La Crescent

 

EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH

We exist to bring glory to God in all things
by making disciples through Christ-centered worship,
Christ-centered community, Christ-centered service
and Christ-centered multiplication.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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ABOUT US

At LEFC, we believe in an infinitely big God who rules over all, yet who loves His children personally and passionately beyond their wildest dreams. We affirm the Bible as God’s absolutely true holy Word and that it is the ultimate authority in all of life and the pursuit of godliness. We trust that the Holy Spirit leads and empowers our church, and are reliant upon
God in prayer to achieve His purposes through us.
We aim to grow more like Christ through discipleship, and value relationships and community with each other. We strive to keep the
foundational to all that we do, because this good news applied to our lives changes everything.
Because news this good ought to be shared, we do so locally, regionally and globally.

 

 LEADERSHIP TEAM

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.
 

Dan Cravillion, Senior Pastor

 Dan Cravillion has been the senior pastor of La Crescent Evangelical Free Church since October of 2004. Prior to that time, he was the youth pastor at First Evangelical Free Church in Onalaska, WI for six years. He founded Crossfire Ministries in La Crosse, WI in 1988, where he was able to minister to local youth for ten years. Dan has a passion to preach the gospel of Jesus, and feels it is a great privilege to be able to do so at LEFC.
Dan has been very happily married to his wife, Lisa, since 1985, and they have five adult children. Dan’s also an exuberant Green Bay Packers fan, and enjoys American muscle cars.

Ryan Perry, Associate Pastor

 Ryan is originally from the Twin Cities and came back to Minnesota in the fall of 2014. Before coming to LEFC, he taught vocal music to college students, and he later served as a worship and discipleship pastor in the Cleveland, Ohio area. His passion is to see God’s people find their complete satisfaction in Jesus Christ, by abiding in His presence and living out the truths of scripture. His primary ministries at LEFC include Youth Group, Small Groups, and the Worship Team.
 In his free time, Ryan enjoys spending quality time with his family of five, reading, and everything Minnesota sports. 

John Young, Elder Chairman

 John has walked with Christ for 24 years. He is happily married to Sally and has three grown children. He enjoys reading and teaching God’s Word along with biking and hiking in God’s wonderful creation. As time allows, John also likes reading and watching the occasional Star Wars movie.

Eric Mattie, Elder

 Eric has been walking with Jesus since the summer of 1989. He has received a B.A. in Pastoral Theology and prior to coming to LEFC in 2006 he was the pastor of a church in the Winona, MN area for 5 years. He has a passion for discipleship, theology, and showing a watching world who God is and what is possible through Christ. Eric shares the great adventure of marriage and family with his wife Melanie and together they have three children.  He enjoys Packer football, 80’s music, Sci-Fi entertainment, and reading.

Steve Thompson, Elder 

Steve is originally from North Carolina. He and his wife, Julie, live in La Crescent and have three grown children. Steve has a passion for teaching little ones the great truths of God’s Word and loves to connect with our local nursing home residents for Bible study, encouragement, and prayer. His other interests include walking, running and biking.
 

 

WHY WE GATHER

 
At LEFC, we believe in an infinitely big God who rules over all, yet who loves His children
personally and passionately beyond their wildest dreams.
We affirm the Bible as God’s absolutely true holy Word and that it is the
ultimate authority in all of life and the pursuit of godliness.
We trust that the Holy Spirit leads and empowers our church, and are
reliant upon God in prayer to achieve His purposes through us.
We aim to grow more like Christ through discipleship, and value
relationships and community with each other.
We strive to keep the Gospel of Jesus Christ foundational to all that we do,
because this good news applied to our lives changes everything.
Because news this good ought to be shared, we do so locally, regionally and globally.

 

 COMMUNITY

 
We aim to provide a variety of opportunities for individuals and families to get deeper involved in our church and grow in their relationships with one another and with Christ. We currently have established men’s and women’s ministries, an active Youth Group, and a young adult ministry (The Gathering), but new groups and ministries are prayerfully forming and growing to meet the diverse needs of our church body.
 
Be attentive to upcoming events and ministry opportunities during Sunday morning announcements, sign-up sheets in our foyer, bulletins, as well as the information provided through our website and on
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SERVE WITH US

 
“For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love 
serve one another.” (Galatians 5:13)
 
We believe that serving others is a vital part of the Christian life. At LEFC there are many ways to use the gifts God has given you to bless others. Finding an opportunity to serve in our church is a fast way to feel like “part of the family,” so do not hesitate to find ways to jump in and lend a hand. Please consider how your passions and gifts fit with an existing opportunity to serve.
 
Not sure if LEFC has an opportunity for you to serve? Talk with one of our elders and they will be able to help guide you in the right direction.
 
 

 

LISTEN ONLINE

 
Our church is eager to provide links to our weekly sermons. You can browse the selection below to keep up with the teaching ministry.

We publish each sermon so you can easily listen to it whenever you want.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

November 2017

The Sin Beneath Partiality




The Law of Liberty is Our Friend

James 1:18-25



October 2017

The Power of the Gospel

Romans 1:16-17



The Global Mission of Christ

2 Corinthians 5:14-21



Fruitful Trials

James 1:2-18