Hope Community Celebrates Ten Years!
EFCA West District Conference Highlights
It was so good to see many of you at our District Conference workshops. If you missed a workshop they are now available for viewing.
We'd like to introduce our new Director of Hispanic Ministries Steve Sammons. Steve lives in Santee, CA. He and his wife Monica have 4 grown children and two grandchildren. He is a missionary with United World Missions and a collaborator with the ESEPA Seminary in San Jose, Costa Rica. He speaks English, Spanish, Guarani and Portuguese. His passion is equipping Spanish-speaking people for the Kingdom of Christ. Please take some time and welcome Steve via email. Steve Sammons
VIRTUAL 2021 EFCA THEOLOGY CONFERENCE
The Psalms: The Undershepherds' Shepherd
February 3-4, 2021
The Psalms are the Church’s song and prayer book. We have rightly been drawn to them during these days filled with changes and challenges. Thankfully, God remains the same. The theme of this year's live streamed Theology Conference is The Psalms: The Undershepherds’ Shepherd. Please plan to join us as we live and learn together.
  Suggested donation: $25 per person or $100 for group viewing
EFCA WEST NEW LEARNING COHORTS

EFCA West is excited to announce the formation of two learning cohorts – one for church board members and elders, and one for mid-level church leaders. Both cohorts consist of five two-hour sessions using the Zoom platform beginning in March and ending in May, 2021. They are offered to EFCA West churches free of charge.
The BOARD MEMBER/ELDER DEVELOPMENT COHORT will be held on five Monday evenings. The course is designed for both new and experienced board members and elders. Please check our website for an overview of the course, the meeting schedule, and to register to attend.
The MID-LEVEL LEADERSHIP COHORT will be held on five Thursday afternoons. This course is designed for both new and experienced mid-level leaders serving vocationally in a leadership role other than as a lead/senior pastor, including full-time and part-time leaders. Please check our website for an overview of the course, the meeting schedule, and to register to attend.
Bob Osborne, EFCA West’s director of church health for more than seven years, will be facilitating both courses. Bob has extensive experience as a leader and church board member himself and in teaching and facilitating leadership training for individuals and teams. If you have questions, please contact Bob at bob.osborne@efca.org. 
"What's the Best Way to Find Church Staff?"
By Bob Osborne
As I reflected on this question, I came to the conclusion that there is no “best way” or “best place” to find church staff; rather, there are options available to us, and like all options, whichever one we select means that we gain some things and we lose other things. That is something to talk about.
The word for church in the Bible, ecclesia, literally means “the called out.” It referred to people who were called apart from the world, to live together in Christ, in order to make him known to the world. In his article, The Church Tested, Pastor Shelton Markham from Paseo del Rey Church in Chula Vista, CA charges the church to do four things during this Covid season.
These are great opportunities for pastors and leaders to enjoy a time of fellowship and encouragement. 
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Beach Bible Church, Huntington Beach, CA

Fullerton Free, Fullerton, CA

Resonate Church, Fremont, CA

Faith EFC, Rio Rancho, NM

Trinity Church, Redlands, CA

Grace Church, Desert Hot Springs, CA

Pastor/Dir. of Children's Ministry Beach Bible Church, Huntington Beach, CA
Journey Church, Tucson, AZ

Church of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA

Fullerton Free, Fullerton, CA

Fullerton Free, Fullerton, CA

Church of the Canyons, Canyon Country, CA

Northwest Bible Church, Tucson, AZ
Thank you so much for your faithful giving during this pandemic.
To give online: Visit our website at EFCA West.
To give by check: Please make the check payable to EFCA West, 901 E. 78th St. Minneapolis, MN 55420
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