Annual Spring Conferences

April 27-28, 2020

Theme: The Heart of Godly Leadership
Dates: April 27-28, 2020

Location: Constance EFC
16150 Crosstown Blvd NW
Andover, MN 

Speaker:  Erik Thoennes, professor, Biblical & Theological Studies Dept, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University

Session Titles:

  1. The Heart of Godly Leadership: Identity in Christ
  2. The Heart of Godly Leadership: Integrity in Character and Initiative in Relationships
  3. Leading with Hearts Set Free: The Role of Recreation and Playfulness in the Life of the Christian Leader 


Church and Hotel Map

Constance EFC

Constance EFC, Andover, MN
16150 Crosstown Blvd NW, Andover, MN 

Best Western Plus (6.8 miles to Constance EFC)

3420 Northdale Blvd, Coon Rapids, MN  55448
Reservations:   763-576-0700


AmericInn Lodge & Suites  (6.8 miles to Constance EFC)

3430 Northdale Blvd, Coon Rapids, MN  55448
Reservations:    763-323-0010


AmericInn Lodge & Suites (6.7 miles to Constance EFC)

13440 Hwy 65 NE, Ham Lake, MN  55304
Reservations:   763-755-2100


Best Western Plus (10.1 miles to Constance EFC

10580 Baltimore St NE, Blaine, MN  55449
Reservations:    763-792-0750


Super 8 (11.4 miles to Constance EFC

9410 Baltimore St NE, Blaine, MN  55449
Reservations:,   763-210-4606



Theme: Exhorted and Encouraged, Ray Chang 
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Theme: Exhorted and Encouraged

Speaker: Ray Chang, Pastor of Ambassador Church 

Session one: Welcome to the Future, I Thessalonians 1:1 Audio

Session two: Gospel of Suffering, I Thessalonians 2:13-16 Audio

Session three: Earning Respect from Outsiders, I Thessalonians 4:9-12 Audio

Conference photo gallery

Brian Farone’s Ministry Update presentation

2019 NCD Strategic Plan

2019 Conference Book

2019 Report Book


An Inexpressible and Glorious Joy – Constantine Campbell

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Chosen Sojourners: 1 Peter 1:1-2  Audio

Reborn into a Living Hope: 1 Peter 1:3-5 Audio

Rejoicing in Salvation: 1 Peter 1:6-7 Audio

District Superintendent Update

2017-2018 Infographic

Conference Book

Report Book

Elim Care/Augustana Merger information


The Church Today and Tomorrow – Kevin Kompelien

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EFCA PRESIDENT KEVIN KOMPELIEN SPOKE ON THE CHURCH TODAY AND TOMORROW Session 1 – Audio Gospel Impact in a Rapidly Changing World: How do we understand our world and contextualize ministry to reach people far from God? Powerpoint Session 1 Session 3 – Audio Thriving in a Post-Christian World: How do we impact a culture that is increasingly apathetic toward the gospel and even hostile toward the church? Powerpoint Session 3 Session 4 – Audio Leading “On Mission” with God: How do we effectively lead our churches to be “on mission” with God in our communities and around the world? Powerpoint Session 4 Brian teaching 2 OUR NEW DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT BRIAN FARONE SHARED WHO HE IS AND HIS HEART FOR MINISTRY. Session 2 – Audio part one, Audio part two Powerpoint Session 2


Connecting Faith and Work – Gary Hoag

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Connecting Faith and Work: Helping Your Congregation Follow Jesus Meaningfully from Monday to Saturday Session 1: “Faith, Work, and Economics” Fad or Foundational for the NCD? Powerpoint – Session 1 Session 1 Audio Session 2: Biblical Examples from the Early Church in the NT: A Top Ten List of Christ-Followers who integrated their Faith, Work, and Economics Powerpoint – Session 2 Session 2 Audio (incomplete, recording compromised) Session 3: Practical Tips from EFCA Pastors: Churches/Communities were “Made to Flourish” Powerpoint – Session 3 Session 3 Audio (incomplete, recording compromised)

Fall Teaching Conferences


The 2019 Fall Teaching Conference was a blessed time of great teaching from Greg Scharf and fellowship among over 100 pastors and leaders. 

(Greg R. Scharf, D. Min., Professor Emeritus of Homiletics & Pastoral Theology, TEDS)

The audio links will soon be available below.

Theme: Truth, Trust, and Transformation: Reminders of the Connection from Colossians

  • The Overture: Paul previews the Connections in Col. 1:3-14
  • The Truth: Elements of Paul’s Expansive Theology
  • The Trust:How Faith Bridges from Truth to Transformation
  • The Transformation:Now and Then


Biblical Foundations for Balance and Effectiveness in Ministry, Dr. Marty Giese,  President, Oak Hills Christian College

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The Fall Teaching Conference was a rich time of fellowship and teaching from Marty.

Theme:  Biblical Foundations for Balance and Effectiveness in Ministry

Speaker: Dr. Marty Giese,  President, Oak Hills Christian College

  • Balanced Shepherding: A Contemporary Look at an Ancient Ministry Metaphor  Powerpoint
  • Effectiveness in Context: Understanding and Responding to the Unique Distinctives of Your Ministry Context  Powerpoint
  • Navigating Change Personally and Professionally  Powerpoint
  • Faithfulness vs. Fruitfulness and Other Effectiveness “Tensions”  Powerpoint
  • Additional Training session: Perspectives and Principles of Small-Town Ministry  Powerpoint


The Book of Acts – Dr. Doug Huffman

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THE FTC IN OCTOBER WAS A WONDERFUL TIME OF TEACHING OF THE BOOK OF ACTS, FELLOWSHIP WITH OTHER MINISTRY LEADERS AND REST. Dr. Doug Huffman is professor and associate dean of biblical and theological studies at Biola University in La Mirada, CA. Doug Huffman has made his powerpoints and session recordings available. Session 1: Luke—The Man and his Message Powerpoint audio Session 2: Special Issues with The Book of Acts Powerpoint audio Session 3: Luke’s Focus on the Community of the Church (Acts 2:42–6:7) Powerpoint audio Session 4: Luke’s Focus on the Unity of the Church (Acts 15) Powerpoint audio


Theological-Pastoral Health – Greg Strand

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THEOLOGICAL-PASTORAL HEALTH: RESPONDING WELL TO THE BIBLE, TO PEOPLE AND TO CURRENT ISSUES October 10-11 Speaker: Greg Strand Session 1: Bible and Theology Powerpoint: 2-up Printable version Audio – MP3 Session 2: Essentials and Non-Essentials Powerpoint: 2-up Printable version Audio – MP3 Session 3: Doctrine of Hell and Eternal Conscious Punishment Powerpoint: 2-up Printable version Audio – MP3 Session 4: Bible, Theology, and Culture Powerpoint: 2-up Printable version Audio – MP3

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Minneapolis, MN 55415

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