Moving Toward Montgomery: An NCD Trip to See Ground Truth on Race and Ethnicity

Last year, I joined a group of EFCA district and national leaders on trip to explore issues of race and ethnicity in Montgomery, Alabama (you can read about our trip here). Our time together made a significant impact on my heart, motivating and inspiring me to help our family of churches move forward in our ministries to all people, especially people of color.

This year, as a way for our district family to take a significant step forward in this area, we want to invite a small group of NCD pastors and church leaders to share a similar experience. We will visit Montgomery, Alabama to wrestle with issues of race and ethnicity at The National Memorial for Peace and Justice and The Legacy Museum. Our time together will be facilitated by Glen Schreiber, district superintendent of EFCA Southeast and a respected “all people” leader within our EFCA family of churches. The dates for the trip are March 3-5, 2020.

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?

An opportunity like 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.

You can find more information on this trip and register here.


In Christ,


Brian Farone
District Superintendent
North Central District | Evangelical Free Church of America