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

Why Tyler Chernesky of Christ Community Church in Kansas City Should Do a Blog Post About Tom Hank’s New Movie About Fred Rogers

This week Tom Hanks new movie about Mr Rogers is releasing nationally. When I attended Christ Community Church in Kansas City, Missouri in October of 2018 Tyler Chernesky preached about Fred Rogers. In light of this new movie this blog is hoping that Tyler Chernesky’s next article for the Christ Community Church blog can address themes from the movie. Continue reading

#CCKCturning30 Christ Community Church in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area Turns 30. Plus Tom Nelson is Interviewed on The Gospel Coalition

Tom Nelson’s Christ Community Church in the Kansas City area turned 30 and celebrated with baptisms and a barbecue. Then after that Tom Nelson had an interview in a podcast at The Gospel Coalition be aired. While this blog wishes the EFCA’s Christ Community Church well, its also time for The Gospel Coalition to address a great injustice as well.  Continue reading