Mulford Mission Conference: With Special Guests, Al and Terri Frank and Mark and Carol Doss, EFCA Central District Church Planters
Schedule of Events: Each session will build on the previous one. Please feel free to jump in where your schedule allows.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Seminar Part I—3:00-4 :00 p.m. Work of the Planters
Seminar Part II—4:00-5:00 p.m. -Work of Mulford
Children & Families: 5:15—5:45 (Games and craft to teach about missions)
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.—Pot Luck—Fellowship Hall—(No peanuts or peanut products please) Table service will be provided.
Fun Facts: 7:00 p.m. (Or as soon tables can be cleared) Getting to Know our Guests!
Skits: How to “Plant” a Church!
Poster Contest Awards
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Continental Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. Fellowship Hall (See signup sheet for items to bring!)
Sunday School: 9:15 a.m.—Teens & Adults -Continuing to “build” with our church planters, Fellowship Hall (Coffee and muffins may continue to be enjoyed.)
Worship: 10:30 a.m.
Lunch: Peking Restaurant - Noon (Please sign up on clipboard for reservation by Friday, October 3, 2014)
Al Frank serves as the Regional Associate Superintendent Church Planting Missionary for Missouri and Arkansas with the Evangelical Free Church (EFCA). Terri is a high school guidance counselor. They recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.
Al attended the University of Missouri, graduating with a BA in Political Science with focused post-graduate work in Journalism. He became a TV news and documentary producer/writer in the St. Louis market for ABC, NBC, and CBS. He received 31 Emmys.
Al’s change from skeptical journalist to committed believer eventually led him into pastoral ministry. He served on the pastoral staff at Calvary EFC, St. Peters, Missouri, for over 12 years. He planted the Calvary Church Connections Campus and served as preaching pastor at Connections, as well as preaching pastor for the Saturday evening service at Calvary Mid Rivers.
Al is currently involved with several new church plants.
Mark Doss serves as the Regional Associate Superintendent Church Planting Missionary for Iowa and South Dakota. Mark and his wife, Carol, have been married for 32 years. They live in Boone, Iowa, where their youngest son , Eli, is junior at Boone High School. Carol works for Boone Schools Food Service. Their oldest son, Andy, and his wife Candice, have two children with a third expected in January of 2015.
Mark began pastoral ministry with the Evangelical Free Church of America in 1984. On December 1, 1995, Mark began as a church planting missionary for the Central Corridor of Iowa.
Starting churches is the primary role that Mark fills as he works as a catalyst, coach, and consultant. He has had opportunity to assist in the start of twenty-five churches that operate as full-member churches in the Central District and is currently working with eight additional projects. Mark also assists pastors in the district as they pursue credentialing with the EFCA.
Mulford and Missions (See below for list of currently supported Mulford missionaries)
Questions about Mulford Missions? Check this page to learn more about the Mulford World Missions Team!
Raising Disciples for Jesus
With our establishment as a mission Sunday school in 1857, we identify strongly with the disciple making aspect of Jesus’ words in Matthew 28:19-20. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
Current Mulford Supported Missionaries