October 15, 2019

15 October 2019


Prayer for EFC Board Meeting and Presidents Day

Every year the presidents of various EFC affiliate denominations, educational institutions and ministry organizations gather with the EFC board of directors for Presidents Day. It’s a special opportunity for ministry leaders to hear presentations by EFC staff and guest speakers, discuss the activities of the previous 12 months and share goals and concerns for the future. This year’s presentations, Oct. 24 in Montréal, offer historical perspective on evangelicalism in Canada today, a young adult panel, a report on a major new EFC survey of Canadian attitudes to faith and religion, and more. Presidents Day is preceded by a meeting of the EFC board on Oct. 22-23. Some participants will also attend a conference on church planting that week or a gathering of Christian higher education leaders. Please pray for God’s blessing on all these activities.

EFC Election Resources

If you haven’t seen the EFC’s federal election 2019 resources yet, they are available online in English and French. Go to to get:

→ Key questions on 16 top issues
→ What churches can and cannot do
→ Brochure on faith, voting and political engagement
→ NEW: Two-minute “election tip” videos
→ And more!

Feel free to reproduce and distribute copies of these resources in your group or church.

What Do We Need from Our Pastors?

We often ask pastors to do many tasks. But the task we most need them to focus on, says our columnist John Stackhouse, is the one they are uniquely qualified to do: inform our thinking so we can live out our faith. “We must free our lead pastors from committees, social obligations, counseling commitments and everything else they don’t absolutely have to do.” Read more in Stackhouse’s Faith Today column.

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Help the EFC by Collecting Air Miles

If you don't have an Air Miles card, this message is for you. You can help the EFC by collecting Air Miles with an EFC Air Miles card. Request one at our website and simply present it when you shop at grocers and other stores in the Air Miles program. The EFC will use the points you collect to defray the travel costs of our ministry. Thank you for whatever way you support our ministry "uniting Evangelicals to bless Canada in the name of Jesus."

Coming Events at

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→ International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Oct. 17
→ Change Conference, Toronto, Oct. 18-19
→ Conquering Sexual Temptation, Edmonton, Oct. 18-19
→ Imagination, Scripture, and Preaching: Tensive Proclamation, Montréal, Oct. 18-19
→ Real Truth Real Life Apologetics Conference, Surrey, Oct. 18-19
→ Reimagine Conference, Hamilton, Oct. 18-19
→ IMPACT National Men’s Conference, Cornwall, Oct. 19
→ Free Youth Gospel Concert, R.A.P. (Radical Advocates of Praise), Markham, Oct. 19
→ Understanding our climate crisis, Ancaster, Oct. 20, Oct. 27
→ Federal election, Oct. 21
→ Church Planting Congress 2019, Montréal, Oct. 22-24
→ Mitchell Prize Gala, Toronto, Oct. 22
→ Refugee Highway Partnership North America Roundtable, Toronto, Oct. 23-25
→ Who is my neighbour? The Church and refugees, Toronto, Oct. 23
→ EFC Presidents Day, Oct. 24
→ Calgary Leadership Prayer Breakfast, Oct. 24
→ Christian Higher Education Canada Conference AGM, Montréal, Oct. 25
→ Ottawa Civic Prayer Breakfast, Ottawa, Oct. 25
→ Canadian-American Theological Association Conference: God’s Wisdom and the Wonder of Creation, New York, Oct. 25-26
→ Gather Rise 2019, Oakville, Oct. 25-26
→ Christian-Muslim Dialogue 2019: Heart of Hospitality, Calgary, Oct. 26
→ EFC speaker in Edmonton, Oct. 27

In Case You Missed It

→ In the midst of gods and idols (Faith Today article)
→ Children’s ministry in Canada today (audio podcast)
→ Lisez les dernières traductions des articles de Faith Today à tout moment sur