Church Introduction



Development of SEFC

 The SEFC is one of the church belong to "Evangelical Free Church of JAPAN" (EFCJ).  EFCJ is consist of 57(in 1998) churches and first church is Urawa EFC.  SEFC has been developed as memorial mission of EFCJ's 40th anniversary.  It was decided on Domestic Mission Committee of EFCJ that they sent Yoshida family, then Higashi-Ohmiya EFC's pastor, as domestic missionary to Sendai development in 1989.   Also Stan & Joyce Conrad and Berra Lau were sent from EFCMJ(Evangelical Free Church Mission of Japan) when mission started.

Growth

By Lord's blessing, SEFC got over 400% growth in first 4 years of development(see table1).   In 1995, SEFC has started Furukawa development with Bowman family, they are missionary from EFCMJ.

table1: transition of Sunday service average attendance
Year '89 '90 '91 '92 '93 '94 '95 '96 '97 '98 '99 '00
Sendai 17 42 66 74 78 87 83 88 99 100 102 108
Furukawa - - - - - - 19 20 20 25 26 23
Total 17 42 66 74 78 87 102 112 119 125 128 131

Furukawa is one of major city in northern part of Miyagi prefecture.  It is about 40km far from Sendai and it takes 1 hour by car.

Pastor

see Pastor Introduction page

Activities

see Activities page

Pictures


chapel from northside


Sunday service


10th anniversary service


wedding ceremony


platform


children's festival

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