Spirit of Faith Family Church


Welcome to the official website of Spirit of Faith Family Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Our website is designed to minister to you and your family. Here you will find some very helpful information and many resources that we pray will be a great blessing to you. We encourage you to look around and see what we have to offer. Also, feel free to check out the links under ABOUT US in the menu.

Although we believe you will find our website to be of great assistance to your walk with God, it serves only to introduce you to a much greater purpose that is in the plan of God for your life--being meaningfully connected to a thriving local church.

I Don't Get Anything Out of It!

Mark Twain once said, "The reason most people don't go to church is because they've already been." Sadly, there's a lot of truth at the heart of that statement. Perhaps that statement describes you.

It's not that you don't recognize that you have spiritual needs. You may just be like many others who simply don't see that regularly attending a local church is necessary to a thriving spiritual life. From your past experience, perhaps you've never gotten anything from church that is positive, powerful or practical that you can apply to the everyday grind of life.

If you share any of those thoughts or feelings, we ask you to consider taking a closer look at Spirit of Faith Family Church. In short, Spirit of Faith Family Church isn't church as most people know it. We believe you'll find the teaching life-changing and practical, the worship heartfelt and real, the children, youth, and family ministries contemporary and supportive and the people warm and genuine. You'll fall in love with SOFFC and your children and youth will too!

Why Church?

Ephesians 4:16 says that the Body of Christ grows in the knowledge of the love God has for them through what each member contributes to the other members of the body. What this means is that you have something to contribute to a body of believers, and God has designed a specific local church which has a deposit to make into your spiritual life. Like the members of our natural bodies, you as a member of the body of Christ cannot survive very long spiritually without staying connected to other members of the Body.

In fact, the Bible reveals that being meaningfully connected to the company of believers God has designed for you which will cause increase and growth to flow into your life in a way which nothing else can. For families and individuals to survive and thrive in these volatile times, they need a church home.

Where Should My Family Go?

In 1 Corinthians 12:18, the bible tells us that "God has set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased Him." That means that God has a specific place in mind for you and your family to attend. It will be a place that is reaching people for Jesus and seeing lives transformed through vibrant ministry of the Word of God. In short, it will be a place you can experience God, grow spiritually and work together with others in reaching people for the Kingdom of God. Corporate effort is always much greater than individual effort. Acts 4:23 calls this corporate group "your own company." His care for you has provided your own place of supply which includes a local church. This is a place where God chooses for you, not a place you choose based on location or where your friends go, etc. In other words, the believer's job is not to choose a home church, but to pray and ask God which one He has already chosen for them.

Of course, there are many fine churches in the Eastern Iowa area, and no church is right for every individual or family. Thus, the purpose of this website is not to convince you we are the only or best church for you. It is merely an effort to acquaint you with our ministry and church family.

God has given us a vision to raise up a unified body of 1,200 members who are transformed into functional believers by the life-changing truths of God's Word. If you are not currently involved in a church, we ask you to pray and then consider visiting us enough times to see if Spirit of Faith Family Church is God's plan for you and your family. We believe God will show you what connection you have to this vision.

If Spirit of Faith Family Church is God's plan for you and your family's spiritual growth, we say "Welcome Home."

--Pastors Jay and Debbie Eberly

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