Licensing Discussion Groups are designed for men and women who are working toward licensing or certification. These small learning communities are led by EFCA-ordained mentors, and focus on the meaning and life application of the theological themes of the EFCA Statement of Faith. Most of the groups combine teaching and discussion, and most of the mentors encourage or require the participants to submit a draft version of a portion of the paper they are writing to be critiqued by the group.

You can watch some personal testimonies about the value of these groups.

Current discussion groups are below, listed by regions. Check with the contact person to be sure the information listed here is current.


Where: Balaton, Skandia EFC
When: 3rd Thursday of the month, 9:00 am – noon
Contact: Ryan Petersen,

Twin Cities Metro #1

Where: Revive Church, Brooklyn Park
When: 3rd Thursday of the month, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Contact: Nate Miller,

West Central #1

Where: Glenwood EFC Office
When: 4th Tuesday of the month, noon
Contact: Eric Uggerud,

West Central #2

Where: Olivia, Grace Community Church
When: 3rd Thursday of the month, 9:00am-12:00 noon
Contact: Tom Latterell,

Ordination Discussion Group

Where: Wayzata EFC (Currently on hold)
When: Monthly, 4th Wednesday, 10-noon
Contact: Dave Abernethy,
(contact Dave if interested)