The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada Update, September 1, 2009
GeneralSeptember 1, 2009
IGNITE THE LIGHT CONFERENCE COMING UP SOON An Ignite the Light Conference is taking place in Ontario at Richmond Hill Christian Community Church on Sept. 19. The EFC's Rick Hiemstra will offer a seminar examining Canadian demographic and social trends, both inside and outside of the church, and how your ministry can be better positioned to engage with Canadians today.
YOU'RE INVITED TO A FREE BREAKFAST THIS WEEK Meet with like-minded Christians and learn first-hand about loving Muslims through prayer and care. The Canadian Network of Ministries to Muslims wants to invite you to an informative free breakfast to learn how you and your congregation can minister and pray for Muslims. Sept. 3 at Samaritans Purse in Calgary, Alta.
CANADIAN PUBLIC POLICY: IMPACTING CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES Mark your calendar to attend a Christian Leaders Connection event near you to learn how developments and strategy related to freedom of religion and other significant issues in Canadian public policy impact the way you carry out ministry today and tomorrow.
iFaith Today The new digital edition of Faith Today magazine (www.faithtoday.ca/digital) automatically optimizes for viewing on iPod Touch and iPhone. Right now, the two latest issues are available free for a limited time. Subscribe today, and you will have complimentary access to each future issue in this online format.
WORLD EVANGELICAL ALLIANCE OFFERS ONLINE COURSE Working Your Way to the Nations is a distance-learning course conducted over three months to provide a comprehensive overview of what it takes to succeed as an international Christian witness. It is provided by the World Evangelical Alliance.
FALL IS A GOOD TIME TO CHECK OUT EFC ONLINE RESOURCES The EFC offers a variety of online resources, carefully created to meet your ministry needs.
Couple to Bring Child Sex Slavery Issues to Light A former drama teacher and her photographer/videographer husband say a “holy discontent” goaded them to shed light on the dark places of child sex slavery, according to this article posted at Christianity.ca. Christianity.ca is an EFC web initiative to platform the Christian community in Canada.
EFC AFFILIATE FIGHTS CHILD SEX SLAVERY International Justice Mission (IJM) fights child sex slavery around the world. Learn more about the issue and the work of this EFC affiliate. BACK TO SCHOOL: ABORTION POP QUIZ As Canadians, we need to talk intelligently about abortion and debate it as we would any other issue. Please visit Christianity.ca, an EFC web initiative, to read this article and more from Canada's diverse Christian community.
IS your church an efc AFFILIATE? Affiliation with the EFC has many benefits – for pastors, congregations and the EFC. If your congregation is not already affiliated, perhaps you can be the person who encourages your leadership team to prayerfully consider leading your congregation to do so.
EFC AFFILIATE SPOTLIGHT ON WOMEN ALIVE Deep within the heart of every woman lies the God-given potential to become all that she can be. Unleashing that potential is the mission of Women Alive, a Canadian network of Christian women that inspires and equips women in their personal, professional and spiritual lives.
PLAN YOUR FALL WITH OUR COMMUNITY CALENDAR Visit the EFC's national calendar of Christian events to help plan your fall schedule. Post your own event for free.
The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada is the national association of evangelical Christians, gathered together for influence, impact and identity in ministry and public witness. Since 1964 the EFC has provided a national forum for Evangelicals and a constructive voice for biblical principles in life and society.