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Pastors' Teaching Conference
October 10-11, 2016

Responding Well to the Bible, to People, and to Current Issues
Greg Strand, Executive Director of Theology and Credentialing, EFCA

To Register:
For more information: download the Brochure

The Bible is our unchanging foundation. But how do we know we understand the Bible rightly?  And how do we connect the Bible’s teaching with real-life situations and persons?  How do we adapt the unchanging truth of Scripture to a rapidly changing culture around us?

Greg Strand will help us stay sharp on questions such as these.  Greg will address, in an interactive format, a number of Biblical, theological, and ethical issues important to our day and to the health of our churches.

Date: October 10-11, 2016
Begins: Monday, noon
Ends:    Tuesday, 3:30 pm

Location: Camp Shamineau, Motley, MN

Cost:    $85 per person ($105 after 9/24)
$75 if lodging off site  ($95 after 9/24)

Cost includes programming, four meals and  one night’s lodging. Participants are responsible to bring bedding, towels, and toiletries. Dress is casual.


Missions Update: September 2016
Louisiana Flooding

Pastoral Care Encouragement: September 2016
Returning to Ground Zero

Faith Community Nursing: September 2016
How a Faith Community Nurse can make a difference to pastors, churches, and communities.  

Zipline Newsletter -  July/August 2016

Calendar Dates

2016 NCD Annual Conference
Dr. Gary Hoag  Connecting Faith & Work


Spiritual Warfare in Our Future Together

By Dan Moose

Spiritual warfare is a fact of life for followers of Jesus.  We may differ about how we specifically engage in that warfare, but we all agree that we are in a spiritual battle.  As we look ahead to the future of our district, we must keep this reality in mind and be equipped to engage the battle.  It may well grow worse as time goes on.  We can’t look at life and ministry only on the physical-material level.

We are living in this world but are not of this world.  Our citizenship is in heaven, and our Lord and King is Jesus, who defeated Satan the prince and power of this world at Calvary.  It is normal, then, for the prince of this world to be at odds with us as followers of Jesus, but we do not need to fear the spiritual warfare.  We are the children of God who are joint heirs with Jesus Christ, sealed and filled with the Holy Spirit.  God says we are ‘more than conquerors through Him who loves us’ (Rom. 8:37) and ‘greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world’ (1 Jn. 4:4).  We know that in Jesus Christ we are overcomers and we know the promises and power of our God.  So how do we not let spiritual warfare take away our joy and peace or defeat us?

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