Far West

Four pastors, four churches, four states. Each church has completed a building project, is in the middle of one, or has one on the horizon.

A Colorado pastor takes a look at what transformational discipleship can look like in a small church. 

God used a coffee cup to lead New Life Community Church (RCA) on a journey. 

Talking about Jesus shouldn’t be harder than talking about your favorite ice cream.

How the Congregational Vitality Pathway helped New Hope Community Church focus less on the number of people in the pews and more on their spiritual health.

Church planting is one of the most effective ways to bring people to Christ. And the Far West is leading the denomination in starting new churches.

When Ryan Bajema started working as director of youth ministries at First Reformed Church in Lynden, Washington, he never imagined he’d one day become the senior pastor.

West-Coast church planter Keith Allen felt called to Providence, Rhode Island, the “least Bible-minded” city in the U.S. His biggest challenge was not knowing the culture.

An Arizona couple recognized the value of spiritual renewal, and wanted to help others care for their spiritual lives. But following God’s call for this ministry took a lot of sacrifice—and a lot of faith.

Tylor LongWing was dealing with depression and anxiety when she first entered Springs Community Church in 2013. She went to her first worship service because she was having a bad day and wanted to be with her best friend—and that night she gave her life to Jesus.