At Faith we cherish the seed that God has planted in each child’s heart, so we care for and love each one in a personal way. Our mission is to make genuine disciples of Jesus, who are transforming our world with His love.
We believe that discipleship starts with parents, so we empower and encourage families in talking about and learning about God together. Learning how to serve is another aspect we emphasize. Children are involved actively during Family Sunday in leading worship, greeting visitors, and passing the offering plates.
We also believe that having fun along with learning and building the kingdom of God is very significant. Therefore, along with a traditional Easter egg hunt, Vacation Bible Fun, and Christmas play, our staff has developed some special kids’ events, such as Kids Night Out, Haunted Church on Halloween, and Summer Kids Retreat.
Junior high and high school students at Faith have many opportunities to be involved in church life and to grow in their faith. These include service projects, Bible studies, mission trips, and leading elementary aged students in summer camp. We also partner with other area youth groups for social events, such as a visit to the local corn maze, ice skating, movie nights, and more. We intentionally integrate our students into adult worship and teach them to serve both their congregation and their community.
As a whole, we want our youth to feel like Faith is their church, not just their parents’ church. And we want them to know Christ intimately and personally, establishing the kind of faith that will last a lifetime.
Faith offers many opportunities for our adult members to grow with each other in our faith and to minister to the community. We grow in our walk through various offerings, including Bible Study and Discipleship, Small Groups and Adult Sunday School.
Faith has many events including a Thanksgiving Meal, a Ladies’ Christmas Tea and Secret Sisters for support and encouragement during Lent. Members also minister within the community through events such as hosting an annual Tea for Vision House residents, volunteering at Sherwood Elementary School, and sponsoring fall apple cider pressings in Edmonds’ neighborhoods.
Worship through music is an important and integral part of our Sunday morning experience. Our worship team strives to find music that is relevant, challenging, and beloved; finding a balance for the musical taste across generations. We celebrate with a modern instrumentation of traditional arrangements of cherished and familiar hymns, exuberant choruses, and brand new popular favorites. We are careful to make sure that worship is never about finding the right song, but is always about finding God, our Awesome Maker. We encourage authenticity and heartfelt engagement, rather than a polished radio-ready musical perfection.
Building a Discipling Culture
Faith presently has two groups learning from the book Building A Discipling Culture, by Mike Breen and his 3DM Team. These groups of four are currently meeting weekly (in a huddle) with our pastor to study and practice Building A Discipling Culture chapter by chapter to develop the tools and habits needed for discipleship and missional growth. The year-long study group uses Mike Breen’s methods, grounded in scripture, to demonstrate how Jesus shaped His Apostles for the Great Commission. Each disciple will be equipped to grow God’s kingdom by mentoring new disciples and organizing their own huddles by the end of the year.
Global and Local Missional Partners
Faith partners with international ministries by supporting RCA missionaries in Columbia, Wycliffe Bible translators in Africa, and children in the Philippines through Food for the Hungry.
We support church members who are involved locally in
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- Vision House [link]
- Next Step Crisis Pregnancy Center [link]
- Nourishing Network [link]
- Kairos Prison Ministry [link]
- Days for Girls, [link]
We also support these ministry partners
- Bethany Christian Services [link]
- Christian Mobile Medical Clinic [link]
- Everett Gospel Mission [link]
International Mission Trips
Faith is committed to annual youth mission trips. In the last three years, teen teams lead by our youth pastor have gone on two trips to Panama and one to Nepal.
An adult team visited the Philippines, where many of our congregation sponsor students as part of the “Food for the Hungry” program.