When the EFCA reaffirmed its commitment to disciplemaking in 2014, one leader in particular began dreaming about giving greater recognition to pastors serving as bivocational disciplemakers.
That was Joe Schimmels—EFCA pastor (former) and missional dreamer (always). “We are still in a discovery mode,” he says, “but there’s a bivo conversation going on across the country, and the EFCA is entering into it. Last August at Denver’s BiVO National Conference, for example, the EFCA had the greatest number of participants.”
Gain a bit of Joe’s passion for what might flourish in the EFCA movement as bivocational leaders are better recognized and supported.