Evangelical Collaboration and Interfaith Co-operation
The EFC facilitates a dynamic range of collaborations among our affiliates in areas such as refugee sponsorship, young adult transition research, Indigenous reconciliation and more. It’s changing all the time, so check out the collaboration section of our website for a summary of recent developments
and a brief overview
. The best way to keep up is by subscribing to our weekly email newsletter
Beyond the network of evangelical organizations formally affiliated with the EFC, we also co-operate with many external groups including some based in other faith traditions. Check the co-operation section of our website for a summary or recent developments
and a brief overview.
Missions: Research, Collaboration, Improving Short-Term Mission Trips, and More
The EFC Global Mission Roundtable is one of the most longstanding evangelical collaborations we facilitate. It seeks to maximize the effectiveness of the Canadian evangelical community in global mission. This roundtable provides a platform for collaboration around common issues, challenges and opportunities which are key to the Canadian Church's effectiveness in global mission. It has its own webpage at www.globalmission.ca
One of its popular resources is an updated Code of Best Practice in Short-Term Mission
. The Code provides a standard/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.
Members of the roundtable and many EFC affiliate agencies are also partners in the Canadian Missions Research Forum
focused on the missions engagement of the Canadian Church.
To find out what EFC affiliate organizations are doing in mission, enter a keyword such as "Tanzania" or "malaria" into our custom search
, which gives results from websites of our affiliate organizations.
Strengthened by Global Ties
The World Evangelical Alliance
is a network of churches and organizations representing more than 600 million Evangelicals. The EFC is its national alliance partner in Canada. Visit worldea.org/news
EFC staff help lead the WEA, including current contributions by Bruce Clemenger, David Guretzki and others. Canadian Brian Stiller is the WEA global ambassador, and the EFC hosts his Dispatches
The WEA includes commissions on mission, religious liberty, theology, women, youth as well as initiatives on human trafficking, refugees, leadership training, nuclear weapons, generosity, creation care, business and more.
The Faith-based Sponsorship Agreement Holders Working Group
is a partnership comprised of sponsorship representatives from EFC-affiliate denominations and ministries. They problem solve, strategize and encourage each other and all Canadians to engage in sponsorship and support of vulnerable refugees worldwide.
Youth and Young Adult Ministry Roundtable
The Youth and Young Adult Ministry Roundtable is another longstanding evangelical collaboration we facilitate (we say it “operates on the administrative and communications platform of the EFC”). It exists to provide a vibrant, national voice for youth and young adults, and the faith-based organizations that serve them.
This network is a resource that inspires many EFC activities on children and youth, which are listed on the youth section of our website. See a summary of recent developments
and brief overview.
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