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 EFCA statement of faith is now available in Mandarin! Click here to download the document. Many thanks to Network board member Chi Eng Yuan for his translation services!
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”
As we seek to mobilize multiplying disciplemakers in our regions and around the world, here is a simple roadmap to guide us. These three books chart a course that can help all churches and all Christ followers (re)orient our lives around the Great Commission.… Continue Reading “Disciplemaking signposts”
Take a look at this interview with EFCA Network board member, Tammy Medders and SE District Superintendent, Glen Schrieber as they discuss equipping women for ministry, being aware of gender stereotypes, credentialing for women and being intentional about the inclusion of women in discipleship… Continue Reading “Equipping Women: Glen Schrieber and Tammy Medders”
The way a church is structured has a direct impact on its ministry effectiveness. Preacher and ministry leader Tom Skinner described the beginnings of an outreach program as 100% ministry. You are out in the community talking with people, praying with people, starting Bible… Continue Reading “Functional Structures”
Every church needs to prioritize security and training in their children’s ministry. As a Family Pastor for four years at Church at Charlotte, and having overseen children’s ministry at two other churches, here are some resources I have assembled over the years. Please share the documents, links and… Continue Reading “Children’s and Family Ministry Resources”