The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada Update, July 14, 2009

General July 14, 2009

THE EFC’s magazine FAITH TODAY goes DIGITAL !
The latest issue of Faith Today highlights the influence of Billy Graham’s ministry in Canada. For a limited time, this entire special issue is available free in a new online format at www.faithtoday.ca/digital. Readers can flip through all 48 pages online or save a copy onto your home computer to read later when you are offline. In the future this "digital edition," along with an archive including two years of past issues, will be available only to paying subscribers. But for now it is available to all to try out. Subscribe now and get both the print and digital versions for less than $25 per year.

does the church building matter?
Canadian Evangelicals have been building churches for centuries. Now access to research on Canadian church architecture is just a click away. See the Canadian Evangelicalism Bibliographies Project’s (CEBP) architecture page, one of more than 150 bibliographies linking you to research on Canadian Evangelicalism.

Pastors: ARE YOU Interested in what evangelism could really be like?
The Equipping Evangelists (E²) network is leading the discussion on the new face of evangelism in Canada and equipping local churches across Canada by setting up E² regional networks to help churches become more evangelistic. Join or establish your own network, contact us and become part of this national movement. The E² operates on the partnership platform of the EFC.

BI-ANNUAL MICAH CHALLENGE MEETINGS TAKE PLACE IN KENYA
Jocelyn Durston, chair of Micah Challenge Canada, and Don Hutchinson, the EFC’s general legal counsel, attended Micah Challenge meetings in Nairobi, Kenya last week. Micah Challenge is an international anti-poverty campaign engaging churches and holding governments accountable to the Millennium Development Goals.

Your mission should you choose to accept it!
“In truly missional churches, the job of missions belongs to the whole body, rather than an elite group of people called missionaries. To be a disciple of Christ means that his mission to the nations is your mission.” Find this quote from David Lundy in his book, Borderless Church, along with other thoughts about missional church on the EFC website.

IF GOD TALKS TO YOU, WHO SHOULD YOU TELL?
Read the top stories of the week – 4 years ago on EFC’s Christianity.ca newsletter archive. Some things stand the test of time.

NOAH’S ARK: A PLACE TO CALL HOME
What can one missionary do? Noah’s Ark is a haven of peace and security to as many as 38 Filipino orphans at a time. Read about how one woman made a difference through this ministry on Christianity.ca, the EFC web platform for the Christian community in Canada.

RECOMMENDED READING ON EVANGELICALISM
The EFC’s Centre for Research on Canadian Evangelicalism (CRCE) has an ever-growing online library of articles on evangelicalism.

FAITH TODAY ARTICLES HELP CHURCHES SPREAD NEWS
Does your church or ministry know how to use the media to communicate your message? Faith Today has two online articles to help churches get free publicity and consider whether or not to spend money on advertising campaigns. 

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