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: Walker, Calvary EFC
When: Tuesdays, every other month (noon to 2:00)
Contact: Mark Widman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Duluth, Rock Hill Community Church – Gateway Format
When: First Thursday of the month, 9:00 am – noon (starting February 2019) (every 3rd month meet in person at Rock Hill. Video conferencing other months.
Contact: Dave Addink, email@example.com
Where: Balaton, Skandia EFC
When: 3rd Thursday of the month, 9:00 am – noon
Contact: Ryan Petersen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Twin Cities Metro
Where: Minneapolis, North Central District Office
When: Last Tuesday of the month, 9:00am–12:30pm
Contact: Dave Linde, email@example.com
West Central #1
Where: Sauk Centre, Jitter’s Coffee Shop
When: 4th Tuesday of the month, 1:00 pm
Contact: Eric Uggerud, firstname.lastname@example.org
West Central #2
West Central #3
Where: Buffalo EFC
When: (Not meeting currently – if interested, contact Dan)
Contact: Dan Osborn, equipperDO@wevfree.org
Ordination Discussion Group
Where: Mound EFC
When: Monthly, Tuesdays 9:00 – noon
Contact: Dave Abernethy, email@example.com
(contact Dave for specific date)
711 10th Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55415