THE EFC UPDATE - 2015.08.18
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EFC WEBINAR AUGUST 27
The Canadian Church is changing – how should we respond? What affect will aging members and rising rates of immigration have 20 years from now? Rick Hiemstra, director of research for the EFC, will share recent statistics and fresh research that will give pause – and a much needed perspective on what it means to be the Church in Canada today. Your questions and insights will be welcome during the webinar. Register today at theEFC.ca/webinars.
EFC NEWSLETTER: HELP TO UNDERSTAND CHURCH TRENDS
The August/September issue of Canada Watch is now available at theEFC.ca/CanadaWatch. It includes “What We Need to Know: EFC research can help us understand church trends in Canada.” You’ll also find details about the EFC’s congregation affiliation program, a sneak peek at the upcoming issue of Faith Today, our regular update from Parliament Hill, and more. All in just four pages!
B.C. COURT CASE COMING UP
The EFC recently filed its legal arguments for the next case about a proposed law school at Trinity Western University, to be heard August 24 in the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Details at theEFC.ca/TWUlaw.
NOW HIRING: EFC AMBASSADORS
The EFC is now accepting applications for several part-time, casual speaking positions. EFC Ambassadors represent the EFC by making local presentations and participating in gatherings such as ministerials. Details at theEFC.ca/jobs.
REMEMBER THE “BOAT PEOPLE”?
A number of Canadian denominations, including many EFC affiliates, are responding to the refugee crisis in the Middle East, which some are comparing in importance to the late 1970s era of welcoming “boat people” from Southeast Asia. More details on how to join this initiative and the EFC’s support for it at theEFC.ca/MiddleEastRefugees.
NEED A GUEST SPEAKER?
Consider inviting an EFC speaker to your event or church. Experts available to offer a topical presentation or congregational preaching. Details at theEFC.ca/speakers.
COMING EVENTS AT THEEFC.CA/CALENDAR
→Ministry Leadership Summit, Richmond, B.C., August 20
→We Are Christians Festival, Toronto, August 21-23
→The Spirit and The Bride Say Come, Toronto, August 22
→Soul Care for Maturing Adults, Vancouver, August 24-27
→Changing Church EFC Webinar, online, August 27
WHY DO WE CHAMPION RELIGIOUS FREEDOM?
In his latest column in Faith Today, EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger considers how Jesus treated unbelievers and how we can live today in a world of religious diversity. Preview the issue at FaithToday.ca/digital.
FAITH TODAY, RISK-FREE
Sign up for Faith Today, Canada’s Christian magazine, and you can now get two free issues before you need to decide whether or not to subscribe. Get the national magazine of The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada to be better equipped, informed and connected. Details at FaithToday.ca/RiskFree or toll-free 1-866-302-3362.
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ONE COOL COORDINATOR
Nothing thrills – or frightens – fun-loving Canadian Danny Foster like coordinating Bible translation training for clusters of languages in the East African country of Tanzania, writes Doug Lockhart at the EFC website Christianity.ca, Canada’s Christian library online.