Experience the the joy that comes through fellowship with sisters and brothers across the Evangelical Association by gathering for a day of worship, prayer, celebration and spiritual growth. There are three Regional Gatherings already planned for 2015 in various parts of the country. These events are usually about six hours long giving you time to drive to and from the gathering in the same day to keep costs down. It’s a great opportunity to introduce people in your church to the ministry of the Evangelical Association!
Upcoming Regional Gatherings:
Saturday – April 18 North Carolina Regional
- Pleasant Ridge Christian Church – Greensboro, North Carolina
Saturday – April 25 Mid-Atlantic Regional
- St. Thomas Church – Bernville, Pennsylvania
Saturday – May 9 Upper Midwest Regional
- Cross Community Church – Berne, Indiana
Event brochures and registration materials will be posted soon. Contact Rev. Jim Barnes for more information: 877-424-1472 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those of you thinking about skipping out on the Friday morning Pastor and Church Leader’s Seminar at the National Convocation, you might want to rethink your plans! On September 19th, at 9 am we will host two brothers who recently made national headlines for the stand they took. In fact they’ve been featured recently on Fox News, CNN, “Good Morning America”, and in editions of “The Wall Street Journal” and Billy Graham’s, “Decision Magazine (July/August 2014).
MMBB (Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board), the partner pensions and healthcare provider for the Evangelical Association, has announced that it will extend their PremierHealth care plans through the calendar year 2014 to give clergy and churches a better opportunity to evaluate the health insurance options available because of health care reform. Continue reading
EA pastors and local church leaders gathered from 17 states and Tanzania for the EA’s 2013 National Convocation held at First Reformed Church, Bluffton, Indiana, from September 27-29. The theme for Convocation was “The Light Has Come” based on John 3:16-19.
Saturday, October 5th, was a day of great excitement and celebration at Salem Church in Waynesboro, PA, as Rev. Josephales Mtebe was ordained to the Ministry of the Gospel. The ordination service was conducted by Rev. Lin Smalec, pastor of Salem Church, and attended by friends, family, Salem Church members, and representatives from local churches and a sister Evangelical Association church. Continue reading
Have you ever attended an EA Regional Gathering? They’re nothing like a lot of mainline denominational meetings that are focused on business and seem spiritually dead at times. Instead, EA Regional Gatherings are intended to re-fuel pastors and lay leaders for ministry. They are infused with Spirit filled worship, dynamic preaching and teaching, and practical workshops to enhance local church ministry. Continue reading
Posted on 2012-11-14 16:40:14
The Fall 2012 issue of the Networker is now available online. Read about the Convocation 2012 recap and how the EA is moving into the future along with other new evangelical groups coming out of mainline churches. Read online here.
Posted on 2012-07-25 08:41:29
The Summer 2012 issue of the Networker newsletter is hot off the press and available online. Check in on what’s going on around the country in the Evangelical Association. Read it here.
Posted on 2012-07-10 16:27:48
Rev. Jim Barnes
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Evangelical Association, it is my great privilege to announce that our part-time National Minister, the Rev. Jim Barnes, will become full-time as of September 15, 2012. The Board unanimously voted to extend this call for full-time ministry to Jim on May 30, 2012. Continue reading
Posted on 2012-06-15 11:25:43
Historic texts of interest to many congregations affiliated with the Evangelical Association can now be read online via links from the EA website. The Resource page now offers links to archival copies of the Aid to the Heidelberg Catechism (1904) and the Evangelical Book of Worship (1916). Additional historic texts will be linked from the Resource page as they are acquired.
Posted on 2012-04-24 07:02:36
The Spring 2012 issue of the Networker is now available to read it online. Check out the latest news from around the Evangelical Association. Download it here.
Posted on 2012-01-23 15:03:46
The Winter 2012 edition of the Networker newsletter is now available to read online. Check out what’s happening around the country in the latest edition of the Evangelical Association’s official newsletter.
Posted on 2011-12-05 12:37:13
The Fall 2011 issue of the networker is now available online. Read it here.
