All of us are “called to belong to Jesus Christ.” (Romans 1:6)
There are people who are ready to become followers of Jesus…to belong to him…but they don’t know it yet.
“How can they hear of him unless someone tells them?” (Romans 10:14)
If you feel that God is asking you to consider being one who goes and tells, our EFM staff would like to talk to you!
Let us help you explore the possibilities of how we can partner together to make Jesus known throughout the world!
To start the conversation, please contact Matt Macy, Associate Director, or download Pathway to Becoming a Missionary below.
EFM is looking for persons interested in teaching English overseas and building relationships with college students. A bachelors degree is required. Commitments are for one year at a time, and comes with a salary, so fundraising needs are minimal. Please contact Matt Macy to learn more and apply.
EFM’s Five-Year Goal is to send 10 MISSIONARY HOUSEHOLDS to launch 5 NEW MISSION FIELDS in the next 5 YEARS.
How will EFM determine where the five new fields will be started? Primarily through the Luke 10 Initiative. EFM depends on the regions/yearly meetings, churches, and individuals that EFM serves as their missions’ agency to engage in this discernment process. The Luke 10 Initiative requires four types of participants who gather for Luke 10 Think Tanks and discern, based on EFM’s CAN GO criteria, what locations and people groups to visit via exploratory teams called Luke 10 Trips. Out of these trips will come recommendations to the EFM Board about where to launch new fields.
We are currently looking to send missionaries. More destinations will be added as we complete the strategic plan for the Five-Year Goal and do the Luke 10 trips.
There is one EFM missionary family left in Africa. We’ve had to wrestle with the question: “Does this mean that God is done with EFM in Africa?” As we’ve prayed and talked about it we’ve become convinced that God would have us rebuild our team in Central Africa. We believe he wants us to be part of keeping the whole-life discipleship, church planting movement crossing borders through tools like Discipling for Development. He also wants us to be partners with Africa Friends in sending missionaries to their own continents and beyond. They are sensing that call already and are asking for our help in responding to it.
The state of Sinaloa is in the northwest part of Mexico and is one of the areas of that country that has the fewest evangelical Christians. We Friends have had a tiny foothold there in a village called Siete Ejidos but have lacked the personnel to make disciples and plant churches in the surrounding villages and cities. Thanks be to the Lord, Jaime and Lupita Leon responded to the call and are working in that area right now. But one missionary unit is not enough. Who will go and join them in this work?
Several years ago the Lord called Russell and Sarah Badgley and their family to go to the southeast corner of Ecuador and share the good news of Jesus Christ with an underreached tribe called the Shuar. Badgleys were able to spend the equivalent of two years in Ecuador building relationships that will help make this kind of work possible. Now that they are back in the States to stay, who will go and build on the foundation they have laid?
According to the Joshua Project, India is the country with the most unreached people groups in it. More than two thousand! It’s a tough country to get into, and a tough country in which to carry out the Great Commission, but God still opens doors and sustains those who are working there for his purposes. M. and K. L. recently completed their first term pioneering a new work. Who will step through the next door he opens?
How do you know if God is calling you to serve him overseas? You can start a process of discernment by completing our Missionary Interest Form. Other steps in the process can include things like a short-term field experience or a Future-Missionary Trip to an EFM field with an EFM missionary.