"About That Time I was Sent to Counseling" - Tim Jacobs


Something To Talk About #100!

by Bob Osborne

This month's Something to Talk About is our 100th article from Bob Osborne, director of church health for EFCA West for the past nine years. That sounds like something to celebrate. What topic did Bob find important enough for this momentous occasion? Click below to find out.

Something to Talk About



The Bivouac is a three-day experience for Senior Pastors to gather to get refreshed, reenergized, and strengthened for the journey ahead. They meet at beautiful Hume Lake Christian Camp. Our next Bivouac is scheduled for November. If you want your name placed on the waiting list, click here. To learn more about this experience visit our website. 


Church-based Community Development Cohort

September 12

While aspirations are often high for reaching our communities, developing pathways to do so can be quite challenging. This cohort is made available to all aspirants to collaborate next steps and best practices. Hosted by Ruth Evans and Glen Schrieber, zoom gathering at 2 pm central

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Receive practical tools for you to build healthy, thriving ministries.

A conference for pastors and church leaders. With keynotes and breakout sessions, your team will gain inspiration and practical tools to help take your ministry to the next level. Bring your entire team to North Coast Church, located in the greater San Diego area, for foundational leadership content and essential team building opportunities. EFCA churches receive a 20% registration discount! Discount Code: EFCA

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Prepared is a gospel-centered, affordable, accessible and systematic two-year equipping program for women in ministry leadership or preparing to serve in ministry leadership, locally or globally. Applications are now being accepted or the January 2023 cohort. The deadline is October 15. 



New Doctor of Ministry Cohort begins January 2023. The Goal: To see churches thrive and reproduce. This track will give you the tools necessary to spark growth in your church and beyond. To apply or for more information please follow the link below. 


Attention Pastors of Small Rural Churches 


Tyler Greathouse, a TEDS graduate and pastor of Greater Gospel Fellowship Church in Carter, South Dakota, is doing doctoral research while studying at Dallas Theological Seminary. His research relates to rural churches and how the leadership board (whether elder board, board of trustees, or other) helps resolve conflict within the church. He needs two more small, rural churches with 100 or less in attendance. To participate in the study the church needs to have successfully navigated a church conflict between two members or parties in which the board had some involvement in aiding the successful resolution. Research will primarily be done by focus group process with the leadership board and pastor/staff. Research participants will be anonymized.  


If you are interested in participated, reach out to Tyler by email pastorgreathouse@gmail.com or by phone (605)-841-0250. 

History, Theology and Polity Course

Are you seeking greater understanding of the EFCA or credentialing? The EFCA History, Theology and Polity Course is being offered live and online October 18-19. Through this couse you will learn about the EFCA's history, polity, doctrine and international mission while becoming familiar with EFCA heritage and distinctives. 

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Congratulations Rob Price in obtaining an EFCA Ministry License!

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Children's Pastor

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Cantonese Ministry Pastor

Arise Church, Fremont, CA

Director of Children's Ministry

EFree Church, Diamond, CA

Director of Students and Music

Felton Bible Church, Felton, CA

Executive Pastor

Grace Church of Sahuarita, Sahuarita, AZ

Pastor of Worship & Youth Ministries

The Bridge, Newbury Park, CA 

Senior Pastor

Chinese EFC of LA, Monterey Park, CA

Worship Director/Pastor

Shoreline Community Church, Santa Barbara, CA

Worship Technology Associate

Hope Church, Albuquerque, NM

Worship Pastor

Faith Church, Rio Rancho, NM

Worship Pastor

Hillside Church, San Jose, CA

Youth & Family Pastor

Chapel City Church, Camarillo, CA

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