Discussion Groups

Licensing Discussion Groups are designed for men and women who are working toward licensing or certification.  These small learning communities are led by EFCA-ordained mentors, and focus on the meaning and life application of the theological themes of the EFCA Statement of Faith.  Most of the groups combine teaching and discussion, and most of the mentors encourage or require the participants to submit a draft version of a portion of the paper they are writing to be critiqued by the group.

You can watch some personal testimonies about the value of these groups.

Current discussion groups are below, listed by regions. Check with the contact person to be sure the information listed here is current.


Where: Refuge Church, Zimmerman
When: 2nd Thursday of the month (10 am-noon)
Contact: Patrick Drury 

North Central

Where:  Walker, Calvary EFC
When:  Tuesdays, every other month (noon to 2:00)
April 18 and June 6 – location – TBD).
Contact:  Mark Widman,  


Where:  Near Detroit Lakes, Lake Eunice EFC (meeting place is negotiable)
When:  2nd Monday of the month, 9:30am—12:30pm
Contact:  Dennis Wadsworth, hope4fertile@hotmail.com 


Where: Trinity EFC, Plainview
When: Tuesdays, 1-4 pm (actual date varies – contact Ty for details)|
Contact: Tyrone Spenst,

Southwest #1

Where: Balaton, Skandia EFC
When: 2nd Thursday of the month, 9:00 am – noon
Contact:  Don LeClere  marshefc@starpoint.net

Southwest #2

Where: Mankato
When: contact Greg for details
Contact:  Greg Spencer,  

 Twin Cities Metro

Where:  Minneapolis, North Central District Office
When:  4th Tuesday of the month, 9:00am–12:30pm
Contact:  Dave Linde

West Central #1

Where:  Sauk Centre, Jitter’s Coffee Shop
When: 4th Tuesday of the month, 1:00 pm
Contact: Eric Uggerud  euggerud@gmail.com

West Central #2

Where: Olivia, Grace Community Church
When: 3rd Thursday of the month, 10:00am-12:00 noon
Contact: Brian Swedburg, 

West Central #3

Where:  Buffalo EFC
When: 3rd Tuesday of the month, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Contact: Dan Osborn,

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