October 18, 2018

Church in community

In this episode of the Three Sides podcast we focus on the unique partnerships that exist among three distinct congregations in Rockford, Ill.

We hear from Rev. Brent Dahlseng, senior pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Loves Park; Rev. Rob James, pastor of GPS Faith Community in Machesney Park; and Rev. Maurice West, pastor of West Side Church of God in Christ in Rockford.

The three pastors share the motivation behind the creation of these partnerships, the joys of being in ministry together and the challenges they’ve encountered along the way. Each discusses how their congregations have adapted over time to respond to the needs of both their immediate communities and the larger community they share.