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About

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Faith Connection Covenat 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 prayer and over time the group formed into a bible study.  That bible stuy formed into a Launch Team and on October 6th, 2013 it launched its weekly worship services. 

When and Where does it meet?

We've been meeting in Mayberry's (307 C. Street, Washington, KS) on Sundays.  This location has provided a wonderful space for people to come that wouldn't darken the door of a church.  

We meet for weekly weekend worship at 9:30 am and provide children's church for newborns to 3rd grade.  

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 to 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 life 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.  

 

 

Photos

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Clicking on one of the events under this menue 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.  

 

 

 

 

 

The McClure Family

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  Rustin and Joy McClure have been married for 8 years and have three boys.

 

Joy

Joy spent 6 years as a FACS teacher at Garden Plain High School.  She transitioned home when Collin came along to take care of the boys.  She enjoys reading, coffee and talking.  

Want more about Joy?  Check out her blog.

Keegan

  • Age - 4
  • Favorite Cartoon - Veggi Tales
  • Favorite Rescue Bot - Bolder
  • Favorite Color - Green

Owen 

  • Age - 3
  • Favorite Cartoon - Little Bear
  • Favorite Rescue Bot - Optimus Prime
  • Favorate Color - Blue

Collin

  • Age - 1
  • Favorite Rescue Bot - Bumblebee

Pastor Rustin

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My Story

Hello, my name is Rustin McClure and I just wanted to take this space to inroduce myself.  I grew up in a rural area of SE Kansas.  This hearitage 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 truely hopless 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 a pretty straight forward 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.  

 

Recomended Books

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

 

Links

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Online Bible Study

  • Online Bible - BibleGateway.com
  • Online Bible study software - e-sword live [click on e-sword tab at top to get started]
  • 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, more clunky than logos

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.  
  • Logos - Great if you have the software

Denominational Links

Solid Teaching

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

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How to 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 and 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.  If you are interested in supporting us in this way check our Monthly Newsletter.  It goes out once a month giving news and a list of prayer needs to facilitate prayers for Faith Connection.  Click here or find it under the heading More? -> Monthly Newsletter.

 

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.  

 

Financially 

If you are interested in helping move the vision "... to see a healthy, relevant and reproducing church in every Kansas town." of Faith Connection Covenant Church forward then you help financially by sending support to ...

Faith Connection Covenant Church

PO Box 84

Washington, KS 66968 

 

 

 

When and Where?

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What?

We meet every Sunday for what we call our "Weekend Worship."  It is a time that we set aside weekly to come together as a group and worship God.  We spend time worshiping God, praying and studying His word.

When?

Sunday's at 9:30 am 

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

Where? 

Mayberrys (307 C. Street) in Washington, KS

What about Children?

We love children and provide childrens church for newborns to 3rd grade.  We do this so that parents are able to worship without feeling like they need to take care of their little ones.  We feel that after age 5 that children should begin to be transitioned into participating in the Weekend Worship.  So based on this the K-3 age group worships with the adults and then transitions for a message made relevent for them during the sermon.  We feel this is an important step to prepare kids to begin participating in meaningful ways in the church.    

Children's church is located in the basement of the Washington County Newspaper Office.  On Sunday monrings we have an A-frame sign indicating the location.  

How should I dress?

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

 

 

 

 

 

Contact

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PO Box 84

Washington, KS

(785) 747-7450

rustin@connected2faith.com

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