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Heart for God, the Church and the World

Sunday Services

Traditional at 8:30am

Contemporary at 10:30am


Church Address

37218 County Road 66

Crosslake, MN 56442

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 Mission Statement

Making disciples of all men, preparing men to become mature believersactively using gifts for the glory of God.




Tuesday Mornings

Breakfast Bible Study at 6:30am in the Fellowship Room.

Presenting Dr. David Jeremiah‘s “Agents of Babylon – David”. ‘As prophecy after prophecy of Daniel’s is Fulfilled during his lifetime and shortly after his lifetime, our confidence grows that the remaining prophecies God gave him will be fulfilled in the future.’ 

We are continuously welcome guests and ideas for upcoming Bible studies and events.

This ministry encourages mentoring, small group participations, and accountability groups.


Resources for Men and their families


We live in the first generation in history that's confused about what it means to be a man. And, if men are confused about their masculinity, then women are confused about their femininity.The dire consequences of that confusion and passivity are reverberating deeply into marriages, family life, churches and the culture.

Below are several links about the crisis state of men in the culture and church. We also have a variety of resources to encourage you and help equip you in your ministry to men. Let us know what you think!

Locking Arms Together,

Real Men Ministry


Other Information

Work Groups- Provide help to church members or non-members on an as-needed basis. Volunteers are always needed and welcomed. Contact Steve Peterson if you would like to help.

Social Events- Golf scrambles, Fishing events, Softball games against Teen Challenge, and possible hunting experiences provide fellowship opportunities for CEFC men and friends.

Teen Challenge Mentoring Opportunities - Teen Challenge in Brainerd is looking for men to mentor the guys going through their program. It is a chance to literally do Matthew 28:19-20 in a necessary way. For more information please contact Jim Schultz. 


Stories that Real Men Ministry is following


Ammo For Battle


What Men are Saying...

Biblical Manhood as Chivalry

Here's a wonderfully illustrative story of what it means to be an authentic man from the life of Samuel Proctor, Pastor of Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church:

Apparently, he was in the elevator one day when a young woman came in. Proctor tipped his hat at her. She was offended and said, 'What is that supposed to mean?' The pastor's response was: 'Madame, by tipping my hat I was telling you several things. That I would not harm you in any way. That if someone came into this elevator and threatened you, I would defend you. That if you fell ill, I would tend to you and if necessary carry you to safety. I was telling you that even though I am a man and physically stronger than you, I will treat you with both respect and solicitude. But frankly, Madame, it would have taken too much time to tell you all of that; so, instead, I just tipped my hat."

The Gospel 4 Men

"The power of the gospel comes in two movements. It first says, 'I am more sinful and flawed than I ever dared believe,' but then quickly follows with, 'I am more accepted and loved than I ever dared hope." - Tim Keller

Real Men Are Like Players in a Band

"God can show Himself as He really is only to real men. And that means not simply to men who are individually good, but to men who are united together in a body, loving one another, helping one another, showing Him to one another. For that is what God meant humanity to be like; like players in one band, or organs in one body." - C. S. Lewis

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