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
This is a discernment exercise that comes from an Evangelical Free church outside Milwaukee in the Forest Lakes District. The goal of this post is to get you to think for yourself especially with some cult -like and disturbing churches which exist. Continue reading
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
Doug Quenzar from The Orchard in Door County, Wisconsin has a post on the church blog about how to choose a Bible version. This is a quick post that I wanted to add to this blog. This is one perspective in this area of differing Bible versions. Continue reading
Russell Taylor is the new leader at Harvest Bible Chapel Naples. Naples also became an autonomous church once again. This post looks at Russell Taylor and his history. Also an EFCA pastor from Wisconsin started a Go Fund Me for John Secrest that this blog is supporting. Its the hope that the former Harvest community as well as the current EFCA community will help the Secrest family. Continue reading
This is a story of one couple’s experience in an EFCA Church in the Forest Lakes District of Wisconsin. Its a story of fundamentalism, Neo-Calvinist theology and yes a church that later on even protested other events of worship. This is a guest post from Nyssa who is blogging this on her own blog. Continue reading
In 2015 some members and attenders of First Evangelical Free Church of Racine, Wisconsin stood in the Racine area and protested abortion. This post looks at how some evangelicals treat abortion and how many lack love. What if evangelicals actually helped people who were pregnant long term instead of engaging in short term activism? What if they responded in love and took people into their home like in one situation this author learned about.