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
Celebrate Recovery, 5:30 p.m. Sunday @ the Boy Scout Cabin

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

Thought for the Week 

If you want to overcome the forces of evil in your own life. By faith, do what God tells you to do even when it doesn’t make sense. 

Dave Harvey, in his book Rescuing Ambition talks about one of the greatest rescue missions of World War II. 

Late in that war, American bombers were sent on dangerous missions over southern Europe to cripple the Nazis' oil supplies. Hundreds of crews in flying tin cans soared through storms of anti-aircraft shells. Many American pilots were forced to bail from their shot-up planes. The injured airmen drifted by parachute into occupied Yugoslavia, expecting to be captured or killed. 

Instead, on the ground remarkable rescue teams were already in place. Serbian peasants tracked the path of the floating flight crews. Their sole mission was to grab the flyboys and bring them to safety—before the Nazis arrived. 

Risking their own lives, the peasants fed and sheltered the downed solders. These rescued men were in friendly hands but on enemy soil. They still needed to escape. 

The story of what became known as Operation Haylard builds toward a daring mission, a secret landing strip, and a clandestine evacuation plan. Amazingly, those Serbian peasants rescued every single American airman—over 500 in all. 

However, to get to freedom, the airmen had to spend weeks following the Serbian freedom fighters, who alone knew the path to the evacuation site. There were profound language barriers, but the direction, the pace, and the destination were in the hands of their rescuers. The men had been saved from their enemy, but the journey had just begun. They still had to walk to freedom. (Dave Harvey, Rescuing Ambition, Crossway, 2010, pp. 63-64) 

In a similar way, Christ rescued you from the enemy of your soul when He died on the cross and rose again. Now, to experience freedom, He invites you to follow Him in a direction and at a pace that may not make sense at times. Even so, by faith, do what He says even when you don’t understand Him.

Pastor Phil and his wife, Sandy

Join us this Sunday (November 18)

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 a discussion of the book of Romans.

Worship at 10:30 a.m. for everyone (Nursery provided for children ages 0-3). This Sunday, Rusty Rierson, country gospel recording artist, leads us in worship, and Pastor Phil brings a message on the Power of Praise from Joshua 6. 

Children's Church during the Sunday Morning Worship Service for children age 3 to grade 5. Children work their way through the Bible in three years with Christ at the center of each lesson through a highly interactive Gospel Project video curriculum. 

Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner, following the Sunday morning worship service this Sunday, November 18. Bring a dish to share (turkey provided) and get ready for a wonderful meal with family and friends. 

Community Thanksgiving Service, featuring Rusty Rierson in concert, 6 p.m., this Sunday, November 18, at Faith Bible Church. He comes from Augusta, Kansas, and started singing in church at age 14. Soon it became a passion, and he has since played all over the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, Scotland, and London. Rusty has produced 8 albums and 1 DVD, with one of his songs going number 1 for 4 straight weeks on Europe's Country Music Chart, holding Tobey Keith to number 2 the whole time. A freewill offering will be received to support the benevolence ministry of the North Rice County Ministerial Alliance. 

Celebrate Recovery, a Christian-centered program for any hurt, habit, hang-up or addiction, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Sunday, in the Boy Scout cabin (next to the water tower) right here in Lyons. For more information, contact Aaron Hensley at (620) 255-3493. 

Join us this week:

  • Tuesday: Men of Faith gathering 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. in the lobby of the church. 
  • Wednesday: NO Kids Bible Club (age 3 to gr.5), 6:30 at Faith Bible Church (Thanksgiving Break)
  • Wednesday: NO Safe House (gr. 6-12), 6:30 to 8 p.m. at First Baptist Church (Thanksgiving Break)

    AWANA Sparkies


    1. Children's Church for children age 4 to grade 5 every Sunday during the morning worship service using the Gospel Project, which takes children through the Bible in three years, focusing on Christ in each lesson. If you are interested in serving in this ministry, please contact Sam Lehman or Pastor Phil. 
    2. Celebrate Recovery, a Christian-centered program for any hurt, habit, hang-up or addiction, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Sunday, in the Boy Scout cabin (next to the water tower) right here in Lyons. For more information, contact Aaron Hensley at (620) 255-3493.
    3. 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. 
    4. Safe House for students in grades 6-12 meets 6:30 p.m., every Wednesday, at First Baptist Church (in cooperation with Faith Bible Church). It's a place where students can have fun learning about Jesus in a safe atmosphere where they can ask any question and get honest answers. 
    5. Kids’ Bible Club every Wednesday, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Faith Bible Church (in cooperation with First Baptist). Kids (age 3 to grade 5) play games, eat snacks, learn Bible verses, and watch exciting Bible videos, which will help them get to know Jesus and grow in their relationship with Him. 
    6. Special Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Sunday, November 18, with Rusty Rierson leading in worship in the true country Gospel style. A freewill offering will be received to support his ministry. 
    7. 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 2 readings from the Old Testament, 2 readings from the New Testament, and 1 reading from the Psalms every day. Just click HERE for today's reading schedule and get started on a journey which will absolutely change your life.

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