The EFC and our affiliates doing ministry research together

01 October 2016

What do Canadian evangelical congregations think about missions? What are their priorities and how do we establish them?

In the fall of 2014, the EFC partnered with a ministry affi nity group called the Canadian Missions Research Forum to understand how Canadian evangelical congregations are thinking about and practising missions.

This multi-phase research project started by interviewing denominational leaders, Christian higher education leaders and mission agency leaders about the changes and practices they were seeing in the local church. We then moved on to interview pastors and laypeople about their understanding of missions and what their churches were doing. In total we conducted 56 one-hour interviews and then analysed them in order to develop a survey of pastors and a survey of laypeople.

Also in this issue:
Religious Freedom.  Spotlight on the Ktunaxa Case.