Two weeks ago the elders of this church were able to attend our denomination’s annual Theology Conference. It was a rich conference of Biblical reflection, theological encouragement, and practical instruction.
I’d encourage you to go and listen to all the lectures that were presented. http://go.efca.org/theology-conference-resources
Of particular note, the lecture entitled, “THE CHURCH: A VISIBLE COMMUNITY — BOUNDARY MARKERS OF THE COMMUNITY,” produced the greatest amount of discussion among those who attended. You can listen to that lecture or an entire transcript is available for those who prefer to read it. Note that this lecture was actually given by a pastor who does not serve an Evangelical Free Church.
May these enrich our soul and strengthen our church.