The Wondering Eagle determines the Evangelical Free Church of America and the status of Neo-Calvinism/Reformed theology in the state of Washington. As Washington is divided between two districts; two districts had to be studied to give a snap shot. This blog will re-visit this situation in the course of time when it returns to these two districts.
“The God that holds you over the pit of hell, much as one holds a spider, or some loathsome insect over the fire, abhors you, and is dreadfully provoked: his wrath towards you burns like fire; he looks upon you as worthy of nothing else, but to be cast into the fire; he is of purer eyes than to bear to have you in his sight; you are ten thousand times more abominable in his eyes, than the most hateful venomous serpent is in ours.”
You, God, are my God,
earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you,
my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land
where there is no water.
Psalm 63:1 NIV
This post is going to be a combination of data that comes from two different EFCA Districts that The Wondering Eagle has written about. The Pacific Northwest District is led by Bruce Martin, and includes the states of Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington. The Northern Mountain District is led by Lee Kisman and includes Eastern Washington, Idaho and most of Montana. As the state of Washington is divided between two EFCA Districts this blog would like to calculate the status of Neo-Calvinist/Reformed Theology. Washington is the most populous state in the Pacific Northwest with 7.6 million people,
Now when I calculated the status of Neo-Calvinist theology in the Pacific Northwest District that occurred in February of 2017. So the situation could have slightly changed. This blog is run by one person who writes and researches these issues. But when I look at the overall state of Washington and the EFCA its important to remember that this is just a snap shot. The Pacific Northwest District at the time it was written had a total of 30 EFCA churches in Western Washington. Of those 30 only 3 fell into the Neo-Calvinist/Reformed camp. In the Northern Mountain District this blog determined that there are 11 EFCA churches in Eastern Washington. Of which, only 2 fall into the Neo-Calvinist/Reformed camp. So in the state of Washington you have 41 EFCA churches and a total of 5 Neo-Calvinist/Reformed EFCA churches. That means when the math is done that 12% of the EFCA in the state of Washington is Neo-Calvinist/Reformed. When I finish the EFCA Districts I will eventually return to this problem set and study all the churches again and monitor any changes.