EFC Update Newsletter January 28, 2020

28 January 2020

New Podcast: The State of Religion in Canada

Listen as Rick Hiemstra of The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and Sam Reimer of Crandall University unpack the (sometimes surprising) results of a 2019 survey of religiosity in Canada. Things might not be what you think they are…

Join a Free Webinar on End of Life, Equality, and Disability

 A national forum on medical assistance in dying (MAID) hosted by disability advocate groups will take place this Thursday from 10 am – noon. Several EFC staff will be attending the forum in Ottawa to hear from legal experts and people with disabilities on the end-of-life requirement in the MAID law. The forum will be livestreamed as a webcast. Register now.

We Will Help You Share Your Stories

The EFC wants to help share your stories. Tag us on social media when you share news about community outreach and service, or email us directly at [email protected] so we can help get the word out. #EFCService #EFCCommunity And tag us anytime at #TheEFC

The EFC Sponsors Today’s Teens Conference

Love Is Moving, the EFC’s youth initiative, is one of the sponsors of the 37th annual Today’s Teens Conference. This conference takes place this year February 22 in Oakville. At the conference, the EFC’s Rick Hiemstra will be giving a couple of seminars on Renegotiating Faith. Today’s Teens is a leading youth ministry training gathering for youth pastors, volunteer ministry teams, community youth workers, parents and student leaders. This year’s focus is “There is hope” to reaching youth today! Register today and learn more about this conference at

Generosity, Compassion and Courage

“We live in a society where powers and authorities offer to provide for us, empower and protect us. How we meet these real needs – and where we place our trust – are crucial issues.” In the latest issue of Faith Today magazine, EFC President Bruce Clemenger explores the countercultural principles of Christ’s kingdom.

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→ Unity in Mission Consultation, Burnaby, Jan. 29-30
→ Night with the Persecuted Church, Victoria, Jan. 30; Regina, Feb. 5; Brandon, Man., Feb. 6
→ Voice of the Martyrs Presents “Solitary Refinement,” Brampton, Jan. 28; Toronto, Jan. 31; Owen Sound, Feb. 2; Peterborough, Feb. 8; Lindsay, Feb. 9
→ The Word Awards Contest Entry Deadline, Jan. 31
→ Missions Fest 2020, Vancouver, Jan. 31-Feb. 1
→ EFC Speaker in Lacombe, Alta. Feb. 2
→ Rencontre au Sommet 2020, Granby, Que., Feb. 3-5
→ CMU Scientist in Residence: Dr. Deborah Haarsma, Winnipeg, Feb. 3-5
→ Missionfest Manitoba, Winnipeg, Feb. 7-9
→ Canadian Youth Workers Conference, Abbotsford, Feb. 7-8
→ Rhythms of Life (Tyndale Spiritual Formation Class), Toronto, Feb. 8
→ EFC Speaker in New Norway, Alta., Feb. 9
→ ReNew: Resourcing Pastors for Ministry, Winnipeg, Feb. 11-12
→ Biblical Theology of Suffering and Hope Workshop, online/Calgary, Feb. 12
→ Youth Quake, Caronport, Sask., Feb. 14-16
→ EFC Speaker in Edmonton, Alta, Feb. 16
→ Preaching Day 2020: The Psalms: Songs of Healing, Toronto, (Wycliffe College Preaching Day Conference), Feb. 18
→ CCCA webinar: Communicating Around Climate Change, online, Feb. 19
→ Ambrose Pastors Conference: Discipleship in an Age of Distraction, online/Calgary, Feb. 19
→ Watching with Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding, Regina, Feb. 20-21
→ Missions Fest Alberta 2020, Edmonton, Feb. 21-23
→ Christian Veterinary Professionals Weekend, Sundre, Alta., Feb. 21-23
→ Today’s Teens Conference, Oakville (includes the EFC's Rick Hiemstra), Feb. 22
→ Plunging the Depths of Spiritual Renewal Workshop, online/Calgary, Feb. 22
→ EFC Speaker in Calgary, Feb. 23

In Case You Missed It

Context on Action Alert on Expansion of Access to MAID (Audio Podcast)
While We Pray for Miracles, God Gives Us Grace (Faith Today article)
→ Lisez les dernières traductions des articles de Faith Today à tout moment sur