ABOUT US

A Message From Pastor Russ

What makes a church unique?  The church is not just a structure made of bricks and mortar, it is so much more.  It is not a perfect place for perfect people.  It is a place filled with messy people living messy lives, who are forgiven by grace.  We have been extended grace so freely we must then extend grace freely to others. 

 

What I LOVE about the church IS THAT IT IS MORE than a building and programs.  It is where people come together and live as family.  From my own personal experience, there are no perfect families just as there are no perfect churches.  

 

At Alliance Friends Church we are a group of people who choose to come together to live as a family of faith.  We share a love for God and a love for one another.  We all have different personalities and gifts and we sometimes disagree, but we always love.  

 

There is always room for one more at the table.  If you are looking for a church where you will be loved and accepted please consider coming to AFC.  We extend grace and welcome you into our family!  

- Pastor Russ Gumm

John 13:34-35

Meet Our Team

Russ Gumm

Lead Pastor

Debbie Noble

Executive Pastor 

Dominic

Mariano

Children & Family Pastor

Christine Woolf

Next Generation Director

Allie Noble

Worship & Media Director

Hannah Miller

Office Manager/Administrative Assistant

Lisa Rich

Business Administrator 

Heidi Shreve 

Children & Family Assistant 

Terry Wahl 

Facility Manager

Brenda Lopez

Receptionist

Mike Geiger

Custodian

Our Core Values

THE CORE CONVICTION

of Alliance Friends Church is that Jesus Christ can speak directly to every person and meet their deepest needs: "There is only One Mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus" (I Timothy 2:5). As a young man George Fox (1624-91), our human founder, sought for truth and inquired of many priests of his day where he might find it. Fox found truth for himself on Pendle Hill, England. After this personal encounter with The One who called Himself "The Way, The Truth, and The Life" (John 14:6). Fox started a movement that has always had results way bigger than its numbers. Out of that central conviction many of our beliefs and practices flow: that every born again believer is a minister (1 Peter 2:9), that we don't depend on any human teacher to teach us truth (1 John 2:27), and that both sexes may minister equally (Galatians 3:28), and so forth.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

is to Experience God and Connect. Loving relationships centered in Jesus are what we are all about. As Friends, we take our name seriously: "But I have called you Friends..." (Jesus in John 15:15). Spiritual friendships and fellowship in the early church were strong (Acts 2:42-47). These can actually make us resistant to the deceitfulness and hardening of sin (Hebrews 3:12-14). They are encouraged to prevent falling away as some will do as the harsh end times approach (Hebrews 10:24-25). The way we treat others in the church is a mirror image of the way we treat Him (Matthew 10:40; I John 4:19-21).

VISION & PRIORITIES

at Alliance Friends Church we want to build up people in Christ so they may build up others in Him. (Ephesians 4:11-16; II Timothy 2:2).

1. WORSHIP - Daily pray for and expect the presence and love of Jesus to be powerfully experienced in my worship - group and private. (Matthew 18:19, 20).

2. BIBLE READING - Meditate on God's Word at least ten minutes per day (2 Timothy 3:16,17).

3. FRIENDSHIP EVANGELISM - Concentrate time, love, and prayer on one unsaved or unchurched friend this year to help them continually move closer to Jesus (John 1:40-42).

4. PRAYER & WITNESSING - Daily ask and watch for God's "exceeding abundant" work in my life . . . and then TELL someone about it (Ephesians 3:20).

5. FELLOWSHIP & DISCIPLESHIP - Join or continue participation in a Christ-centered small group (Hebrew 3:12-14; 10:24,25).

FAITH & PRACTICE

Click below to read Alliance Friends Church-Eastern Region 'Faith and Practice'.