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About

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Faith Connection Covenant Church is a new church in Washington, KS.  

Brief History

It began with a small group at the parent church (Clay Center Covenant) in Clay Center dreaming about bringing what they had to Washington.  A group formed and began praying about it in 2009.  After lots of prayers and over time the group formed into a bible study.  That bible study formed into a Launch Team and on October 6th, 2013 it launched its weekly worship services. 

When and Where does it meet?

We meet at 1803 Wilson Dr, Washington, KS.  It's the red barn just South of Washington and just North of Bradford Built on the East side of the road.  

For more information check out our When and Where section under this about tab.

Values

Faith Connection values the following ...

The Bible 

Life works best when guided and deeply influenced by His word.  

 

Creativity and Innovation

We were created to create and innovate in a way that makes God real in the world around us.  

 

Inclusivity

God's message was for all people and so is Faith Connection.  We strive to include everyone in participating in God's work in Washington.  We feel this is one of the best ways to introduce people to the life-changing relationship with God and His hope for our lives. 

 

Meeting Needs

The Good news of God affects all aspects of our lives and drives us to care for people in all areas.  

 

Families

Families are important to God and so they are important to us.  

 

Unity

We are all about the "capital C" church.  We are better together.  

 

 

Our Mission

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We feel that our church is called to minister to the entire Washington area and that our actions should impact the entire community and "make a difference."  Our hope is that this mission excites you as much as it does us.  If so please join us in "making a difference" in the Washington area.  

Photos

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Clicking on one of the events under this menu will show an album of photos from the event.  Enjoy and if you have any photos from events let us know and we'll get them online.  

 

 

 

 

 

Pastor Rustin

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My Story

Hello, my name is Rustin McClure and I just wanted to take this space to introduce myself.  I grew up in a rural area of SE Kansas.  This heritage has given me a unique passion for seeing churches planted in rural Kansas.  

 

Prior to becoming a church planter, I made my living as a firefighter on the Wichita Fire Department.  During my time on the department, I got to see first hand how messed up the world we live in truly is.  The time I spent running call after call to shootings, drug OD's, stabbings, suicides, drownings, burns (you get the idea...) convinced me without a shadow of a doubt that this world is truly hopeless without Christ.  It was from this that I was led to go back to my heritage (rural Kansas) and reach out to those not being reached by His message.

 

I came into contact with the Clay Center Covenant Church because I had heard they were actively working on a church plant in rural Kansas.  Our relationship developed and they called me into ministry to take point on the Washington church plant that is now Faith Connection.  I'm beyond excited to be part of what God is doing in Washington.  

 

Philosophy of Ministry

I'm a simple guy and have pretty straightforward ideas for ministry.  I figure the more it looks like the way Christ lived His life the better off we are.  If Christ fed the hungry (He did) then maybe we should do that.  If Christ spent time in prayer (He did) then maybe we should also.  Not rocket science, but practically implementing the lifestyle that Christ modeled.  

 

Recommended Books

  • Emotionally Healthy Church, Peter Scazerro
  • The Forgotten Ways, Alan Hirsch
  • Move, Greg Hawkins & Cally Parkinson

 

Links

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Solid Online Teaching

YouTube Channel

  • Bible Project - Quality Short Videos on a Variety of Different topics including Survey's of Books to Word Studies.  Very kid-friendly.  

Online Bible Study

  • Online Bible - BibleGateway.com
  • NET Bible - A recent bible translation with solid scholarship and lots of embedded hyperlinks that explain why certain passages are translated in one way or the other.  Gives some insight into the word choices and struggles inherant to biblical scholarship.  

Offline Bible Study Software

  • Logos - Probably best out there but a bit expensive to get started
  • E-sword - Good with lots of free stuff

Great Smartphone/Tablet Apps

  • Faithlife Bible - Great free study bible by Logos.  Usage on android, kindle and apple products.  Has some really great potential for community connection also.  
  • YouVersion - Great Digital Bible with lots of different translations and apps for every smart phone out there.  
  • E-Sword - They have versions for PC, Mac, iPad, and iPhone
  • Logos - Great if you have the software

Denominational Links

More suggestions?  Click on Contact and send them my way and we'll get them added.

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Support

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There are a few different ways that you can support Faith Connection and what God is doing.  

