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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|

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|