Loving Your Community: Stephen Viars

When it comes to loving their communities, churches can get a bad rap for saying no until they have to say yes. But three decades as a pastor have made author Stephen Viars reconsider: Their church longs to move into indispensable roles that wrap arms around the entire community. Grab ideas to live in can’t-miss ways in your own zipcode.

What if your church—and your life—were known for their radical kindness? Pastor Stephen Viars chats about radical, community-altering outreach. View Show Notes →
Is your church's outreach irresistible? Author Stephen Viars thinks it can be! Find ideas to dive wholeheartedly into the heartbeat of your community. View Show Notes →
Pastor Stephen Viars' church chooses indispensable roles to wrap arms around the whole community. Grab irresistible ways to love people in your own zipcode. View Show Notes →

Meet Series Guests

Stephen Viars

Dr. Steve Viars has served at Faith Church in Lafayette, IN since 1987. Pastor Viars leads and equips Faith Church as Senior Pastor with a focus on preaching and teaching God’s Word and using his organizational skills in guiding the implementation of the Faith Church mission and vision. He oversees the staff, deacons, and all Faith Church ministries. Dr. Viars serves on the boards of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, Biblical Counseling Coalition, Vision of Hope, and the Faith Community Development Corporation. Steve is the author, co-author, or contributor to six books and numerous booklets. He and his wife, Kris, were married in 1982 and have two married daughters, a son, and four grandchildren.