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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 […]
I am delighted to announce that Todd Brooks has been appointed by the Church Planting Board to the position of “Interim Church Planting Missionary” for Missouri/Arkansas, filling the place most recently held by Al Frank. Todd brings great experience to this position since he has already served in a number of important district and mission […]
Larry Austin will be returning from Sabbatical on Monday, August 26. His series of reflections this past Spring regarding the Sabbath and A. J. Swoboda’s book “Subversive Sabbath: The Surprising Power of Rest in a Non-Stop World” are now available as blog posts at this link. You’ll want to start at the bottom of the list and work your way up (they are in reverse date order, so newest entry is first).
Welcome back, Larry!!!
Barnes just called to say my blood test this morning shows my white blood cells at normal level of 7,000! Long way from 644,000 on May 29.
All my blood levels look good and doctors are happy with progress!
Gloria a Dios!
Dear Friends and Supporters of Mark and Carol Doss, It is with many mixed emotions that I announce that Mark and Carol Doss are leaving our Central District Staff on September 30 and will be starting a new chapter in their life when Mark becomes the Iowa Representative for the Capitol Ministries. My full letter […]
Dear Friends and Supporters of Al and Terri Frank, It is with many mixed emotions that I announce that Al and Terri Frank are leaving our Central District Staff on July 31 and will be starting a new chapter of their ministry at the Village Bible Church (EFC) in Bella Vista. My full letter with […]
I hope you have enjoyed these weeks of reflection and meditation on the excellent book by A. J. Swoboda. It has been rich for me—a persistent sabbath maker of almost twenty-five years. Sabbath cuts across the grain of my upbringing, personality and gifts. Giving myself to a regular rhythm of sabbath has been both grueling and grace-giving. It has been a journey of obedience. Today I start two months of…
Brad is unable to attend EFCAOne this week due to treatment, but provides an update today: Praise God! Patty and I are at Barnes outpatient and my blood test just came back showing my white blood cell count is at 328k and it was 644k 3 weeks ago. Today is my 4th infusion of immunotherapy […]