The Evangelical Free Church of America

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Organization Information Record Year 2016

Name: The Evangelical Free Church of America
Denomination type:
Year Reporting: 2017
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Description: In October 1884, 27 representatives from Swedish churches met in Boone, Iowa, to establish the Swedish
Evangelical Free Church. In the fall of that same year, two Norwegian-Danish groups began worship and fellowship (in Boston and in Tacoma) and by 1912 had established the Norwegian-Danish Evangelical Free Church Association. These two denominations, representing 275 congregations, came together at a merger conference in 1950.
The Evangelical Free Church of America is an association of local, autonomous churches across the United States and Canada, blended together by common principles, policies and practices. A 10-point statement of faith addresses the major doctrines but also provides for differences of understanding on minor issues of faith and practice.
International outreach includes 625 missionaries serving in 45 countries.

Contact Information Record Year 2016

Address: 901 East 78th St.
Address line 2:
City: Minneapolis
State: Minnesota
Zip Code: 55420-1300
Country: United States
Phone: (952)854-1300

Media Contact Record Year 2016

Name: Brian Cole
Phone: (952)465-4400

Attesting Officer Record Year 2016

Name: Jay O. Turner
Position: Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations
Phone: (612)854-1300

Membership & Attendance Record Year 2016

Full Communicants: 157,435
Other Members: 217,633
Total Inclusive Members: 375,068
Total Churches: 1,483
Average Attendance: 362,722
Membership Calculation Method: Census

Clergy Record Year 2016

Serving Churches: 1,584
Other Service to the Church: 684
Retired: 51
Total Clergy: 2,319

Religious Education Record Year 2016

Total Schools: 0
Pupils: 0
Staff: 0
Total Individuals: 0

Finance Record Year 2016

Total Benevolences: $0.00
Total Giving Local Expense: $0.00
Total Financial: $0
Receipts/Expenditures: Expenditures