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Welcome to The Front Church

The Front Church is a new non-denominational Christian church in the southern part of the Salt Lake Valley. New? Not particularly religious? From another tradition? We are preparing for all sorts of company. We can’t wait for your 0-12 year old kids to experience KidFront. We think they’ll love it! Come no strings attached. We can’t wait to meet you!

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"Not a Building" - What is Church Part 1

[April 14, 2024] “What is Church? More than four walls.” Our Lead Pastor Nate Ray kicks off our new teaching series around this foundational question. In Matthew 16, Jesus defines church, clarifies the messiah he will be, and clarifies the mission his people will be about. As we dive in, we’ll discover buried treasure. We’ll find our definitions challenged and expanded; we’ll remember whose church this is, and what Jesus promises: not even death can overcome what he’s up to in the world.

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    "The Exodus Story"

    [April 7, 2024] This week, Amber Hicks shares from the Exodus story. Throughout the Bible God shows himself to be just, but also loving, merciful, patient and slow to anger. These qualities are highlighted through the Exodus story and God’s interactions with Pharaoh. Have you ever wondered why God hardens Pharaoh’s heart? Asking questions about the Bible helps to challenge and grow our faith. The story of the Exodus and the 10 plagues, when God delivered His people from slavery in Egypt, climaxes in the event of the Passover. This foreshadows Jesus Christ, who becomes “the Passover Lamb.”

    What is your next step? Fill out a Digital Connect Card and let us know. 

      "A Living Hope" - Easter 2024

      [March 31, 2024] You don’t want to miss Pastor Nate’s powerful Easter message. The Christian story is not a story of escape to heaven, but of the invasion of heaven, into our broken lives and into our broken world. Easter invites us into living hope – our God hasn’t abandoned the world, but is at work in the world; our God hasn’t abandoned us, but is at work in us. Brokenness doesn’t have the last word; death doesn’t have the last word. Restoration has the final word; life has the final word; God has the final word.

      What is your next step? Fill out a Digital Connect Card and let us know. 

      Curious about the big story of the Christian faith? Be sure to check out the 5 week teaching series, The Big Story

        "The God Who Descends" - Good Friday 2024

        [March 29, 2024] Good Friday unites us with the church historically and globally. Christians for millennia, from different cultures, languages, and people groups, on this day have remembered Jesus’ death on the cross. What makes it good? Why remember such a day? Join us this evening for our Good Friday service, as our Lead Pastor Nate shares the message, “The God Who Descends.”

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          "Sent Together to Heal" - The Big Story Part 5

          [March 24, 2024] This week our Lead Pastor Nate Ray teaches the final installment of our teaching series, “The Big Story” with the message, “Sent Together to Heal.” The big story of the Bible is not a story of escape to heaven, but a story of the invasion of heaven, in our lives and in our world. New to Jesus’ story? New to the Bible? Been a Christian for a minute, but don’t feel like you know what to say when trying to share Jesus’ story with someone else? This teaching series is the perfect series for you!

          What is your next step? Fill out a Digital Connect Card and let us know. 

          Curious about baptism? Watch “Why Baptism?” – a message Pastor Nate gave on Nov 12, 2023 at The Front Church.

          Want to dig a little deeper? Find recommended resources here.

          [This teaching series is inspired by the work of James Choung. You can learn more about James Choung and The Big Story here.]

            "Restored for Better" - The Big Story Part 4

            [March 17, 2024] Should Jesus’ definition of the gospel inform our understanding of the gospel? How did Jesus define the gospel? This week our Lead Pastor Nate Ray continues our teaching series, “The Big Story” with the message, “Restored for Better.” New to Jesus’ story? New to the Bible? Been a Christian for a minute, but don’t feel like you know what to say when trying to share Jesus’ story with someone else? This teaching series is the perfect series for you!

            Want to dig a little deeper? Find recommended resources here.

            [This teaching series is inspired by the work of James Choung. You can learn more about James Choung and The Big Story here.]

