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: Walker, MN
When: Quarterly
Contact: Mark Widman, mwcalvary@arvig.net
Contact Mark for dates, times and location


Where: Balaton, Skandia EFC
When: 3rd Thursday of the month, 9:00 am – noon
Contact: Ryan Petersen, rpeterse2002@yahoo.com

Twin Cities Metro #1

(currently on hold)

Where: Minneapolis, North Central District Office
When: Last Thursday of the month, 9:00am–12:30pm
Contact: Dave Linde, dave.linde@ncdefca.org

Twin Cities Metro #2

Where: Antioch Community Church
When: 2nd Tuesday each month, 9:00am-12:00pm
Contact:  Andy O’Rourke, andy@antiochcommunity.org

Twin Cities Metro #3

Where: Revive Church, Brooklyn Park
When: 3rd Thursday of the month, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Contact: Nate Miller, nmiller@bpefc.org

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, 9:00am-12:00 noon
Contact: Tom Latterell, latterelltom@gmail.com  and Paul Burr, pastorpaul@gracemn.org

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, daveabernethy@moundfree.org
(contact Dave for specific date)

711 10th Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55415


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