About the Great Lakes District
The Great Lakes District of the EFCA exists to glorify God by multiplying transformational churches among all people throughout our sphere of responsibility (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Western Ohio and Northern Kentucky).
Applying the parable of the talents (Matthew 25), "Double Vision,” emphasizes faithfulness and fruitfulness. It means prayer and preaching, church planting and health, inward care and outward focus, evangelism and edification, Jerusalem and Samaria as we pray, preach Christ, partner, and plant together trusting God to double the GLD from 50,000 to 100,000 people.
We value biblical orthodoxy, authentic discipleship, spiritual health in our pastors, spiritual health in our churches, reproducing churches, networks of interdependent relationships and kingdom partnerships.
Our Church Planting Philosophy
The EFCA exists to glorify God by multiplying transformational churches among all people. Glorifying God through church planting is central to the identity of the EFCA. We have a vision for multiplication - the desire to see our healthy churches actively and purposely engaged in church planting. We believe that a committment to church planting is biblically mandated. We believe that a committment to church planting is evangelistically effective. We count it a great joy to come alongside our churches and church planters in this very important work that God has given to us.
1. Internship at CrossPoint Church in Lima, Ohio. Be part of a new, vibrant, multiethnic church plant for a full-time internship. This is a great opportunity to explore whether church planting is a good fit for you.
2. Internships at Scarlet City Church in Columbus, Ohio. Multiplication and investing in future leaders are part of the Scarlet City Church DNA. Each intern will be personally mentored and will have a role crafted specifically for them.