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EFCA West District Conference

April 25-26, 2024

We can't wait to see you at our EFCA West District Conference! We get to do this every other year and this year we are expecting more than 200 pastors and leaders. Our theme is The Power of the Gospel. The Power to transform, renew, unite & energize. In addition to our main sessions, we will be offering breakout sessions that will equip pastors and church leadership. Don't come alone, bring your team with you.

Register Today!

RAGNAR Volunteers Needed

April 12-13, 2024


We have 10 EFCA West lead pastors running the RAGNAR Race. A 208-mile course in So. California. However, we need more than just runners - we need church vans, drivers and volunteers to help out with all aspects of the race, which will be an adventure in itself!

Can you help? Contact Xochitl

February 15 | ZOOM

Integrating Teenagers with Disabilities into Youth Group

Join us via Zoom. Disability and Special Needs Ministry is an effort within EFCA ReachNational and the All People Initiative with the purpose to encourage and equip EFCA churches to fully include people with disabilities and special needs in the life of the church. Register

Roundtable 2024

March 7-9 | Leawood, KS

Does your church have a 50+ ministry? Christ Community Church in the Kansas City area invites you to Ministering To People In The Third Third Of Life Roundtable 2024 event. Mark Roberts from Fuller Seminary’s DePree Center and Amy Hanson from the University of Nebraska’s Gerontology Department will be leading the discussions. Learn More

History, Theology & Polity Course

March 19-20 | Minneapolis, MN

The EFCA History, Theology and Polity course is considered the baseline for any/all credentials in the EFCA. If one desires to minister in the EFCA and be licensed and eventually receive their Certificate of Ordination or Certificate of Christian Ministry, this material is mandatory. Join live or on-line. Learn More

Challenge Conference

July 1-5 | Kansas City, MO

Join us this summer at Challenge, the EFCA's biennial national student conference. This year's speakers will unpack Jesus' teachings from the Sermon on the Mount and send students From the Mountain into their communities with a deeper sense of calling and purpose as followers of Jesus.

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I'm Better with Witnesses

This month, EFCA West Director of Church Health Bob Osborne spins a seafaring tale of an unplanned situation, the inner compulsion to step up, and having that feeling that people have their eyes on you. Welcome aboard.

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Will you join the San Francisco Initiative?

Our district is at the forefront of a collaborative effort to pioneer new approaches to sharing the gospel in one of the least religious regions of our country. Katie Dudgeon recently joined Mike Edwards (ReachGlobal) to explore the spiritual realities and opportunities in a city that is often hostile to faith. From talking with those in the tech world to those who call the streets their home, it is powerful to discover the unique role missionaries can play to amplify outreach and see churches in San Francisco thrive! If you would like to hear more about this domestic missions opportunity or become a partner in this vital work, reach out to Katie Dudgeon.

The Enemy Hates Your Marriage - EFCA Blog

by Richard Eng

Shine God's light on his tactics and stand firm in Christ.

Years ago, my wife (Ashley) and I were in a funk. We bickered about everything. We would get to the end of a fight and ask each other, “What is going on? Why do we keep fighting?” Anxiety festered in our home. One day, we had another one of those fights. But unbeknownst to each other, we both started praying during the fight.  

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Why a Post-Christian World Needs Pastor-Theologians

by Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer, PhD

We’re not in a Christian Kansas anymore. Tell-tale signs of our post-Christian world include Christianity’s declining influence, declining church attendance numbers, a decline in respect for the church, and the diminishing Christian influence on the main ingredients of our culture—its beliefs, values, and practices. In our post-Christian world, there’s also been a shift in how people understand and react to “Christian” as an identifier. Read More


(Note: The gap between theology and practice is larger than ever. TEDS is here to work with you, the church, in bridging the gap through local partnerships and cohorts. Contact Bill Yaccino for more information)

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Regional Gatherings are a great way to get connected! All Regional Gatherings are open to senior pastors, associate staff, lay leaders and elders. Bring your staff team with you!

Arizona (Central & Northern)

Contact: Bob Fox

Arizona (Southern)

Next Meeting: March 14 at 9AM

Contact: Dave Collins

Central Coast

Contact: Robert Campbell

Central Coast español

Contact: Alex Rivero

Central Valley

Next Meeting: Feb 27 at 11AM

Contact: Tim Johnson

East Bay (Western District)

Next Meeting: June 5 at 11AM

Contact: Matt Moore

Inland Empire

Next Meeting: Mar 20 10:30AM

Contact: Willie Behrends

Los Angeles

Contact: Jackie Austel

New Mexico (Albuquerque)

Contact: Tim Jacobs

Orange County

Next Meeting: Mar 12 at 11:30AM

Contact: Mike McKay

Riverside/San Bernardino español

Contact: Joel Orozco

Santa Clarita

Contact: Steve Jackson


Contact: Bob Osborne


Next Meeting: Mar 19 10:30AM

Contact: Scott McKinney

Thank you for your support

To give by check please make the check payable to:

EFCA West Partnership Fund

901 E. 78th Street

Minneapolis, MN 55420



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