Our denomination, the Evangelical Free Church, is an association of over 1,250 autonomous congregations joined together by common purposes, principles, and practices.
The word Evangelical refers to our commitment to the authority of Scripture as being inerrant in the original writings, and that Scripture is the only safe and sufficient guide to faith and practice. The word “Evangelical” also refers to our commitment to outreach. We seek to proclaim this “Good News” given by God, to meet the needs of man.
The word Free has historical significance. It refers to a declaration of independence from state interference and from domination by the state churches of Europe. Our church government became congregational, which means that the final authority, under the Lord Jesus, resides in each local church rather than in the denomination itself.