Traditional seminary education is often out of reach for many ministry leaders due to finances, a lack of free time and life circumstances. This is especially true for church leaders who come from ethnically diverse backgrounds. As a movement, the EFCA takes joy in its doctrinal fidelity and its increasing diversity. To glorify God by multiplying transformational churches among all people, we’re raising up well-equipped disciplemakers, regardless of background, to share the gospel. 

EFCA GATEWAY provides a low-cost pathway to theological training for leaders. Offered in-person and online, in both English and Spanish, this program is accessible and available for all people.


As an ECFA member, the Evangelical Free Church of America holds to high standards of accountability with respect to governance, financial management and stewardship/­fundraising practices.