Global Action

Jesus commissions his followers to “make disciples of all nations” and this has been a top priority for the Evangelical Free Church of Lethbridge. Our Global Missions Team is committed to supporting the spread of the gospel beyond the Lethbridge area, including other parts of Canada and around the world.

Kairos Training Program

 

We are now offering the Kairos training program through E-Free!

Email info@efreelethbridge.ca for more information or to sign up.

CHURCH PLANTING AND LEADERSHIP FOCUSED MISSIONS

Brian & Eveleen Bute

Sending Agency: Evangelical Free Church of Canada Mission (EFCCM)
Website: http://www.efccm.ca/wordpress/aboutus/efccm

Ministry: Enruta
Ministry Website: www.enruta.org

Location: Diriamba, Carazo, NICARAGUA

Nicaragua, in Central America, has the second-poorest economy in the Western Hemisphere.  The Butes founded Enruta in March 2015 to walk alongside the Nicaraguan churches, addressing spiritual, economic, and social challenges.  Their mission is “to support the growth of effective and godly local leaders as they lead their people into greater surrender to Christ”, the effects of which overflow into all areas of life, growing God’s Kingdom and improving economic and social conditions in their communities and beyond.  Enruta’s eight-phase, relationship-based, walking-alongside, “Communities for Christ” strategy includes things like:  discipleship and training for pastors and other leaders; evangelism and discipleship training for churches; community Bible distribution; economic development projects; business-as-mission mentorship; and more.  This work has grown to encompass five regions and more than 100 churches, and the Butes have been privileged to see God transform individual hearts and whole communities in awe-inspiring ways.”

Stay Informed: blog.butefamily.net
E-mail: brian@butefamily.net

Dale & Ann Little

Sending Agency: Evangelical Free Church of Canada Mission (EFCCM)
Website: : http://www.efccm.ca/wordpress/aboutus/efccm 

Ministry: Tokyo Multicultural Church (TMC)
Ministry Website: tokyochurch.org

Location: Tokyo, JAPAN

The Littles have served in Japan since 1984, focusing on church planting, evangelism, and teaching theology. In 2013 they launched Tokyo Multicultural Church (TMC), which has a goal of multiple language-specific worship services. Beginning in 2013 with an English service they added a Japanese service in October 2019.  Other ministries include adult Bible studies, small groups, outreach English classes, a monthly family event and a monthly Chinese fellowship.   Dale is also part-time professor of theology at Japan Bible Seminary in Tokyo.  Together Dale and Ann serve as the EFCCM Regional Ministry Facilitators in  Asia.

Stay informed: http://tokyolittles.net/updates/letters/ 
Emails: dale@tokyolittles.net (Dale),  ann@tokyolittles.net (Ann)

 

Yuji & Eri Iwata

Sending Agency: Mission to the World Japan (MTW Japan)
Website: mtwtokyo.com

Ministry: Oyumino Christ Church (OCC) /Covenant Community School International (CCSI)
Ministry Website: https://www.oyuminochurch.org/honda-chapel (OCC)
https://www.ccsijapan.com/ (CCSI)

Homepage for Iwata’s ministry:  http://theiwatas.com/

 Location: Chiba, JAPAN

Mission to the World (MTW) is committed to planting churches which make disciples that reproduce. The Iwatas are helping accomplish this purpose in two ways: Yuji helps give leadership to the Toke Congregation and the Alive International Congregation of the Oyumino Christ Church; Eri teaches Bible and Japanese at Covenant Community School, which serves the children of Japanese Christian parents and MTW missionaries.

Stay Informed: To receive E-newsletter, contact yuji.missiontojapan@gmail.com
E-mail: yuji.missiontojapan@gmail.com (Yuji) iwataerihachristian@gmail.com (Eri)

Brent & Carol Ann Greiner

Sending Agency: OM Canada
Website: www.om.org/ca/en

Serving Field: OM France
Website: www.fr.om.org/en 

Location: Bruay-La-Buissière, Northern France 

Ministry: Serving alongside Le Temple Baptiste de Bruay-La-Buissière

Brent and Carol Ann Greiner have served with OM for 30 years in Canada (Quebec), the UK and presently in France when they joined OM France in the summer 2017. Brent was sent out from the Lethbridge EFC in 1987 to serve as a missionary with the EFC in Quebec. In 1990 Brent and Carol were married and joined OM shortly after that.

OM’s vision is to “See vibrant communities of Jesus followers working amongst the least reached of the world”. Where the Greiners’ are serving is one of the least reached regions of France. The small Baptist church (25 adults) they are serving with is the only evangelical church in a region of 90,000 people! Brent also has a part-time role serving as OM’s International Short Term Missions Facilitator.

