Jesus gave his followers the Great Commission to make disciples, and to baptize and teach them (Mat. 28:18-20), after his resurrection. He established the church to be the primary community of witness to a watching world.
We work out our common calling and service together, as salt and light to those around us. Jesus prayed for unity among his followers (John 17:11) and for them to be known by their love. We bear witness about the wisdom of God’s word and the redemption offered in the person of Jesus.
A Leadership Roundtable for Global Ministries
The EFC’s Global Mission Roundtable provides a platform for collaboration around common issues, challenges and opportunities which are key to the Canadian Church's effectiveness in global mission.
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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.
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Here are just two of the resources produced by EFC’s Global Mission Roundtable. Online ordering is temporarily unavailable, but you can call to order toll-free 1-866-302-3362 (local 905-479-5885).
Is Your Church Interested in International Partnerships?
Churches wanting to connect and partner directly with other churches internationally are a relatively new phenomenon. The EFC’s Global Mission Roundtable worked with leaders across Canada to develop the Guide to Best Practices in Church-to-Church Partnerships, a comprehensive resource to help facilitate this process. Order your copy today for $10 or with a 50% discount if you are an affiliate of the EFC.
The guide is summarized in a free downloadable Code of Best Practice in Church-to-Church-Partnerships, a set of standards to serve as a benchmark.
Improving Short-Term Mission Trips
The EFC Global Mission Roundtable has updated its Code of Best Practice in Short-Term Mission. The Code provides a standard/benchmark for short-term mission practice and suggests elements that should be incorporated as a basic minimum. Download the second edition, dated February 2009, for free. A revised guidebook which includes many helpful supplementary materials is available for $10.