Blog – 2 Columns
“The whole point of the life God has given us is to become human beings that love. That’s the goal: to love God and love others. Which means if we haven’t learned to love on God’s terms, then we have missed the point of our one life, no matter what else we’ve accomplished. If love […]
I have become all things to all people, that by all means, I might save some. I do it all for the sake of the Gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings. 1 Corinthians. 9:22-23 Families all over the world have been battling the Coronavirus. Walk with me through a few of […]
Transformation: Repenting of Evangelical Gnosticism Imago Dei is the Latin phrase meaning ‘Made in the image of God”. This phrase is at the core of the Multi-Cultural ministry. Yesterday I was on a Zoom call with two Asian pastors. They have members of their church working at a processing plant that was impacted by Covid-19. […]
When Jesus said to them “I Am He”, they drew back and fell to the ground. John 18:6 Our family has studied the 7 “I AM” statements of Jesus during the stay in home culture for the last 39 days. This small verse in John 18 gives us a preview of ‘every knee shall bow […]
“For everyone in the ancient world, the cross was a very public display, a demonstration of the Rome’s power and judgment: this is what happens to enemies of Rome. In addition to inflicting pain, it was meant as a mark of public shame. No one would want to be associated with a crucified criminal. Russell […]
“Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in […]
The EFCA Central District is providing this guidance to church leaders regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to assist in determining appropriate responses to the issues related to the spread of this virus. This guidance is not to be confused with nor is it intended in any way to supersede competent medical advice.
Due to different size churches…
I believe with all my heart and soul that the Church will be victorious. Regardless of our stumblings we are …
Randy Scheil, who was pastor at Stonebridge Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has joined the team at the EFCA Central District. Read more about his new role.
We are excited to announce our Director of Student Ministries, J.D. Abell! There were several key elements we sensed the Lord wanted for us, both as a church family and for our staff team dynamic. So we searched for an individual that loved Jesus, loved people, loved students, had a clear heart for evangelism and […]
As you know, the Central District EFCA Transition Team was tasked with finding a suitable candidate for District Superintendent to replace Dr. Calvin Swan at the 2020 District Conference. We are pleased to announce the selection of Rev. Mike Shields to be placed in nomination for District Superintendent! Mike brings 27 years of ministry in […]