The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada Update, June 30, 2009

General June 30, 2009

Global missions roundtable meetings
The Global Missions Roundtable met for meetings at The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) Markham office June 22-24. The new communications task force explores technological-based platforms for connecting, sharing information and facilitating discussions around common issues in the Canadian mission community. The roundtable has updated its Code of Best Practice in Short-Term Missions, to provide a standard for short-term mission practice and suggests elements that should be incorporated as a basic minimum. Download the second edition for free.

EFC LEGAL TEAM ATTENDS TRAINING ACADEMY
EFC Vice-President and General Legal Counsel Don Hutchinson and Legal Counsel Faye Sonier attended a week long specialized litigation academy with a focus on religious freedom legal intervention.

NOT JUST FOR THE SENIOR PASTOR
The EFC’s Christian Leaders Connection seminars are attended by ministry personnel at all levels, by EFC donors, by organizational leaders and by business leaders. The new series is Being Evangelical in a Complex World and can be scheduled across Canada.

Women and Evangelicalism Research is just a click away
Did you know there is considerable research on women and Canadian Evangelicalism? Have a look at the women bibliography page in the Canadian Evangelicalism Bibliographies Project. Contact Rick Hiemstra of the Centre for Research on Canadian Evangelicalism if you have bibliographical entries to add or to find out how to become a scholar-contributor.

HOW HAS BILLY GRAHAM IMPACTED CANADA?
The July/August issue of Faith Today, the EFC’s award-winning magazine, uncovers some never-before-heard stories about the great evangelist’s visits to Canada and how the Canadian Church has benefited over the years. Subscribe today.

building leaders globally
The World Evangelical Alliance, of which the EFC is a member, has a leadership institute that may interest you or a leader you know.

WHEN YOU GARDEN THIS SUMMER …DO IT TO THE GLORY OF GOD
This article, published by Christian Week and highlighted on Christianity.ca, tells you how.

uneasy about taking a vacation?
Read this Faith Today article about the value of a summer sabbath.

online and easy to access
This list of EFC resources is at your fingertips for research, education and action.

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