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The EFCA leaves a large part of this to the local congregation. Very much like some of the Baptist denominations that prefer terminology other than a "denomination," the E-Free congregations are autonomous and able to internally govern themselves mostly as they wish. I am now in a different denomination, but I grew up in a church that moved into the E-Free ...


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Error: When I wrote this up I, I had misread the question and focused my answer on the office of Deacon. I will need to revise this to focus on the office of Elder. It won't be substantially different but there are a few extra considerations. There is not a very clear answer to this question, but the statement on the CBE seems to beyond the scope of ...


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Short answer: ask the pastor and/or worship leader in your local church. Long answer: The Evangelical Free Church is an association of churches, which is less binding than a true denomination. As such, each individual church has a great deal of autonomy in the everyday workings of the local church. My brother and my father are both pastors at EFCA ...


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Though I'm not from EFCA, I can suggest few things. Attend that local church for sometime, at least a month. Try to know who are the leaders. Try to talk with the members from the music team, try to have a connection with them. If you can make friendship with at least one of them, that's the easiest way to introduce yourself. If you are bold enough, talk ...


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I'm presently attending an Evangelical Free church as well as Baptist church. I'm new to the E Free ideas but it seems to be very similar with very few differences. As others have mentioned there seems to be some differences between individual churches which seem to be mostly independent, but they are under the one banner of the EFCC. They seem to have ...


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The EFCA is a loose association of independent churches who have gathered under this banner and agreed on basic fundamental doctrinal concepts although there could well be substantial differences between churches within this association. To compare it to the ABC, one could consider only the EFCA doctrinal statement agreed upon by the churches as a whole. ...


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