To equip us to go, tell and show the love of God. To help us see the world with new eyes. To inform, inspire, unite and engage. This is the purpose of stories.
A story for dark times
Jesus Revolution is a powerful, true story from the late 1960s, but it’s aimed squarely at today’s church.
Carpenter’s Corner opens Friday
The new Carpenter’s Corner thrift store opens Friday, March 10 and supports ministry to homeless people in Rockford.
What just happened in Kentucky?
Call it what you will, but it seems God is up to something radically different among college students.
As church chairmen change, unity remains goal
What does First Free Rockford’s church chairman do, and how do they support our church family? Pastor Luke, Paul Geddes and Dave Norberg discuss it in this week’s blog post.
Front-line ministry in Ukraine
As the war in Ukraine drags on, chaplains are reaching soldiers with the love of Christ—thanks in part to First Free Rockford.
Q&R: Pastor Luke Uran
We spoke with Lead Pastor Luke Uran this week about the current sermon series and what 1 Corinthians may be saying to our church today.
‘Why do we live here?’
With the holidays behind us and winter going on and on, many Rockfordians find themselves asking “Why do we live here?” But, what if our problem isn’t the “here” at all?
Defeat cabin fever
Here are some winter activities to build community and beat the January “blahs.”
The benefits of praying with others
A global prayer leader offers thoughts and advice about praying publicly and corporately.
When prayer is all we have
An NFL player’s near death turned multitudes to prayer. Let’s learn from this moment.
Crime, punishment … and a better story
How Rockford Reachout Jail Ministry impacted one inmate — and then a lot more.
Real life, real conversations
Starting Jan. 11, informal Wednesday-evening gatherings in The Scroll will discuss a range of family and cultural issues and challenges.