The EFCA blog offers both proven practices and alternative perspectives for Christian faith and ministry from leaders in the Evangelical Free Church of America®.

Feed the Sheep That Come

Caring for the flock, no matter how small

I Was Forced to Take a Sabbatical

Why pastors need sabbaticals and what the Bible has to say

And He Sent a Wolf

Growing in wisdom as the shepherd of a flock under attack

What’s Important Is That We Start Somewhere

Listen to Peter Cha on how churches can respond to the call for compassion and justice

How My Church Chose to Celebrate Life

National Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, January 21

What Board Members Want From Their Pastor

Things we don’t talk about often enough

What Pastors Want From Their Elder Board

Ways to strengthen this pivotal relationship

Was I No Longer Fit to Be a Pastor?

I knew our lives would never be the same. I couldn’t have known they’d get better.

The Best Leaders Take Time to Sharpen Their Blades

Team dynamics we don’t usually talk about, Part 3

Book Review: Strong and Weak

Embracing a life of love, risk and true flourishing