Tim Jacobs, in the Middle of a Pandemic What is More Important to the EFCA? Is it Money or Human Life?

An EFCA West church violated California’s guidelines on the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bridge Fresno as led by Andrew Smith decided to hold an indoor service despite Fresno County being moved to the Purple tier. It is a poor decision and raises a lot of questions, especially with a COVID outbreak and at least two staff testing positive for the virus. Staff’s health was threatened, the church was exposed to risk possibly even affecting its insurance policy. Plus pastors like Andrew Smith should not be making medical decisions. Leave that to the Centers for Disease Control and trained medical professionals as that is what they are trained to do. Let them do their job, and Andrew Smith needs to learn how to his, because this blog is not impressed by what I have learned. But this issue within a pandemic boils down to one simple question this blog has for the EFCA, and its EFCA West District Superintendent Tim Jacobs. What is more important? Money or human life?  Continue reading

Why The Abuse Allegations Coming From Larry Osborne’s North Coast Church in San Diego Are Going to be a Test for Greg Strand and the EFCA

The abuse situation coming out of Larry Osborne’s North Coast Church is profoundly disturbing. The allegations coming forward at an Instagram page about abuse in many different forms that has allegedly taken place over the previous ten years inside North Coast Church are hard to process. Sexual abuse allegations are going to test congregationalism as practiced by the EFCA. And especially after the EFCA’s 2020 pre-conference at the theology conference which addressed the topic of abuse. How individuals like Greg Strand and Tim Jacobs respond to this situation growing out of Larry Osborne’s church in California is going to speak volumes about the health of the EFCA. Continue reading

Open Letter to EFCA West District Superintendent Tim Jacobs (On When Evangelical Christianity is Abusive Your Witness is Pointless)

This is an open letter to the new EFCA West District Superintendent Tim Jacobs. In this open letter I explain this blog and the spiritual abuse that I endured. I also explain why I became a part of the dones and how this blog will function. As Tim Jacobs is new to his job The Wondering Eagle wishes him well.  Continue reading

District Superintendent Steve Highfill Leaves EFCA West as Tim Jacobs Steps into the Key District Role

The position of district superintendent in EFCA West has changed in December of 2019. After nearly thirty years Steve Highfill has retried. Tim Jacobs of Compass Church in Arizona has become the new EFCA West District Superintendent. This post looks at the change of leadership in EFCA West and lays the foundation for a coming open letter to Tim Jacobs.   Continue reading

Why the EFCA Needs to Discuss Spiritual Abuse and How John Secrest Can Be the Point Person on this Topic

The EFCA needs to start to have a discussion about spiritual abuse. From EFCA One, to blog posts and district conferences its time for the national EFCA to begin to discuss spiritual abuse. Inside the denomination there is one individual who should lead the discussion and guide it. John Secrest is an EFCA pastor who went through the dark Harvest Bible Chapel scandal, and yet he’s the perfect candidate to lead the EFCA in a discussion about spiritual abuse.  Continue reading

Deep Concerns About Acts 29 Plant The Porch in San Francisco Which is Being Supported by EFCA District Superintendent Neal Brower

The Western District of the EFCA is supporting a new Acts 29 plant in NE San Francisco. Called The Porch this church is led by Jon Brackett. This blog is disappointed that the EFCA will continue to plant Acts 29 churches especially in light of the problems that came from Mars Hill, The Village Church which had massive problems with spiritual abuse. This blog is writing more about problems with Acts 29 in the EFCA. Does the EFCA take spiritual abuse seriously?  Continue reading

Why Acts 29 Harbor Church in Honolulu Will Not Reach the People of Oahu

Harbor Hawaii with its main location in Honolulu has two other locations and is both an Evangelical Free and an Acts 29 church. This church was very aggressive on Twitter and blocked quickly. This post is an analysis of the culture of Acts 29 Harbor Hawaii Church which has Matt Dirks as its pastor for preaching and leadership. Those looking for a church in Hawaii and Oahu should stay away from Matt Dirks place of worship. Continue reading

SE District Superintendent Glen Schrieber Invites EFCA President Kevin Kompelien and District Superintendents to Montgomery, Alabama Where they Wrestle with the Legacy of Racial Injustice

EFCA SE District Superintendent inspired upon President Kevin Kompelien that the District Superintendents visit The Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. As a result the EFCA leadership visited the museum and memorial to lynching victims in March of 2019. In a series of blog posts by both Kevin Kompelien and other EFCA leaders and personalities they reflect on the experience and the challenges that racial injustice poses today and how it needs to be dealt with. This ends with some suggestions for the EFCA on this topic. Continue reading