Get To Know Us!
Meet Our Staff:
Pastor Bryce Formwalt
In 2011, Bryce and his family moved to Glenfield to join the Prairie Faith family. The Formwalt family relocated from Johnsburg, Illinois, where they had served in ministry for four years. Bryce was raised in Northeast Iowa and graduated from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa before attending seminary in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. His first call was to Springboro, Ohio, where he served for five years. Bryce has a passion for discipleship ministry, encouraging everyone to take steps to grow in their walk with Jesus. He is very excited to be a part of how God is at work here on the prairie!
Bryce and his wife Lisa have two school-age sons, Cole and Simeon. They are proud to cheer on the Midkota Mustangs and are enjoying getting to know the community!
Aleah has been a part of the Prairie Faith community since she married Ethan, a local farmer, and moved to the area in 2011. Since then, Aleah has given birth to daughter Aubrie and completed her degree in Secondary Education from North Dakota State University in Fargo. She began her ministry as a part of the Prairie Faith staff in January of 2013 and is excited to grow in her faith and to be a part of what God is doing among us here at Prairie Faith.
Youth Pastor Intern Chris Hale
Chris was led by God to Prairie Faith in September 2013 to begin a nine month internship. A native of Bloomington, IL, Chris is a 2013 graduate of Southwest Minnesota State in Marshall, MN. In college was a member of the SMSU Mustang wrestling team and earned a bachelors degree in Sports Management. While in college, Chris came to be a disciple of Jesus and was active in Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) and Living Word Lutheran Church (LCMC) as a worshipper and a volunteer youth leader. Sensing a call to ministry, Chris accepted the position of Head Male Counselor at FaHoCha Bible Camp in the summer of 2013. He is passionate about Jesus and communicating the truth. He loves theology, apologetics, creating spoken word poetry. He especially feels called to work with youth and is a blessing to Prairie Faith in many other ways as well. We are excited to see what God has in store for Chris in his future.
What we believe:
To Know Christ, To Grow with Christ, To Go and Share Christ’s Love
Our Core Values:
We Believe that Jesus Is Lord: Matthew 22: 34-40, John 14: 6, Philippians 2: 9-11
Jesus is the head of the church. Jesus is the complete and ultimate expression of God and is part of the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit
We Stand on the Word of God: II Timothy 3: 16-17, Romans 15: 4, Psalm 1
The Bible is our final authority in matters of faith and practice. We accept on faith that all of the Scripture is inspired and is without error; however not all interpretation is without error. Therefore we support and encourage the study of the original manuscripts, allowing the Bible to interpret itself. For the Scriptures are a living Word that are always relevant and revealing God’s purpose for all of creation
We Desire Genuine Worship: I Peter 2: 9, John 4: 23-24, Psalm 98: 4-9, Psalm 105: 1-4.
Worship establishes and encourages a right relationship between God and his people. Worship is central to the life of the church. In it we are bound together as Christ’s body. Worship involves the whole person—body, mind, heart and spirit.
God has Called Us: Matt 4: 19, I Cor 12: 12&27, Ephesians 4: 11-16
We believe in “the priesthood of all believers” (I Peter 2: 4-10). All of God’s people are called to ministry. God has gifted every believer, through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit to serve the cause of Christ Jesus in the world.
We are Free In Christ: Romans 8: 1-2, Galatians 5: 1, John 8: 31-36
Because of what Jesus has done for us we are free! In this congregation it is OK to have fun, it is OK to make mistakes, it is OK to say no. We are free to serve God as the Lord leads us and not out of guilt, obligation or duty. We serve God in response to what the Lord has already done for us.
We Will Go Make Disciples: Matthew 28: 18-20, Matthew 4: 18-20, Luke 19: 10, Acts 1: 8.
Jesus gave his disciples this command—“Go and make disciples of all nations”. Therefore the church exists primarily for the sake of others. We will seek to invite every person to consider a living and personal relationship with Jesus Christ, for He is the only way to salvation and eternal life.
We Celebrate that God is Changing Lives John 8: 1-11, II Cor. 5: 17, Colossians 3: 15
We believe that God changes lives and that He alone has the transforming power of the Holy Spirit to create faith and help us live lives that are pleasing to Him. As believers, we accept that there is nothing in this world that ever stays the same except the solid rock of our Salvation. We worship Jesus our Lord, not our tradition, not our history, and not ourselves.
To partner with God in the world.
You’ve got the call – answer it!
We will engage our people. We will love them as they are, challenge them to consider God’s call on their life, encourage them through dynamic worship, and offer them genuine relationships.
You’ve got the Book – read it!
We will equip our people for discipleship, leadership, and service through comprehensive Biblical training. We will help them find and model a life transformed through a passionate relationship with Jesus Christ.
You’ve got the job – do it!
Need we say more?!