Weekly News


Wherever you are in your journey, you are welcome with us. 
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Sunday Night: 5:45pm All Adults are invited to the Rockford Auditorium as Matt takes us through scripture and current everyday issues. Classes for kids, too! More info.

Wild Wednesday: 3 WILD summer nights for kids entering Grades 3, 4 and 5 with crazy fun, swimming, water games, snacks, friends and learning about our great God. This summer our focus will be on the 5 majors in the Bible, Creation, Fall, Redemption, Church, New Heaven/New Earth. Each event will be offsite at a fun and unique location.

  • When: July 28 and August 4 6:30-8:30pm
  • Where: 2 awesome locations
  • Register and view locations here.

Lost and Found – Our closet is overflowing, please pick up items you have lost or found until July 25 when everything left will be donated.


Giving Update as of July 19, 2021

July 2021

Typical July

To Date

Budgeted Income $463,333 $382,765 $748,462
Actual Income $296,800 $296,800 $714,054
Surplus (shortfall) -166,534 -85,965 -34,407


Please keep our Alaska Mission Trip (July 16-30) in your prayers.

Use Your Gifts. Change the World. Join the hundreds of people who volunteer every week serving to make this place a reality,  


Brian and Linsey Smith – Athletes in Action

Last year through a global sports/faith event for athletes and coaches, Linsey connected with and has been mentoring a woman who had horrible sexual assaults through a freshman year team hazing. This process has opened new opportunities to grow Linsey’s mental health ministry tools. It allowed her to connect with Racheal Denhollander and learn from her (former MSU gymnast who led the charge against Larry Nassar). Linsey has initiated trauma training for all AIA staff in partnership with Back2Back ministry and Trauma Free World.  She continues to grow her expertise in Mental Health coaching with a certification through American Association of Christian Counseling. Our staff and athletes we’re connected to have been blessed by the knowledge and wisdom God has given Linsey.

I, Brian have been busy writing articles through our new website: After one of the articles I wrote, I received an email from a college basketball player letting me know she surrendered her life to Christ! A couple weeks ago I traveled to Iowa to speak at a conference for over 200 Christian coaches and athletic directors. It’s been fun to see how the writing ministry God is growing through me right now has opened up more opportunities to share the Gospel with coaches and athletes. I wrote the first in a 5 book series for AIA called Audience of One: Who or What Do I Worship that should be published in early fall. My new book, The Christian Athlete should release in Spring 2022.

Updated July 22, 2021