THE EFC UPDATE - 2015.08.04
Together for influence, impact and identity
EFC WEBINAR AUGUST 27
The Canadian Church is changing. What does it mean for leaders and those who attend regularly? What will our churches look like in 20 years with the current reality of aging members and rising rates of immigration? 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. Add it to your calendar today. Registration opening soon at theEFC.ca/webinars.
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: 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.
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 congregational preaching or to address many topics. Details at theEFC.ca/speakers.
COMING EVENTS AT THEEFC.CA/CALENDAR
→Global Leadership Summit simulcast, August 6-7
→Married Couples Retreat, Westport, Ont., August 9-15
→Women on the Frontlines, Toronto, August 13-15
→Gideons Convention, Toronto, August 14-15
RESPONDING TO THE NEPAL EARTHQUAKES
There’s a young and enthusiastic indigenous church in the damaged country of Nepal, writes Brian C. Stiller in the latest issue of Faith Today. Preview the issue at FaithToday.ca/digital.
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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO DINNER?
Eating together strengthens families and offers many benefits. Writer John Longhurst interviews Melodie Davis, author of Whatever Happened to Dinner? Recipes and Reflections for Family Mealtime, at the EFC website Christianity.ca, Canada’s Christian library online.