EFCA One Conferences

July 05, 2019

Episode 194: Evangelism and Disciplemaking Culture with Ed Stetzer

In June 2019, EFCA pastors and church leaders gathered at The Compass Church in Naperville, Illinois, for our biennial EFCA One conference. We gathered under the theme, “Multiplying Disciplemakers.” On this episode of the podcast, we share Ed Stetzer’s concluding message from this conference focusing on Acts 2:42-47, “Evangelism and a Culture of Disciplemaking.”

Ed serves as Billy Graham Chair of Church, Mission and Evangelism at Wheaton College and executive director of the Billy Graham Center.

July 03, 2019

Episode 193: Life Change in Disciplemaking with Pastor Eric Rivera

In June 2019, EFCA pastors and church leaders gathered at The Compass Church in Naperville, Illinois, for our biennial EFCA One conference. We gathered under the theme, “Multiplying Disciplemakers.” On this episode of the podcast, we share Pastor Eric Rivera’s message from the conference focusing on Luke 6:40, “Life Change in Disciplemaking.”

Eric serves as the lead pastor at The Brook in Chicago, Illinois.

July 01, 2019

Episode 192: Life-on-Life Disciplemaking with Pastor Lawrence Scott

In June 2019, EFCA pastors and church leaders gathered at The Compass Church in Naperville, Illinois, for our biennial EFCA One conference. We gathered under the theme, “Multiplying Disciplemakers.” On this episode of the podcast, we share Pastor Lawrence Scott’s message from the conference focusing on 2 Timothy 2:2, “Life-on-Life Investment in Disciplemaking.”

Lawrence serves as the planting and lead pastor at Harvest Point Fellowship Church in Pearland, Texas.

June 28, 2019

Episode 191: Commitment in Disciplemaking with Pastor Colin Smith

In June 2019, EFCA pastors and church leaders gathered at The Compass Church in Naperville, Illinois, for our biennial EFCA One conference. We gathered under the theme, “Multiplying Disciplemakers.” On this episode of the podcast, we share Pastor Colin Smith’s opening message from the conference focusing on Mark 8:34-38, “Commitment in Disciplemaking.”

Colin serves as the senior pastor at The Orchard Evangelical Free Church, with several church sites in the Chicago area.

January 15, 2018

Episode 150: D.A. Carson on Word and Gospel

In 2017, EFCA pastors and church leaders gathered in Austin, Texas for EFCA One, our biennial national conference. The focus of the conference was on EFCA’s “foundation stones,” which are the essential values that have guided our movement from the very beginning. On this episode of the podcast, we share a message from that conference by D.A. Carson.

Dr. Carson serves as Research Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL.

September 11, 2017

Episode 149: Kevin Kompelien on Abiding in Christ

Earlier this year, EFCA pastors and church leaders gathered in Austin, Texas for EFCA One, our biennial national conference. The focus of the conference was on EFCA’s “foundation stones,” which are the essential values that have guided our family of churches from the very beginning. On this episode of the podcast, we share a conference message by EFCA President Kevin Kompelien on Abiding in Christ, a foundation stone of the EFCA.

You can find more information about EFCA One here.

May 25, 2016

Episode 128: Crawford Loritts on “The Gospel, Discipleship and the Local Church”

Have we let the "how" of ministry replace the "what" and the "why?" Have we lost our sense of urgency for gospel-centered disciplemaking in the local church? On this episode of the podcast, we share a 2015 EFCA One conference message from Dr. Crawford Loritts in which he challenges us to wrestle with these questions and remember the urgency of our calling.

Dr. Loritts is the Senior Pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, GA and a visiting professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

You can find more information about the upcoming 2017 EFCA One Conference here.

May 04, 2016

Episode 125: Kevin DeYoung on "The Ministry of Jesus and the Mission of God"

Christian Leaders often ask, “What is the mission of the Church?” On this episode of the podcast we share a message from our 2013 EFCA One Conference by Kevin DeYoung titled, “The Ministry of Jesus and the Mission of God.”

Kevin is the pastor of University Reformed Church in East Lansing, MI.

February 09, 2016

Episode 114: The Gospel and Transformation by Dr. Phil Ryken

Once every two years, our EFCA family gathers for a conference called EFCA One. On this episode of the podcast we share a conference message from our 2015 EFCA One conference called "The Gospel and Transformation" by Dr. Phil Ryken.

Dr. Ryken serves as the President of Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL.

You can find more from the 2015 EFCA One Conference at experience.efcaone.com.

January 18, 2016

Episode 109: A Biblical Theology of Work by Dr. Constantine Campbell

At the 2015 EFCA One Conference, we hosted a breakout seminar on Faith and Work called Faith at Work: Made to Flourish. On this episode of the podcast we share the opening session from that seminar, a lecture by Dr. Constantine Campbell called A Biblical Theology of Work.


Dr. Campbell serves as an associate professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.


You can find more resources from the Faith at Work: Made to Flourish seminar from EFCA One here.