Posted on 2011-09-22 17:12:28
The Evangelical Association’s 2011 National Convocation was held September 16-18, 2011 at Bethesda Evangelical Church, St. Louis, MO. The three day event brought together Christians from all around the country to lift up the name of Jesus and “Crown Him Lord of All.” Check out photos from Convocation 2011. Continue reading
Posted on 2011-07-15 21:33:22
Rev. Jim Barnes, National Minister of the Evangelical Association, has drafted a pastoral letter in response to the United Church of Christ’s General Synod vote to delete the name of God the “Father” from the denomination’s national constitution. Continue reading
Posted on 2011-07-15 20:52:07
The 2011 Summer issue of the Networker, the Evangelical Association’s official newsletter, is hot off the press and available online. Read it here today.
Posted on 2011-05-07 17:28:18
Devastating tonadoes that swept through Cullman, Alabama on April 27, 2011 may have gutted the community’s downtown district leaving a trail of demolished buildings and homes, but as The Cullman Timesnotes, “there are a few things that even 175-mile-per-hour winds, and a 38 mile-long trail of devastation can’t touch: Hope. Resiliency. Faith.” Amid the devastation, churches in the area have had the chance to share the power of the risen Christ with their neighbors with St. John’s Evangelical Protestant Church, an EA member congregation, helping to take the lead. Continue reading
Posted on 2011-04-14 18:51:32
The Spring 2011 issue of the Networker is hot off the press and available online. Read it here.
Posted on 2011-04-06 15:45:24
The EA’s 2011 MidWest Regional Gathering was filled with Spirit led praise and worship that set the tone for the all day event hosted by St. Luke’s Church in Decatur, IN on April 2. The Regional Gathering drew a crowd of 93 people from ten churches scattered around Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. Continue reading
Posted on 2011-04-06 08:54:03
The EA’s 2011 Mid Atlantic Regional Meeting drew attendees from 12 churches in four states: Delaware, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland. In all 68 people attended the event held on March 12 at St. Jacob’s Kimmerlings’s Church in Lebanon, PA. Continue reading
Posted on 2011-03-07 00:28:36
EA Board members share a time of worship during their annual Board meeting at First Protestant Church in New Braunfels, Texas on February 28.
Posted on 2011-02-12 08:09:33
The Evangelical Association is now working with the Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board to offer EA pastors and churches and option for affordable medical insurance, announced Rev. Jim Barnes, EA National Minister. Continue reading
Posted on 2010-11-19 17:51:34
The Fall 2010 issue of the Networker is now online. Check it out for a recap of Convocation 2010 and more. Read the current Networker here.
Posted on 2010-06-04 19:47:38
The Summer 2010 issue of the Evangelical Association’s Networker newsletter is hot off the press and available online. Read it here.
Posted on 2010-05-07 16:23:26
For several years now, the Mid-Atlantic region of the Evangelical Association has gathered for a regional event that was a mini-convocation, focused on worship, workshops, and of course, eating and fellowship! This year we decided to try something different. Continue reading
Posted on 2010-04-27 08:33:50
IMPACT 2010 proved to be a high enegy, Spirit-filled event as members of the Evangelical Association gathered in Bluffton, IN for the Mid-West Regional Gathering. Continue reading
Posted on 2010-03-05 08:26:42
Want to connect with other EA members around the country? Check out the EA’s “Group” and “Fan” pages on Facebook. Continue reading
Posted on 2010-02-04 08:56:53
The forty days of Lent begin with Ash Wednesday. This is a day that is set aside for prayer, fasting, and spiritual relfection. Many EA congregations celebrate Ash Wednesday, but their observances are as unique as the congregations that make up the Evangelical Association. Continue reading
Posted on 2009-12-18 21:53:40
The Winter 2009 issue of the Networker newsletter is hot off the press and available online. Read it here.
Posted on 2009-11-29 16:57:35
Rev. Bryson “Gene” Bell, pastor of First Reformed Church, an EA congregation in Bluffton, IN, recently released a CD entitled, “A Tribute to Mount Zion.”
Posted on 2009-11-24 22:01:25
Pastors writing pastoral articles on topics of faith and theology for public consumption are part of the Christian heritage going back to Martin Luther and beyond. Through the years most local church pastors have published pastoral articles in their church’s monthly newsletters. In our contemporary digital age, many pastors now utilize internet technology to spread the Gospel message online via pastoral blogs. Pastors in the Evangelical Association are no exception. Continue reading
Posted on 2009-10-13 12:44:49
The Fall 2009 issue of the Networker is hot off the press and available online. Read it here.
