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New District Superintendent Brian Farone

Brian Farone has been elected as the new district superintendent of the North Central District.  Delegates to the annual district conference voted for Brian by a 99 percent margin Tuesday morning.
Brian will begin his ministry on June 1st. He hopes to have his family moved and settled into a new residence in the Twin Cities in July.

Tom Mouw will continue to serve as superintendent through the month of May.

Let's join together in praising God for his faithful and generous gift of Brian and his family to our district.  Let's pray for them in this time of transition from California to Minnesota.

 Get acquainted with Brian. Click here to read his profile. 

2017 Annual District Conference

March 27-28, 2017
New Hope Church
The Church Today and Tomorrow
Speaker: Kevin Kompelmein, EFCA President

Audio and powerpoints from the sessions

May News & Resources

Missions Update: May 2017
Introducing the Los Pinos Nuevos Denomination in Cuba

Pastoral Care Encouragement: May 2017
A Painful Question

Faith Community Nursing: May 2017
Advance Care Planning

Zipline Newsletter -April 2017

Calendar Dates   



Why Move 2068 Miles?

By Brian Farone

moving mapAccording to Google Maps, it is 2068 miles from our old house in California to our new home in Minnesota. That. Is. A. Long. Way! 2068 miles…the drive alone sounds exhausting. (And our commute will actually be a bit longer, since our family is taking the scenic route through Austin, TX, so we can join other EFCA pastors and church leaders from around the world at EFCA One). Over the last few months, many people have asked me why we would make this move. Let me take a few moments, here at the beginning of my ministry, to share why we are moving from there to here.

Because God Has Called Us to the North Central District
First, our decision to move to Minnesota is the result of a deep conviction that God has called us to serve Him by serving the North Central District. A significant part of this conviction comes from an internal sense of calling, God’s leading in our hearts. More than that, our calling has been confirmed by those who know us best and solidified through the vote of the gathered pastors and church leaders at our recent NCD conference. These things come together to give us a strong, resilient belief that we are called to serve the pastors, church leaders, and churches of the NCD. I am thankful for this, since I imagine sometime in mid-January I will wake up on an icy morning and wonder, “What have we done?”

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