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Appreciatively in the Lord,
Dr. Robert H. Turrill
President & CEO
Evangelical Church Alliance
The ECA’s Dr. John Plastow Announces Newest Book, The Humility Factor, for Pastoral Leadership
The Humility Factor, also Brother Plastow’s doctoral project, is an in-depth study of pastoral leadership and the introduction of humble intelligence, which focuses upon Jesus' leadership example. To learn more about this rich resource, click here.
ECA Chaplain and Board Member Rev. Curt Quaschnick Announces Launch of National Police and Firefighters Chaplains Academy
In April of 2017 the National Police and Firefighters Chaplains Academy (NPFCA) held its first academy class in Spokane, WA. The academy was put together by chaplains for chaplains with its faculty composed of current and former police, sheriffs and firefighter chaplains and others who are experts in their fields as it relates to our work.
The mission of the NPFCA is to equip new and current chaplains with highly valuable skills from experienced instructors so they can return to their agencies and provide the most effective care and support possible.
Nationally coordinating and certifying organizations such as the International Conference of Police Chaplains (ICPC) and the Federation of Fire Chaplains (FFC) are working to train and connect chaplains. However, it is difficult as their classes are held all over the United States requiring time and travel to multiple locations to receive all the required training. There is, of course, a significant cost to this.
NPFCA offers our chaplains the unique opportunity to gain a wide range of certification credits in both police and fire chaplaincy in a week-long academy. Our classes touch on most aspects of chaplaincy work which also applies to military and prison chaplains as well. Our faculty are seasoned and mature chaplains and other agency experts that provide the valuable transfer of knowledge and experiential lessons. The training is comprehensive and includes lecturers and practical components.
As chaplains are called on to provide care and support in more difficult situations, training in both fields is very valuable to agencies across the country as well assistance to Disaster Command Teams.
The NPFCA is committed to providing the highest quality professional and Christian spiritual training for chaplains.
For further information on the academy, class dates, and cost, go to npfca.org.
Rev. Bernie Beall, Co-Founder With Wife, Linda, of Great Commission Families and Former Campus Crusade for Christ Washington, D.C. Metro Director, Hosts Evangelistic and Spiritual History Tours in the Nation’s Capital and Surrounding Area
Rev. Bernard Beall has been an ECA member since 1992. As an evangelist, he has taken hundreds of groups, both Americans and international guests, through our nation's capital, always with a heart to share spiritual truth from history for our edification today. To experience on location for yourself some of this exciting ministry and to meet your tour guide, Rev. Beall, click here to view a brief video. Also, visit the ministry's informative website, http://www.gcfamilies.org/.
ECA’s Rev. Bob Tiede, Cru Staff Member, Founder of Leading with Questions, and Author of Great Leaders Ask Questions: A Fortune 100 List, releases latest work, 339 Questions Jesus Asked
Now available upon request is a free download of 339 Questions Jesus Asked @ 339QuestionsJesusAsked.com
compiled by Rev. Tiede. He is a 46 year staff member with Cru (formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ). Bob serves on the Global and U.S. Leadership Development Teams. His team's mission is "Developing the Next Generation of Leaders for Cru." You can also subscribe to his blog: LeadingWithQuestions.com followed by leaders in over 190 Nations (it's free).
Bob, ordained with the ECA in 1987, shares, "Would we not all be wise to learn from communication practices of the greatest communicator in all of history? Jesus did two things exceedingly well: He told great stories and he asked great questions. I ask a lot of questions because I don't know the answers. Jesus being God never asked a question to which he did not already know the answer. Jesus, who created the brain, understands exactly how it works. When he asks a question, he is actually leveraging the design of the brain he created! He knew that asking questions was a far more effective way to connect with people, to engage people, to help them discover truth, to help them come to their own conclusions, and to make their own decisions than it ever would be to tell them what to do! You will have every question Jesus asked in the four Gospels when you download my FREE e-book @ 339QuestionsJesusAsked.com."
Assumptions Institute, the Ministry of the ECA's Rev. David Richardson, Provides Vital Tools to Challenge Presuppositions of Contemporary Culture
President & CEO
Acclaimed by noted Christians like James Dobson and Eric Metaxas, Dave Richardson’s innovative ministry equips adults and students with a useful discernment skill that is so simple it’s a phone app. Dave enables people to tell whether the messages in academia, media, and culture are true in just 30 seconds using the ground-breaking power of assumptions. Understanding assumptions helps adults to align their public lives with God in practical ways turning their work, leadership, and expertise into their ministry. Dave is available for speaking, consulting, and various seminars for students, professionals, teachers and professors, and other leaders who want to be effective ambassadors for Christ. To learn more, he invites you to explore the following links:
Dr. Scott Lemenager, ECA Special Assistant to the President, Follows Up With ECA Membership During August 2017 European Trip
Dr. Lemenager stands near Notre Dame Cathedral (above) and tours the Holocaust Museum of Paris (immediately below).
While in Switzerland, Dr. Scott visited Geneva's "Reformers Wall" (immediately above) and enjoyed a French-speaking church service before calling on and praying with ECA member Rev. Walter Aebi and his wife, Bonnie (both below). The Aebis were on their way to Africa for 3-1/2 months of mission. Brother Walter has been with the ECA since 2014.
The ECA’s Rev. Huntley Brown, Pianist for the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians, May 10-13, 2017, in Washington, D.C.
Rev. Huntley Brown at World Summit
Hosted by Dr. Franklin Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, for which Rev. Brown plays internationally, the summit had over 600 attendees from 130 countries. Dr. Turrill also attended the event and had the privilege of engaging fellow believers tortured for their faith or who had lost loved ones due to martyrdom. To learn more about this momentous occasion from Dr. Graham himself, click on 'The Persecution of One Christian Affects Us All' - YouTube.