January 15, 2020
Pastors Conference at Exponential
Pastors, if you purchased tickets directly through Exponential, please complete the online RSVP form to let us know that you are coming to Pastors Conference.

EFC-ER group rates for accommodations at Exponential 2020 are not available. Therefore, registrants are encouraged to make personal arrangements for travel, personal hotel/condo accommodations, meals, etc. Exponential has a list of available hotels and other assistance   here .

There is still time to register for Exponential 2020. Purchase your tickets here if you haven't done so yet and RSVP here to let us know you're coming to Pastors Conference.
Equipping Units for Recording of Ordination
Recorded Pastors, please remember to submit your Equipping Units throughout the year. These opportunities are designed to encourage continued growth, discipleship, and connection among EFC-ER recorded pastors. You will need to submit 10 Equipping Units by July 31, 2020, to receive your card for next year.
Please pray for those who will be participating in the Church Planter Assessment Center at the Evangelical Friends Headquarters next week. Those being assessed include Mathew & Kerry Bradbury, Norbu & Juna Tamang, Andrew & Adriana Blackburn, Brian & Jessica Danner, Diego & Rebecca Chuyma, Bhakta Tamang, and Mike Barnes. Pray for these individuals as they seek the Lord's direction for future ministry (Luke 10:02).
End-of-Year Statistic Reports  - Please return your church's report to Marie Hagin by February 7. You can download the form here .

Treasurers  - Please remember to send any Fair Share Giving or mission offerings for 2019 to the Evangelical Headquarters. Pension and insurance remittance forms are available here .
Online Opportunity Class Winter 2020 - Building Systematic Theology
The Leadership Development Team is offering a course for pastors, ministry staff, and anyone who wants to increase their biblical and theological knowledge and understanding. Completion of the course will count for five Equipping Units for those who have received recording of ordination. 

The deadline to register for this opportunity is January 23, 2020. The course will begin January 30. Find out more information and register  here .
Visit the events calendar on our website at www.efcer.org/events .

* January 24-26 - Youth Awakening Retreat at New Life Community Church in Ridgeway, VA. Find out more at  nlccalive.com/youthawakening .
* February 3-4 - Church Health Team and Leadership Development Team meetings at the Evangelical Friends Headquarters.
* February 5-7 - Multiplication Team meetings at the EF HQ.
* February 6 - Finance & Administration Team meeting at the EF HQ.
* February 10-11 - Oversight Board meetings at the EF HQ.
* March 2-5 - Pastors Conference at Exponential 2020 in Orlando, Florida. Details at www.efcer.org/pastorsconference .
Quote for the Week

"Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on the lyre! He covers the heaven with clouds; He prepares rain for the earth; He makes grass grow on the hills. He gives to the beasts their food, and to the young ravens that cry. His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor His pleasure in the legs of a man, but the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him, in those who hope in His steadfast love." - Psalm 147:7-11 (ESV)