Mission Booklets to Explore

Dear Pastors and Mission Leaders, Greetings in Christ. From time to time there are different mission booklets that I like to recommend. It is time again to recommend these mission related booklets that you will find helpful for your mission team and hopefully, for...

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Mission Team Reset November 2021

Dear Pastors and Mission Leaders, Greetings in Christ.  How is your mission team doing?  Do you need more members?  Do you even have a mission team?  Do you know the purpose for your mission team?  What are you supposed do to as a mission team?  Are you too busy with...

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Fall Teaching Conference 2021 Recap

The Fall Teaching Conference was held last week at Camp Shamineau.  Nick Perrin, president of TIU, was our speaker.  His messages focused on four "I am" sayings of Jesus in the Gospel of John:  I am ... the bread, the light of the world, the good shepherd, and the...

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Welcoming Andrea Tyson to our NCD Staff!

  The North Central District has many women who serve in ministry leadership. We celebrate this, believing it to be an important expression of the EFCA's gracious complementarian convictions.  Our district staff is committed to walk alongside these women, helping them...

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The Cataract of Sin

John 12:40 (ESV)   “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, lest they see with their eyes, and understand with their heart, and turn, and I would heal them.” (See Isaiah 6:10)   I recently had one of those interesting life moments that served as an...

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A Tribute to Dean Johnson

       I first got to know Dean Johnson (left) twenty years ago when I was first hired as a part-time ministry assistant with the North Central District of The Evangelical Free Church of America.  From the first he welcomed me as a colleague and co-laborer.  Though I...

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District Conference 2021 Recap

Our in-person conference was held at Camp Shamineau on May 18. This one-day conference provided a welcome opportunity to reconnect, worship together, welcome four new churches into the district (Cloquet, Farmington, Glencoe, Saginaw), and hear from Brian Farone.  He...

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