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LOVE GOD  |  PROCLAIM THE KINGDOM  |  RESTORE LIVES

Sunday Worship 10:00 am          Bible Classes 11:30 am   

Welcome

Welcome to the community of Faith! We are glad you found us online, and are thrilled you'd consider visiting our unique community. Agape is the biblical word for the kind of love that sacrifices one’s own interests for the sake of others. It is a pure gift-love that is modeled for us best in the life and work of Jesus Christ.


We think you'll find at Faith a community where the agape love of Jesus is at the heart of who we are and what we do. We are everyday people with everyday lives. But, we believe that God can transform the ordinary into something extraordinary for his Kingdom. He's been doing it for thousands of years. Marriages can be restored, families can be made whole, and individuals can learn to walk in the redemptive way of Jesus.  


At Faith, you will connect with people learning to put on the character of Jesus and have the opportunity to launch into a lifelong relationship with Him.


We invite you to worship with us Sundays at 10:00 am.

Worship

Our passion is to be people who worship God “in spirit and truth," as Jesus instructs us in John 4:21-26. Our worship team is typically made up of a few vocalists, an acoustic and/or electric guitar, piano, bass guitar, drums, and most importantly, those in the congregation! 


We try our best to recognize that people are diverse in their musical interests. Requests for new songs are warmly received. We hope you’ll visit us soon, and find our Sunday services uplifting and challenging. 


"The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace." - Numbers 6:24-26

Meet The Leadership

  • Eric Tober - lead pastor

    Eric comes to Faith with over twenty years of experience serving churches in Wisconsin, S. Carolina, Va, Ct, Ill. and Pa. He studied Advanced Expository Preaching under Haddon Robinson and D.A. Carson. Eric has traveled to Europe, India, and China in missions work and pastor training, as well as doctoral studies in Israel and Jordan.

     

    Eric met his wife and childhood sweetheart, Chris, at a dance recital for his sister when he was in seventh grade. They have three adult married children and two grandkids. Chris and Eric do marriage retreats for local churches as well as for pastors and wives. 

     

    Eric enjoys travel, dinner and a movie, playing guitar, listening to all kinds of music, Ford Mustangs, and sports of all kinds, but especially basketball. Eric also participates in triathlons and has participated in local theatre.

  • Loren miller - worship pastor

    Loren loves to help the local church worship, equipping and teaching others and watching them succeed. He earned a BA in Church Music from North Central University and a MA in Christian Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. 


    Loren, his wife Lizzy and their sons Gabriel and Elliot live in Dublin and are involved in the community. In his not-so-spare time, he is also a worship coach with adlib music, a local musician, Professor at South Eastern University, and owner of Turn Up Columbus - Wedding and Event DJ Services.

  • Doug Dunsmoor - small groups pastor

    Doug enjoys teaching and reasoning together about the most important matters of life, building an understanding of what’s true and why, and developing the kind of virtuous character that Jesus taught and exemplified. He leads in reaching out to those in need and in building up those in Christ to love God and love one another more deeply. Doug and his wife, Heather, have three children. 


    He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Grove City College, studied at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, earned an M.A. in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics from Talbot School of Theology, and has an M.A. in Philosophy from Ohio State University.

  • Jen Norder - youth Director

    Jen and her husband, Jeff, have attended Faith Community Church since 2016. They have three beautiful daughters: Savanna, Annabelle, and Elianna. The Norders moved to Dublin in 2015 from Grand Rapids, MI, where they attended Celebration Bible Church for 15 years. Jen served as a Sunday school teacher for several age groups, was the commander for the Awana program, served as the children's sermon leader, and was the director of Vacation Bible School. In addition, Jen and Jeff participated in the worship team and led a Bible Study for young marrieds. 


    Jen has a BA in dance from Hope College with a minor in Religion. Jen was the founder and director of a liturgical dance troupe called Master’s Hands for 12 years. She has a passion for youth and want them to know they play an important role in serving God and spreading His Gospel. 

  • jenna stiles - children's ministry director & administrative assistant

    Jenna and her husband, John, began attending Faith Community in 2000 as a newly engaged couple and found connections right away. They were married the same year and now have three children. She served on the Worship Team and as a Volunteer Children's Leader before becoming the Children's Ministry Director in 2010.


    Jenna recently added the role of Administrative Assistant and has embraced keeping the place running from behind the scenes.

  • Lead Elder - Tim Holt


  • Elder - Russell Cunningham


  • Deacon of Missions - Dave Schneider

    Dave was born in Pittsburgh PA but has lived in Columbus OH for most of my childhood and all of my adult life. He is married to Kimie and they have been blessed with four children. They have been attending Faith since 1991 and over those many years, Dave has served in roles ranging from Youth Group, Nursery, Children’s Ministry, Clean Team, Elder, and now Deacon of Missions.


    Professionally, Dave has worked in the medical industry most of his life in sales and management. He now works as a business consultant, dabbling in an array of different areas of the business world.


    Should you have any questions or ideas on how we can better serve and/or organize our missionary efforts as a church, please contact Dave. He would welcome the opportunity to hear from you.

Mission And Vision

Mission 

Our mission is to make apprentices of Christ who love God and neighbor, proclaim the kingdom, and restore lives. 


Vision

We believe that God has called Faith to a renewed and revitalized commitment to make apprentices of Christ who are grown to maturity. We envision our church as a fellowship of people who, while at various stages in their faith journey, are united by a common vision of putting on the character of Christ. We commit ourselves to prayer and reliance on the Holy Spirit to move and to guide as we seek to fulfill Jesus’ Great Commission of Matthew 28:18-20. To accomplish the calling that God has given to the church, we envision a clear process for discipleship, whereby people are taught the necessity of surrender to Christ and are challenged to take on greater levels of commitment to Him. We desire that this process will provide nurture for the young believer and challenge for the more mature. It is our hope that a commitment to discipleship will be at the heart of our identity as a community, and that it will be regularly communicated to both attendees and visitors. As part of this process we will:    


  • Develop our worship service as a place for teaching, participation, and modeling life in God’s kingdom; 
  • Emphasize intentional small group communities to help one another apply biblical principles from the weekly sermon, learn how to engage in essential spiritual practices, and encourage one another in obedience to Christ; 
  • Train and equip people for personal and family discipleship, relational evangelism, and performing acts of mercy. Our prayer is that the outcome of this process will be a fellowship of mature apprentices of Christ who, “make every effort to add to [their] faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love” (2 Peter 1:5-7).

Doctrine

Faith Community Church is a member of the Evangelical Free Church of America and we espouse its doctrinal statement as follows.


God

We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.


The Bible

We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.


The Human Condition

We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed.


Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus—Israel's promised Messiah—was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.


The Work of Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation.


The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.


The Church

We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God's grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer.


Christian Living

We believe that God's justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With God’s Word, the Spirit’s power, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ’s commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed.


Christ’s Return

We believe in the personal, bodily and premillennial return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission.


Response and Eternal Destiny

We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace. Amen.


-EFCA