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August 5, 2020
Yearly Meeting Equipping Workshops
The Ministry Teams and Directors put together workshops on a variety of helpful topics. Be sure to check them out on our YouTube channel!

Recorded Pastors, remember that you can receive Equipping Units for Yearly Meeting sessions and Equipping Workshops.
Evangelical Friends Mission 2020 Children's Mission Focus
EFM’s 2020 Children’s Missions Focus is now available at www.friendsmission.com/children. The theme this year is “Here am I. Send me!” and the lessons tell the story of the first missionary to be sent out by what is known today as Evangelical Friends. These lessons are also being released at the same time that the EFM Board is announcing a God-sized goal for the next five years: to send 10 new missionary households from North America to launch 5 new fields by 2025. So many missionaries first heard God calling them to this kind of ministry when they were children. Our prayer is that these lessons will be used by the Lord to send more workers into the harvest fields of the world whether it’s 5, 15, or 25 years from now.
 
Would you find a way to put these lessons to good use? Maybe it will be in your own home with your children or grandchildren. Maybe it will be in the Sunday school program of your church. Maybe a kid’s club, youth group, or a small group of adults. This material will not bear fruit unless it is used. Please find a way to use it. Someone’s life and eternal destiny could be impacted by those who take the time to work through these lessons.
 
The money collected through this offering will be used for EFM’s work around the world. Some churches may take an offering together, while other churches encourage their members to send contributions directly to EFM. However you or your church chooses to handle it, we pray that you will consider giving to our 2020 Children’s Missions Focus. We need both your prayers and financial support as we ask God to lead us into the next five years of ministry!
Church and Pastor Financial Assistance
Pastor assistance grants are still available through the Everence/Lilly grant to any who have not received a grant from Everence. This grant is also for up to $5,000 for student loans, medical bills or other financial crises. Contact Colin Saxton: colin.saxton@everence.com  

Comprehensive Financial Plans with an Everence financial planner are also available to ER pastors. Cost is $200 and the Lilly grant pays the $1,000 balance. Contact Colin Saxton: colin.saxton@everence.com   

Visit the events calendar on our website at www.efcer.org/events.

* September 21-22 - Church Health and Leadership Development Team Meetings
* September 23-24 - Multiplication Team Meetings
* September 24 - Finance & Administration Team Meeting
* October 8-9 - Oversight Board Meetings
* October 8-10 - Malone University Board of Trustees Meetings
* October 12-14 - Glorious Finish 2020 National Conference at The Chapel in Akron, OH. Info available here. Use code "EFCER" for $25 off registration.
Quote for the Week
"The Word of God is like a lion. You
don't have to defend a lion. All you have
to do is let the lion loose, and the lion will defend itself."
- Charles Spurgeon