THE EFC UPDATE - 2015.06.30
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EFC Ambassador Paul Hilsden will be in Guelph, Ont., on July 26 to speak at Parkwood Gardens. Request a speaker for your event or church at theEFC.ca/speakers.
MORE COMING EVENTS AT THEEFC.CA/CALENDAR
→Voices Together Vancouver, July 1
→Voices United Toronto, July 1
→Annual Native Christian Conference, Ottawa, July 3-5
→Cdn Chinese Alliance Churches Ass’n Joint Missions Convention, Surrey, July 8-12
→Canada’s Gospel Music Celebration, Red Deer, July 9-11
→Building a Family Through International Adoption Course, Calgary, July 11
→Prayer Retreat on the Psalms, Vancouver, July 11
EFFECTIVE CANADIAN CHURCHES: LAST DAY FOR FREE BOOK
Get a free copy of Shifting Stats Shaking the Church: 40 Canadian Churches Respond if you subscribe to the EFC magazine Faith Today before the end of June. This 300+ page book is co-authored by Faith Today editor Karen Stiller, published by World Vision Canada, and retails for $18.99. It offers encouraging stories of the impact Canadian churches are having on their communities, plus dozens of practical ideas. Subscribe today to Canada’s Christian magazine to be better equipped, informed and connected at faithtoday.ca/subscriptions or toll-free 1-866-302-3362. Free book for Canadian subscriptions only.
MY FAITH STORY? SURE, AND WHAT’S YOURS?
Sharing our faith effectively in today’s world calls for an adjustment in our attitude and our strategies, suggests Jennifer M. Shepherd. Her article in the latest Faith Today examines how to listen well, speak humbly and non-judgmentally, and welcome people whatever their unorthodox starting point on the journey of faith. There’s also a link to an online quiz where you can consider your own “style” of faith sharing! Preview the issue at FaithToday.ca/digital.
LATEST POSTS AT BLOG.FAITHTODAY.CA
→Interviewing Sociologist of Religion Reg Bibby, by Karen Stiller
→Practice Won’t Make you Perfect. But it Will Help Your Writing, by Bill Fledderus
TERESA DEFIED CORRUPT AUTHORITIES
As a wealthy young woman in 16th century Spain, she was known for her beauty and her skills with horses, chess and dancing. Canadian scholar Victor Shepherd tells the amazing story of how she turned her back on all that to enter a Carmelite order and lead a religious reformation. Read it at the EFC website Christianity.ca, Canada’s Christian library online.