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Canadian Missions Research Forum

The Canadian Missions Research Forum gathers ministry organizations, denominations, congregations and individual researchers to promote, commission, conduct and disseminate research on the missions engagement of the Canadian Church.

Current Initiatives

Canadian Evangelical Missions Engagement Study (CEMES)

The CEMES is a multi-phase research project examining the missions engagement of Canadian evangelicals and evangelical local congregations. The CEMES is a partnership between the Canadian Missions Research Forum and The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada that began in the fall of 2014.  Find out more.

Report 1: Canadian Evangelicals and Short-Term Missions

  • This report looks at evangelical practice and belief with respect to short-term missions: who goes on short-term mission trips, where they go, what they do, and what motivates them to go on these trips. Read the report.

Report 2: Canadian Evangelicals and Long-Term, Career Missions: Calling, Sending and Training

  • This report looks at how Canadian Evangelicals understand calling to missions, the local church’s role in sending missionaries and what training Evangelicals think a contemporary missionary needs. Read the report.

Report 3: Canadian Evangelicals and Mission Priorities

  • This report looks at local church priorities in mission activities and mission support, as demonstrated in church budgets and spending. This report also examines the influences and factors in making decisions about supporting missions. One key trend throughout the report is that lay people who attend religious services and read the Bible frequently were more aware and engaged with long-term career missions. Read the report.

Current participants include:

For more information about the CEMES please contact:

Rick Hiemstra
Investigator, CEMES
hiemstrar@theEFC.ca
613-233-9868 x332

Matthew Gibbins
Investigator, CEMES
gibbinsm@globalmission.ca
416-795-7737

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