Tom Nelson’s Christ Community Church is Surveying its Membership and Attenders About Re-Opening During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Christ Community Church in the Kansas City and Kansas area recently sent out a survey to its members and attenders asking them a number of questions about re-opening and some issues under consideration. As this blog continues to write about the EFCA and the COVID-19 pandemic this blog is documenting how Christ Community Church is carefully proceeding on the difficult issue of re-opening. Continue reading

Christ Community Church in Kansas City has Practical Advice for Worshiping in Quarantine

As many evangelical churches have been dealing with quarantine amidst the COVID-19 pandemic Christ Community Church in the Kansas City area had a practical blog post about worship. This EFCA church wrote about worshiping while in quarantine. This post from the Christ Community blog was written by Sean Dennis who leads worship at the downtown location.  Continue reading

How Christ Community Church in the Kansas City Area is Responding to a Decline in Giving and the COVID-19 Recession

The COVID-19 pandemic is having an economic side that is being quite devastating for many communities across the United States. That also applies to many evangelical churches as well. Recently Christ Community Church an EFCA church in the Kansas City and Kansas area sent out an email to the congregation discussing the economic challenges the church is facing and how they place to face them. Continue reading

A Sampling of How a Number of Evangelical Free Churches in the United States Celebrated Easter Online in the Middle of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Easter in the United States was changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. As states from California to New York and Louisiana among others grappled with a national pandemic many states asked Christians to stay home and practice social distancing. From an overview it appears as if the EFCA followed the guidelines imposed by state and local health authorities. This blog would like to say thank you to the EFCA for doing its part to stay at home and helping to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. This post is a look at how a number of EFCA churches around the United States celebrated Easter. From outside Seattle, Washington to Tampa, Florida. From Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to Thousand Oaks, California this is how a number of churches inside the EFCA celebrated Easter during a challenging time. 

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Loving Your Neighbor. How the EFCA’s Christ Community Church in the Kansas City and Kansas Area Canceled Services For the Health of Their Neighbors During the COVID-19 Threat

Christ Community Church, an EFCA Church in the Kansas City, and Kansas area canceled services to love their neighbor in the COVID-19 pandemic. Tom Nelson and Nathan Miller explain the reasons behind the move. Also Andrew Jones from Christ Community Church in Leawood, Kansas writes a troubling blog post about COVID-19 and God. For me its a reminder as to why I could not be Calvinist in my theology.  Continue reading

Tom Nelson’s Christ Community Church in the Kansas City and Kansas Area Take on Grief and Death is Both Refreshing and Rare in Evangelicalism

Evangelical Christianity has been referred to as a circus and carnival. Nothing reveals the flaws of evangelicalism more then death, dying and funerals. And yet there is a healthy example of an EFCA church in the Midwest District that shares regularly about loss and death. And in the process allows lament. Tom Nelson’s Christ Community church regularly shares about individual deaths in the congregation. It is refreshing to see a church that gets this issue right. Continue reading