In 1990 the EFCA Ministerial Association started a program to help pastors who had fallen into sin or experienced burnout in ministry, as a place to help them recover. Over time several churches around the country were designated Recovery Churches and a two year… Continue Reading “EFCA Recovery Church”
Global Fingerprints founder, Greg Norwine, shares the story and vision of the EFCA child sponsorship program and GF Coordinator for the Philippines, Maria Cariaga, shares how the ministry is working in Manila. Now in 11 countries, with 5,000 children sponsored, GF is one of… Continue Reading “Global Fingerprints”
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 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”
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!
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”
The Psalms have served as the prayer and worship book for God’s people for thousands of years. Our 2021 Theology Conference walked through the Psalms, opening them up for us from many wonderful angles. How is the Psalter arranged? Why is David’s writing so… Continue Reading “The Psalms”
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”