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Advent Week 1: HOPE

Posted onDecember 3, 2017 | by: Judy Hollander | 0 comments

Advent, the four weeks leading up to Christmas, are days of great preparation. We prepare lists of gifts to purchase, groceries to buy, and parties to attend. There are lists of chores to be done from cleaning and decorating the house and yard to mailing Christmas cards and wrapping gifts. Advent...Keep Reading

Gala in the Garden: Discovering God

Posted onJuly 28, 2017 | by: Jo Coltrain | 0 comments

We expected nothing less. As usual, it was a beautiful evening at Botanica as ladies and girls gathered for the Gala in the Garden on June 28. Probably the most beautiful aspect of our time together, however, was how Debbie Shoberg told her story of...Keep Reading

Purposeful Partnership: The Wichita Bible Translation Project

Posted onFebruary 22, 2017 | by: Curt Romig | 0 comments

We are so excited about a new missions partnership at First Free! As you know, we want to see the gospel go wide to all peoples. We have a strategic emphasis in missions on getting the gospel to unreached people groups, meaning ethnolinguistic people groups without a viable, indigenous witness for Christ. Or more simply, a group that speaks the same language, without anyone from that group who can tell them about Christ....Keep Reading

Judges: A Visual Overview

Posted onFebruary 17, 2017 | by: Josh Black | 0 comments

As we head into our series in the book of Judges, I found this video to be a great summary of the book and where we are headed! I hope you find it helpful in giving you a "map" of the book and understanding why we are studying this dark period in Israel's history. ...Keep Reading

The Best Day of the Week

Posted onJanuary 22, 2017 | by: Judy Hollander | 0 comments

Nick Kennicott, in his blog post titled, The Best Day of the Week...for Your Kids, states, “...if we are to do [the Sabbath] rightly and call the Sabbath a delight (Isaiah 48:13) we need to think about how we can cultivate that delight instead of dread in our children’s (and our own) hearts on the Lord’s Day.”...Keep Reading

Seven Ideas for Helping Kids Grow Spiritually in 2017

Posted onJanuary 1, 2017 | by: Judy Hollander | 0 comments

The new year has begun and will pass by at an astonishing rate. Isn’t that what we say at the end of each year, ‘It went so fast!’ Time with your children at home is short. Determine to make the most of each year by making spiritual goals as a family. Here are a few ideas to get you going!...Keep Reading

Global Opportunities in Wichita!

Posted onSeptember 1, 2016 | by: Curt Romig | 0 comments

Last Sunday, I walked into the gym here at First Free after church. What a beautiful sight! It was the annual Great Giveaway organized by Randell Harms. There were about 100 international students and a few Americans, sitting around tables eating together. Along the outer walls of the gym were stacks of household goods for these students to take to their apartments for free. A couple hours later, some First Free volunteers would load up their trucks with mattresses, kitchen utensils, and all sorts of other things, to drive students back to their apartments near campus....Keep Reading

Missions Weekend, June 25-26

Posted onJune 20, 2016 | by: Curt Romig | 0 comments

Missions Weekend is coming up June 25-26! Our special guest will be Pastor Brandon Redic. Brandon recently planted The Bridge Church here in Wichita. We hope you'll join us for the following events during Missions Weekend....Keep Reading

The TIME at Morning Star Ranch!

Posted onApril 28, 2016 | by: Jo Coltrain | 0 comments

If I had to sum up the STIRRED! Women’s Retreat in one word – other than stirred – it would be TIME! We had the best time! And by best, I mean time for pretty much everything you could want in a women’s retreat. Of course, on one hand, there’s never enough time when you’re with other women, but this retreat made time for some really good things....Keep Reading

Learn More About the EFCA

Posted onFebruary 13, 2016 | by: First Free | 0 comments

At the last Members Meeting, following EFCA President Kevin Komplein’s comments, some of you asked about ways to stay informed about our denomination, the Evangelical Free Church of America. There are many great resources on their website that you can subscribe to and keep up-to-date on what’s happening in the denomination and how God is working through the EFCA. Here are some links to get you started.......Keep Reading