I’m sure everyone wants to know who I am…well if you are viewing this page you do. I’m Jared Warner and I am a pastor or recorded minister in the Evangelical Friends Church Mid America Yearly Meeting. To give a short introduction to the EFC-MA, it is a group of evangelical minded Friends in the Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Colorado. We are also a part of the larger group called Evangelical Friends International, which as the name implies is an international group of Evangelical Friends.
For many outside of the Friends or Quaker traditions you may ask what a recorded minister is: the short answer is that I have demonstrated gifts of ministry that our Yearly Meeting has recorded in their minutes. To translate this into other terms I am an ordained pastor, but as Friends we believe that God ordains and mankind can only record what God has already done.
More about myself: I have a degree in crop science from Fort Hays State University, and a masters degree in Christian ministry from Friends University. Both of these universities are in Kansas. I lived most of my life in Kansas on a farm in the north central area, just south of the Nebraska boarder. I currently live and minister in the Kansas City, MO area and am a pastor in a programed Friends Meeting called Willow Creek Friends Church. (You can find out more about our Meeting on Facebook or on our website).
I can’t really think of any more to say right now but thank you for spending some time reading my thoughts and I hope to share more in the future.
If you want to learn more about the Friends you may want to watch these videos they are pretty fun and informative.
If you would like to assist our Meeting in our ministries we would greatly appreciate it.
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“programmed Friends Meeting” that must mean church?
Yes Curtis, a programmed Friends Meeting is a church. Although historically Friends considered the local church as Monthly Meetings, because they would have monthly Meetings for Business. The weekly gatherings were considered Meetings for Worship. They would not use the term church because the church included all people that followed Christ, where a Friends Meeting only includes those who worship or identify with the various Friends groups.