We are in the midst of The Reach Project where the goal is to reach others, the disconnected, along with those who already know Jesus, with the love of Jesus. These past two months we have been ” reached” by our church family and have felt the love of Jesus, through them like never before. Some we knew, some I had just met, others we did not know at all, it did not matter they all had one goal, to bless our family. The most amazing part of this is my son has been reached. He just could not understand why people who do not even know him would send him a card, bring us a meal, or even pray for him. Thank you Faith Church for loving our family like you have, and blessing us in so many ways.- Stephanie
My husband & I started coming to Faith Church in October 2013, we had received a flyer in the mail & decided to come to church, we had both grown up through the church, myself thru the Baptist Church, accepted Christ at an early age. We weren’t in the practice of going to church together. My story is that my dear husband had major surgery in Sept 2013 , he had esophageal cancer & his esophagus was removed, after surgery had complications, became severely depressed & took his own life December 2, 2013. It was the darkest time of my entire life, loosing my husband, my Best Friend. I believe God lead my husband & I to Faith Church. From day one I’ve Always felt the Love of God thru the people here at Faith Church. Through prayers, hugs, & complete strangers sincerely listening to your every word, when I needed a shoulder to lean on. I began going to “Our Hope” Group for the Grieving in December 2013 & “Angels of Hope” December 2013, where I met my fri- Brenda
end Brenda Vandermeer, who took me under her wing & has been my strength thru this most Difficult time !! Not really sure where I would be without God’s Grace, Faith Church & the many Wonderful Friendship’s I’ve made. Became a member this year & I’m eager to see what God has in store for me & to what his plans are for my life.
I have been a member of Faith Church since its start and have seen God’s blessing on this church in the last 50 years. It is amazing! I have personally grown so much in this church. I have been taught that my main purpose in life is to love Jesus and glorify God. I have had pastors who not only taught that but they lived it. People ask me how come Faith Church is reaching people. I always respond- only one reason, Jesus Christ is preached and Him crucified.
It is such a blessing to come on weekends and see all the young people. Sometimes there are adults I taught in Sunday School class that say hi who are part of this church now. It is amazing to me that something I said in Sunday School may have had something to do with them loving the Lord and wanting to serve him all their lives.
As we look to the future with more churches in more towns in the area, I get excited! We start a church under the leadership of Faith Church and are the nurturing force behind it. That is how it should be done.
I would not have the same relationship with the Lord as I have right now if I had not joined Faith Church and I think a lot of people can say the same thing.- Glen
My family and I have become part of the Faith Church family in the last year and we are so thankful! We found a place to get connected and it means so much to us. As I look back at my life I can see God at work. In my 20’s I was making a lot of poor choices and deep inside I knew I was missing something, but I didn’t know it was Jesus. I met my husband and he was the one who invited me to church. I first got connected to Faith Church through the MOPS ministry, and then found out about the Highland campus starting. It was right by our house and we started going on the grand opening weekend. We experienced the love of Jesus through the people there and loved coming each week. We have seen God at work in so many ways, including working in the life of my dad. He had not gone to church for 17 years, and now he is a part of Faith Church too. God has taken us on an amazing journey and now I am on staff in the Faith Kids ministry. My family and I feel so blessed to be part of this church. We are serving together as a family and it is so fun to see our kids involved in set-up and tear-down at their young ages. My husband has made friendships too and it just feels like home. I am so thankful to God for what He is doing in and through Faith Church. Lives are being changed and Jesus is the center; He is the one who gets all the glory. I am one life, in one family…. and I know that there are so many more people who have met Jesus here. As we look to the future I am excited to see what God will do!- Selena
My husband and I started coming to Faith 18 years ago when it was still located in South Holland. We had just gotten married and started jobs in the area. We were looking for a church where we could sense the presence of the Holy Spirit, a place that was welcoming and was full of joy. We found it at Faith. This church has been a tremendous blessing in our lives. Our walk with Jesus has grown and we have seen the power of God at work in our lives. Our kids have grown up in the Children’s Ministry and love going to church. It is such a blessing to be part of a church that is on mission to reach the disconnected to see God changing lives. We thank God for Faith Church and can’t wait to see what he will continue to do through this us, his church.- Karla