Watch the Video Below to Learn More About the Five-Year Goal!
Find both EFM’s 3-minute version and the 90-second version of EFM’s Five-Year Goal Videos here.
Both versions are available with and without Spanish subtitles.
Why did EFM choose this Five Year Goal?
According to the Joshua Project, there are still over 7,000 unreached people groups! This is about 3.23 billion or 41.6% of the world’s population who has not heard the Good News of the gospel.
What can you do to support EFM’s Five Year Goal?
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Where are we going as we explore where we carry out the Five Year Goal?
On Wednesday, November 8, seventy-five leaders met for our 2023 Luke 10 National Think Tank. Participants included the EFM Board and Staff, potential future missionaries, missionary applicants, and people with missions experience representing seven regions/yearly meetings in the U.S. and seventeen Luke 10 Exploration Trip teams. After an incredible day of worship, prayer, and discernment, the Think Tank made the recommendation to begin the launch process for six new fields. The next day the EFM board approved these recommendations after further discernment and discussion, and the results were announced at the 60th anniversary banquet that evening.
If you or someone you know might be seriously interested in exploring the idea of missionary service, whether that be for a couple of years or for a long-term career, EFM is calling you a “future missionary” and designing opportunities for you- you can learn about them here!
The Six Fields that EFM has Committed to Launching so Far!
Trips Taken On: April 19-29, 2022 and April 24-May 1, 2023 | Led by: EFC- MAYM | Partner: Mexico Yearly Meeting
Mexico Yearly Meeting (MYM) has a vision to plant Friends churches in every state of Mexico and has already taken steps in that direction. There are 32 states in that country, most of which have no Friends churches. Evangelical Friends Church-Mid America(EFC-MAYM) is feeling led to help explore through Luke 10 Trips the possibility of partnering with MYM to establish a new field in one of those states.
The Shuar People of Ecuador and Peru
Luke 10 Exploration Trip | Led by: NWYM
Trips Taken On: May 30-June 16, 2022, June 5- July 31, 2023, and June 5-15, 2023
Steps have already been taken by EFM over the last several years to launch a field among the under reached tribe called the Shuar who live in the jungle of southeast Ecuador and northeast Peru. Much more help is needed to actually launch that field. Northwest Yearly Meeting(NWYM) is taking the lead on organizing exploratory trips to that area. Evangelical Friends Church-Eastern Region (EFC-ER) has also expressed interest in this opportunity.
Trips Taken On: October 10-21, 2022 and September 8-17, 2023 | Led by: EFC- MAYM |Partner: Evangelical Friends Church-Rwanda
There has been quite a bit of interest in planting churches in this part of Africa. Evangelical Friends Church-Rwanda is already taking steps in that direction. EFC-MAYM is taking the lead to organize some Luke 10 Trips that will help explore the next steps in launching that field.
Trips Taken On: May 30-June 10, 2022 and September 20-30, 2023 | Led by: NWYM
There are young adults from both NWYM and EFC-MAYM who have spent time among Muslim refugees in Greece. They are feeling drawn to planting churches not only among the refugees but also among the Greeks themselves. NWYM is taking the lead to explore these possibilities through Luke 10 Trips.
Read the 2022 Trip Report Here!
Trips Taken On: March 11-21, 2023 and October 6-17, 2023 | Led by: RMYM
There is a small group of Friends churches in northeast Brazil that border an immense area where there are very few evangelical churches of any kind. This could be a whole new field. Rocky Mountain Yearly Meeting(RMYM) is taking the lead on organizing exploratory trips to that area. There may also be some interest from EFC-ER in this opportunity.
The Gulf States
Trips Taken On: October 17-24, 2022 and October 19-31,2023 | Led by: EFC-ER
There is a large population of Nepali people who go to the Gulf Countries of the Middle East for work. There are also many Bhutanese/Nepali people who have come to the United States as refugees. Many of them have found Christ, some even before reaching the U.S. They have a vision for planting churches among the Nepali workers in the Gulf Countries. EFC-ER is taking the lead to organize Luke 10 Trips that will explore that possibility.
The Three Fields EFM is Continuing to Explore
Trips Taken On: June 15-22, 2022 and Trip to Be Take On: June 7-22, 2024 | Led by: NWYM
About this Trip: Tony and Agi Frei, who are based in Hungary, and Voicu and Ana Marian, who are based in Romania, have been encouraging EFM to send missionaries to Europe. NWYM is interested in doing just that and is taking the lead on organizing Luke 10 Trips to Eastern Europe especially. EFC-ER also has interest in this region.
Read the 2022 Trip Report Here!
Trips Taken On: September 11-21, 2022 and September 17-25, 2023 | Led by: EFC-MAYM |Partner: Burundi Friends Church
About this Trip: There has also been quite a bit of interest in planting more churches in Tanzania, especially on the part of Friends in Burundi. They are already supporting some work in western Tanzania. EFC-MAYM is taking the lead to organize Luke 10 Trips to that country in order to explore other opportunities. EFC-ER and Indiana Yearly Meeting have also expressed interest in this opportunity.
An Unreached People Group in a Country near Cambodia
Trip Dates: TBA | Led by: FSW
This group is in a closed country that US missionaries cannot access, yet there is a significant group in nearby countries who are accessible. FSW is taking the lead on organizing Luke 10 Trips to explore an opportunity to raise up and equip leaders among the people group in Cambodia to take the Good News to the group in the closed country.