GLD News and Events

  • This spring, Trinity International University is inviting churches to once again spend a few moments on a Sunday to consider the EFCA movement's partnership with Trinity and TEDS. Information and resources for churches are available on the Trinity website:

  • Monday, March 11 from 8:30am - 5:00pm with lunch provided and

    Tuesday, March 12 from 7:30am - 3:30pm with lunch provided.

    At the EFCA National Office

    The cost of the course is $25.

    For more info or to register, contact Dani at

  • Plan four sermons on "The Combination Life: "Christ in you"

    March 19, 11am CST, Lisle, Illinois

    March 20, Location TBD according to sign up or possibly by Zoom conference call

    March 21, Location TBD according to sign up or possibly by Zoom conference call

  • Saturday, April 6, 2019

    The Ministry to Women program at Moody Bible Institute offers this one-day training event for women serving in ministry as lay leaders or as paid staff, in Ministry to Women or in other ministries. The conference offers rich theological teaching as well as practical training. This year's key note speakers include Jill Briscoe and Dr. Pamela MacRae. Please consider sending the women who serve in ministry leadership in your church!

  • Pastoral Succession Bootcamp with Will Heath from Auxano for EFCA churches on May 6 & 7, 2019 at Stonebridge Church in Cedar Rapids, IA.  The bootcamp is 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day with materials, refreshments and lunch provided.   These days will equip local church teams to skillfully plan, communicate and execute a leadership transition that will minimize the loss of ministry momentum. If your church is anticipating a leadership transition in the next five years, the time to start planning is sooner rather than later. Cost with EFCA discount code (EVF25) is $1496 per church for up to 5 team members.

  • For DTS alumni and all preachers in the Chicago area

    Monday, June 17, 2019

    The Compass Church WHEATON, 520 E Roosevelt Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187

    Join Dr. Abe Kuruvilla and Dallas Theological Seminary for a one-day preaching refresher to rekindle your preaching passions and skills and enjoy a time of prayer and encouragement with fellow pastors. $25 per attendeeLimited space available. Lunch, books, door prizes and giveaways! Entry Deadline: Friday, June 7, 2019

  • June 18-20, 2019

    The Compass Church, Naperville, IL

  • 2019 GLD Conference

    October 14 & 15

    Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL