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September 2021 News

It was our first summer back at camp post pandemic, and although it may have been smaller in size than years passed, it in no way took away from the impact camp had on this next generation! This was also our first year with back-to-back camps, and we’re happy to [...]

By |2021-09-01T12:18:51-05:00September 1st, 2021|News & Updates|Comments Off on September 2021 News

NE IA/MN- August 2021

Ah, the heat of summer! The lazy hazy days, especially with the smoke settling in Iowa from the Canadian wildfires. Some days the race is wearisome. We get tired and are easily tripped up.  We forget why we do what we do. However, Hebrews 12:1 tells us, “Since we have such a huge crowd [...]

By |2021-08-18T09:05:54-05:00August 18th, 2021|NE Iowa & Minnesota District|Comments Off on NE IA/MN- August 2021

South District – August 2021

“So, encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.”          I Thessalonians 5:11 NLT We spend a lot of time encouraging those around us and spurring them on to encourage others. The Apostle Paul reminds us that Jesus will soon return so we must continue to encourage until that [...]

By |2021-08-18T09:00:08-05:00August 18th, 2021|South District|Comments Off on South District – August 2021

West Iowa District – August 2021

Greetings in the name of the Lord! I want to take a moment to invite you to The Gathering - Open Bible Central Leaders’ Event September 27-29 in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.  I’m sure a lot has changed for you personally and for your church in this past year, but one thing is certain - [...]

By |2021-08-18T08:53:59-05:00August 18th, 2021|West Iowa District|Comments Off on West Iowa District – August 2021

Illinois/Wisconsin – August 2021

As you well know, ministry is not for the faint of heart. Hebrews 10:38 admonishes us by stating “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.”   Considering the circumstances we have all faced over the past year, you may find the temptation to [...]

By |2021-08-18T08:51:18-05:00August 18th, 2021|Illinois & Wisconsin District|Comments Off on Illinois/Wisconsin – August 2021

SE Iowa – August 2021

  As I was getting ready for the day today, I told my wife it felt like I just did this a few hours ago.  In life it sometimes feels like you're on a hamster wheel - you're running hard and time is just ticking by. You feel like you're in the old movie Groundhog [...]

By |2021-08-18T08:41:16-05:00August 18th, 2021|SE Iowa District|Comments Off on SE Iowa – August 2021

August 2021 News

MVP’s in the Church You may think I am referring to Most Valuable Person in the church, but I am not. The most valuable person(s) in the church would be God Himself - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. That is a subject for another day. MVP in this sense is Most Volunteer Persons, which [...]

By |2021-08-16T13:41:54-05:00August 9th, 2021|News & Updates|Comments Off on August 2021 News

July 2021 News

Gather & Scatter Recently I was asked to speak at one of our churches and I inquired of the pastor if there was a desired topic or text to include in the message. The response was brief but focused – carrying out the Great Commission and/or Hebrews 10:25 since we have 10-30% in-person attendance. [...]

By |2021-08-16T13:42:24-05:00July 7th, 2021|News & Updates|Comments Off on July 2021 News

June 2021 News

REGIONAL RESTRUCTURE In last month’s newsletter I outlined the process our regional leadership team went through to develop a new strategic plan for the next decade of ministry. We will give concentrated focus to the following three ministry initiatives: NOW Healthy Churches NEXT Generation Leaders NEW Church Plants We are committed to adjust our [...]

By |2021-06-09T15:31:44-05:00June 10th, 2021|News & Updates|Comments Off on June 2021 News

Restructuring Updates

RESTRUCTURING UPDATES A couple of days ago we communicated with you about our restructuring plan for Central Region. Our regional board has been meeting in Des Moines this week and we would like to share some important updates. NEW REGIONAL BOARD We have redrawn district boundaries for the State of Iowa which moves [...]

By |2021-05-10T08:41:45-05:00May 5th, 2021|News & Updates|Comments Off on Restructuring Updates
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