This is a discernment post from Grace Evangelical Free Church. Grace is an EFCA Church in Viroqua, Wisconsin in the western part of the state. What does this church vision statement say? Would you get involved in this EFCA church? Why or why not?
“Intelligence is something we are born with. Thinking is a skill that must be learned.”
Edward De Bono
“To live is to think.”
That very night the believers sent Paul and Silas to Berea. When they arrived there, they went to the Jewish synagogue. 11 And the people of Berea were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, and they listened eagerly to Paul’s message. They searched the Scriptures day after day to see if Paul and Silas were teaching the truth. 12 As a result, many Jews believed, as did many of the prominent Greek women and men.
Acts 17: 10-12 NLT
This is another discernment post from an Evangelical Free Church in Western Wisconsin. Grace Evangelical Free Church is in Viroqua, Wisconsin. Viroqua has a population of 4,262 people according to the 2010 census. Grace Evangelical Free is led by Rich Maurer. Rich worked in the medical field before attending Trinity Evangelical Divinity School outside Chicago, Illinois. Its my understanding that he helped plant Grace Church in 2001 and has been the lead pastor since. When you see the statement below what does it tell you about Grace Evangelical Free? Is this a church you would attend? Why or why not? Feel free to discuss below.
The local church is the God-ordained, Christ-driven, Holy Spirit-empowered strategy for reaching the world, fulfilling the Great Commission and building His Church. Therefore, it is necessary that we understand and apply all of the Biblical requirements of a healthy, local church body. The following principles have been taken from The Nine Marks of a Healthy Church. They are the foundation for our Strategy and Ministries—everything we do as a local church.