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Our next quarterly will be on May 7th, featuring Jim Elliff focusing on “Church Membership and Discipline in a Biblical Church Plant”.
Jim Elliff is founder and president of Christian Communicators Worldwide (CCW). For nearly twenty years prior to the beginning of CCW, he served as teaching pastor or on the pastoral staff of churches in Florida, Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma.
He is the author of four books that have been published in the US and overseas, Led by the Spirit, Pursuing God-A Seeker’s Guide, Going Under: Discussions on Baptism, and Wasted Faith, he is a co-author of Divorce and Remarriage: A Permanence View, and he wrote a popular booklet for children calledThe Eaglet. He has also written or edited many other booklets published by CCW.Jim’s articles appear in a variety of periodicals and his messages are frequently heard on radio. He was featured in a seven-part interview called How Children Come to Faith in Christ with FamilyLife Today hosted by Dennis Rainey, and in a five-part series on Revive Our Hearts with Nancy DeMoss. Jim has contributed chapters in several other books, as well as writing extensively for the web. Many of his articles may be found at CCWtoday, BulletinInserts.org, CCWBlog.org, and WayToGod.org.
Jim served as the consultant for the Midwestern Center for Biblical Revival at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri, and co-directed the North American Convocation on Revival. He also participated in the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals Summit meeting at Cambridge, Massachusetts. Jim currently serves on advisory boards for Coram Deo Ministries (Italy) and Editora FIEL (Brazil). These, and other associations, speak for Jim’s desire to see genuine reformation and revival in our day.
In addition to his writing and travel, Jim began Christ Fellowship of Kansas City in 2003. This unique church is made up of home congregations in the Kansas City metro area.
In the month of May there will be three plantMIDWEST regional quarterlies taking place in STL (20th), Chicago (21st) and KC (22nd). Eric Mason will be our guest preacher focusing on the topic of “Biblical Church Ordinances”.
Eric resides in Philadelphia with his wife Yvette and two sons. He is the co-founder and lead pastor of Epiphany Fellowship. In addition to his role at Epiphany Fellowship, he serves as the president of Thriving, a ministry dedicated to aiding ethnic minorities to be resourced and trained for ministry to the urban context. Dr. Mason is known for articulating and proclaiming the Gospel with clarity, passion and authority at churches and conferences nationally. Dr. Mason received his Masters of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Doctorate degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Eric is also a part of the A29 church planting network and is the author of his book “Manhood Restored: How the Gospel Makes Men Whole“, as well as contributing author to TheResurgence.com.