Scroll down to learn about two current partnerships, the Global Mission Roundtable and the Youth and Young Adult Ministry Roundtable, as well as a list of past partnerships and independent organizations that have launched from our partnerships platform.
Global Mission Roundtable
The EFC’s Global Mission Roundtable provides a platform for collaboration around common issues, challenges and opportunities which are key to the Canadian Church's effectiveness in global mission.
Executive Director: Matthew Gibbins
Box 5885 West Beaver Creek Post Office, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 0B8
1-866-302-3362-ext. 222 or in the Greater Toronto Area 905-479-5885 ext. 222
Roundtable Chair: Charles Cook, PhD
Ambrose University College / Canadian Theological Seminary
630, 833-4th Avenue SW Calgary, AB T2P 3T5
T: 403-410-2000 x7901
The Global Mission Roundtable is linked to a worldwide network of other national mission movements through the World Evangelical Alliance Missions Commission.
To the glory of God and for the extension of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, the Global Mission Roundtable seeks to maximize the effectiveness of the Canadian evangelical community in global mission.
- To stimulate communication on mission related issues within Canada and between Canada and the world
- To identify strategic issues, facilitate research and discussion and stimulate appropriate action
- To build mutual trust and cooperation in the Canadian evangelical community to engage in global mission
- To increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the mobilization and management of Canadian resources for global mission
In fulfilling its objectives, the roundtable seeks to:
- Affirm the essential role of the local church in global mission
- Utilize existing initiatives where they are effective
- Create initiatives as needed
- Strive for administrative simplicity
Is Your Church Interested in International Partnerships?
Churches wanting to connect and partner directly with other churches internationally are a relatively new phenomenon. The EFC’s Global Mission Roundtable worked with leaders across Canada to develop the Guide to Best Practices in Church-to-Church Partnerships, a comprehensive resource to help facilitate this process. Order your copy today for $10 or with a 50% discount if you are an affiliate of the EFC. Download free, the Code of Best Practice in Church-to-Church-Partnerships, a set of standards to serve as a benchmark.
Improving Short-Term Mission Trips
The EFC Global Mission Roundtable has updated its Code of Best Practice in Short-Term Mission. The Code seeks to provide a standard or benchmark for short-term mission practice and suggests elements that should be incorporated as a basic minimum. Download the second edition, dated February 2009, for free. A revised guidebook which includes many helpful supplementary materials is available for $10 online or by calling 1-866-302-3362 (local 905-479-5885).
Youth and Young Adult Ministry Roundtable
The Youth and Young Adult Ministry Roundtable, which operates on the administrative and communications platform of the EFC, exists to provide a vibrant, national voice for youth and young adults, and the faith-based organizations that serve them.
The Roundtable has published a very influential research report, called Hemorrhaging Faith, on trends in how Canadian young people are relating to the Church. Go to hemorrhagingfaith.com to obtain the report. Read an introduction to the report from the Sep/Oct 2012 cover story of Faith Today in which the authors of the study introduced their work and its implications.
Forum Letter to Church and Ministry Leaders
Participants in a Forum, hosted in 2008 by the EFC’s Youth and Young Adult Ministry Roundtable, formulated a letter, which demonstrates their concerns for engaging the next generation of Christian young people in ministry and leadership. This is a call to repentance and to action. Please invest the time to read the letter and consider responding as requested – it is important that the Roundtable hear from you.
A candid reflection of what our youth feel about the Church today.
Independent Ministries the EFC Helped to Start
Former Ministry Partnerships
- Aboriginal Ministries Council
- Child in Church and Culture Partnership
- Purpose At Work
- Forum for Women in Ministry Leadership
- Social Action Commission
- Task Force on Education
- Vision Canada / National Evangelism Partnerships
- Youth & Young Adult Ministry Roundtable