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CLC Participant Spotlight – John Fiscus

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I am convinced that I am called to be a pastor. It is my greatest passion to lead others to Christ!

I feel like many churches have lost focus, have forgot that the church is a hospital for sinners and not a county club for the saved! Many treat the church like its the destination and not the connecting point! I want to inspire people to be the hands and feet of our Lord Jesus!

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A Revitalized Church

This is an unusual place. A Reformed church with a rich RCA history within its white, Dutch heritage, which is now a multi-racial, multi-generational faith community. A church that experienced significant decline over several decades that has now reversed that trajectory and has added 110 new members in the past five years, only ten of whom came to the church by transfer from another church. A church whose worship features a traditional bell choir blended with the more modern sound of guitars and drums. A church established in the mid-1800s whose current pastor was hired, at least in part, because he was a new church planter.

A short time ago, the picture was not so bright.

After giving birth to two new churches in the 1950s, Faith Church of South Holland, Illinois, grew to its attendance peak over 1000 people in the 1970s. But when Pastor Matt Waterstone arrived in 2008, he was welcomed by a church of 170 people. As they assessed their situation, they determined that they had three choices: sell their church building and move to the suburbs, die, or make changes to thrive where they were. They made a conscious decision to pursue the third option, willing to make whatever changes were needed to follow God’s will for them.

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