Jay Childs serves as the Senior Pastor at EFCCL. Subscribe to our blog to get weekly updates from Pastor Jay.

What's the Big Deal about Baptism?

What’s the Big Deal about Baptism?

One of the exciting aspects of EFCCL is that we have so many people from various backgrounds in our church. This keeps things exciting and challenging all at once. In this blog, I will attempt to clarify why baptism is…

What's Up with Red Letters in Bibles?

What’s Up with Red Letters in Bibles?

Alright, I have a confession: I’m not a fan of “red-letter” Bibles. I own several—and actually preach from one—but I don’t care for them. Now, before you accuse me of heresy, please read a little further. When I say that…

A Recent Visit to Our First Church

A Recent Visit to Our First Church

Last month, we were able to take a vacation out to South Dakota. What a beautiful state. We were also able to take our son, Ben, and his lovely bride, Ellie. We had a blast! (Dairy Queen, Badlands, a huge…

Jesus Mean and Wild

Jesus Mean and Wild

The “Jesus” I read about in the books of many emergent writers (i.e., Brian McClaren, Donald Miller, Rob Bell, etc.) seems very unsure of His mission—uncritical of anyone and unable to speak clearly about anything. Ironically, it is “a Jesus”…

Follow. Connect. Make.

Follow. Connect. Make.

As we begin to unfold the new vision at EFCCL, we will be concentrating on three words in particular. You will be hearing more and more about these words in the days ahead. They help focus us on the path…