By Revd Richard Crocker, General Secretary, EFAC Global
EFAC (The Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion) had an exhibit stand at the recent GAFCON gathering in Jerusalem, a notable conference of Anglican leaders from around the world. Fifty countries were represented, including 316 Bishops and Archbishops, demonstrating the widespread impact of this biblically orthodox movement.
Many of the GAFCON conference delegates stopped by the EFAC exhibit and, as reported earlier on the Global EFAC website, the response was overwhelmingly positive. We are now in regular contact with Anglican leaders from 31 countries and many of those either have or want an EFAC chapter. They have no doubt that EFAC will benefit their churches. But, upon returning to the USA, we have been asked, “Why?” Why is EFAC needed, since we have GAFCON? Why was GAFCON needed, since we have EFAC? What’s the difference? Are EFAC and GAFCON competing? Or cooperating? Or does one make the other redundant? This article is meant to address these questions.