“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” John 10:27
“Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” Galatians 5:25
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8
Statement of Faith
Every two years we have our District Conference. It’s a chance to connect as a District Family, share stories of what God has been doing, cast vision for what’s coming next, and collectively make decisions regarding future leaders and budgets.
2024 District Conference
May 6-8, 2024
Christ Community Church, Omaha, NE
Alliance Orientation Retreat
All individuals who are licensed with The Christian and Missionary Alliance must complete the Alliance Orientation at an Alliance College, by attending a seminar hosted by the MidAmerica District or through an online course. The orientation helps licensed workers explore the history, vision, values, and distinctives of The Christian and Missionary Alliance. It is an opportunity to more fully understand this Kingdom family and how we go about serving Jesus together both in America and abroad.
Contact Ashley Holmes at email@example.com for more information
Alliance Women’s Retreats
The District Alliance Women host two annual retreats on the East and West sides of the District.
2024 Eastern Retreat
September 27-29, 2024
Carol Joy Holling Retreat Center, Ashland, NE
2024 Elder Training
Come explore all facets of eldership in the local church and work to build out an understanding of eldership for your local church.
Location: Citylight CB
Dates: March 1-2
Contact Ashley Holmes to register.
District Staff from Left to Right:
Mentors Coach firstname.lastname@example.org
Kids Ministry Coach email@example.com
District Executive Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org
3D Leadership Pipeline Assistant email@example.com
Communications Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Not pictured: Dan Cutler, District Treasurer
Mission Mobilization Assistant email@example.com
Director of the Leadership Pipeline firstname.lastname@example.org
District Superintendent email@example.com
DEXCOM & LOCC
Craig left the business world in 2009 to pursue a career in full-time ministry. Since that time he has served as the Missions Pastor at Christ Community Church in Omaha, as well as leadership positions within the broader Alliance to assist churches in their Missions efforts. He has been married since 1987 to his wife Lori and they have three children together. He finds great joy in mobilizing his congregation to have Kingdom impact around the globe and in their own city.
I grew up on a small dairy farm in southeastern Minnesota. I finished up my schooling at the University of Nebraska-Omaha in accounting. I am an owner of a financial software services company in Omaha NE. I have been married to Ramona(Moni) since Oct 9, 1976. We have 4 children and 6 grandchildren.
Tim began his career in architecture but later sensed God’s leading to pastoral ministry. He has served in ministry as a church planter and pastor with a desire to see people equipped for service in the Kingdom of God. He is a graduate of Spring Arbor University, Asbury Seminary and Fuller Seminary. He serves as Sr. Pastor at ClayHouse Church in Colorado Springs, CO. Tim is a native to Michigan, and enjoys all University of Michigan and Detroit sports teams. He enjoys playing board games, hiking, biking, reading, watching classic movies, and collecting baseball cards. Tim and his wife Amy have four young kids (1 girl and 3 boys) and try to keep up with their energy.
Doug is a child of God, husband to Whitney, and dad to five fun kids! He loves to follow Jesus as a gospel-centered, Spirit-empowered man. He helps lead Citylight Council Bluffs Church with his friend, Erick Whigham. Citylight Council Bluffs has planted three churches – one in a town of 450, one in a metro area of 2.1 million, and one just down the road in our own city. We are learning and growing by the grace of Jesus and thrilled to be part of the MidAmerica District!
Doug Vogel grew up in the family business and currently serves as Executive Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Relationships, at Diamond Vogel Paint in Orange City, Iowa. He is married to Jen, his high school sweetheart, and they have two married sons. He is active in the life of Dover Avenue Alliance in Orange City serving on the elder board, Awana, worship team and promoting missions. Doug has been a member of Dexcom since ______.
Danny did not grow up in a Christian family, at the age of 28 years came to the Lord, worked as a CPA for Compassion Int. Then moved from Ecuador to the US in 1994, with his wife and 4 children. In 1999 the Lord called him to plant a multicultural church in Colorado Springs. Today the church is reaching the hispanic community and it’s thriving. Danny is a bivocational pastor, and works also as an accountant for the City of Colorado Springs collecting taxes.
Jeff and Debbie have four children and seven grandchildren. They have served in pastoral ministry since Easter Sunday 1987, and in the Alliance since January 2004 in the MidAmerica District. Jeff is a graduate of Clarks Summit University in PA, Bethel Seminary in MN, and a current student at Alliance Theological Seminary in NY. Jeff is thrilled to be lead pastor at Community Heights Alliance in Newton IA. Jeff and his friend, Jonny Craig, have produced the 200churches Podcast since January 2013, encouraging pastors of small churches. Jeff’s guilty pleasure is billiards, having been tutored by a nine-time world champion pool player for two years in 1980-81 (don’t tell!). Most important to Jeff is his wife, their kids/spouses, and their grandchildren!
Camp Rivercrest is a C&MA camp located in Fremont, Nebraska. They believe that most people struggle to focus on what matters most, so they’re on a mission to create the space to focus on God and each other. You can get involved by sending kids to summer camp, bringing a group, or volunteering. Visit their website to learn more.
Global Friends is an international student ministry that started in Omaha, NE and was founded by Julie Arant. Their mission is to bring in, build up, and send out internationals to the nations. The staff have recognized that some of the most unreached peoples are studying right here in our backyards! They have multiplied to Lincoln, NE, Bellevue, NE, and Okoboji, IA with hope to continue multiplying the ministry across the region. Visit their website to learn more.
Across our District, our chaplains are serving in a wide variety of settings: military posts, prisons, hospitals, and business. These laborers are bringing the light and hope of Jesus into places most others will find it hard to get into. We are grateful for the team! Here are some of the resources needed for our chaplains:
MidAmerica District Chaplain Policy
Church Ministry Guidelines for Chaplaincy
Alliance Women exists to exalt Jesus and complete His Great Commission. They desire to connect women to Jesus, the work of the Alliance, and each other. Visit their website to connect with women locally and globally and for more resources.
Contact our Alliance Women District Director Peggy Schlieker at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alliance Youth exists to empower churches, youth workers, and students to realize the dreams God has given them for their lives. Visit their website for more resources and events.