Canadian Evangelical Family Faith Formation Study

17 July 2020
The Canadian Evangelical Family Faith Formation Study (CEFFFS) will investigate how Canadian evangelical parents and guardians understand their roles as disciple makers of their children. We will look at what helps or hinders parents or guardians in these roles and how best churches and ministries can support them.

The CEFFFS study is a research partnership between the following EFC affiliate organizations: Partnership Chair
  • John Friesen, Muskoka Bible Centre

Research Team

  • Rick Hiemstra, Director of Research, The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
  • Lindsay Callaway, Research Assistant, The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
  • Stéphane Couture, French Interviewer, Directeur régional du Québec, l’Alliance évangélique du Canada
  • Joel Murphy, Research Volunteer

Research Process

  1. Ministry Consultation (Completed October 2019)
  2. Partnership Formation (Completed June 2020)
  3. Literature Review 
  4. Ministry Expert Interviews
  5. Ministry Expert Interviews
  6. Pastor Interviews
  7. Parent Interviews
  8. National Surveys with Parents and Pastors
  9. Consultation on Research Findings 
  10. Dissemination of Findings

For more information about the CEFFFS please contact:

Rick Hiemstra, Lead Investigator
[email protected]
613-233-9868 x332

Photo of child with Bible by Priscilla Du Preez from Unsplash.