by Cathy Nelson Last month we discussed how to improve our evangelism through prayer. We looked at prayer as love and how praying for people is love. This month we will continue to talk about prayer preparation for evangelism using a chapter called, “How to Change the Spiritual Climate” from Prayer Evangelism by Ed Silvoso. He begins by reminding us that climate determines a lot about how we live. If we experience a 20 degree drop in temperature, we
by Weimen Wang During the weekend of September 29 through October 1, the Mustard Seed Group (MSG) and the Chinese Christian Fellowship (CCF) hosted a special series featuring guest speaker Xingran (Kris) Wang. Wang is an elder at Lansing Chinese Christian Church in Michigan and a columnist and frequent contributor to Behold, a well-known Chinese language Christian magazine. With a background in media and pop culture in Taiwan before he moved to the US, Wang has special sensitivity and
About 25 years ago, First Free started a ministry in the city of Kazan in Tatarstan, a republic within Russia. Many Tatar people live in Kazan, which is culturally about 50% Muslim and 50% Russian Orthodox. In 1993, most people were not even aware of God after 70 years of atheistic communism. So First Free decided to partner with several other churches and the EFCA to plant a cross-cultural church. Why the partnership? After several initial short-term teams visited
Through the years, Outreach Ministries has made a concerted effort to find ways to meet the real needs of our community. God has blessed by bringing us into the right relationships to ask the kind of questions that go deeper than simply what we perceive as needs. This being said, God has provided mission efforts where we can meet ongoing needs. What a great way to develop relationships and build unity with your Sunday Adult Connection, small groups, families
Missionary Christmas Cards 2017: We want your signature! Stop by the mission wall on Sunday mornings during the month of November and sign the Christmas cards for our sent workers. It is a real encouragement to know they are remembered during the holidays. Questions? Contact Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Christmas Giving at First Free: God is glorified by the generosity of his people. First Free provides many opportunities to share generously with others according to your passion, your ability, and your resources.
Direction for the Outreach department as we transition to new leadership. Please pray for our missionaries who have or are relocating: Sanders, Edwards, Potters, Emily Arneson, Lynn Peters (moved nearby for safety reasons). Pray for overworked missionaries to have wise boundaries and discernment about how to be refreshed. It’s a spiritual battle out there. Please pray that our missionaries are strong in the Word and prayer and they put on the spiritual armor of God each day. Ask for