December 2020
Update from Tim Jacobs, District Superintendent
EFCA West District Conference Goes Virtual
Given the current COVID-19 restrictions in CA in particular, and the infection rate as it stands now, we have decided to take our conference virtual. While we regret the decision to not meet in person in January 2021, we are excited about some of the alternatives we are putting together. We have many fantastic voices in EFCA West that we’ll be hearing from, and we will be offering several online workshops on specific topics that will allow us to interact and learn from one another. You will receive specific information on speakers, topics, and where we go from here in terms of in-person gathering opportunities within the next few weeks.
New Podcast: How to Multiply Leaders and Churches with Matt Larson
Credentialing News
Congratulations Lydia Wildes and Pastor Brian Chan in obtaining an EFCA Vocational Ministry License. Lydia serves as a Kids Director at Ambassador Church in Anaheim CA and Pastor Brian is the lead pastor at Emmanuel Church in Burbank CA.
If you're interested in EFCA credentialing please contact us at efcawest@efca.org.
The Best Gifts Church Leaders Can Give
What would be the best gifts we could give to any church entrusted to our leadership? What are some gifts from leaders our congregations hope to see under their tree? Bob Osborne shares from his many years of experience in leading in churches and organizations as well as things learned from others along the way, including through his 7 years with EFCA churches. That's something to talk about
In Life as in Faith, Trust Your Equipment
by Pastor Eldon Peterson
There are many things that we can cling on to when the going gets tough. What is our anchor point in life? On what are we depending? Pastor Eldon Peterson, pastor of Cache Valley Bible Fellowship shares his experience as a climber and lessons he has learned.
Read his article here.
EFCA West Churches Featured in
Christianity Today
Christianity Today met with EFCA West churches who were ministering to migrant farm workers before the pandemic and continue to do so today. Two of our EFCA West churches are featured in their article; Shoreline Community church in Santa Barbara and Grace Bible Church in Arroyo Grande. It is great to read about our pastors and church leaders making a difference in the community. Read the full article here.
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.
 
Registration is now open!
Suggested donation: $25 per person or $100 for group viewing
These are great opportunities for pastors and leaders to enjoy a time of fellowship and encouragement. 
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Children's Ministry Director - Beach Bible Church, Huntington Beach, CA

Director of Finance - Fullerton Free, Fullerton, CA

Executive Pastor - Resonate Church, Fremont, CA

High School Director - Trinity Church, Redlands, CA

Pastor/Director of Children's Ministry - Beach Bible Church, Huntington Beach, CA

Senior Associate Pastor - Journey Church, Tucson, AZ

Senior Pastor - Church of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA

Shepherd of Music - Fullerton Free, Fullerton, CA

Technical Coordinator - Fullerton Free, Fullerton, CA

Worship Pastor - 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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