In Africa, we have a classic proverb that summarizes our Katy Trail Bike Across Missouri (BAM)… “If you want to go fast go alone, but if you want to go far then go together.” Patty and I drove to Clinton Missouri on Monday, June 7th to begin our Bike Across Missouri early on Tuesday morning. […]
Bike Across Missouri for Hispanic Church planting in Springdale Arkansas Last week our EFCA Central leaders Renato Jimenez and Mike Shields met a new special guest to our EFCA Central at the Des Moines International Airport. Claudio & Claudia Gutierrez are pictured here on the right with Renato & Nelly Jimenez and all their Children. […]
Thank you EFCA Central Family for your prayer and partnership to communicate the Love of Christ to All People in our Central District! Last Sunday night I had the great honor to preach on John 1:51 and Genesis 28 about 3rd Generation Immigrants. The picture on the right was one of our Zoom pics of […]
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.
“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 […]