The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) is the national association of evangelical Christians in Canada. It gathers Evangelicals together for impact, influence and identity in ministry and public witness. Since 1964 the EFC has provided a national forum for Evangelicals and a constructive voice for biblical principles in life and society. The EFC affiliates include denominations, ministry organizations, educational institutions and individual congregations, who uphold a common statement of faith. The EFC also has more than 15,000 supporting individuals.
The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada is committed to gathering Evangelicals for mutual support and encouragement and to foster greater impact for community transformation.
The EFC identifies and connects evangelical Christian ministries that have common goals and commitments. It has fostered partnerships, alliances and joint efforts that have enriched the whole Church and enhanced ministries across Canada and around the world. By building networks and providing expert resources, the EFC encourages and empowers Christian leaders to do more and to do it better than if they acted alone.
The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada is committed to fostering united and strong Christian leadership. It welcomes evangelical leaders from different denominations and organizations to a larger forum for fellowship, prayer and encouragement.
The EFC believes that a trust-based community of evangelical Christian leaders, who pray together and strategize together, can be more effective in meeting the challenge of transforming individuals and communities. Working relationships that are based on genuine friendships are empowering and, ultimately, glorify God.
The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada is committed to making a positive contribution to this nation. The EFC fosters discussion on the application of biblical principles to contemporary issues. Bringing together Christians with expertise in a variety of areas, the EFC develops resources such as background and position papers, fact sheets, government submissions and forums.
The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada is a national movement that purposes to engage an increasingly inclusive participation of Evangelicals for Kingdom influence, impact and identity.
The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada seeks to foster and promote an integral faith, an intergenerational and intercultural Body of Christ, an incarnational Church and an influential community in Canada and around the world.
Values That Guide the EFC
In order to advance the cause of Jesus Christ, The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada seeks to be a unifying influence that facilitates, fosters, promotes and models the following values:
A clear and compelling vision for the EFC
Visionary, faith-oriented and strategic leadership
Engaged, empowered and effective evangelical movements, ministries, denominations and individuals
Strategic, empowering and productive gatherings, work groups, study groups, councils and conversations
Being an informed, respected, and collaborative voice representing the application of biblical principles
A deepening understanding of the role and relevance of the Christian faith in a diverse society
The Major Functions of the EFC
Gathering ministry leaders for interactive learning, deepened communication and increased networking, ministry partnerships and community transformation
Drawing out and facilitating the development of leaders and future leaders for evangelical organizations and movements
Providing an informed, respected and collaborative voice in the public square
Publishing papers, documents, briefs, periodicals, tools and books that inform, encourage, resource and empower ministry organizations, movements and leaders.