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

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…

Why Grace Is So Great

Why Grace Is So Great

A couple of years ago, I heard Bono interviewed about his spiritual convictions. One of the things that caught my attention was a statement he made about grace. He said that he was so grateful for grace, and that karma…

God vs. Lady Gaga

God vs. Lady Gaga

It’s not exactly front page news that pop stars like Lady Gaga are first-class self-promoters. Their number one goal is to promote themselves—a lot—in order to become rich and famous. Many are understandably annoyed by such blatant displays for self-centeredness…