Faith Work Economics Resources

Article 8 of the EFCA Statement of Faith: Christian Living 

We believe that God’s justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With God’s Word, the Spirit’s power, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ’s commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed. 

The EFCA and NCD are working to help churches flesh out Article 8 with tools, resources and learning opportunities.

How do faith, work, and economics intersect in the EFCA? Church leaders tend to be very comfortable talking about faith, but less fluent in the areas of life where people spend most of their time–the spheres of work and the economy. To help bridge this gap, God has raised up a foundation which offers grants to EFCA pastors and lay leaders helping deepen their understanding of the integration of faith, work, and economics, while funding the implementation of ideas that will shape churches and bless communities. To read more: EFCA.org website link

Kern Foundation Grant information

Made To Flourish Website

FWE Follow-up Coordinator

Lynne Heidelbauer

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It will be worth your time to investigate these themes of Work is Worship, Work is Love, Work is Community and Work is Beautiful and the accompanying videos on the Made to Flourish Website.

How can your church implement Article 8 through Access Ministries?
Take a few minutes and watch these videos for ideas and encouragement.

2016 District Conference: Connecting Faith and Work
Speaker: Gary Hoag

  • Session 2: Biblical Examples from the Early Church in the NT: A Top Ten List of Christ-Followers who integrated their Faith, Work, and Economics
    Powerpoint – Session 2
    Session 2 Audio (incomplete, recording compromised)
  • Session 3: Practical Tips from EFCA Pastors: Churches/Communities were “Made to Flourish”
  • Powerpoint – Session 3
  • Session 3 Audio (incomplete, recording compromised)

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Download this resource on the history of ministry and vocation: Callings: Work and vocation in the history of the church (Church History Magazine Issue 110)
https://www.christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/issue/vocation/ 

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Trinity City Church, St. Paul, is actively working to implement FWE in their body.  Watch this story
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