Faith Bible Church

Welcome to Faith Bible Church! 

an Evangelical Free Church

learning to follow Christ together!

We're located on the west edge of Lyons, Kansas, off Hwy 56
@ 102 Coronado Street
(turn south at the big red "Rice County Safety Complex" sign)
For Google Maps directions, click HERE!

Service Times
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday
Life Groups, 6 p.m. Sunday

Contact Information
(620) 257-2466 (Church Office)
(785) 472-8633 (Pastor Phil Green's cell)

Thought for the Week 

On January 24, 1975, the world-renowned pianist Keith Jarrett played in front of a live audience at the Cologne opera house. The album for the concert recording was released in the fall of 1975 to critical acclaim, and went on to become the best-selling solo album in jazz history, and the all-time best-selling piano album.

But all of this didn't come easy. Jarrett had originally requested the use of a Bösendorfer 290 Imperial concert grand piano for the performance. But there was some confusion by the opera house staff and instead they found another Bösendorfer piano backstage—a much smaller baby grand used for rehearsals—and placed it on the stage. According Vera Brandes, the concert's organizer, the substitute piano was “was completely out of tune, the black notes in the middle didn't work, the pedals stuck. It was unplayable… Keith played a few notes,” Brandes recalls. ”Then [Jarrett's producer] played a few notes. They didn't say anything. They circled the instrument several times and then tried a few keys. Then after a long silence, [the producer] came to [Brandes] and said, ‘If you don't get another piano, Keith can't play tonight.’”

They couldn’t get another piano, but Jarrett decided to go ahead with the concert anyway. The minute he played the first note, everybody knew it was magic. The audience hushed into awed silence. That night's performance began with a simple chiming series of notes, then quickly gained complexity. Standing up, sitting down, moaning, writhing, Jarrett didn't hold back in any way as he pummeled the unplayable piano to produce something unique. One music critic noted, “Mr. Jarrett turned the banal and familiar into something gorgeous and mysterious.” (Corinna Da-Fonseca-Wollheim, “A Jazz Night to Remember,” Wall Street Journal, 10-11-08)

That’s exactly what God loves to do. He loves to turn the banal into something beautiful. Trust Him to do it for you. Do you find yourself in the place of affliction today? Then trust God to use you for His glory in that place.

Pastor Phil and his wife, Sandy

Join us this Sunday:

Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. for children, youth and adults. Amy Smith teaches the children (to grade 5). Dennis Corbett teaches the youth (grade 6-12). Robert John leads the adults in an exploration of the book of 1 Peter. 

Worship at 10:30 a.m. for everyone (Nursery provided). This Sunday, Pastor Phil continues his series on the life of Joseph, with a message on Dreams Come True, from Genesis 40.

Life Groups, 6 p.m. at Steve & Becky Behnke’s home (1115 West Noble Street, Lyons)
                              or at Kenny & Brenda Tucker’s home (805 22nd Road, Lyons).  


Join us this week:   

Monday:       Women of Faith, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the lobby of the church.
Tuesday:      Men of Faith, 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. in the lobby of the church.
Wednesday: Worship Team practice, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the Sanctuary
Wednesday: Safe House, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at @ First Baptist Church (Parent's Night)
Wednesday: Kids' Bible Club, 6:30 to 8 p.m. @ Faith Bible Church

    AWANA Sparkies


    1. Men of Faith meeting 6:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. every Tuesday morning, in the lobby at Faith Bible Church. "As iron sharpens iron", men are invited to sharpen one another in the middle of each week before work during a time of mutual encouragement, Bible study, and prayer (coffee provided). They'll also participate in work projects to be announced throughout the year. Currently, we're discussing a new video series from Authentic Manhood, called A Man and His Marriage. Find encouragement in the middle of your week and be done in plenty of time to get to work. From the Authentic Manhood DVD Cover: There are many important relationships in a man's life, and none deserve more care, focus, and investment than his relationship with his wife. A Man's marriage is meant to be and can be an incredible source of energy, joy, and intimacy. Whether your marriage feels hopeless and numb or is thriving and exciting, this volume of 33 The Series is for you because it looks at what God says about the whole thing. It lays out an inspiring picture of God's vision for marriage that will change everything if you're “stuck” and will encourage you if you're already thriving. View the series trailer HERE!
    2. Women of Faith meeting on Monday’s 7 to 8:30 p.m. @ Faith Bible Church, studying the book of Jonah. Come reflect on the depths of God’s compassion not only in redeeming the lost, but redeeming resistant believers. Women of all ages are invited to participate. 
    3. Safe House for Middle School and High School students (grades 6-12) is meeting 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday nights in the basement at First Baptist Church (803 South Dinsmore, Lyons, KS, use the playground entrance) in cooperation with Faith Bible Church. Rishawn Austin, a Sterling College student, is leading the group each Wednesday in an evening of fun, food, and Jesus!  
    4. Kids' Bible Club for pre-school and grade school students (age 3 to grade 5) is meeting 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday nights from October 4 to December 6, at Faith Bible Church in cooperation with First Baptist Church. Kids will have a whole lot of fun with their friends learning the Bible together in an evening full of games, songs, snacks, and Bible learning activities. 
    5. Life Groups Sunday Nights from October 1 to November 5. This is your opportunity to connect more personally with others and enjoy good fellowship around God’s Word in a home setting. Choose which group to join: at Steve & Becky Behnke’s home (1115 West Noble Street, Lyons); or at Kenny & Brenda Tucker’s home (805 22nd Road, Lyons).  
    6. Free Christian Videos: Faith Bible Church is providing every member and regular attender an on-line video library with over 14,000 video sessions from a host of well-respected pastors and teachers on almost every subject that impacts your daily life. They include videos for children, youth and adults on a variety of topics including books of the Bible, marriage, parenting, finance, work, leadership, men's and women's issues, the Christian life, recovery, interacting with the culture, short films, stories for children and a host of other topics. If you or someone you know is struggling in their marriage, financially strapped and drowning in debt, have a son or daughter who is making some very poor choices, or just need to grow in your personal relationship with Jesus, you will find what you need in this video library free of charge. We just need your email address, so you can receive an email invitation, which will allow you to log onto RIGHT NOW MEDIA and watch any of these 14,000 video sessions for free. Just email Pastor Phil at and we'll get you an invitation. To see what's available, click HERE! to watch a brief, 2-minute video.

    Let's Read the Bible Together

    If you would like to join us in the exciting journey of exploring the treasures of God's Word, I invite you to read through the entire Bible with us this year. The reading plan includes readings from the Old Testament and the New Testament every day, which actually take you through the Old Testament once and the New Testament twice. Just click HERE for today's reading schedule and get started on a journey which will absolutely change your life.

    To HEAR Pastor Phil's latest message click HERE! 
    To READ Pastor Phil's latest message click HERE!