EFC Update Newsletter May 14

14 May 2024

Faith Today, EFC awarded for excellence in communications

Join us in celebrating great writing and other forms of communication across the Christian community. The Canadian Christian Communicators Association has announced the winners in its annual contest. Faith Today and its publisher the EFC won 10 of the 40 categories. Faith Today magazine won for general excellence, editorial, news, interview, blog, video, poetry, social media and more. Details at  

Faith Trends podcast: De-sizing the church 

If you pastor or attend a small church, check out the latest episode from our Faith Trends podcast. Hosts Rick and Lindsay interview Karl Vaters, an author who has served in small church ministry for 40 years and produces resources for helping small churches thrive.

EFC president speaks at regional gathering 

EFC President David Guretzki will speak this Saturday, May 18 at the Redeemed Christian Church of God Atlantic Canada Regional Gathering in Moncton. 

Glimpses of glory en route to Emmaus

The story of two disciples encountering Jesus on the way to Emmaus reminds us we live out our relationship with Jesus by faith, not by sight, writes EFC President David Guretzki. Read his full column in the May/Jun issue of Faith Today.

Coming Events at  

→ Church Vitalization Summit (CV Canada), Burlington, May 17 
→ Exploring the Bible with Your Muslim Friend (LMT), online, May 18 
→ Testimony: Luke Anwari of Afghan House Church Network (LMT), online, May 18 
→ Encouragement Conference 2023 (The Presbyterian College), Montreal, May 21-24 
→ Church Mental Health Summit Canada (More Network, Hope Made Strong, Christar), Toronto, May 22-23 
→ Day of Prayer for Christian Camps, nationwide, May 26 
→ Timothy Trust Conference, Ottawa, May 27-29, Whistler, June 3-5 
→ Stories of Transformation in Canada (TOWC), online, May 28 
→ An Overview of the Online Harms Act (EFC), online, May 30
→ The Big Give (various cities), June 1 
→ The Gospel Coalition Youth Conference (TGC), Ancaster, June 7-8  
→ Faith Matters: Current Issues Facing the Canadian Church (EFC), Ottawa, June 8 
→ Simpson Lectures (Otis Moss III/Acadia Div), Wolfville/online, June 11-13 
→ Christian Music Festival, Toronto, June 15 
→ Missions Canada Gala, Oakville, June 22