EFC Webinars Archive

Religious freedom for other religions, Oct. 20, 2016
The Ktunaxa Nation Case

Featured Speaker:

  • Bruce J. Clemenger, EFC President


  • Why should we care about the religious freedom of other religions? How does the religious freedom of other religions impact our own? The EFC is involved in an intervention on behalf of the Ktunaxa people of B.C. who are fighting a religious freedom case involving land claims.

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How to help people who are suffering, Sept. 28, 2016
Learning from chronic illness

Featured Speakers:


  • In the light of Canada’s introduction of physician-assisted death, Christians are exploring how they can better come alongside those who are suffering to offer hope and comfort. How we can help, and of course learn from, those who are hurting?

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Youth and Church, June 16, 2016
Five Years Since the Hemorrhaging Faith Study

Featured Speakers:

  • Rick Hiemstra, the EFC’s director of research
  • Sid Koop, executive director of Truth Matters
  • Dave Overholt, adjunct professor at Tyndale University College and Seminary


  • Why do young people leave the Church? Why do they stay? It’s been five years since Hemorrhaging Faith: Why and When Canadian Young Adults are Leaving, Staying and Returning to Church was released by The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and several partners. Join three experts from the original Hemorrhaging Faith project in digging back into the research.
  • Are youth still leaving? Are they coming back? What worked? What didn’t? What can your church do now to keep this generation of young people?

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The Problem of Pornography, May 24, 2016

Featured Speaker:

  • Julia Beazley, director of public policy for the EFC


  • Pornography hurts everyone. And it is more accessible than ever. Christians and the Church are sadly not immune from its ravages.Pornography impacts our kids, their development as compassionate and sexually healthy human beings, and our relationships and marriages.
  • Surveys of Christians reveal shocking statistics pertaining to high rates of pornography use and addiction.
  • This EFC webinar presented an overview of the problem of pornography, its connection to human trafficking and explore together practical ways church leaders can equip their congregations to resist and fight it.

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Evangelicals around the world, Apr. 20, 2016

Featured Speaker:


  • In his work, Brian Stiller travels extensively, visiting churches and leaders in countries around the world. He shared his unique global vantage point with us, as we interviewed him on some of the global hotspots, tapped into his perspective on evangelicalism around the world and found out what the Canadian Church can learn from our brothers and sisters around the world.

Worse than we thought, March 31, 2016
Responding to extreme proposals on euthanasia/physician-assisted suicide

Featured Speakers:
  • Bruce J. Clemenger, EFC President
  • Julia Beazley, EFC Director of Public Policy
  • Since our February 2016 webinar on this topic, the Joint Parliamentary Committee submitted its controversial proposals, more far-reaching and extreme than Canadians expected. This new webinar explored the impact the recommendations could have, the responses the report has been receiving, and considered the way forward.

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Euthanasia & physician-assisted suicide, Feb. 17, 2016

Featured Speakers:
  • Bruce J. Clemenger, EFC President
  • Julia Beazley, EFC Director of Public Policy
  • What every Canadian Christian needs to know about euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide
  • Straight from Parliament Hill, the latest updates and developments
  • What Canadian Christians and congregations can be doing to protect life
  • Immediate answer to questions from webinar attendees. 

Clergy wellness, Jan. 20, 2016

Featured Speakers:
  • Wanda Malcolm is professor of pastoral psychology at Wycliffe College and lead researcher of the Wycliffe Wellness Project, investigating what brings wellness to clergy and others engaged in ministry.
  • Mark Vander Vennen is a marriage and family therapist and executive director of the Shalem Mental Health Network. Mark’s concern for the mental well-being of clergy led Shalem to create the Clergy Care Program, a counselling service designed specifically for pastors and their families
  • What is the state of mental and emotional health of our clergy in Canada? What does wellbeing look like in a busy pastoral life that is often full of demands and ripe for burn-out? How can churches care better for their ministry leaders? Our experts also responded to participant questions and concerns.

How can your church help refugees? Dec. 8, 2015

Featured Speakers


  • This EFC webinar answered practical questions about how a church can sponsor refugees and best respond to the largest refugee crisis the world has seen since the Second World War. Audience questions and concerns were addressed.

Election 2015, September 23, 2015


Featured Speaker: EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger
Topic: Election 2015

Why should Christians be involved in the election? How can we be involved? Get better equipped as a voter and church member to participate as effectively as possible within the clear boundaries of electoral rules in Canada. Explore some hot topics and get better equipped with questions we can ask our candidates.

Changing Church - August 27, 2015

Rick Hiemstra

Featured Speaker: EFC Director of Research Rick Hiemstra
Topic: Changing Church

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, shares recent statistics and fresh research that give pause – and a much needed perspective on what it means to be the Church in Canada today.

Video Archive

Religious Freedom - June 11, 2015

Featured Speaker: EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger
Topic: Religious Freedom

What does religious freedom mean in today’s Canada? How do we protect it in our changing culture and political landscape? What do churches, pastors and Christian organizations need to know moving ahead? Add your own questions to this live, interactive discussion.

EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger was interviewed briefly by Faith Today senior editor Karen Stiller at the start, then attendee questions were answered. To listen now, click the triangular "play" button below.

More information: Religious Freedom in Canada.

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide - April 23, 2015

Featured Speaker: EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger
Topic: Euthanasia

When the Supreme Court of Canada struck down the laws surrounding euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in Canada — making what was once forbidden now legal — a seismic shift occurred in Canada.

What does this really mean for Canadians? What does it mean for the Church? How can Canadian Christians interact faithfully and respectfully with this latest shake-up of laws surrounding the most vulnerable? And… is euthanasia ever okay?

EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger was interviewed briefly by Faith Today senior editor Karen Stiller at the start, then attendee questions were answered. To listen now, click the triangular "play" button below.

More information:  Euthanasia and assisted suicide.

Webinar Archives

Watch or listen to recent webinars whenever you want at theEFC.ca/ WebinarArchive


→Religious freedom (Oct.)
→Suffering (Sept.)
→Youth (June)
→Pornography (May)
→Around the world (Apr.)
→Assisted suicide2 (Mar.)
→Assisted suicide1 (Feb.)
→Clergy wellness (Jan.)


→Helping refugees (Dec.)
→Election 2015 (Sept.)
→Changing church (Aug.)
→Religious freedom (June)
→Euthanasia (Apr.)

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Related Reading

On Clergy Wellness

Browse the links in the speaker biographical notes. Have you seen the classic 1993 EFC report on clergy families?

On Refugees

Browse theEFC.ca/MiddleEast Refugees and our refugees resources.

On Election 2015

Browse the EFC Election Kit at theEFC.ca/election and read Bruce Clemenger’s election-related column in Faith Today.

On Changing Church

Download Rick Hiemstra's 80-page slide presentation.

On Religious Freedom

Browse materials at theEFC.ca/Religious FreedomCanada and read Bruce Clemenger’s recent column in Faith Today.

On Euthanasia

Browse materials at theEFC.ca/Resources OnEuthanasia.

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