The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada Update, June 2, 2009

General June 5, 2009


It Matters What Others Think OF US

The Global TV documentary, Hip 2 B Holy, presented a “kinder and gentler face” of Evangelicals than is generally portrayed by the media, a face which can help remove barriers to engaging with non-Christians, suggests Aileen Van Ginkel, the EFC's vice-president, ministry services.

EFC STAFF AT NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST
Several staff joined EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger in attendance at the National Prayer Breakfast and related events, including the National Leadership Dinner and Diplomatic Corps Lunch, last week in Ottawa.

Limited Registration: Sign Up Today
The EFC’s Children’s Ministry Partnership is co-hosting a June 14-17 conference at Concordia University in River Forest, Illinois, for Christian leaders and researchers concerned with the nurture of spirituality in children. The partnership will be the official host of a specialized forum for Canadian attendees immediately following the conference to dialogue and strategize about next steps from a national perspective.

CALLING EFC AFFILIATES FOR SALARY SURVEY
The Canadian Council of Christian Charities, an EFC affiliate, is conducting a survey of salary levels among CCCC members and other Christian charities in Canada. If your church or ministry is an EFC affiliate, please call our customer service desk (1-866-302-3362) to receive a code that allows you to participate in the survey and then purchase the results at the special EFC Affiliate rate. If your church or ministry is not yet an affiliate, consider joining now.

What are efc affiliates doing in the drc?
Global Village, a new series of articles in Faith Today, examines countries like the Democratic Republic of the Congo to find out what life is like there — and how EFC affiliates might be helping to make it better.

Faith today article encourages evangelicals to speak well to the media
John G. Stackhouse Jr., author, professor and Faith Today columnist, argues that Evangelicals may be their own worst enemies when it comes to dealing with the media.

REFUGEE SUNDAY IS COMING UP
excellent resources are available online for Refugee Sunday, an annual event that will be observed by many Evangelicals worldwide on June 21.

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