COME TOGETHER.
GROW TOGETHER.
WORSHIP TOGETHER.

SPEAKERS


Bill Hamel
Bill Hamel

Dr. Bill Hamel is the fifth president of the EFCA. He is a graduate of Wheaton College, has a Master of Divinity and honorary doctorate of divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and an honorary doctorate from Trinity Western University. Bill served as a senior pastor for over 13 years, was district superintendent of the EFCA Midwest District and served the EFCA national office as executive vice president.

Phil Ryken
Phil Ryken

Dr. Philip Ryken is the eighth president of Wheaton College. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and a doctorate in historical theology from the University of Oxford. Dr. Ryken preached for 15 years before becoming Wheaton’s President in 2010. He has published more than 40 books, including Loving the Way Jesus Loves and Liberal Arts for the Christian Life.

Crawford Loritts
Crawford Loritts

Crawford Loritts (B.S., D.Th., Philadelphia Biblical University; D.Div., Biola University) is a senior pastor, served as a national evangelist with the American Missionary Fellowship and the Urban Evangelistic Mission, and as associate director of Campus Crusade for Christ. He is a world-wide speaker and the host of Living a Legacy, a daily radio program. Dr. Loritts has written numerous articles and is the author of six books.

Ryan Kwon
Ryan Kwon

Ryan Kwon is a graduate of Talbot School of Theology and started the missional movement Resonate, envisioning gospel-centered churches that benefit the city physically, socially, and spiritually. His passion for the gospel and relevance of culture bleed out of his teaching. Ryan’s primary roles within Resonate are preaching, vision and strategy.

Larry Osborne
Larry Osborne

Dr. Larry Osborne serves as a senior and teaching pastor at North Coast Church and is an author, speaker, mentor and nationally recognized trainer of pastors. His books include Accidental Pharisees, 10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe, Spirituality for the Rest of Us, Innovation’s Dirty Little Secret, Sticky Church, Sticky Teams, and the Unity Factor. He holds both a Master of Divinity degree and a doctorate from Talbot Theological Seminary.

West Vanderstelt
Jeff Vanderstelt

Jeff Vanderstelt is a pastor, elder and teacher at Soma Communities, an Acts 29 church in Tacoma, Washington. He is a leader of leaders, a coach and trainer for church planters, and serves in the areas of vision and teaching. Jeff leads a Missional Community and the Downtown Expression. He is on the board of Acts 29, a church planting network.

ABOUT


The EFCA One national conference brings with it a kind of return to first principles — not just for attendees but also for the conference itself. As Paul reminds us, the Church is called to unity — one body, one spirit, one hope (Ephesians 4). Built around the passions that draw us together, EFCA One will feature:

  • plenary sessions hosted by celebrated teachers
  • a worship experience led by diverse, gifted musicians
  • an incredible venue – and the freedom – to pursue and renew deep fellowship
  • a suite of workshop sessions, emphasizing quality, relevance and opportunities to participate

Who should come? It's open to everyone, but we've built the topics and schedules with pastors, leaders and leadership teams specifically in mind. EFCA One is a homecoming, not to a nostalgic past or an imagined future but to the values — and the One — that unite us as a movement.

LOCATION


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Vista, California

North Coast Church

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2405 N Santa Fe Ave, Vista, CA 92084 North Coast Church The primary church location where the conference is held.
5805 Armada Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008 Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel We have a block of rooms under “Evangelical Free Church of America” $139 King/$169 Double/Double. For more information visit:
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3603 Ocean Ranch Blvd, Oceanside, CA 92056 Residence Inn San Diego Oceanside For more information on this hotel visit:
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SCHEDULE


Here's a quick explanation of the new items you'll see on this year's conference schedule.
Deeper Learning Tracks

Deeper Learning Tracks

90-minute training sessions taught by leading national experts. Choose from the following topics: culture, Bible/theology, work and vocation, leadership, missional impact and Creando una Cultura de Discipulado en la Iglesia (Creating a Disciplemaking Culture in a Hispanic/Latino Church).
Hot Topic

Hot Topic

Interactive panel discussion. The praxis/practice/pathway of living out disciplemaking in a local church.
Business Session

Business Session

Delegates from EFCA churches will represent their churches for a session involving reports, elections, prayer and celebration.

