EFCA History, Theology, and Polity
DescriptionAre you seeking a greater understanding of the EFCA? Join us whether you are new to the EFCA, if you are interested in learning more about the EFCA, or if you are in a qualifying ministry and seek a ministry credential as you serve a Free Church. This learning lab explores the history and theological distinctives of the Free Church movement and the EFCA. For those in a qualifying ministry who are seeking a ministerial credential, attendance of the sessions, along with assigned readings and writing a theological paper, serve toward meeting requirements for licensing in the EFCA.
Session 1 | 9-10 am
Pietism and Revivalism: Streams of the Free Church Movement
Session 2 | 10:30-11:30 am
Formative Years in America: Ethnic Immigrant Free Churches
Session 3 | 1-2 pm
Merger and Maturity: Multiplying Healthy Churches Among All People
For those seeking a ministerial license, required readings are:
– Evangelical Convictions: A Theological Exposition of the Statement of Faith of the EFCA, Minneapolis: Free Church Press, 2011
– Arnold T. Olson, The Significance of Silence, Minneapolis: Free Church Press, 1981
The written paper will be fifteen to twenty pages that includes personal biography, doctrine (EFCA Statement of Faith), and pastoral and personal issues related to current doctrinal and lifestyle issues.