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!!!
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 […]
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 […]
Our Multi-cultural Director, Brad Wos, was recently hospitalized for 10 days. Here’s his story from his online newsletter sent out today… Dear Praying Friends, “May it never be that I should boast except in the cross of Jesus Christ.” Galatians 6:14 For over 36 years, I have planned mission trips to follow the Lord. For […]
Follow up on Mark and Nina Kiekhaefer in Jefferson City, MO. EFCA ReachGlobal Crisis Response is providing support for Mark and Nina. You can read about it here: https://reachglobalcrisisresponse.wordpress.com/2019/05/24/for-good/. You will find opportunity to provide financial support for Mark and Nina in this story as well.
This weekend while we enjoy the longer time away from work, we also reflect on those who served in the military and sacrificed whether through separation, a life devoted to our country, or giving their lives to protect our freedoms. These are men and women placed their lives on the line so that the rest […]