Our BEYOND Next Gen Leaders Retreat was a huge success!  Kids, youth, and young adult leaders were poured into – learning about the culture you want to create in your ministry, creating content, keeping a pure heart in the grit of ministry, roles, rewards, responsibilities as a leader, and having a hall of fame faith to make God’s dreams come to life. It was a time filled with laughter, growing friendships, great worship, powerful speakers and loads of encouragement!

A special thanks to each church for sending your Next Generation Leaders!

Ben & Lola Carlson


Pastor Kennedy Walker was married to Mr. Wyatt Shay on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Open Bible Praise Center in Boonville, MO where she serves on staff as Youth Pastor. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Shay!

We have arranged with Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company, to be part of their ministry partner program. Brotherhood Mutual provides high-quality insurance protection and risk management services and works exclusively with churches and related ministries.

When churches practice good risk management, they provide a safer place for their members to worship, resulting in few losses. When that happens, Brotherhood Mutual gives our denominational office a Safe Ministry Reward.   The ministry partner program does not affect insurance premiums, but it does help our denomination when member churches and ministries manage their risks well.

You can find more information about Brotherhood Mutual and the many risk management services that the company offers at www.brotherhoodmutual.com, or you can contact Brotherhood Mutual at 515-371-6530 or for Customer Service, 800.844.3384, ext 201.  If I can answer any questions about our experience with Brotherhood Mutual, just let me know.


Bruce A. Pfadenhauer, 

Central Region Executive Director