Freedom in Christ Fellowship

Knowing Christ and making Him known Lebanon, PA
Freedom in Christ Fellowship

Who We Are

Freedom in Christ Fellowship was started in the fall of 2000 from Lebanon Christian Fellowship, which was located here at 118 North 14th Street. Freedom in Christ Fellowship chose to meet at 12 North 9th Street which was also being used as a café outreach for youth. For about nine years we were involved in the work of this café. We also were the home church for men who were in the Discipleship Program of Jubilee Ministries. This gave us the opportunity to meet many men and to share the fellowship we have in Jesus Christ with them. A priority of ours has been to know Christ. We believe this is the most important work we can do and we could say that this priority has resulted in what we do as a church.
Our other passions and priorities include preaching and teaching the Word of God, worshiping though music, small group fellowships, cooperating with other churches in doing ministry, inviting missionaries to share of their work, and sharing the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with friends and neighbors.

About Us

Vibe
Casual, Down to Earth, Friendly, Neighborhood-focused, Multigenerational

Programs
Missions, Nursery, Community Service, Addiction/Recovery

Music
Contemporary, Passionate Reverent, Praise and Worship

Denomination
Mennonite

Size
Small

Language
English

Founded
2000

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
118 N 14th Street
Lebanon, PA 17046

Phone
717-383-5170

Website

Directions
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Our Services

What are services like?
We usually have a great time of fellowship that can begin anywhere up to an hour before service begins, there is always fresh coffee and some kind of snack like cookies or muffins. Our worship services is a 1 ½ hour experience designed to give God the glory that is due to His name. In the beginning of our inspired worship experience we have a prayer of blessing followed by some announcements. This help each of us stay connected to what is going on in and around our community, and keeps us updated with resources that can be made available. Following announcements we move into a time of song. Praise is led by our worship leaders to present a picture of God that will inspire you to move beyond yourself and into the very presents of the true and living God. Of course we cannot make this happen, it needs to come through the power of the Holy Spirit. The lyrics to the songs are projected on a screen so you can sing or simply follow along, you are invited to stand during worship but it is not necessary. Our goal is that you are experiencing God where you are. After the singing, one of our Pastors or lay leaders will lead us in a time of prayer, during this time we typically focus on specific things like, birthdays, anniversaries, struggles, sicknesses, current events, and the life of the community and church. During the sermon the young children are invited to participate in Sunday school where the Gospel is presented through Bible memorization, Bible stories, craft and activities. We then focus our attention to the preaching of God’s Word. We teach and preach through the Word using an expository style for most of the year. We do have several missionaries who visit and update us as to what God is doing throughout the world. Throughout the year we also have lay leaders participate in preaching using a typical style of teaching. We end with a prayer and benediction and encourage everyone to love God and love their neighbor. All are welcomed to stick around and continue to fellowship with one another.

What is the community like?
Freedom in Christ is a small congregation that considers itself as a family. Being a part of each other’s life through outside activities, small groups, picnics and outreach. We are very hospitable and want to walk with each other in all of life’s circumstances, both good and bad.

What if I'm not a Christian?
We hope you feel as though you belong, regardless of what you believe. We want to love everyone as Christ loves them, by our actions and our deeds.

Leadership View all

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Michael Clancy

A native of Philadelphia our pastor, Michael Clancy was delivered from heroin. Homeless on the streets of Kensington in 2000 Michael was robbing people to supply his habit. One night in desperation he cried out “God if you’re real, save me from this addiction”. The next day after a robbery “gone bad” he found himself in CFCF (Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility). After a long bout with heroin withdraw, Michael knew his prayer had been answered and he started to attend church. It wasn’t long after he heard the gospel message that he began to confess that Jesus is Lord and Savior of his life. Michael was sentenced and served the next 2 ½ years upstate at Mahanoy State Prison. He never looked back. Michael continued every step of his life in devotion to God through Jesus Christ. In 2004 he entered the Jubilee Ministries Christian Discipleship Program where he attended Freedom in Christ Fellowship. He quickly began attending small groups and prayer groups as well as helping out within our local ministries. Jesus was shaping him. For the next six years he worked for the program as the house supervisor. During this time he fell in love with the pastor’s daughter. And in 2009 Deborah became his wife. Within two years they had their first daughter Lydia. Freedom in Christ’s pastor, Daniel Miller, also Michael’s father-in-law was called by God to step down from pastoring. After some time and a tug on Michaels heart. God revealed Michael as the new pastor on October 7th of 2013. The next year Michael and Deborah had their second daughter Nora. Michael’s interest are Jesus, his family and his community. He has a heart for those who are hurting in addiction and the homeless. If you would like to hear more of his story, are struggling with an addiction, or know someone who is he would be happy to talk with you. Please feel free to contact him via:

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  • I appreciate our loving family atmosphere coupled with good Biblical messages.
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