Glocally-Minded

We want CLEFC to be a church constantly breaking new ground in the tilling of human hearts, preparing for the seed of the gospel to be preached. We believe this takes place through acts of mercy, service, compassion, and love. Doing these things allows us to enter into someone else’s story. As John Stott says,“it comes more natural to us to shout the gospel at people from a distance than to involve ourselves deeply in their lives, to think ourselves into their culture and their problems, and to feel with them in their pains.”

 

We long for each and every one of our people, as disciples, to be glocally-minded when it comes to proclaiming the gospel. No, that's not a typo. Glocally is a joining of global and local. Some churches tend to focus on one area at the detriment of the other. Our heart really is for both ends, and everything in between! Below are a few of the many global and local ministries we are in partnership with.


Caring Pregnancy Center

A caring pregnancy center located in Mason City which provides services to women who are pregnant or think they might be, as well as practical assistance to families struggling to make ends meet.

 

Central District

The central district of the Evangelical Free Church of America, whose aim is to promote healthy churches, invest in church planting, and create a multicultural ministry within its churches.

 

Cru

Formerly Campus Crudsade for Christ, CRU helps students come to know Jesus, grow in their faith, then go to their families, their communities, and all over the world to tell others about God’s love.

 

Evangelical Free Church Missions

EFCA Church Missions, or Reach Global, has an ambitious vision of impacting 100 million people with the gospel over ten years. They seek to have deep partnerships and empowered disciples who are making disciples in their own native context across the globe.

 

Go serv global

Their aim is simple: Deliver Hope! They strive to empower those they serve and serve alongside to be world changers transformed through Jesus.

 

Haiti Care Mission

Their goal is to share the love of Jesus with the children of Haiti through handmade items. Each hand sown item is made to help every child know that they are precious in His sight and are used as a means of sharing the Gospel of Jesus with the children and families of Haiti. 

 

Hidden Acres

They seek to glorify God in service to mankind through organizing, conducting, and scheduling biblical camping and retreat programs that urge commitment to Christ, nurture Christian character, encourage daily Christian service worldwide, and strengthen family life in a wholesome natural environment. 

 

International Messengers

Based in Clear Lake, they are committed to making disciples of all nations through partnering with local churches to renew, train, and mobilize believers for active involvement in reaching the world for Christ.

 

On Common Ground Ministries

They believe Jesus changes everything He touches, and that He uses us, His people, to do it. InFaith offers unique mission opportunities to serve in your local community. They also encourage disciples to dream a little and create their own.

 

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Their aim is to bring hope, healing and wholeness to all, through a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ by establishing relationships, building trust, helping restore dignity, and promoting economic self-sufficiency with the Lakota. 

 

Pioneers

Their passion is to see God glorified among those who are physically and spiritually isolated from the gospel of Jesus Christ, from Muslim bedouins in the deserts of North Africa and animist villagers in the jungles of South America to secular humanists in Eastern Europe and middle-class Buddhist urbanites in the sprawling cities of East Asia.

 

Trinity International University

Trinity is the undergraduate arm of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, the flagship seminary of the Evangelical Free Church of America, which trains hundreds of men and women every year to engage in God's redemptive work in the world by cultivating academic excellence, Christian faithfulness, and lifelong learning.

 

Wycliffe Translators

Wycliffe partners with missionaries and linguists to help people all over the world receive the Bible in their own language.