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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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Dreams and Expectations Interrupted (Message)

Our Lead Pastor Nate Ray kicks off our new teaching series, “Christmas Interrupted.” We take a look at Joseph, a character in the Christmas story whose dreams and expectations for his life are violently interrupted by two words: “I’m pregnant.” What do we do when our dreams and expectations for our imagined life are so violently interrupted? What do we do when the interruption is so fierce we can’t imagine a future beyond it? Sometimes the only thing that will suffice in these moments is a word from God. That’s what happens with Joseph in Matthew 1:18-25. We invite you to look at this story with us with fresh eyes.

December 4, 2022

The Source of Our New Life (Message)

Do you ever feel “ungrounded?” Do you feel like life is moving too fast and getting your bearings seems to be an impossibility? What if this holiday season could be an opportunity to (re)discover practices that ground you? This week, our Lead Pastor Nate shares about an encounter with Jesus, recorded for us in Luke’s Gospel (Luke 17:11-19) and offers some reflections and suggestions as we enter the Christmas season. Watch and be encouraged.

November 27, 2022

Bo Corbin - Guest Speaker (Message)

This week The Front Church has a guest speaker. Watch and be encouraged as Bo Corbin, our very own Pastoral Resident, gives the message, “After God’s Own Heart.”

November 20, 2022

Happy are the Persecuted - The Good Life Week 9 (Message)

This week, our Lead Pastor Nate wraps up our teaching series, “The Good Life,” by looking at Jesus’ most perplexing words in His happiness manifesto: “Happy are the persecuted” (Mt 5:10). How could this possibly be? Could it be we’ve so squeezed out any element of suffering from our definition of “the good life” that we lack an imagination for how this is even possible? Our personal versions of “the good life” don’t seem to be helping the happiness statistics or the depression rates. So just what exactly is Jesus saying here, and how does He define “the good life?” Watch and be encouraged.

November 13, 2022

Happy are the Peacemakers - The Good Life Week 8 (Message)

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God makes His peace with us to make His peace through us. Our Lead Pastor Nate continues teaching through our series, “The Good Life,” by looking at Jesus’ words, “Happy are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” In this message, Nate explores a common place of tension – the workplace – and what it might mean to be a peacemaker in our own workplaces. The workplace is a microcosm of the many other spaces where we’re called to be peace-makers: our homes, our neighborhoods, our country, and our world.

November 6, 2022

Happy are the Pure (in Heart) - The Good Life Week 7 (Message)

Our Lead Pastor Nate continues teaching through our series, “The Good Life.” In the middle of Jesus’ head-scratching happiness manifesto, Jesus says, “Happy are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” It’s important that we realize how this works. If we don’t realize how it works to be “pure in heart,” these words will become a weight, a burden too heavy to bear. And that misunderstanding will lead to feelings of hopelessness, like we’ll never measure up. We’ve already noted Jesus isn’t in the market for extensive religious resumes; he’s not actually interested in those at all. So what does Jesus mean by His words? Jesus knows we don’t need a reformed heart; we need a new heart – a heart transplant – and that’s exactly what He’s come to do. Watch and be encouraged.

October 30, 2022

Happy are the Merciful - The Good Life Week 6 (Message)

Mercy is not the currency of our culture; shame and unforgiveness are. Shame and unforgiveness are used as the tools to effect change for those not in our “tribe,” whether that be a political tribe, a religious tribe, or any sort of idealogical tribe. We get away with our use of shame and unforgiveness by calling it “justice,” but for most of our culture, it’s justice without a path towards redemption. This way of effecting change works, but only for a minute… It’s not the way Jesus effects change or invites us to effect change. The currency of Jesus’ culture is mercy. Watch as our Lead Pastor Nate continues our teaching series on The Good Life.

October 23, 2022

Happy are those Hungry and Thirsty for God's Justice - The Good Life Week 5 (Message)

How can it be that those who hunger and thirst for God’s justice will be satisfied (Matthew 5:6)? A simple look at our world – its injustices, suffering, and brokenness – would seem to indicate those longing for God’s justice would be dissatisfied. Where are You God? In fact, some look at the injustice, suffering, and brokenness of our world as evidence there is no God. What does Jesus mean by His words in Matthew 5:6? Are these words about the future? Can these be words about our present reality in the midst of the injustice, suffering, and brokenness? Our Lead Pastor Nate reflects on these words of Jesus; take a listen.

October 16, 2022

Happy are the Humble - The Good Life Week 4 (Message)

Misplaced confidence can be a dangerous thing. It can take you places… the wrong places. In Matthew 5:5, Jesus says, “Happy are the humble.” To be humble doesn’t mean to lack confidence; to be humble means to properly place your confidence. Our Lead Pastor Nate takes a look at the life of Peter, who is the perfect example of both misplaced and properly placed confidence. Take a listen.

October 9, 2022

Happy are the Sad - The Good Life Week 3 (Message)

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” What could Jesus have meant by these words in his strange happiness manifesto? In this message, our Lead Pastor Nate explores some possibilities and takes a look at a few reasons God’s people should mourn. Could it be the first step towards our healing is our mourning? Take a listen.

October 2, 2022

Jesus Doesn’t Push Us Away; He Invites Us In

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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