              "What about the Old Testament?" - The Big Story Part 3

              [March 10, 2024] This week our Lead Pastor Nate Ray continues our teaching series, “The Big Story.” New to Jesus’ story? New to the Bible? Been a Christian for a minute, but don’t feel like you know what to say when trying to share Jesus’ story with someone else? This teaching series is the perfect series for you! This week, Nate addresses one of the biggest sections of scripture, and the most neglected, when we talk about the big story: “What about the Old Testament?” Follow along with us; you’ll be glad you did. 

              Want to dig a little deeper? Find recommended resources here.

              [This teaching series is inspired by the work of James Choung. You can learn more about James Choung and The Big Story here.]

                "Church Plant Sunday" (and a special announcement)

                [March 3, 2024] Our apologies for the technical difficulties with our livestream today; here is today’s message. This week, we take a break from our series, “The Big Story,” for Church Planting Sunday. You won’t want to miss this special Sunday, with guest Brent Peterson, who is planting Summit 419 Church in Coalville, UT. And you won’t want to miss our special announcement near the end about The Front Church (the 22:21 marker).

                  "Damaged by Evil" - The Big Story Part 2

                  [February 26, 2024] New to the Christian story? From another tradition? Been a Christian for a minute, but don’t feel like you know what to say when trying to share Jesus’ story with someone else? This is the perfect series for you! This past Sunday our livestream didn’t work. While we work to resolve this problem, we feel the content of this message series is so important. If you weren’t able to join us in person, our Lead Pastor Nate did something a bit unconventional and video-recorded a version of the message he gave on Sunday especially for you. He continues our teaching series, “The Big Story.” Follow along with us; you’ll be glad you did.

                  Want to dig a little deeper? Find recommended resources here.

                  [This teaching series is inspired by the work of James Choung. You can learn more about James Choung and The Big Story here.]

                    "Wanting a Better World" - The Big Story Part 1

                    [February 18, 2024] This week our Lead Pastor Nate Ray kicks off our new teaching series, “The Big Story.” New to Jesus’ story? New to the Bible? Been a Christian for a minute, but don’t feel like you know what to say when trying to share Jesus’ story with someone else? This teaching series is the perfect series for you! Follow along with us; you’ll be glad you did.

                    Want to dig a little deeper? Find recommended resources here.

                    [This teaching series is inspired by the work of James Choung. You can learn more about James Choung and The Big Story here.]

                      "Tools for Reading the Bible" - New Years Eve

                      [December 31, 2023] Our Lead Pastor Nate has to call an audible – the person scheduled to give the message is sick. And so on this New Year’s Eve, Nate walks through some suggestions on how to read the Bible this coming year, and shares how he reads the Bible devotionally. He ends with a moment specific for the kids of The Front. Watch and be encouraged.

                      Resources for establishing a routine of reading the Bible this coming year:

                      Suggested Kids Bible Story books can be found at the bottom of The Front’s KidFront page on our website.

                      If Baptism Doesn't "Save," Why Baptism?

                      [November 12, 2023] “What do you believe about baptism?” It’s a common question we get from people who are checking out The Front Church. Baptism doesn’t “save” us, and Pastor Nate explains, but baptism connects us to a story that is bigger than us: Jesus’ story. In baptism, we tell Jesus’ story, we hear Jesus’ story, and we join Jesus’ story. This is the perfect baptism 101 message if you’ve ever been curious or wondered, or are new to the Christian faith and have some questions about baptism. Watch and be encouraged.

                      Is the Bible Anti-Women? - How (Not) to Read the Bible

                      “Doesn’t the Bible say women aren’t supposed to speak in church? What’s the deal with verses like that? Isn’t the Bible misogynistic?” Our Lead Pastor Nate Ray continues our teaching series, “How (Not) to Read the Bible,” by looking at these very questions. It’s important for us to understand how the Bible actually works: when we see the big storyline of the Bible, and the context surrounding verses like these, we might be surprised to discover they’re not saying what we think they are. Watch and join us through our series.

                      February 19, 2023

                      He's Not Far (Message)

                      No matter our traditions, we all come with a view of God: who God is, what God is like, what God thinks of me, what God thinks of them, what God is doing in the world. Jesus is always inviting us to reshape our views of God around Him, and to do so in community. Our Lead Pastor Nate Ray shares from Luke 18:9-14.

                      September 12, 2021