THE EFC UPDATE - 2014.07.28
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B.C. COURT CASE COMING UP
Yesterday the EFC 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. This is the third province where TWU has launched legal challenges against provincial law societies which are objecting to TWU’s Community Covenant and refusing to accredit the law school. (Rulings in Nova Scotia and Ontario have already come down and are being appealed.) See details, including the new legal arguments, at theEFC.ca/TWUlaw.
INTERFAITH WORK AND EVANGELISM ON A COLLISION COURSE?
EFC Vice-President Aileen Van Ginkel reflects on how two recent initiatives, seemingly headed in different directions, are actually compatible. A conference on secularism “helped refute the idea that we need to park our beliefs at the door” when we talk with people of other faiths or no faith. And a meeting with the Canadian Network of Ministries to Muslims helped remind her “we can work together with people of other faiths” to build a just and peaceable society. Read more at theEFC.ca/blog.
NEED A GUEST SPEAKER?
Consider inviting an EFC speaker to your event or church. Experts available to offer congregational preaching or to address many topics. Details at theEFC.ca/speakers.
NOW HIRING: ADDITIONAL EFC AMBASSADORS
The EFC is now accepting applications for several paid, part-time positions as EFC Ambassador. Ambassadors represent the EFC through public speaking, presentations and participation at gatherings such as ministerials. Details at theEFC.ca/jobs.
COMING EVENTS AT THEEFC.CA/CALENDAR
→Praise Fest, Surrey, August 1
→Voices of the Nations Festival, Toronto, August 1
→Global Leadership Summit simulcast, August 6-7
QUEBEC’S VERY OWN HUGE AND GLOBAL CHURCH
Did you know one of the biggest French-speaking evangelical churches in the world is in Montreal? Read about Église Nouvelle Vie in the Jul/Aug issue of Faith Today. Preview the issue at FaithToday.ca/digital.
LE QUÉBEC A SA PROPRE GRANDE ÉGLISE MONDIALE
Saviez-vous que l’une des églises évangéliques plus grand de langue française dans le monde est à Montréal? Lisez une traduction française d’un article de revue « Faith Today » à propos de l'Église Nouvelle Vie à FaithToday.ca/NouvelleVie.
LATEST POSTS AT BLOG.FAITHTODAY.CA
→10 Ways to Get Your Kid Unhooked This Summer (from technology of course), by Gregory Jantz
→Heading to Urbana, by Karen Stiller
LAST CHANCE! IMPROVING PASTORAL PERFORMANCE
Pastors and church board members are invited to participate in a survey by Heather Card, a seminary student studying how evangelical denominations approach pastoral performance evaluation. Survey results will be written up as a thesis and potentially as articles and seminars to assist the Canadian Christian community. The survey is open to pastors and those who evaluate them (elders, deacons, overseers, etc.). Find out more or take the survey (before the end of July).
THE UN-GUIDE TO DATING
What should Christian singles do about dating in a Christian culture that sends conflicting messages? Ontario journalist Joe Montague reviews and recommends the “humorous and insightful” book The Unguide to Dating by Camerin Courtney and Todd Hertz at the EFC website Christianity.ca, Canada’s Christian library online.