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We are now The Network!

Many thanks to the MA members who came to the presentation and business meeting last night. It was encouraging to sense the unity and excitement in the room as we remembered our history (check out the new 4 minute video!), focused on our values and looked ahead to our new approach. Here is the presentation if […]

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Unity in the Essentials

The Evangelical Free Church is known for its commitment to the authority of Scripture and the centrality of the Gospel. The Bible is our foundation and the cross of Jesus Christ is our center. This dual commitment gives us fierce clarity on the essential doctrines of the faith and broad freedom when it comes to secondary […]

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What is the Network?

WE ARE the Network. If you are a leader in the EFCA, then you are a part of our Ministerial Association. We picture our movement as a cross-shaped tree for we are Christ-centered. The leaves represent the diversity and unity of our movement as we seek to multiply all kinds of churches among all people […]

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Evaluating a Sermon

“And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.” 1 Corinthians 2:13 In light of the fact that preaching is our Lord’s method of maturing his Church, here are nine points to help us evaluate our own sermons and to learn […]

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Because we need each other

Why is the Ministerial Association Board recommending that we re-purpose and re-energize this 134 year old institution? When we have godly leaders and helpful structures in place at both the District and National level, why should we preserve (much less invest in) a grassroots network of pastors and leaders? The simple answer: because we need […]

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Gospel E.Q.

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 suggests that people are the combination of Intelligence Quotient, personality and emotional intelligence (E.Q.). I.Q. and personality are established and unchangeable. E.Q. can grow and develop. Bradbury and Greaves argue, therefore, that we should focus on increasing our emotional intelligence to better our lives and become more successful.   Their book is insightful and […]

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