News and Resources

News and Resources

News for October 3, 2019

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. Ecclesiastes 3:1 Dear Brothers and Sisters, Since 2015, Faith Community Church has had the privilege of providing worship and ministry space for Nueva Esperanza. The Lord is now directing Nueva Esperanza to begin a new stage of expanding their ministry by relocating to Highpoint Church in…

Congregational News

Dear Friends, One experience we all share, whether young or old, male or female, Christian or non-Christian, is the need to have other people in our lives that we look up to, admire and emulate. This might be a mother or father, an older sibling, a teacher, or a professional athlete. Our role models have a powerful ability to shape who we think we should be and what we…

August 2, 2019 Congregational Letter

Dear Brothers and Sisters, As many of you know, summer is a time when churches undergo a lot of work behind the scenes. Planning, training, and equipping often occur over the summer in order to allow for a smoother transition into the more public and active ministry seasons. I’ve been enjoying meeting with ministry team leaders, attending trainings, and planning…

Questions for Ordination

When a new pastor is ordained and installed in the PCA, the presiding minister asks him particular questions in preparation for the installation. On Sunday evening, these questions will be put to Pastor Rhett: Do you believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, as originally given, to be the inerrant Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice? Do…

Missional Prayer Devotional: Week 4

By Nick Perrin This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says to all those I carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: “Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce. Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there;…

The Why of Missional Prayer

By Nick Perrin Last week, Pastor Rhett wrote about the ‘What?’ of Missional Prayer. Today I want to write about the ‘Why?’ Why should we pray missionally? Well, very simply, because if we are supposed to follow Jesus and be like him, we must learn to pray missionally. Consider this passage from John 17:20-21  “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who…

What is Missional Prayer?

From: Rhett Austin There is a baking competition my family enjoys watching in which contestants compete for the top amateur baker in the UK by producing everything from bagels to elegant French pastries. As a part of the competition, the bakers are given a surprise challenge. This usually involves them being handed a list of ingredients and a highly pared-down recipe.…