The Biblical and Logical Rationale for Initiating New Churches

by Rick Burke The Christmas and New Year Holidays are behind us. If you are like me there have been some New Year’s resolutions that are beginning to already slip. After eating my way through the holidays, I made some resolutions to lose weight and get back to my exercise regimen (sound familiar?). You may ask, “How are you doing with that, Rick?” As with many other New Year’s resolutions, I am observing this year that a vision without a plan, intentionality and accountability

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Stories from the Field

Our Stories from the Field show your investment at work. God is on the move! The Tatar Bible is Published! It may seem surprising that a people group in other parts of the world do not have a Bible printed in their own language. We can hardly imagine that as possible in America. But it’s true. Have you ever thought about what it would take to translate a Bible in a different language? The time, the expertise, the commitment? And think of

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Teaching Opportunities Around the World

If you have the heart for travel and international living, consider these teaching opportunities: Hinkson Christian Academy (HCA) (Moscow, Russia) Russian, English and Korean Academic Programs Their most urgent needs are in the areas of high school Math, History, Geography, Science, and Computer skills, and for elementary teachers for 4th and 5th grade. If you have any interest at all, please learn much more from their website: hinkson.ru You can contact them by either filling out the job interest form (http://www.hinkson.ru/EmploymentInterestForm.html) or by contacting Tim

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Movie Night at First Free: Sheep Among Wolves

First Free has a strong legacy of missions and outreach, and we support many missionaries who work in closed countries. We invite you to take a closer look into a world that we may never experience. Please join us for a viewing of the movie Sheep Among Wolves on Sunday, March 13 at 6:00 pm in Room 110. The western church needs a wake-up call regarding the realities of trials and persecution of God’s people around the world. To view the trailer, visit www.spiritofmartyrdom.com/film/. Please

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Points of Interest

Mission Community Lunch: The next lunch is Sunday, April 3, directly after 2nd service in the Activity Center. Jay and Robyn Knight (SIM) will share about doing missions in the Philippines, the Tatarstan Team will report on the Winter Camp, and Larry Johnston will speak about what God is doing at the Well (South St Louis church that supports immigrants and refugees). Mark your calendars and let us know you plan to attend by emailing Laura at lcalys@efree.org. The 65th annual National Day of Prayer (May 5)

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Prayer for Missions and Missionaries

1. Continued prayer for our sister Lynn Peters in Burkina Faso. The stresses of terror, abductions and death for the gospel surround her. Please be prayerful for the peace that only God can provide. Continue to pray for her health and stamina. Please keep in prayer a missionary couple who were kidnapped during the January attacks. 2. Please pray for God to raise up disciple-makers for the international soccer ministry. Players and coaches alike are having good discussion centered around Jesus and the Bible but

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