New Denominational Affiliate
The EFC warmly welcomes The Canada Eastern Presbytery of the Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad (KPCA) as a new denominational affiliate. When we welcome new friends we are reminded that together we are stronger.
Interested in becoming an affiliate? You can apply here. By affiliating, you take your stand with Canada's Evangelicals as the EFC intervenes before the courts and builds relationships with government leaders; clearly identify your congregation or ministry with other Evangelical Christians; and gain access to EFC resources that can enrich your ministry.
A Key Time to Act on Euthanasia Expansion
Proposals to change Canada’s euthanasia law (Bill C-7) died when Parliament was prorogued in August. The government is expected to re-introduce these proposals and move them quickly through Parliament. See the EFC’s new blog and action kit. Take a few minutes to contact your MP. Your efforts help to uphold life and protect vulnerable Canadians.
New Podcast: Coping with COVID: A New Study Reveals the Strategies that Work
Bill Strom, professor of communications at Trinity Western University, has released a study called Weathering Well: Relational Resilience During the COVID-19 Lockdown. You will want to exercise more and watch screens less (unless it's church we're talking about) after hearing this interview.
The EFC Appoints Prayer Ambassador
Dr. Roger Helland, a former Baptist district minister near Calgary, was recently appointed as prayer ambassador for the EFC. Learn more about him and other EFC representatives open to public speaking invitations at www.TheEFC.ca/SpeakerBios.
Who is My Neighbour? Anti-Catholic Prejudice in Canada
English Canadian history has been marked by anti-Catholic sentiment, writes Faith Today columnist Kevin Flatt. In his latest History Matters column, he reminds us of some of that history, and he encourages us to “remain on our guard against unfounded prejudices against unpopular religious groups—whoever they may be.”
→ Essentials of Inductive Bible study (Precept Ministries), online Sept. 8
→ Youth Ministry Summit (Alpha), online Sept. 12
→ Human Sexuality and Christian Ethics Discussion Series, appl. deadline Sep. 14 for online course starting Sept. 21
→ Teach Me to Study the Bible (Precept Ministries), online Sept. 14
→ Into the Neighbourhood: Practising Hospitality, Presence and Mutuality (Forge), online Sept. 8, 15, 22
→ Foundations of Servant Leadership (Tyndale), online 10 Tuesdays starting Sept. 15
→ How to Study Old Testament History (Precept Ministries), online Sept. 16
→ Ending Poverty Together (Feed the Hungry), online Sept. 17
→ Conflict Management and Transformation (Tyndale), online 10 Thursdays starting Sept. 17
→ Canadian International Faith & Family Film Festival, online Sept. 18-19
→ How to Study Old Testament Prophecy (Precept Ministries), online Sept. 30
Publicize your event for free on our calendar and we will also share it in this email newsletter.
Pandemic a Great Time for Learning?
Online course registrations are now open for many seminaries and Christian postsecondary institutions. Several are listed at TheEFC.ca/Calendar. Be sure to check the website of your preferred institution for more opportunities. Or visit www.checonline.ca to search a database of Canadian Christian online courses.
In Case You Missed It
→ Behind the curtain with MAID in Ottawa (new podcast)
→ Welcoming the nations through English language classes (Faith Today article)
→ Podcast: Hope in Crisis—Episode 4 (audio podcast)
→ EFC speakers in your online gathering
→ Upcoming Supreme Court case about ecclesiastical decisions and the scope of judicial review
→ Home print subscriptions to Faith Today and Love Is Moving now free in Canada