Stay informed: https://greinersinfrance.wordpress.com/

Instagram: Brent.Greiner
Subscribe to prayer letters: brent.greiner@om.org 
Emails: brent.greiner@om.org , carol-ann.greiner@om.org 

 

Gordon & Norma Pike

Sending Agency: ReachGlobal
Website: efca.org/ministries/reachglobal

Ministry: ProMETA
Ministry Website: en.prometa.info

Homepage for Iwata’s ministry:  http://theiwatas.com/

Location: Serves Latin America & Spanish Speakers Worldwide (Based in USA)

ProMETA is a distance education program that trains Christian leaders for the church in Latin America. The Pikes are part of a virtual team (working from different parts of the world via internet) that makes quality education accessible, and enables leaders to remain present in their homes and ministries. In addition to teaching a variety of courses, Gordon heads up the Pastoral Counselling Department and is Associate Academic Dean. Norma fills a support and prayer role with ProMETA and serves as the spiritual life leader of the worship team and church.

Stay Informed: https://www.prometa.info/home/ 
E-mail: gordon.pike@efca.org / norma.pike@efca.org 

Norm & Michelle Smith

Sending Agency: Evangelical Free Church of Canada Mission (EFCCM)
Website: http://www.efccm.ca/wordpress/aboutus/efccm 

Serving Field: ReachGlobal
Website: efca.org/ministries/reachglobal

Location: Serving EUROPE (Based in Canada)

Less than 2% of people in Europe report to be Evangelical Christians and the Smiths have committed their lives to sharing the gospel on that continent.  Norm is currently a member of ReachGlobal’s Europe Division Service Team, organizing missionary conferences, training events and providing practical services that support over 200 missionaries and their families who reside in 32 urban centres across Europe.  Michelle ministers to those who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing.  This includes various Deaf ministries in the Lower Mainland and helping the Deaf Church in Budapest organize an annual Hungarian summer camp for the Deaf.”

Stay informed: For E-Newsletter, contact norm.smith@efca.org

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT FOCUSED MISSIONS

Todd & Kylie Dubber

Sending Agency: Africa Inland Mission
Website: aimint.org/can/

Ministry: Rift Valley Academy (RVA)
Ministry Website: http://www.rva.org/ 

Location: Kijabe, KENYA

Rift Valley Academy is a school for missionary kids in Kenya, East Africa. They strive to educate and disciple students towards their potential in Christ, thus enabling families to serve. Todd teaches Canadian Studies and Wood tech classes.  Kylie is an administrator and coaches field hockey. Together, they support a school that serves 500 kindergarten to grade 12 from over 20 different countries.  (Cassidy is in Alberta for further education.)

Stay Informed: Facebook, Rift Valley Academy
Instagram, Rift Valley Academy
E-mail: Todd  – tdubber@rva.org , Kylie – kdubber@rva.org

 

Jason & Andrea Miller

Sending Agency: Evangelical Free Church of Canada Mission (EFCCM)
Website: http://www.efccm.ca/wordpress/aboutus/efccm

Serving Field: Faith Academy
Website: faith.edu.ph

Location: Manila, PHILIPPINES

What a joy to wake up and go to a place where missionaries and other like-minded parents are hoping that I will train their children in the gospel and knowledge of the Lord Jesus and his Word.  Teaching Bible and being chaplain at an MK school is unlike any other youth ministry job in the world!  As a family we get to meet people, try foods from many cultures, and be involved with a church that is also teaching the nations.  My wife is also helping raise our sons to be active in the Kingdom.  It is a good life.  Thank you, Lord.  Youth workers of Lethbridge, join us!  Email for discussion of opportunities.

Stay informed: For E-Newsletter, contact yaseandandi@yahoo.com
Emails: yaseandandi@yahoo.com

GOSPEL JUSTICE FOCUSED MISSIONS

 

The E-Free Missions Team oversees Local and Global Missions at the Evangelical Free Church of Lethbridge. This team is chaired by the Minister of Community Engagement and includes facilitators for local and global missions, as well as a secretary and treasurer.

We also work with key leaders of E-Free gospel justice initiatives, such as Prison Ministry and Intercultural Ministries, recognizing they are a vital part of our missions program.

For more information, please contact Myron Krause, Minister of Community Engagement.

Myron Krause

Myron Krause

Director of Community Engagement

Sunday Services:

Livestream available at 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM

In-Person Services at 10AM:
Worship Centre Service,
Traditions Service,
Family Worship Service

In-Person Service at 6PM:
Church @ 6

Register ahead of time for seats to these services Here.

Contact US

Phone

+(403) 329 3125

Mail

info@efreelethbridge.ca

Address

4717 24 Avenue South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7C1