Faith Coalition Edwardsville Members

What is the Faith Coalition?

The 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.

Faith Coalition started in 2011, after Joe & Greg met on a mission trip to Joplin, Mo, where they were cleaning up & repairing damage from the devastating tornado in that town. They were impressed by the spontaneous outpouring of support for people in need, & wondered what could be achieved if Christians organized and prepared throughout the year to address disasters like this one, AND to serve ongoing local needs in our communities. And so, Faith Coalition was born.

Goal

The goal is for our area community of churches, united through Christ, to be ‘one body with many members’, in selected common missions.

Missions

-Habitat for Humanity

-Disaster relief

-Supporting existing, understaffed, overburdened or under-budgeted church missions

-Coordinate church support for families and others in need in our community

How

Members of Faith Coalition are lay people of local churches. We meet once a month to discuss how we can focus the collective energy of the body of Christ on selected projects. Some of these projects originate within one of the member churches, and some are initiated by our collaborative efforts. Each member communicates with his/her church to help publicize how their members can help.

Benefits

  • Churches can attract new members through participation in Faith Coalition.
  • Churches can gain new energy and vision through participation in Faith Coalition.
  • Individuals and churches can participate in Faith Coalition activities as their schedules allow.
  • Volunteers can meet people from other churches who may share their passion for ministry in a particular area.
  • Faith Coalition can help churches fulfill their mission to minister to persons in need.
  • Church members can participate in Faith Coalition projects with little effort from the church administrative body.

This is a wonderful opportunity for area churches to come together, in authentic community, as one body, to be Christ’s hands and feet in our local community and beyond. This is unity without judgment. Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 12:12 “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.”

2014 Annual Report

Participating Area Churches

(click to their websites):

The Bridge Church, Glen Carbon, IL

Center Grove Presbyterian Church, Edwardsville

First Baptist Church, Edwardsville

First Presbyterian Church, Edwardsville

Immanuel United Methodist Church, Edwardsville

Metro Community Church, Edwardsville

New Bethel United Methodist Church, Glen Carbon

Newsong Fellowship, Edwardsville

St. Boniface Catholic Church, Edwardsville

St. John’s United Methodist Church, Edwardsville

St. Cecelia’s Catholic Church, Glen Carbon

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Edwardsville

Wesley Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Edwardsville