Learn about the North Central District
2017 Annual District Conference
March 27-28, 2017
New Hope Church
The Church Today and Tomorrow
Speaker: Kevin Kompelmein, EFCA President
February News & Resources
Missions Update: February 2017
Short-Term Missions Survey
Pastoral Care Encouragement: February 2017
Suffering in Christ
Faith Community Nursing:
What is Faith Community Nursing?
Zipline Newsletter - January 2017
2016 Pastors' Teaching Conference Recap
Responding Well to the Bible, to People, and to Current Issues
Greg Strand, Executive Director of Theology and Credentialing, EFCA
Greg's powerpoint presentations and audio recordings are available here.
Transformational Influence Outside Our Four Walls
By Tom Mouw
Modeling godly character, making good work, ministering grace and love, molding culture, a mouthpiece for truth and justice, and a messenger of the gospel*—six M’s highlighting the significance of each person’s unique contribution to society through vocational and volunteer work. “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people” (Col 3:23).
Everyone is capable of doing excellent work and making a worthwhile contribution to society. And, as the Gospel impacts every area of life and its implications are realized, transformation occurs in individual lives, our communities, and the world. Good work brings health, safety, listening, maintenance, order, provision, and at times, reconciliation and restoration.
One of the most effective ways to contribute to and renew the culture we live in is through our daily contributions vocationally and voluntarily. God’s people can make the effort to grow together in lives of grace, humility, contrition, love, justice, and hope, admitting our own brokenness and letting others see the gospel at work within us. Awareness of God’s grace extended to us every day gives us hope and grace toward others.