The EFCA blog offers both proven practices and alternative perspectives for Christian faith and ministry from leaders in the Evangelical Free Church of America®.

Bob Osborne


Bob Osborne is the director of church health for EFCA West. He is passionate about equipping, encouraging and strengthening church leaders: “Our good intentions are not enough; we actually need to implement them.”

How Comfortable Are First-Time Guests at Your Church?

Examining your church strategy on hospitality

Why Leaders Should Cultivate a Spirit of Thanksgiving

Remembering our blessedness even in our busyness

Why Don’t Churches Share?

How churches can help one another in practical, tangible ways

What Board Members Want From Their Pastor

Things we don’t talk about often enough

The Best Leaders Take Time to Sharpen Their Blades

Team dynamics we don’t usually talk about, Part 3

Are You Too Forceful of a Leader?

Team dynamics we don’t usually talk about, Part 2

Do You Suffer From the Bobble-Head Phenomenon?

Team dynamics we don’t usually talk about, Part 1

Wisdom, Depth and a Mature Heart to Serve

Introducing the new superintendent of the North Central District

Turning the Page, Again

Reflections for the year ahead