Tuesday, June 16


All day
Conference registration
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Pre Conference Labs (lunch included)
  • Forum on Expository Preaching

    Forum on Expository Preaching - Preach Not Ourselves, But Preach As Ourselves

    Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 4:5 that though we do not preach ourselves, we preach Christ, and we preach Christ as ourselves, with our own unique God-given gifts and voice.

    Both speakers have served faithfully as pastors of local churches and now as presidents in Christian education settings. Both are extremely gifted as preachers of the Word of God. With their unique gifts, one approaches preaching as more of a preacher-teacher while the other approaches it more as a teacher-preacher. These differences are represented well in the EFCA. There will be much to learn from these godly and gifted expositors.

    The goal of the Forum on Expository Preaching is to encourage and equip expository preachers in the EFCA who are God-centered, Christ-focused and Spirit-empowered, who are biblically faithful, theologically informed and pastorally sensitive, and who have a passion to proclaim God’s Word to God’s people with the goal of glorifying God, nurturing God’s people and building up the church of Jesus Christ.

    Speakers:
    Dr. Philip Ryken is the eighth president of Wheaton College. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and a doctorate in historical theology from the University of Oxford. Dr. Ryken preached for 15 years before becoming Wheaton’s President in 2010. He has published more than 40 books, including Loving the Way Jesus Loves and Liberal Arts for the Christian Life.

    Dr. David Dockery was named Trinity International University’s 15th president following 18 years of transformational leadership at Union University. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas System, master's degrees from Texas Christian University, Southwestern Seminary, and Grace Seminary, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He was awarded the honorary Doctor of Letters by Union University and granted the honorary title of Chancellor. Dockery is recognized as a leader in Christian higher education across the country, having been a professor of Theology and New Testament, spoken at dozens of colleges, universities, and seminaries, as well as providing institutional consultations, and serving on the board of Christianity Today International and as consulting editor. Dockery has authored 35 books and numerous articles.

    Dockery and his wife, Lanese, have three married sons and six grandchildren. Their travels have taken them to the various regions of the United States and Canada, as well as to Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East.

  • Between Iraq and a Hard Place: Practical Approaches to Engaging Muslims

    Between Iraq and a Hard Place: Practical Approaches to Engaging Muslims

    Each day brings news of a conflict in the Middle East. With tensions running high, how can we engage Muslims in meaningful ways in the U.S. or the MENA region? Join us as we explore practical ways EFCA ReachGlobal is engaging Muslims in strategic Middle Eastern and North African contexts. We’ll consider ways North American churches can partner with what God is doing among Muslims in MENA and at home. Come have your vision expanded and learn practical ways to share Christ’s love with Muslims.

    Speakers:
    ReachGlobal MENA Leaders experienced in evangelism and church planting among Muslims.

  • Urban Challenge: The EFCA Urban Church

    Urban Challenge: The EFCA Urban Church

    Globally the world is moving to the city. The challenges in the urban world represent the coming frontier of mission both in America and abroad. The Church must respond to the urban challenge or it will find itself on the outside looking in. What does the uniqueness of the EFCA and ReachGlobal bring to the urban challenge? Join the dialog with several EFCA church leaders and ReachGlobal missionaries. 

    Hosts:
    Andrew Hoffman is the founding pastor of Solano Community Church and the director of church planting for the Western District EFCA. Solano Community Church is a ten-year old urban church near Berkeley, California in a dense, diverse and de-churched community. Andrew holds an M.Div. and an M.A. in New Testament from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He and his wife, Jodie, have four children.

    Mike Edwards serves with ReachGlobal in Berlin, Germany. Mike served on the staff of Fellowship Church (EFCA) in Knoxville Tennessee as the executive pastor and mission/church planting pastor for over 11 years. Mike moved to Eastern Germany in 2003 with ReachGlobal, and in 2007 he began a new initiative developing a ministry concept for global complex urban centers. Charrette.co describes aspects of this. Mike leads the ReachGlobal team in Berlin and consults with other urban initiatives throughout the world.

