One Sunday, Gandhi went to a Christian church. A church member coldly confronted him at the front door and said, “Sir, this church is only for Europeans.” Disillusioned, Gandhi walked silently away from the church. The attitude he had encountered caused him to turn away from Christianity and dedicate himself to the spreading of Hinduism to Indian’s millions. How different India’s history might have been if Christ-likeness had been displayed by that Christian!
We have enjoyed some exciting ministry opportunities during the first three nights of Vacation Bible School this year. So far, the Lord has allowed us to reach an average of over 560 children, the highest VBS attendance in our church’s history. More importantly, we have already witnessed a lot of meaningful discipleship. Here are a couple of brief testimonies from one parent and one grandparent describing the way kids have been impacted through this year’s outreach.
One of the great privileges of the Christian life is the joy of praying for and participating in mission work here and around the world. Our God loves the nations. Followers of Christ can develop a passion and worldview that stretches around the globe. It’s really quite extraordinary when you think about it – a… Read More»
Here are a couple of brief testimonies from VBS servants describing the ways kids have been impacted through this year’s outreach.
That church I attended called itself “The friendliest church in New York.” Now, I did not visit every single church while I was there, so I can’t verify that that claim was true. However, based on the way I was treated, I can tell you that if this church was not the friendliest church in New York, it would have given the friendliest church a run for its money.
The people there were so welcoming to me that I continued to worship there for the rest of my time in the New York. At a time in my life when I was a new believer, living in a new city, building all new relationship, this church made me feel like I was part of a family.
Friendliness goes a long way.
Having previously worked as an accountant, I am amazed and humbled to be given an opportunity to direct Community Ministries here at Faith. Some of my current responsibilities include the oversight of a great community center, which incorporates the administration of a beautiful building, grounds, staff, and a host of volunteers to support its everyday… Read More»
Last Saturday my wife Kris and I had the privilege of watching our daughter Karis graduate from Purdue with a Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. Flanked on one hand by Karis’ husband Austin and the other by my mother, our little tribe rejoiced at this tremendous accomplishment. There were hundreds of thoughts swirling through our… Read More»
Providing excellent Children’s Ministries is an essential part of reaching families with the hope of Christ. This requires an army of faithful servants. We’re asking you to prayerfully consider how the Lord might enable you to take part in this effort.
Our church has a door opened to us this week. This Thursday, Friday and Saturday, we’ll be sharing the message of the gospel with our community through our annual presentation of The Lafayette Passion Play. And each of us has a part to play.
Growing up in suburbia, I’ve never been a fan of cities. In fact, they make me feel claustrophobic. Cities are often places with higher crime rates, heightened materialism, and a faster rate of decay of traditional morality. Unlike suburbs, they force you to rub shoulders with those around you, whether you want to or not…. Read More»