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 

Solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil (Hebrews 5:14, ESV)

Those who practice God’s Word are like athletes in the gym. That’s the picture here, since the word for “trained” in the original language is the word gumnadzo, from which we get our word “gymnasium.” That’s where athletes work out and exercise as part of their training, and that’s what you need to do if we want to grow in your ability to distinguish right from wrong.

When you learn a new truth from God’s Word, exercise it; work it out; practice it until it almost becomes second nature. Then determining the right thing to do in each situation becomes easier and easier. That’s what spiritual maturity is all about – gaining the wisdom to choose the good over the evil, the right over the wrong, the real over the fake.

During the last election, The Economist magazine ran an article entitled, “Yes, I’d lie to you: The post-truth world.” The article analyzed the dishonesty that's wreaking havoc in politics, journalism, social media, and many other areas of our common life. One expert quoted in the article said, “Right now, it pays to be outrageous, but not to be truthful.”

The article also highlighted one of the most effective ways to tell lies – by hiding the truth in a glut of information. Zeynep Tufekci, of the University of North Carolina, says, “Information glut is the new censorship.” For example, Chinese authorities no longer try to censor things they do not like on social media. They just flood it with distracting information. (“Yes, I'd lie to you,” The Economist, 9-10-16)

So how are we to live in such a “post-truth world”? Well, that takes a lot of discernment, and discernment comes from constantly practicing the truth of God’s Word. You see, children believe everything they hear. Adults, on the other hand, through experience and practice, learn to know the difference between the real and the fake. So, if you want to grow in these tough times practice God's Word.

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 a discussion of the book of Romans.

Worship at 10:30 a.m. for everyone (Nursery provided for children ages 0-3). This Sunday, Pastor Phil continues his series in the book of Hebrews with a message on how to grow in tough times from Hebrews 5:11 to 6:8. 

Children's Church during the Sunday Morning Worship Service for children age 4 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.

Life Groups:
  • The Easter Experience: 6 to 7:30 p.m. @ Steve & Becky's Home (1115 West Noble Street, Lyons). This video series brings the passion and resurrection of Jesus to life through dramatic storytelling and challenging teaching done in a highly cinematic style. 
  • Overcomer: 6 to 7:30 p.m. @ the Hangout in Geneseo (on Hwy 4, across from the Mini Mart). Tackle some of the unseen issues that we all deal with -- comparison, apathy, labels, and fear -- and learn how to overcome through Christ. 

Celebrate Recovery, a Christian-centered program for any hurt, habit, hang-up or addiction, 7 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. 

Join us this week:

  • Tuesday: Men of Faith, 6:45 to 7:45 a.m., in the lobby of the church
  • Wednesday: Lenten Lunch, noon, at First Presbyterian Church (221 South Pioneer Street)
  • Wednesday: NO Kids Bible Club, 6:30 to 8 p.m., @ Faith Bible Church (102 Coronado St.) for children age 3 to grade 5. It's Spring Break! Will resume next week on March 28. 
  • Wednesday: NO Safe House, 6:30 to 8 p.m., @ First Baptist Church (803 South Dinsmore) for students in grades 6-12. It's Spring Break! Will resume next week on March 28. 

    AWANA Sparkies


    1. Celebrate Recovery, a Christian-centered program for any hurt, habit, hang-up or addiction, 7 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.
    2. 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. 
    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 January 24 to March 28, 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. Lenten Lunches every Wednesday noon from February 21 to March 21 at the First Presbyterian Church right here in Lyons (221 South Pioneer Street). Bring your own bag lunch and be encouraged by local area pastors as we share a meal and God's Word together. 
    6. Life Groups have begun! This is your opportunity to get connected and enjoy some wonderful fellowship together around the Word of God. There are two opportunities for you to consider: 1) The Easter Experience, 6 p.m., Sunday's, from February 25, and until Easter Sunday, April 1, at Steve and Becky Behnke's home in Lyons (1115 West Noble Street). This video series brings the passion and resurrection of Jesus to life through dramatic storytelling and challenging teaching done in a highly cinematic style. 2) Overcomer, 6 p.m., Sunday's, from March 4 until March 25, at the Hangout in Geneseo (across the street from the Mini Mart on Hwy 4). Stare down your fears, shatter your insecurities, and shake off the apathy that tries to hold you back. You're not a prisoner; you're an overcomer! This four-week series tackles some of the unseen issues that we all deal with: comparison, apathy, labels, and fear. Through Christ, we can overcome all these attacks of the evil one.
    7. 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. 
    8. 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!