  • Discipling All People

    Discipling All People

    Many ethnic, urban, & multicultural churches are set up for the Sunday worship experience. Oftentimes they struggle with creating a process for making disciples. This training gives church leaders a five step process for creating a culture within the church that is scalable and reproducible. In order to get maximum benefit we recommend reading the book Discipleshift by Jim Putman and Building a Discipling Culture by Mike Breen prior to attending. During the workshop you will hear from proven practitioners and there will be ample time to talk about contextualization for your church.

    Speakers:
    Dr. Alvin Sanders serves as associate executive director of EFCA ReachNational. Author of Bridging the Diversity Gap, he leads the EFCA All People Initiative. Under his leadership, EFCA churches classified as ethnic or multi-cultural congregations have grown from 13% to 21%. Prior to his position with the EFCA, he planted River of Life Church (EFCA) in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Dr. Alejandro (Alex) Mandes came to Christ through the ministry of the Navigators, a ministry known for making disciples. He was involved in Navigator collegiate ministry at the University of Texas at Austin, and community ministry in Texas. Alex recently was a plenary speaker at their NavVida FUEGO conference in San Antonio addressing the topic of creating a disciplemaking culture in the church. Alex has proven his effectiveness in making the EFCA welcoming to immigrants. Alex’s role in the EFCA is to transform our multiethnic churches into the God ordained change agents they were always meant to be.

  • Leaders and the Missional Lifestyle

    Leaders and the Missional Lifestyle

    It has been said that when we lead people toward change they need to see it, before they get it . . . and then they will do it! We all long to see the people in our churches engaged in reaching their neighborhoods, workplaces, friends and families with the gospel. But, as leaders, it is hard to bring people where we have not gone ourselves. They need to see it in our lives, so they can get it, and go out and live it. The relational and time demands of ministry often leave church leaders with little time or emotional margin to be an example of this outward focused, missional lifestyle. In this preconference session, Jeff Vandersteldt helps us explore the paradigm shifts, priorities and boundaries that need to be embraced if we want to live the life we are calling others to engage.

    Speaker:
    Jeff Vanderstelt serves as one of the elders and teachers of Soma Tacoma. He is also the visionary leader of Soma, a family of churches spread throughout North America. Jeff is married to Jayne and together they love and shepherd three children in gospel, life, and mission.

3:30 p.m.
Worship - President Bill Hamel’s farewell message
5:30 p.m.
President Hamel farewell dinner and celebration sponsored by ReachGlobal

Wednesday, June 17


8:30 – 10 a.m.
Worship - Phil Ryken speaking, The Gospel and Transformation
10 – 10:30 a.m.
Break
10:30 a.m. – noon
Deeper Learning Tracks – Session 1
Noon – 1 p.m.
Conference lunch sponsored by FCMM
1 – 3:30 p.m.
Deeper Learning Tracks – Session 2
3:30 – 4 p.m.
Break
4 – 5:30 p.m.
Hot Topic session – The praxis/practice/pathway of living out disciplemaking in a local church with Larry Osborne, West Brazelton and others
6 p.m.
Conference dinner OR
TIU Alumni & Friends dinner
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Meet the presidential candidate and Q & A session

Thursday, June 18


8:30 – 10 a.m.
Worship - Crawford Loritts speaking, The Gospel, Discipleship and the Local Church
10 – 10:30 a.m.
Break
10:30 – noon
Deeper Learning Tracks – Session 3
Noon – 1 p.m.
Conference lunch sponsored by CIF OR
Dallas Theological Seminary Alumni gathering
1 – 3:30 p.m.
2015 EFCA Business Session (ministry reports and presidential election)
3:30 – 4 p.m.
Break
4 - 6 p.m.
Worship - Ryan Kwon speaking, The Gospel, Discipleship and the Glory of God among All People
Presidential Installation

Conference concludes

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