Missions on a Napkin

Greetings in Christ. In January, ReachGlobal hosted a mission leadership network event. This event is for all key mission leaders in a local church and is worth considering attending next year. Several of the ReachGlobal leadership were at the conference. They did a...

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Fresh Start for your Missions

Dear Pastors and Mission Leaders, Greetings in Christ. January is a good time to look ahead and begin to think about what you would like to see happen with missions in your church. What is the next step that you can take? What would be a fresh start for your mission...

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Ideas for Christmas

Greetings in Christ. December is a wonderful month to end the calendar year by caring for your missionaries and growing your mission team. How can you bless your missionaries and your mission team this month? Discuss with your mission team what you can do for your...

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2023 Fall Teaching Conference Recap

  After a year’s hiatus, the North Central District’s Fall Teaching Conference kicked off in a big way. We invited Dr. Scott Manetsch, the Chair of the Church History Department and Professor of Church History at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He shared...

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Persecution of Christians

The first Sunday of November is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Each year I remind churches to pray in November for persecuted Christians. You can pray, you can preach, you can show a video, and you can show a power-point. In July 2023, John...

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NCD Strategic Plan

Our family of churches exists to glorify God by multiplying transformational churches among all people. Believing we are better together, our district seeks to serve pastors, church leaders, and churches as they pursue this calling. Updated in 2023, this strategic...

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Inside Information on Missions

Dear Pastors and Mission Leaders, Greetings in Christ. In September, I was part of a two-day summit with the ReachGlobal CONNECT team. Their mission is to want to connect the local Evangelical Free church to the work of ReachGlobal. Here are some of the highlights...

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Mission Update for Your Team

Dear Pastors and Mission Leaders, Greetings in Christ. September always comes quickly. It is time to meet again with your mission team. Here are some topics to discuss this month with your mission team. Crisis Response just started a giving account for the Maui fire....

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EFCA ONE Mission Highlights

Dear Pastors and Mission Leaders, Greetings in Christ. This past June held the first in-person EFCA ONE Conference in four years. It was great being together and hearing updates from around the world. In this letter I want to highlight some of what I heard from...

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