The EA National Board of Directors are pleased to announce that the Rev. Jim Barnes, senior pastor at Bethesda Evangelical Church in St. Louis, Missouri, has been named the new National Minister of the Evangelical Association. Continue reading
Posted on 2009-09-21 09:42:49
Getting ready for 2010? Don’t forget to order a copy of the Evangelical Association 2009-2010 Desk Calendar that was released at the EA’s National Convocation in Louisville, KY. Continue reading
Posted on 2009-09-08 19:19:07
What do motorcycles, rock music, Jesus and the unemployed all have in common? Broadway Christian Church, Kimmel, IN, can provide the answer. The congregation hosted their third annual Bikers Sunday on August 16, 2009. The event combines good food, great music and a bunch of bikers with Jesus all for a great cause. Continue reading
Posted on 2009-08-11 18:03:54
Jesus commissioned the Church to be his witnesses “to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). The churches networked together in the Evangelical Association strive to have a global impact in various ways that bear witness to Christ’s love all over the world. Continue reading
Posted on 2009-08-11 09:27:08
The Summer 2009 issue of the EA’s Networker newsletter is now available online. Open the PDF file here. Continue reading
Posted on 2009-05-28 08:25:11
Impacting the communities around us in Jesus’ name is a major part of the mission for EA churches across the country. Churches of the Evangelical Association live out that gospel mandate in a variety of ways. Continue reading
Posted on 2009-05-26 22:15:14
It started as a burden. Four years ago, I (Will Ogle, the youth director at St. John’s Reformed Church in Sinking Spring, PA,) felt God placing a burden on my heart to create a place where I could meet with students on common ground. With so many students in the area not attending any church, the challenge was to create a place that they would come to, where they could be exposed to the love of Christ, without it seeming force-fed or unnatural. Continue reading
Posted on 2009-05-18 13:32:52
The 2009 Spring edition of the Networker, the official newsletter of the Evangelical Association, is hot off the press and is available online for the first time here on the EA website. Continue reading
Posted on 2009-05-04 19:04:45
The Mid-West Regional Gathering of the Evangelical Association was held on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at St. John’s Christian Church in Archbold, Ohio, with 84 in attendance. Attendees came from Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. The theme of the event was “Arise! Gather. Grow. Glorify!” This gathering was both uplifting and encouraging to all. The workshops that were presented brought inspiration and encouragement, as well as challenge to the people whose churches were represented.
Posted on 2009-04-09 21:20:01
In an effort to work closer together, the EA pastors of the Indiana and northern Ohio area shared in a Lenten exchange between churches. Continue reading
Posted on 2009-04-02 07:06:42
Participating in sports of all kinds helps build skill, teamwork, and character. Churches within the Evangelical Association have found that it also builds Christian fellowship and unity within the Church of Jesus Christ. Continue reading
Posted on 2009-03-29 08:20:57
Two of our sister EA churches are making the leap into cyberspace with new initiatives in Web Ministry. Continue reading
Posted on 2009-02-15 18:31:17
Pastor Pete Sapp and his congregation, Trinity Reformed Church in Brady’s Bend, PA are celebrating a couple of little miracles that have blessed the pastor and church family in a BIG way!
On February 10, 2009 Pete’s wife, Terri, gave birth to their third child, a beautiful baby girl. This was a second blessing that the pastoral family received within the past few weeks. Continue reading
Posted on 2009-01-02 06:46:53
What happens when a struggling, new church start doesn’t have enough funds to decorate its worship space for Advent and Christmas? It gets blessed through the EA in a big, big way. Continue reading
Posted on 2008-10-01 21:38:19
The Evangelical Association’s annual Convocation in Landis, NC, was an extra special event as it celebrated 10 years of networking, relationships and Kingdom advancement. Continue reading
Posted on 2008-06-30 19:20:47
The Evangelical Association is lending a helping hand in launching a new church start in Spencerville, OH called Living Faith Christian Community.
The new “pioneer” church is led by Rev. Ron Shifley. The church start launched public worship on June 1, 2008. On June 8 the launch celebration continued when Rev. Gary Bowman, National Minister, joined the congregation, delivering the message during worship and then sharing in a fellowship dinner afterwards. Continue reading
Posted on 2008-06-15 15:33:17
The first ever EA Midwest Regional Gathering was held at Cross Community Church in Berne, IN on June 7, 2008. Continue reading