Evangelical Foreign Missions Association

Both denominational and nondenominational, this American association has sixty-four members representing nearly 7,000 missionaries in 120 fields. It was organized in Chicago in 1945 “to provide a medium for voluntary united action among the evangelical foreign missionary agencies.” It represents the missions before governments through its Washington, D.C. office and conducts annual retreats for mission executives where subjects of common interest are discussed. In cooperation with the Interdenominational Foreign Mission Association* it has sponsored the Wheaton Congress of 1966, the Summer Institute of Missions at Wheaton College, the Evangelical Missions Information service with news releases and the Evangelical Missions quarterly, the Committee to Assist Missionary Education Overseas, and area committees such as those on Latin America, with its congresses on communications and evangelism, and Africa, which initiated the Association of Evangelicals of Africa and Madagascar.