The services and programs of our organization are designed and implemented with the whole family in mind, and each service is equally important.
Our vision is for Family Empowerment Centers to be a leading Christian organization in multiple locations in urban America.
We had a busy summer serving our community through our soccer camp, day camp and service projects. And now, we’ve resumed our After School program, Women’s Bible Study, Men’s group and other activities after a refreshing summer break.
About our partnerships, these partnerships are two-fold for us. First, we receive the volunteers we need to run our After School program, make impactful contributions to our community through service projects, offer much-needed support to churches in the city that need work projects done, and gain new friendships with our friends and neighbors in the community.
One team leader, wrote this on our Facebook page, “FEC is an amazing Christ-centered bastion of love and for the people who live within its proximity. Here you will find love, respect, and a safe haven for people from all walks of life. FEC is truly an asset to the Rogers Park community and to the nations of the world.”
Second, we also see the care of the teams as an equitable responsibility of ours as much as our direct ministry in the community. Because of this we go out of our way to make sure the teams receive training that helps them form a greater worldview, are exposed to the cultural diversity of the community, encounter a living God, and have real interactions with real people fulfilling the command of Jesus that we love our neighbors.
One of the students wrote this in their review of the week. “This was one of the best weeks of my life. God has really grown me in ways I never thought of. When soccer camp first started I thought the kids only wanted to play soccer and that God was not important. However, seeing the kids during the worship and skit time I saw how much they love worshiping and learning about God…Our conversations were always deep and meaningful…that really impacted me…”
Pray for us as we serve kids from around the nation and the kids of our community this summer. Pray for our strength and meaningful change in the lives of those we do life with.
As we look to care for the whole person, we believe it is important to create opportunities for people to worship God and grow together. We gather on Sunday mornings so that we can take time to pause in our week, acknowledge God as a community, encourage one another in our life journey, and grow together in to all that God has purposed for our lives.