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The Hills of the FEC, part 2

The Hills We Stand On are where grace and truth insect to make us FEC. We believe the Scriptures present God’s sovereignty and human responsibility as non-contradictory components of justification. We hold communion and baptism to be ordinances, yet do not define the frequency of communion nor the mode of [...]

August 15th, 2019|

Northwoods Church and FEC Continue to Partner with DR Churches

Since 1946, FEC worked in the Dominican Republic to establish reproducing churches. When FEC full time missionaries left the country in 1992, partnerships with individual U.S. churches continued. Northwoods Church in Peoria, Illinois, has cultivated a partnership with Central Church in San Juan de la Maguana in the DR’s western [...]

August 1st, 2019|

Mission Church Bicycle Ministry Serves Fort Wayne Inner City Residents

When Heart of the City Bicycles opens its doors at 9 a.m. on Fridays, a diverse group of people stops by the shop. A father and son arrive early to volunteer, fixing bicycles during the 9-12 p.m. shop hours. A homeless man comes to have his bicycle fixed. Two Fort [...]

July 25th, 2019|

The Hills of the FEC, part 1

The FEC elders commonly field questions over “permissible beliefs and practices”. Our response depends on whether FEC understands a belief or practice to be foundational to being a disciple of Jesus Christ. Historically, in Christianity, there has been a pragmatic need to divide beliefs and practices into categories of importance. [...]

July 18th, 2019|

Brookside Church Seeks to Build Bridges of Racial Reconciliation

Since the last presidential election, political strife has dominated the airwaves and conversations, and racial strife continues to create division between people. In a strife-filled world, where people can be more loyal to their political ideologies and racial biases than they are to their faith, Eric Dubach, Brookside Church pastor, [...]

June 27th, 2019|

New Church Leaders Discover FEC

Twice a year the Fellowship of Evangelical Churches (FEC) welcomes new churches and church leaders into the fellowship. This spring, 23 church leaders came together at Grace Church, Morton, Illinois, to learn about FEC history, mission, doctrine, and resources at the Leader’s Orientation. At the orientation, leaders who are new to FEC learn two important [...]

June 20th, 2019|

FEC Leaders Visit Spain’s Basque Region

The Basque people share a rich cultural history and a unique language. Their beloved homeland, known as the Basque region, covers an area stretching from northern Spain to southern France. FEC has been praying for the Basque people and sending workers there for over 15 years; however, church planting in this region looks much [...]

June 13th, 2019|

Grace Church Launches Pastoral Residency

When Caleb McClarren graduated from college, he accepted a residency with a church in the Detroit, Michigan, area. During his time as a resident at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Roseville, he became a more experienced pastor. As he reflected on his training, Caleb said, “From the way I pray, to lesson [...]

May 23rd, 2019|

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|