On this page we what to share Events, staff changes, and any other exciting news in the churches of the Central District. If you have any news please share with us here!
Are you a college graduate looking for more ministry experience, a master’s degree, and leadership training in a ministry context of your choice? Consider applying for The Residency at Hidden Acres!
Does your church currently or have plans to provide English language training for immigrants in your community? EFCA’s ReachGlobal ESL Ministry Team provides training for churches to equip your leaders and teachers to teach English as a Second Language.
Building Bridges with English is a five-week, online training…
Do you often struggle to know how to best support those who are hurting in your church body? Do widows present one of the most challenging groups because of the deep loss they’ve incurred? Do you want to follow scriptures’ admonition to care for the “widow, orphan, and sojourner among you,” but feel inadequate as to how to even begin?
Lynne Hoeksema has been a long-time member of EFCA Central churches and is currently a part of the new Greenbelt Community Church plant in Clive. Lynne was called by God to begin…
“Hey Chap, do you have a second?” This is one of my favorite sentences in the world. One because it’s comical. Every time I hear that sentence, I know I’m busy for the next hour at least. Two, because it means that someone wants to have a meaningful conversation about life, God, and how the […]
Carl Greene is a PhD Candidate at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School conducting dissertation research surrounding rural ministry and reaching baby boomers with the gospel message, specifically in the Midwest. He is seeking congregants/pastors who would be willing to participate in an interview and open the door to a better understanding of how to winsomely reach this age group which is becoming increasingly spiritually sensitive.
Scott Shaw (Director of Family Ministries at Living Hope Church in Jefferson City, MO) and his father-in-law Larry Jones (Pastor at Hermann Evangelical Free Church in Harmann, MO) have written an eBook of daily devotion and study titled “Leaning on the Lord”. Scott and Larry want to make this book available to all people in EFCA […]
“So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” Galatians 6:10
There’s nothing better than seeing God at work. In Cedar Rapids, Iowa, God’s been taking people from overwhelmed to overjoyed the last few months thanks to many of you.
Over the last eight weeks…
As many of you know on June 4th, 2019 Brad Wos Our EFCA Central All People Director was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia or CLL. This diagnosis came as a result of a routine physical in May that revealed Brad’s spleen was 3 inches enlarged, Brad is on his bike 100-125 miles a week and […]
I am a black man, foreign-born in Ethiopia, and married to a white woman from Kansas. To talk about racism for me can be more complicated than I thought. After a lot of thought and many attempts to write, I decided to share my experience as a black man and leaving the rest to my […]
By George Tluanga (EFCA Pastor of Columbia Mizo Church, 29 August 2020) “Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness… So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him.” (Genesis 1:26, 27) “From one man he made every nation of men that they […]
By Renato Jimenez, Summit EFCA Multicultural Director & Central District Hispanic Director The world is changing and with these changes opportunities to share the gospel are all around us. We have a lot of work ahead of us as people need to hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Our main prayer is that […]
“For my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no waters.” Jeremiah 2:13 The Gospel and Race “I lament and repent of racism as a white […]