Community

At Faith Works Church, we understand the importance of establishing a personal relationship with God. However, we have also found great benefit in building the bonds of friendship and community that take place when believers join together for worship (Matthew 18:20). 

In the Bible it says, “When two or more gather in my name, I am there also” (Matthew 18:20), and, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another” (Proverbs 27:17). These two Bible verses speak to the heart of our intention to build a network and community of believers for prayer, worship, fellowship, and to study the Word of God.

At Faith Works Church, we meet “in person” on the first Wednesday of each month at 6PM in Santa Cruz, CA. We also meet remotely every Saturday at 10AM PST on Zoom for Bible study. We have been blessed with an incredibly diverse worldwide community that meets on Zoom, in addition to over 1,300 people who tune in for Greg’s sermon podcast. 

OUR HEART FOR DISCIPLESHIP 

Our world needs warriors and disciples of Jesus Christ today more than ever. Sadly, most associate the path of a warrior with external pursuit, worldly conquest, and the application of force over others. This is a grave mistake and error in thinking.

Faith Works Church is committed to developing disciples of Jesus Christ who can serve as warriors in the world. To this effect, we wholeheartedly believe that by embracing the spirit and character of a “biblical warrior” we can overcome all forms of negativity, both in our mind, and in the world.

A modern day biblical warrior is a beacon of light onto the world. A warrior seeks self-mastery to be of better service to others. A warrior reminds people they were made in the image of God. A warrior speaks a language of love, kindness and positive expectancy. A warrior is skillful both in action and non-action; both in movement and stillness. A warrior so cultivates the quality of their thinking that the mighty presence of God radiates throughout every cell of their body.

In the Bible, Jesus Christ warned his disciples, “Small is the gate, and narrow is the road that leads to life, and few find it” (Matthew 7:13-14).

At Faith Works Church, we believe that Jesus was directing his disciples to follow the narrow road, which we understand today to be the path of discipleship and being a warrior for Christ.

Are you ready to embark upon this journey? Do you have the courage to step onto the road of righteousness, to seek God first, and to be of service to the world?

LAW ENFORCEMENT:

In the Bible it says, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” (Matthew 5:9). Law Enforcement Officers take a sacred oath to protect and serve their communities, and to bring peace and order to an often dangerous world. Faith Works Ministry believes many of the challenges that Law Enforcement Officers face can be mitigated and overcome through establishing a relationship with God, and through the perspective of adhering to the principles of a Modern Day Warrior. By forging strength in mind, body, and Spirit, a Law Enforcement Officer is able to, “Take up the sword and shield” of the LORD, and take pride in the Christ-like profession of public safety.

 

VETERANS:

Every day across our great Nation, hundreds of men and woman raise their right hand, and swear to uphold the Constitution of the United States, and to protect our Nation from harm. Sadly, each day hundreds of these same men and women leave the military, and return to a community they find challenging to relate to. Even worse is the fact many of these courageous and selfless Veterans experienced the traumatic effects of combat, resulting in severe physical and emotional injury, and in many cases, the loss of their best friends. Our Nation is now experiencing an epidemic of Veteran suicide, with nearly 22 deaths a day. Veterans also suffer, alongside Law Enforcement, from a disproportionately high divorce rate and effects of heart disease.

Faith Works Ministry is full of hope and promise for Veterans and Law Enforcement professionals. We honor the service and sacrifice of your commitment to serve others, and look forward to building the bond of friendship through exercise, ministry, and a shared meal.