First Free Blog

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

Four Ways to Love the Nations

Posted onJanuary 26, 2016 | by: Curt Romig | 0 comments

Sometimes “the nations” seem so far away from us. We have so much going on in our lives right here in Kansas, that to engage our hearts with what’s going on overseas can almost seem overwhelming. And yet, God calls the church to “go and make disciples of all nations.” Christians do need to care about what God is doing to accomplish his mission among “every tribe, nation, and people.” So how do we grow in our heart for the nations? Here are a few ideas! ...Keep Reading

Getting to Know God's Love

Posted onJanuary 4, 2016 | by: Josh Black | 0 comments

Do you want to be marked by love? God is love, and as I said in my sermon on Sunday, to be people who are marked by love we must first come to know God’s love. So let’s resolve to get to know God’s love more. It’s a goal we can always embrace because God’s love actually surpasses knowledge (Eph 3:19)....Keep Reading

Making the Most of Time with Your Kids in 2016!

Posted onJanuary 3, 2016 | 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 you 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

A Realistic Love

Posted onDecember 28, 2015 | by: Josh Black | 0 comments

Pastor Curt did a wonderful job on Sunday of reminding us from Psalm 139 that God knows us. He knows everything about us. He even knows the “grievous ways in me” (Ps. 139:23). And yet, in light of that full knowledge, he still loves us. This humbling truth reminded me of one of my favorite sections in J.I. Packer’s Knowing God....Keep Reading

All-Church Service

Posted onDecember 22, 2015 | by: Judy Hollander | 0 comments

Christmas is upon us! Though it is a busy time of year it is also a time to rejoice as we celebrate the birth of the long-awaited Jesus. Parents, I pray you are making time to help your children understand that the most important gift is the one God gave us in Christ. There are many opportunities for us to worship together this Christmas. Like in past years, our Christmas Eve service (5:00 pm) will be for the entire church family and all kids will sit with their families. This year the Sunday after Christmas, December 27, will also be an all-church worship service (no nursery or children’s classes). There will only be one service that morning at 10:00 am. ...Keep Reading

An Old-Fashioned Christmas

Posted onDecember 17, 2015 | by: Jo Coltrain | 0 comments

I’d been there earlier in the day, but I’ll never forget the very first time I arrived at night to the Lott’s barn for An Old-Fashioned Christmas. It was wondrous! The smoking fire pots led the way and the huge stone barn appeared as I rounded the corner. It was adorned with beautiful Christmas lights and the lights inside seemed to call to me, “Come, celebrate! Jesus is here.”...Keep Reading