How do you deal with manipulative, toxic or harmful behaviors as a Christian leader? This workshop will focus on how to handle difficult people in your church, the importance of discernment and give you strategies for managing them.


Speaker: Linda Hartson, California Licensed Marital and Family Therapist 

Facilitated by: Katie Dudgeon & EFCA West



You've Lost that Lovin' Feeling?

In this month's article Bob Osborne, EFCA West's director of church health, talks about what happens when we lose that loving feeling for our ministry leadership and what can be done to get it back.

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Class Starting Soon

Whether you want to prepare for EFCA Credentialing or want to sharpen your knowledge of the EFCA Statement of Faith, this class is for you. Class will meet monthly. Between classes, students will read, study and write papers. During class, you will give and receive feedback and encouragement from your classmates. This will help strengthen the accuracy and clarity of your theological paper. Reach out to us for more information.


Applications for the August 2023 cohort are now open!

Prepared is a gospel-centered, two-year equipping program for women in ministry leadership or preparing to serve in ministry leadership, locally or globally. They are now accepting applications for their next class. If you are part of an EFCA West church you may qualify for a 50% scholarship. To learn more follow the link below.


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Remission: Rejoicing with the Schlecht's

We are so thankful to hear the word Remission! God has answered our prayers. Many of you have been following Danielle's story. It has been a difficult journey for Kent and his family as they church plant the Grove Church and walk through this process. Read their story below.

The Schlecht's


Costa Rica Mission Trip

We had an amazing two days doing the Church Planting Bootcamp in the northern region of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. There were 82 registered pastors and leaders from the Association of Bible Churches of Costa Rica. The EFCA Hispanic leadership was committed to this effort to assist reactivating churches to think multiplication all over Costa Rica.

Does someone in your church speak Russian?

Our ReachGlobal response to the war in Ukraine is looking for individuals who may have learned Russian while serving in the military and/or have experience in military chaplaincy. Perhaps someone with Russian-language skills is attending your church or has a background that could be a real asset as ReachGlobal seeks to equip and encourage Ukrainian pastors who do not speak English!

Would you be willing to put this request out to your church, especially if you are located near a military base? Please reach out to [email protected] if you have any connections in this area or more questions!


2023 EFCA One | June 20-22, 2023 | Fullerton, CA

Registration is now open! EFCA One is the biennial national conference of the Evangelical Free Church of America. Everyone within the EFCA movement is welcome to attend. This year, we're gathering at Fullerton Free Church in Fullerton, CA. and everyone from EFCA West will be having lunch together! We encourage you to register before April 15 for the early-bird rate. The EFCA West team looks forward to seeing you there!



EFCA Events - Learn about upcoming District and National events.

EFCA Helps - FREE resources for pastors and church leaders.

CIF - Financial Services for EFCA Churches

FCMM - Church benefits provider for EFCA Churches

EFCA Jobs - Find your next role within the EFCA.

NL Moore & Associates - Lead Pastor position at Trinity Church, Redlands CA and Clovis EFC, Clovis CA.

Opportunity to go to Israel

Pastor Bruce Van Sickle, Associate Pastor at Evangelical Free Church of Green Valley AZ, is working with Pathfinders and would like to help pastors who want to be equipped to lead a tour to the Holy Land. The journey will take place May 10-16, 2023. Space is limited and registration deadline is March 1. If you are interested please contact Pastor Bruce.

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Thank you for giving to EFCA West


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To give by check: Please make the check payable to: EFCA West , 901 E. 78th St. Minneapolis, MN 55420

2022 Year-End Giving. Thank you for your support!

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