry bring the Bible to life. Rocky Rocholl, president of the Fellowship of Evangelical Churches, remembers his first trip to Israel in 2015 as life-changing. He notes, “The Bible is alive after visiting Israel. If [...]

April 12th, 2018|

A Synergistic Partnership in Bolivia

Ten years ago, when Grace Community Church in Newton, Kansas, followed God’s leading to become a church multiplication center, they committed to move forward wherever God opened the door. Within a few years, they had planted three churches in the Wichita area, and the churches formed the Kansas Synergy Group. Then, God opened the door [...]

April 5th, 2018|

Radical Generosity Changes Lives in Adrian, Michigan

Lead with generosity. Follow with faithful stewardship. That’s the message Caleb Barrows and Nate Hamblin, pastors of Neighborhood Church, are teaching their congregation in Adrian, Michigan. Some might think that would be a tough sell in this asset-limited community. But not with Neighborhood Church. In one weekend alone, this group of 50-60 people gave over [...]

February 22nd, 2018|

Podcasts Provide Firm Foundations

FEC churches are known for strong, Bible-based teaching. Today this training is easier to access than ever before. That’s because Firm Foundations, FEC’s weekly radio outreach, is now available on your favorite podcast platform. Hosted by FEC and contributing pastors, Firm Foundations features FEC pastors’ Sunday morning messages, as well as FEC’s General Conference keynote [...]

February 15th, 2018|

No “One Size Fits All”

“Why is FEC planting churches?” That was the question a friend asked me recently. He quickly followed up that question with a second: “What’s your method?” My answer to the first question was pretty simple: FEC believes that lost people matter, and we want to introduce Christ to as many of them as we can. [...]

February 8th, 2018|

Not Your Average Internship

When most people think of yearlong internships, the words fun, fast-paced, or fulfilling rarely come to mind. Not so at Miracle Camp and Retreat Center, where professional internships are anything but run-of-the-mill. Not only are basic expenses—including meals, lodging, and laundry—covered, along with a monthly stipend; interns also gain free access to all campus activities. [...]

February 1st, 2018|

FEC Leaders Help Train Pastors and Children’s Workers in India

This past October, four leaders from the Fellowship of Evangelical Churches had the distinct privilege to partner with ZEC Ministries in equipping current and future leaders for the cause of Christ in India! Craig Smith, Engage pastor, Northwoods Church, Peoria, led the team that included Gary Webb, executive pastor of ministries, Northwoods Church, Peoria; David [...]

January 25th, 2018|

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|