Uniting Evangelicals to Bless Canada in the Name of Jesus.
The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (l’Alliance évangélique du Canada) is the national association of evangelical Christians in Canada. Since 1964 the EFC has provided a national forum for Evangelicals, fostered ministry partnerships, conducted research on religious and social trends and provided a constructive voice for biblical principles in life and society.
EFC affiliates include denominations, ministry organizations, post-secondary educational institutions and individual congregations, who uphold a common statement of faith and organizational “objects” (goals) and who often join in collaborative projects. The EFC also has thousands of supporting individuals.
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The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada is governed by an independent board of directors who set organizational direction. The EFC’s organizational end statement is: “Uniting Evangelicals to Bless Canada in the Name of Jesus.”
“Uniting Evangelicals” involves gathering, networking and convening Evangelicals for consensus, cooperation and collaboration. The EFC itself is a prime example of collaboration among Canadian evangelical leaders. It provides a platform for networking and convening, and engages with initiatives and programs that foster consensus, cooperation and collaboration among Evangelicals.
“Blessing Canada” involves undertaking and promoting activities that seek the wellbeing of our neighbours, communities and country, expressed through acts of service and speaking the truths of the Scriptures in love. We also bless our communities and our country by facilitating cooperation and collaboration among denominations, ministry organizations and local congregations for effective ministry, public witness and discipleship, by promoting religious freedom for all, and by promoting laws and public policy that conform to the life giving and shalom nurturing principles of Scripture.
“In the Name of Jesus” is both directive and expressive. It is directive in that it focuses our initiatives and programs, our words and deeds, on activities that are consistent with and flow out of our being disciples of Jesus Christ, being faithful to the teaching of Scripture, and that bears witness to His coming Kingdom. It is expressive in that we seek to see Him lifted up and alone given glory, affirming that all we do we do in service to Him.