THE EFC UPDATE - 2015.07.14
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NEED A GUEST SPEAKER?
Consider inviting an EFC speaker to your event or church. Experts are available to offer congregational preaching or to address a specific subject such as: Bible Usage and Engagement in Canada, Church Trends, Leadership, Partnering for Greater Ministry Effectiveness, Protection of the Vulnerable (adoption/poverty/human trafficking/pornography), Religious Freedom in Canada (education/speech/current court cases), Religious Freedom Internationally, Sanctity of Life (abortion/bioethics/euthanasia/end-of-life care), Youth and the Church, and more at theEFC.ca/speakers.
COMING EVENTS AT THEEFC.CA/CALENDAR
→B.C. Christian Ashram Retreat, Abbotsford, July 17-19
→Postmodern Urban Spaces: A Vancouver City Tour, July 18
→Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Intensive Course, Burnaby, July 24-31
AFTER THE MASSACRE IN KENYA
A Canadian missionary reports on the aftermath of the April attack at Garissa University College in the Jul/Aug issue of Faith Today. Preview the issue at FaithToday.ca/digital.
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LATEST POSTS AT BLOG.FAITHTODAY.CA
→When a conversation turns crucial, by Karen Stiller
→To inspire your summer reading
→We all need space to create, by Christina Crook
SURVEY TO IMPROVE PASTORAL PERFORMANCE REVIEWS
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).
INVITING NEW CANADIANS INTO OUR HOMES
Immigrants who might never come to a church would be pleased to be invited into a home for a meal. Especially in the first five years after arrival, they need people to come alongside them and help them learn about our country and our culture, writes Sandra Reimer at the EFC website Christianity.ca, Canada’s Christian library online.