Faith Coalition is a Christian organization united in love and truth. Our mission is to be Christ’s hands and feet in our local community and beyond. Our goal is for our area (Edwardsville / GlenCarbon, IL) community of churches, united through Christ, to be one body with many members in selected common missions.
“For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.” – 1 Corinthians 12:12
Faith Coalition serves the community in many different ways!
Habitat for Humanity
From 2011-2016, Faith Coalition partnered with Habitat for Humanity to provide the labor and materials to remodel a home at 922 Grand Avenue in Edwardsville. When completed in 2016, the home was sold at market value and provide funding for three new homes for Habitat for Humanity partner families. Faith Coalition continues to work closely with Habitat to make affordable housing and home ownership a reality in the Metro East.
In the summer of 2013, Faith Coalition led a group of 25 volunteers on a disaster relief trip to Moore, Oklahoma. This was Faith Coalition’s first coordinated disaster relief mission and was a tremendous blessing to all involved! In addition, Faith Coalition has been able to assist many individuals in crisis(house fires or emergency relocation), with furniture from Restore Décor.
Funding for Mission Projects
Through proceeds from Restore Décor, Faith Coalition has been able to donate to many regional organizations that are doing great work, and individuals and families in medical crisis.
Uniting Area Churches
In April of 2018, Faith Coalition partnered with the GlenEd Ministerial Alliance to organize the first annual Community Day of Service. This event provided yard work and home-repair service to area seniors and others who needed help. We had participation from 9 churches, 67 people, and completed 16 projects. In addition to the projects completed, many relationships between churches were strengthened, and we were all blessed to be able to meet and serve our neighbors and model God’s love for all.
In all of our activities, we seek support and participation from the entire body of Christ, recognizing and empowering our common call to serve others, encouraging congregations and individuals to live out their vision of being a blessing to others. We hope that this website will be a resource to those seeking to connect in common mission.