Q&R: Jim Rosene, Kids Around the World

by Jim Killam | 7-minute read   Jim Rosene is president of Kids Around the World, a Rockford-based ministry that has impacted millions of children’s lives globally. We spoke with him in advance of First Free’s Million Reasons2Serv event on Sept. 12. Our church...

Fertile hearts

by Jim Killam | 3-minute read   A full year before the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, national and district leaders of the Evangelical Free Church of America spent three days together in Montgomery, Alabama. Their central destinations were The Legacy...

Hate finds a dead end

by Jim Killam | 5-minute read   Shane Heckler had a hard day Tuesday. At his job at an East State Street grocery store, he was collecting carts from the parking lot when a man pulled up in his car, rolled down the window and unleashed a stream of obscenities....