Making disciples and equipping them to love their community
Our 3-fold process to fulfill our mission - how we do ministry around here:
Gathering to glorify god
Becoming PASSIONATE followers of Jesus
Loving our community and world
At Faith, we WORSHIP together on Sundays, GROW in groups with others on our journey with Jesus, and GO live missional lives, sharing Jesus' love with our neighbors, near and far.
OUR CORE VALUES
Our 5 values which inform why we do what we do (our heartbeat):
A TOTAL RELIANCE ON GOD
…demonstrated by depending on God in all we do, believing that without God the best we can do is fail, but with God all things are possible through the Holy Spirit’s empowerment of our ministries. (Prov. 3:5-6)
A LOVING COMMUNITY
…demonstrated by a welcoming, authentic community where each person can experience their hunger for Jesus satisfied, growing deeper in him alongside Christian friends who truly care for one another. (Col. 3:12-16)
A MINISTRY OF RESTORATION
…demonstrated by restoring God’s image and purpose in those who are hungry for more than the brokenness they know, through providing a safe ‘refuge of hope’ to heal, grow, and be equipped for missional living. (Is. 61:1-3)
AN OUTWARD FOCUS
…demonstrated by focusing our resources on the needs of those who do not yet know Christ, our ministries equipping the church to live on mission in our community so that our local and global neighbors might come to Christ. (Matt. 18:10-14)
A PARTNERING CHURCH
…demonstrated by intentionally and consistently collaborating with other like-minded churches and ministries in our community, region, and globe to make a kingdom impact in partnership because we are truly ‘better together.’ (Eph. 4:1-6)
While Faith Fellowship is an autonomous church (meaning we govern our own affairs), we do strongly appreciate the vital partnerships that we have in ministry. Locally, we value partnering with other like-minded churches and ministries in our community for increased impact together.
Regionally and internationally, we value our interdependent connection with a movement of 1300+ gospel-centered churches with which we voluntarily affiliate, known as Converge Worldwide. This group of churches is committed to help strengthen our own church, as well as start new churches together both here in central Wisconsin and around the world.
Over the past decade, our local group of Converge pastors (LEAD Team) has planted several new churches together in Weston, Wausau, Merrill, and Stevens Point. In partnership with Converge, Faith Fellowship is launching a new church plant in Marshfield in 2019 under the leadership of our church planting partner, Casey Schifelbine.
Check out the links below for more information about this dynamic movement of like-minded churches:
Our Regional Fellowship of Churches - Converge Great Lakes
Our International Fellowship of Churches - Converge Worldwide