Category: Character

Chinese Credentialing

When God called us, Chi Eng and Kar-Shan, to serve Him as the itinerant pastors of the Association of North American Chinese Evangelical Free Churches between 2013 and 2018, we have found that the pastors, the lay leaders, the congregation of most Chinese Evangelical… Continue Reading “Chinese Credentialing”

The New Guy

by Kerry Doyal, District Superintendent Allegheny District Thank God for the Last Guy Great Guy Gifted Guy Godly Guy I ain’t the Last Guy That is hard for many  –  disappointing, discouraging, disorienting   –  I don’t. I can’t. I haven’t. I won’t.  God bless… Continue Reading “The New Guy”

The Road to Recovery

The Long Road from Ministry Injury to Recovery How God uses others to lead us to spiritual healing (from the EFCA blog) As I left the church building, I was physically, emotionally and spiritually exhausted. I resigned my position as senior pastor and didn’t… Continue Reading “The Road to Recovery”

Counseling Cohort

Four EFCA Pastors in central Florida have been meeting via zoom for several months, guided by a counselor with The Rest Initiative. Check out this 3 minute testimonial and consider contacting your District leadership to set up a similar cohort in your area!

Burnout

Rev. Dr. Chi Eng Yuan In the last forty years burnout among pastors has become epidemic. And research reveals a cause-and-effect relationship between burnout and leaving the ministry. Gary McIntosh, in It Only Hurts on Monday, cites the results of a survey of pastors… Continue Reading “Burnout”

2021 Annual Meeting

The Network Board provided an overview of our vision to connect EFCA leaders for the sake of character, clarity and commitment to our shared mission. Each of the eight board members shared what relationships in our movement have meant to us, then we opened… Continue Reading “2021 Annual Meeting”

2020 Heroes

This is a list of credentialed EFCA leaders who have 1) gone home to the Lord, 2) reached lifetime status (age 65), or 3) been granted a new credential. Congratulations to all! Those who Graduated to Glory Pak Fai Chan Laguna Woods, CA Eldon… Continue Reading “2020 Heroes”

Gospel Reset

From EFCA Pastor Brandon Levering (Cedar Rapids, IA); click here for the original post – Gospel Reset: A 3 day media fast and Bible Study It’s been a hard week for many of us since the storming of the Capitol last week. And that’s… Continue Reading “Gospel Reset”

Marriage is a piece of cake

“Getting a girl to like you is easy! Just find out what she likes and do a lot of it.” That’s what my Super Teen counselor, Karl Jackson, taught me as a sophomore in high school. The principle of a happy marriage is easy. It’s the discipline of “doing a… Continue Reading “Marriage is a piece of cake”

Our idolatrous substitutes for the Local Church

Admittedly, a tough title; and this review may not lead you to buy the book, but it should give you pause as you contemplate the community of the local church. Warning: it is a little difficult to digest but well worth it. http://gospelcoalition.org/reviews/strange-rites/