Prayer

The number one way to support Faith Connection Covenant Church is to do so in prayer.  Prayer is something that we deeply value at Faith Connection.  We firmly believe that all that has been accomplished so far at Faith Connection and all that will come happens because of prayer.  

 

Volunteer

Faith Connection is a growing church that is still filling in most of its ministries.  If you are interested in helping in any way ... from playing in the band, running a soundboard, video, small groups, event planning, prayer team, setting up on Sunday morning or any other way you think you can be helpful then let Rustin know or drop him an e-mail at rustin@connected2faith.com.  

 

Financial 

If you are interested in helping move the mission of "making a difference" of Faith Connection forward then we invite you to help financially by giving online, or by mailing support to directly to ...

Faith Connection Covenant Church

PO Box 84

Washington, KS 66968 

 

Thank you for your support.  Faith Connection is a group of individuals driven to make a difference in our area.  We could not do this without you!

 

 

Weekly Worship

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NOTICE:  We are holding both an 8:00 am outside service and a 9:30 am indoor service.  Please, feel free to join either that best fits your current comfort level.   

What?

We meet every Sunday for what we call our "Weekly Worship."  Worship is far more than just singing to God.  It is a time that we set aside weekly to sing together, learn together, give together, encounter God together, talk and share our lives together.  (we also drink coffee together) 

When?

Sundays at 9:30 am 

The service usually lasts a bit over an hour.  However, everyone sticks around and visits afterward and enjoys coffee and sweets.

Where? 

1803 Wilson Dr, Washington, KS 66968

The red barn building South of Washington on the East side of the road.  Just North of Bradford Built.  

What about Children?

We love children and provide a nursery for young children.  We do this so that parents can relax and focus during the service.  Parents are free to make use of this or not at their own discretion.  Our messages are tailored for the entire family and most children will engage and get something from each Sunday.  

How should I dress?

Whatever you feel comfortable in.  It is an informal environment and we want people to feel comfortable and like themselves.  Rustin delivers the weekly message in jeans if that is an indicator for you.

 

 

 

 

 

Videos

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We've recorded a number of videos and pray that they serve as a blessing to your day.

Worship Lyrics

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Hallelujah

Verse 1

Your love is amazing
Steady and unchanging
Your love is a mountain
Firm beneath my feet
Your love is a myst'ry
How You gently lift me
When I am surrounded
Your love carries me

Chorus

Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah
Your love makes me sing
Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah
Your love makes me sing

Verse 2

Your love is surprising
I can feel it rising
All the joy that's growing
Deep inside of me
Ev'ry time I see You
All Your goodness shines through
I can feel this God song
Rising up in me

Interlude

Yes You make me sing
Lord You make me sing sing sing
How You make me sing

Ending

Lord You make me sing
How You make me sing

 
 

Abide With Me

Verse 1

I have a home eternal home
But for now I walk this broken world
You walked it first You know our pain
But You show hope can rise
Again up from the grave

Chorus

Abide with me abide with me
Don't let me fall and don't let go
Walk with me and never leave
Ever close God abide with me

Verse 2

There in the night Gethsemane
Before the cross before the nails
Overwhelmed alone You prayed
You met us in our suffering
And bore our shame

Bridge

Oh love that will not ever let me go
Love that will not ever let me go
You never let me go
Love that will not ever let me go

Interlude

Well You never let us go

Ending

And up ahead eternity
We'll weep no more we'll sing for joy
Abide with me

I'd Rather Have Jesus

Verse 1

I'd rather have Jesus than silver or gold
I'd rather be His than have riches untold
I'd rather have Jesus than houses or lands
I'd rather be led by His nail-pierced hand

Chorus

Than to be the king of a vast domain
And be held in sin's dread sway
I'd rather have Jesus than anything
This world affords today

Verse 2

I'd rather have Jesus than men's applause
I'd rather be faithful to His dear cause
I'd rather have Jesus than worldwide fame
I'd rather be true to His holy name

Verse 3

He's fairer than lilies of rarest bloom
He's sweeter than honey from out the comb
He's all that my hungering spirit needs
I'd rather have Jesus and let Him lead

 

Sermon on Luke 6:1-5

  • Genesis 3:14-15
  • Daniel 7:9-14

 

 

Contact

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PO Box 84

Washington, KS

(785) 510-6008

rustin@connected2faith.com

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