This November, we are inviting a small group of NCD pastors and church leaders to Montgomery, AL. This is the second year of what we hope will become an annual tradition for the NCD.

The goal of our trip is simple; we want to see ground truth on race and ethnicity. We want to grow in our understanding of our nation’s troubling, mixed history. Most of all, we want to wrestle with these issues and think about how to lean toward them with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Not sure if this trip is for you? Here are a few key questions to help you decide if God might be leading you to join us.

– Do you want (need?) to grow in your understanding of our history on race and ethnicity?
– Have you recognized your need to better understand how these issues affect your congregation and community?
– Could God be leading you to help our NCD family of churches make gospel-shaped progress in this area?
– Are you looking for safe people and a safe place to see ground truth and wrestle with these issues?

The trip will cost $225 ($325 for single occupancy). This includes hotel, tickets and meals during our time together. Travel costs are not included.

Dates: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 5pm – Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 10am

To register, please email Sharon Trucker ( at our district office.

An opportunity like this often raises questions. Please reach out to me if you would like to discuss this trip or, more broadly, the issues it is intended to shed light upon.


In Christ,

Brian Farone
District Superintendent | North Central District | EFCA