We seek to introduce people to Jesus Christ and to nurture
their faith through all ages and stages of life.
On November 15, 1953, Faith Church held its first services at Lincoln Elementary School addressed by Reverend A. Tellinghuizen. Attendance was promising with more than 145 community members at the morning service and 175 at the evening service.
A year later, our congregation and faith steadily climbed with our first baptisms and first communion services held. On March 17, 1954, Faith Reformed Church became an officially organized Reformed Church in America. During a prayer service, the congregation decided to purchase the Ver Plank property as a building site for the church edifice – a project to be completed four years later in late May of 1958.
We are proud to have an engaged, family-oriented congregation. We’ve adopted an “inter-generational” outlook, which fuels and strengthens the connection between members of all ages and allows for a more sustainable future for Faith Church.
We value the Bible as God’s revealed truth and the catalyst for life transformation and change. The Word of God is one of the greatest gifts He has given us. It’s so many things – divinely inspired, relevant, applicable, perfect, supernatural, simple, complex, comforting and challenging. It literally is the last word – nothing will be added to it and it has the final say in questions of how we live our lives, lead our families, and function as a church.
The Bible is not a self-help book; it’s not a collection of ancient sayings that may or may not apply in today’s world, and it’s not a mysterious book of answers to life’s most confusing questions. More than anything else, the Bible shows us who God is. As we come to know God and walk deeper in relationship with Him through reading His Word, He begins to change us. In the process, God gives us His character. What comes natural to Him that’s so hard for us (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, compassion, mercy, justice, etc.) begins to show up in our lives.
Our mission statement is “Sharing God’s Love Through New Life In Jesus Christ.” We strive to live this out through Evangelism, Prayer and Authentic Relationships.
Faith church has developed a set of values that drive who we are. We are not a perfect church, but we do see the need to be passionate and focused around a number of things…
We are intentionally focused on Jesus Christ as the center of our ministry so that Jesus’ love, mercy, grace, truth, purity, power and integrity will shine through us.
We believe Scripture is the final authority for truth and the rule of our faith. Scripture transforms lives when it is understood and applied both personally and corporately.
We believe that a Christ-centered community consists of ongoing, authentic relationships where all people experience a loving, encouraging, forgiving, and trusting environment.
Prayer is absolutely essential in our life with Christ. Because we believe human wisdom and ability is limited, we will immerse ourselves, our families, the leadership and ministries of this church, and our world in prayer.
We commit to build relationships with people who do not yet know Christ as their Savior and invite them into a personal relationship with Him.
We believe that everything belongs to God. We will use our God-given time, talents, possessions and money for His Kingdom.
We are a worship-immersed church and out of our brokenness we respond to God’s grace by loving and praising God with our whole lives, holy and pleasing to Him. We do this both individually in our daily lives and together as the church.
We are committed to the continuous growth and spiritual formation of every Christian in biblical knowledge, wisdom, stewardship, service and their relationship with God.
9. Culturally Relevant
We believe that the gospel message (the gift) is timeless and unchanging but that the presentation (the wrapping paper) must be tailored to ensure that the audience hears and receives the message. We will remain faithful to the reformed foundation of our faith but will not permit tradition to prevent us from communicating the gospel in culturally relevant ways.
10. Every Generation
We are committed to vibrant ministry for every generation.
11. Gospel Responsibility
With a holistic understanding of God’s kingdom, we carry the responsibility of bringing redemption to the poor, oppressed and broken-hearted in our community and throughout the world.