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Why Expository

If you scan through our selection of sermons on our website or Youtube, you’ll find that we’ve only preach from a few books of the Bible in a given year.


Our conviction at Faithway is to preach through books of the Bible. If you stick around the church long enough, you’ll certainly hear us talk about expository preaching. So, what is it? Pastor Schwanke likes to refer to expository preaching as “Red Meat for the Soul.” Expository preaching makes the main idea of the passage the main idea of the sermon. A sermon can be one verse or an entire book of the Bible as long as the focus of the biblical passage is the main focus of the sermon. This is the main goal of expository preaching: to expose what the Bible says to the church.


Sermons usually last around 45 minutes and are packed with material for reflection. Our sermon series regularly alternate between the Old and New Testaments. All preaching is driven by the Gospel, the Bible’s main message of God saving sinners through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Why Congregational Worship?

At Faithway Baptist Church, we desire our music ministry to be focused on our God, doctrinally correct, worshipful from the heart, and joyful. Our music includes a blend of old and new songs in various musical styles. It is primarily congregational in nature, supplemented with specials by various ensembles/choirs and other gifted individuals. The music in our worship service should always be presented in such a way that it actively leads people to engage in worship, not to just sit through a musical performance. We desire that every song that is sung by the congregation or played by an instrument be done to glorify God and edify our Faithway Family.

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