The dress code at FCC is casual for several reasons. Many people don't attend church because they think they need to dress a certain way. Surveys show that only a small portion of American men actually own a suit. Besides that, we believe that God's greatest concern is with a person's heart, not what they wear.
What kind of music will I hear?
We worship through music with modern styles, rich lyrics, and biblical roots. We utilize music that is relevant to the culture in which we live.
What is provided for my children?
Preschoolers and children have Kids Life at our 9:15 AM & 11:00 AM weekend services. Kids Life is an action-packed, fun time where children learn about God through music, games, and activities. Children leave wanting to come back the next week.
What is the weekend teaching like?
Our weekend services are designed to connect people to Jesus and the Bible. Each element of music, drama, media, and teaching is designed to assist you in understanding how God relates to your life and how you can live based on Biblical teaching. You won't be thinking about how you've been preached at, but how you've been taught and inspired.
When did FCC begin?
In the summer of 2000, a core group of 69 people began meeting and soon thereafter the group constituted as a church and called Ken Nienke as their pastor in January of 2001. In the beginning years, FCC met on Apperson Dr. and Riverland Dr. in Salem, moving to their present location of 15 acres on Red Lane Ext. in January of 2005.
What is the attendance at the FCC services?
We are a multi-site church and the average weekend attendance at FCC is 1200. To help you get to know other people Life Groups are provided on both Sunday mornings and at various times throughout the week. In these Life Groups "real life" takes place! Relationships grow as we journey through life together.
How do you become a member of FCC?
Several times of year we provide our Next Steps Class which is designed to help you connect to Fellowship and learn more about membership. For 2-3 weeks prior to the class, it is announced in the church program and you can register on Sunday morning using your connection card, on our website, or by calling the church office.
What similarities does FCC have with other churches around the country?
Our church is a part of the Willow Creek Association in Chicago, IL and is also purpose-driven, based on Rick Warren's Saddleback Church in the suburbs of Los Angeles.
What do first-time guests most frequently say and like about their visit?
What did you notice first? The parking lot greeters and the friendliness of the people. What did you like the most? The biblically relevant messages and the contemporary music.