Entries by theEFCC

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The Pulse: We Are All Storytellers

We are – by nature – story tellers. We sit around kitchen tables, coffee shops, and local parks, and we tell stories. We tell stories of our lives, of our children, of our hurts, joys, and losses. We listen to others tell their stories. And each story leads to another. We catch glimpses of one […]

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Prayer Calendar: Just Pray

I’m a teacher at heart. That part of me always wants to express itself. When it comes to prayer, I’m most comfortable writing about things like why you should pray, how to pray, when you should pray and of course, what to pray. And on it goes from there. I’ve wrestled with three possibilities for […]

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Pulse Podcast 018: What is a Gospel Sharing People?

Our theme for the upcoming Conference is Revitalize: Growing as a Gospel Sharing People. In preparation for that, we think it would be a worthwhile exercise to define that, so we know what we’re collectively trying to establish. It’s important to note: this isn’t just the theme for our Conference, it’s the commitment that is […]

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Prayer Calendar: Ritualistic Prayer

The word “ritual” doesn’t play well in a Free Church tradition. I hesitated even using it but couldn’t shake it loose. I use it with this definition, “a customarily repeated often formal act or series of acts.” Why the negative connotation? Maybe it’s because we associate ritual with churches of questionable beliefs, or maybe we think that […]