Who We Are:
The Saskatoon Evangelical Free Church is part of a larger network of over 140 Evangelical Free Churches across Canada. Our local fellowship seeks to serve Jesus Christ and our community here in Saskatoon. We meet together regularly for worship and teaching, prayer and fellowship, so that we might encourage each other to share our faith in Christ with the world and live lives of hope and obedience to Him. We believe that the Bible is the Word of God and is relevant in meeting the real needs of people in the new millennium.
In the past ten years God has begun to transform us into a more missional church, giving us a vision for Five Zones Of Ministry. This vision has become the grid for our prayer, support, and ministry decisions. Included in this paradigm is the support of missionaries in four specific countries around the world as well as local outreach opportunities here in Saskatoon. God has also increased our vision for youth ministry as we reach out to our community.
We believe that you will find faith and friendship at this church. We have a great mix of young families, singles, middlers, youth and seniors. We design our Sunday morning worship with these diverse groups in mind. We seek to maintain a healthy blend of contemporary and traditional worship to encourage all ages in their walk with Christ. We trust that you will experience the love of Jesus when you visit us. We hope that you find our church to be a warm and welcoming group of believers who challenge each other to grow in our walk with Christ and who support each other in our love of God!
In the spring of 1979, a group of believers were looking for a fresh start. For a church where they could grow, fellowship & serve Christ together. One person in the group heard that the Evangelical Free Church of America was branching out into Canada. The were looking for a congregation to begin in Saskatoon so our fellowship approached the denomination about partnering with the EFCC and that summer the Saskatoon Evangelical Free Church was born. The Evangelical Free Church Of America was very helpful in the purchase of our property and the subsidy of a budget until our church could establish itself financially.
SEFC began with several families of which 25 people became charter members. Initial services were held in the Father Vachon School on Centennial Drive under the leadership of Rev. George Litke. During the next three years, the small fellowship began to grow. It was at this time that God provided a strategic piece of land on the corner of Circle Drive and Laurier and in June of 1982 the Saskatoon Evangelical Free Church moved into Phase I. As we continued to grow throughout the 1990s we recognized the need for more space so under the leadership of Rev. Bill Taylor we began a Capital Campaign for Phase 2. In May of 2000, we completed the second phase of our facility, adding a new sanctuary as well as additional office space and Christian Education classrooms.
To be a worshipping community which builds mature disciples who love one another, and who share the good news of Jesus Christ at home and abroad for the glory of God.