The Evangelical Free Church of America
Evangelical: The Bible is true. It proclaims that humanity is separated from a holy God due to sinfulness. Jesus’ death on the Cross covered the penalty of sin. Those who admit their helpless condition to redeem themselves, surrendering their self-efforts by inviting Jesus to be their all-sufficient Savior, will be forgiven and become “born from above” in a new relationship with God. (John 3:1-18).
Free: An autonomous local church, free to manage under the authority of the Bible. We choose an affiliation with like-minded churches observing the same Statement of Faith, and willingly cooperate for purposes of Pastoral credentialing, Mission and Ministry philosophy, and mutual support.
Mission and Vision
We want to see God glorified through the multiplication of transformational ministries and churches among all people, based on shared values and trusting relationships.
Who we are (as of June 2017)
CHURCHES: in the United States, there are 1331 EFCA Churches and 154 Church plant projects.
ETHNIC CHURCHES: 317 churches and plants, with 100 multi-site and/or 2nd language services.
ATTENDANCE: more than 360,000 attend an EFCA church (on average) every week.
REGIONALLY: 17 Districts currently support 1585 congregations spread across the US.
NATIONALLY: Pathways available for leadership training, youth conferences, evangelism, pastoral placements, church health networks, and ministry resources.
GLOBALLY: Roughly 600 missionaries serve full-time in more than 55 countries. Thousands serve annually through short term missions trips. GlobalFingerprints partners with national churches in nine countries to protect, provide for, and educate needy children. Crisis Response Ministry comes alongside of National and International Churches in response to world-wide disasters.
Statement of Faith: https://go.efca.org/resources/document/efca-statement-faith
Who we are: https://www.efca.org/explore
The Dix Hills Evangelical Free Church is honored to be formally affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of America. We partner with them in prayer, in financial support, and participation in some District and National opportunities, as well as Pastoral placement, Pastoral accountability, and ongoing development.