The Community of Grace is affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA). The term "Evangelical" refers to our commitment to proclaiming the good news of the Lord Jesus Christ, and to the authority of scripture in every aspect of our lives. The term "Free" refers to the fact that each EFCA church is an autonomous, congregationally governed entity which subscribes to the EFCA statement of faith [view beliefs]. The EFCA is an association of 1,250 churches with a common purpose and vision for reaching all peoples with the hope of the gospel.