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Ebola Crisis Continues

As Ebola’s death toll rises above 1,100 persons in West Africa, EFC partners need additional funding. Learn about the top three challenges the Evangelical Free Church of West Africa is facing in response efforts.

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Presidential Search Invites Prayer

The Presidential Search Committee has received recommendations for the position of EFCA president, and asks that all recommendations and applications be submitted to presidentsearch@efca.org by September 17. Please prayerfully consider any candidate you would recommend, keeping in mind the time necessary for the candidate to complete the application. Likewise, if you plan to submit an application, please do so as soon as possible.

The committee invites you to “pray without ceasing” throughout this process. Please pray with us during this important leadership transition. We are dependent upon the Lord for His guidance.

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One New Humanity Conference

September 9, 2014
Cincinnati, OH

The EFCA and Dr. Alvin Sanders are sponsoring the One New Humanity Conference presented by the Mosaix Cincy Network in conjunction with the Mosaix Global Network. This one-day event is designed to build the Kingdom of God on Earth as it is in Heaven – with every tribe, nation and tongue! In the last 10 years, the number of multiethnic churches in America has doubled. In addition, intentionally multiethnic churches are found among the largest and fastest growing churches in America.

The One New Humanity Conference will bring together leaders in exploring, emerging and experienced multiethnic congregations and organizations. You don’t want to miss it!

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EFCA All People Round Table

November 11—13, 2014
Gaithersburg, MD

If you’re an EFCA senior pastor or church planter interested in or practicing multicultural ministry, attend the All People Round Table to learn more about best ministry practices.

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New EQUIP Web Site

EFCA EQUIP is excited to introduce a new web site. Here you will find information on all kinds of learning resources (in various categories and modes); a calendar of upcoming learning events; and information about EQUIP (including our purpose, learning philosophy, and partners). Take a look around, and download or register for a resource today! You can also share your feedback at equip@efca.org.

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Resources

Ministering in a Muslim Context

October 13—November 23, 2014

EFCA Equip is offering an upcoming course on Ministering in a Muslim Context, an introductory course designed for anyone working with Muslim people, either in a Muslim majority context or in a place like the UK or the U.S. where Muslims are a minority. The course covers an introduction to Islam, approaches to Muslims, Islamic spirituality, cultural barriers for Muslims, and an optional topic covering the impact of Islamic fundamentalism on the Muslim world. 

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Book Reviewers Wanted

EFCA Today magazine is looking for a few EFCA leaders to write reviews on the book What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done by Matt Perman. The review will be due on or before November 1.

For each issue, we’ll issue a similar request for reviews on a selected book. And we pay for your review, if it’s one we choose to print! Zondervan has graciously agreed to send free copies for the first 10 committed reviewers, so contact the book-review coordinator at pastormatt@lansefree.org for assignment details.

Immigrant Hope Law Training

October 20 – October 24, 2014
Communion Chapel in San Antonio, TX

Does your church want to make a tangible, life-long impact on immigrants in your community? Immigrant Hope offers IMMIGRANT PATHWAY Institute, a 40-hour basic immigration law training covering a wide range of topics in immigration law, including naturalization, family-based visas, admissibility and deportability issues, legal ethics, and running a legal practice.

Immigrant Hope is a faith-based non-profit organization with a mission to “provide immigrants with the hope of the gospel, help in finding a pathway to legal residency, and a home in a church that cares for their needs.”

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Prepare for Operation Christmas Child Season

The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide share the good news of Jesus Christ. For more than 20 years, the partnership of churches has provided the opportunity to share the gospel with more than 113 million children! Beyond the box, many children have the opportunity to participate in follow-up Bible lessons called The Greatest Journey, where they learn how to become faithful followers of Jesus Christ.

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GATEWAY Theological Trainings

Fall is a great time to bring GATEWAY classes to your church. EFCA GATEWAY Theological Institute offers theological training that comes to you, is affordable, and available in either English or Spanish. GATEWAY is a unique, language-specific theological course of study for men and women, pastors and leaders, including ethnic, urban and other non-traditional students. It is designed for leaders who need theological and pastoral training, but lack the time and resources to access traditional seminary education.

For more information call (956) 961-9665 or email gateway@efca.org.

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Stories

First, Just Be

Our youth are dealing with serious life issues. How do we, as the Church, respond to a broken and hurting generation?

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Transformation on Staten Island

In broken English, and not knowing the right words, he says, “I can feel the brotherhood.”

God’s Kingdom is growing on Staten Island. Enrique has been living in a home with no walls, no hot water, no solid roof, and no electricity since Hurricane Sandy almost 20 months ago. From the first time we met Enrique, we knew God was working in him. The joy he possesses can only be from God.

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First Ever Speed BUMP

Trinity City Church (EFCA), St. Paul, MN, hosted BUMP’s first-ever Speed BUMP, a shortened BUMP (Bridging Urban Mission Partnerships) week designed to engage students in learning about urban ministry while serving those already ministering in the city. Twists and turns in the week helped the team follow the Spirit’s lead while living #joyfullyflexible.

BUMP 2015 dates/locations will be released in October with registration set to open December 1. For more information, email bump@efca.org.

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The Source and Spirit of Truth

The EFCA has always affirmed and taught that the Bible is the revealed word of God and, as such, is our “ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged.” However, God’s Word without the Holy Spirit is lifeless and dead.

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