The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada Update, January 12, 2010

General January 12, 2010


BEING EVANGELICAL IN A COMPLEX WORLD? SIGN UP TODAY!
Register now for this important EFC seminar in Toronto. The Christian Leaders Connection event is hosted on Tyndale University College & Seminary's new Bayview Campus on Jan. 25. On-line registration closes Jan.15, so sign up today. Presenters include The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada’s (EFC) President, Bruce J. Clemenger; Rick Hiemstra, EFC Centre for Research on Canadian Evangelicalism and Charlene de Haan, EFC Educational Services. Presentations will also be made by Peter Dickens, director of Tyndale’s Leadership Centre, together with Aileen Van Ginkel, EFC Ministry Services. Check the website for similar events hosted in Belleville, Otterburne, Briercrest, and Ottawa.

Will Prorogation Bring “Sexy” Back to Parliament Hill?
The EFC’s Vice President Don Hutchinson explains prorogation and explores whether the resulting new session of Parliament will be “suggestive, attractive, stimulating or interesting”? You’ll want to read this first in a series taking a look at what’s happened to legislation that was in progress and some legislative initiatives of interest to evangelical Canadians in this week’s Christianity.ca webitorial.

EFC Responds to national post article on place of faith
Faye Sonier, EFC Legal Counsel, responded to an article in yesterday’s National Post which addressed, in part, the place of faith in the public square. Read the Letter to the Editor.

EFC WELCOMES NEW INTERN
Joelle Chia, a law student from the University of Ottawa, has joined the team at the EFC's Centre for Faith and Public Life for a month-long internship.

TRUSTING GOD FOR YOUR EXISTENCE?
Read how Arctic storms cannot keep some missionaries away. But in the Arctic, mission trips headed there are few. There may be reasons why that’s so –but find out what God is doing for those who come.

BUILD A DIRECT CONNECTION OVERSEAS
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, to develop a comprehensive resource to help facilitate this process. Order your copy today for 10 dollars or with a 50% discount if you are an affiliate of the EFC. Download the Code of Best Practice in Church-to-Church-Partnerships, a set of standards to serve as a benchmark for free.

EQUIPPING EVANGELISTS EVENTS SUCCESSFUL
This past November the EFC’s Equipping Evangelists partnership (E2) held successful events on their western tour as they spread their vision for what evangelism needs to look like in today’s Church. E2 is redeeming the term evangelism, helping people learn about it in its broadest context. Learn more about this movement and join one of its regional networks, assisting evangelists to impact their whole communities; especially for Pastors wanting their entire church to reach out, contact E2 today.

KEEP UP ON THE LATEST NEWS AND INSIGHTS IN THE NEW YEAR
Do you want to read commentary on public policy issues from a biblical perspective — and join the discussion? Then check Activate CFPL, the blog published by the EFC Centre for Faith and Public Life. EFC staff in Ottawa post about three items there per week— and also circulate mini-updates about Parliament, the courts and related news articles daily in a CFPL Twitter feed.

HELP THE EFC REDUCE AIRFARE COSTS
An EFC Air Miles card can help advance the ministry of the EFC. The EFC has a limited supply of Air Miles cards available for those wishing to support our ministry. You can become a provisioning partner of the EFC by asking for your card today. Request your card today.

READ LATEST FAITH TODAY COVER STORY ONLINE
The Filipino Church is vibrant and alive in Canada. Read this in-depth profile in the latest digital issue of Faith Today.

COULD YOU BE AN EFC AMBASSADOR?
The EFC would love to have a Volunteer Ambassador in every major city across Canada. Are you interested? Let us know.

YEAR END STORY WRAP-UP
Read this interesting summary of news stories presented in 2009 by CanadianChristianity.com, to help determine where the Church was and where it might be heading.

EFC ON SOCIAL NETWORKS

EFC Facebook Page
- http://www.facebook.com/theefc

EFC Twitter
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Activate CFPL
- Blog - http://activatecfpl.evangelicalfellowship.ca/
- Twitter - http://twitter.com/activatecfpl

CRCE Twitter
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