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Fort Wayne Area Worship Teams Build Unity

In March, 9 Fort Wayne area worship teams from various churches met to foster a community of worship that transcends each individual church. They began meeting last year after Tyler Nickols of Brookside Church and his brother, Craig, of Harvest Fellowship came up with the idea. The brothers reached out [...]

May 16th, 2019|

Divine Connection Builds Faith & Gives Clean Water

John Mueller, pastor at Sonlight Church in Angola, Indiana, wanted to engage his church in international missions and mentioned it to a fellow pastor at the annual conference last year. The friend recommended Healing Waters International. Healing Waters is committed to bringing clean water to communities around the world and [...]

May 9th, 2019|

Re:generation at Heartland Church Transforms Lives

Heartland Church in Normal, Illinois, wants to be a place where people connect with Jesus to find hope and healing that ignites life transformation. For years, they have been hosting a 12-step recovery program to help people find freedom from their personal struggles. Since 2014, they have offered the 12-step [...]

April 4th, 2019|

Full Strength Network Encourages Health in Ministry

When he was 11, Denny Howard loved spending time with his church’s youth pastor even though he wasn’t old enough to attend the youth group. That young pastor also attended seminary, and when he returned to school, he ended his life. Denny remembers processing that sad event with his parents. [...]

March 28th, 2019|

LifeGate Denver Turns 4 & Experiences Growth

While Jason Best, worship pastor at LifeGate Church, and his friend, Vinny, stood in line at a coffee shop, they met Chris. During their conversation, Chris opened up to them about a difficult situation. By the time they left the coffee shop, Vinny had paid for Chris’s coffee, and Jason [...]

March 21st, 2019|

New Anthem Celebrates 5 Years & Changed Lives

New Anthem Community Church wants to be known as a movement of love and hope in Park City, Kansas, instead of just another church. In their first 5 years, they have witnessed changed lives and made an impact on the community around them that proves they are becoming a movement. [...]

February 28th, 2019|

A New Church for Minonk, Illinois

At FEC, we celebrate when new churches are launched, but few people see behind the scenes of a church plant before the launch. In October, 2019, a new church will be planted in Minonk, Illinois. That idea was born when a group of area pastors began meeting in 2016 to [...]

February 21st, 2019|

Neighborhood Church Loves to Give Generously

“Freely you have received; freely give.” Those words of Jesus, found in Matthew 10:8, are more than a sentiment to the people of Neighborhood Church in Adrian, Michigan. Since its launch in January, 2016, they have had significant opportunities to both receive and give. Their first opportunity to receive came [...]

February 14th, 2019|


At the beginning of a new year, most of us resolve to change our lifestyles by deciding to eat healthier, lose weight, exercise more, learn a new language, or start a new hobby. Here at FEC, we’re making a resolution of our own. We resolve to engage more in 2019. [...]

January 24th, 2019|

True North Recreates a Night in Bethlehem for the Community

Most people who have been to church or Sunday School can tell the Christmas story down to the details with wise men, shepherds, and angels. For the past two years, the residents of Cannon Falls, Minnesota, have had the opportunity to see and experience a night in Bethlehem at True [...]

January 17th, 2019|