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Dustin Folden

Dustin Folden B.S - Electrical Engineering, Purdue University M.Div. - Faith Bible Seminary Pastor Dustin Folden and his wife Trisha joined the Pastoral Staff in 2010. They have two children, Sawyer and Mackenna who absolutely love children’s...Read More
  • Grace in Discipline

    July 5, 2015 | by Dustin Folden
    → Click to view the Sermon Outline http://faithlafayette.org/west/worship/faith-groups/faith-group-studies “Blessing” in the patriarchal history represents God’s promise of: 1. Creation fruitfulness (abundance/prosperity/multiplication of descendants) 2. Dominion over the earth (the right to rule) 3. Life-giving relationship with the Creator God …that would come through ONE seed of the lineage of Abraham Genesis 28:10-11 - Then Jacob…Read More
  • Beth Hopper’s Funeral Service

    June 14, 2015 | by Dustin Folden
    In both her life and her death, Beth Hopper pointed others to Christ. View her funeral service above, or listen to Beth's personal testimony - given almost a year earlier on July 6, 2014 - of how God used the trial of incurable cancer in her life to give her a stronger faith in our…Read More
  • Friendships beyond Facebook

    April 26, 2015 | by Dustin Folden
    → Click to view the Sermon Outline   5 ways our friendships can be worshipful and marked by grace 1. Thinking humbly about yourself - (v3) a. Paul models humility even in his instruction b. Notice the focus on thinking for everyone Romans 12:3 - c. Notice the humility that comes from thinking about how…Read More
  • Strong Grace

    February 22, 2015 | by Dustin Folden
    → Click to view the Sermon Outline 3 aspects of our mission that require being strong in grace I.  Pass on what you have learned (v. 2) 2 Timothy 2:2 - The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to…Read More
  • Standing in Grace

    January 18, 2015 | by Dustin Folden
    → Click to view the Sermon Outline Blessing #1: We have peace with God (v. 1). Romans 5:1-2a - Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand… A. Even…Read More
  • Loving Our Neighbors by Fulfilling Your Calling in Christ

    December 28, 2014 | by Dustin Folden
    → Click to view the Sermon Outline Consider 4 ways that we can continue to Love Our Neighbors by Fulfilling Your Calling in Christ I. We must clothe ourselves with the righteousness of Christ (vv. 12-14) Colossians 3:12-14 - 12 So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a…Read More
  • Love Endures and Never Fails

    July 6, 2014 | by Dustin Folden
    → Click to view the Sermon Outline I. The meaning of endurance A. Definition of Endurance “to maintain a belief or course of action in the face of opposition, stand one’s ground, hold out, endure” Arndt, W., Danker, F. W., & Bauer, W. (2000). A Greek-English lexicon of the New Testament and other early Christian…Read More
  • Why Should I Care About Building Friendships?

    January 12, 2014 | by Dustin Folden
    On, Monday, January 6th, the Journal and Courier published an article with the headline-“’This is the place to come’-stuck travelers praise accommodations” The referent of “that place” for stuck travelers was the emergency shelter-Faith Community Center. The individual who made that comment, Nycole Harris, was making a journey from Atlanta to Chicago by way of…Read More
  • Preparing for Fall Ministry

    August 11, 2013 | by Dustin Folden
    Bulletin  PowerPoint Matthew 7:24-29 - “Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for…Read More
  • Eternal Security

    May 26, 2013 | by Dustin Folden
    I. Definition of Eternal Security The genuine believer’s presence with God is eternally permanent because it is God himself who has willed it, promised it, and has power to fulfill His Own Word and because God will never be separated from his Son Jesus Christ with whom believers are inseparably united. 1 Peter 1:3-5 -…Read More
  • Grace

    March 24, 2013 | by Dustin Folden
    Sermon Preview Please Note: the full transcript is available in the Manuscript link above. Sermon Outline 1. Continue to Discuss, Refine, and Implement Our Discipleship Process. 2. Organize and Launch Our New Cluster of Ministries at Faith West. 3. Work Together as a Church Family to Develop Our Next 5-Year Strategic Ministry Plan. I. Praise…Read More
  • Defining Your Mission-Being Conformed to the Image of Christ

    January 20, 2013 | by Dustin Folden
    Please Note: the full transcript is available in the Manuscript link above.  Sermon Preview   Sermon Outline Romans 8:28-29 - And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined…Read More
  • A Strong Focus

    December 30, 2012 | by Dustin Folden
    Please Note: the full transcript is available in the Manuscript link above.  3 Characteristics of a person with a strong focus 1.      A person with a strong focus studies the Law of the Lord a.      Because they have set their heart on it i.      Ezra 7:10 - For Ezra had set his heart to study…Read More
  • A Strong Promise

    December 2, 2012 | by Dustin Folden
    Please Note: the full transcript is available in the Manuscript link above.  Genesis 49:1-12 1 Then Jacob summoned his sons and said, “Assemble yourselves that I may tell you what will befall you in the days to come. 2 Gather together and hear, O sons of Jacob; and listen to Israel your father. 3 Reuben, you are my…Read More
  • Contributing to Our Core Strength Emphases

    August 19, 2012 | by Dustin Folden
    Please Note: the full transcript is available in the Manuscript link above.  I.              We are praying for a Spiritual Harvest a.    Based on the work God has already done b.    Without Ceasing II.            We are learning the Word of God a.    Filled with the Knowledge of his will b.    In all Spiritual Wisdom and understanding…Read More