The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada Update, August 4, 2009

General es 05/08/09

EFC PRESIDENT AT FAITH AND SCIENCE CONFERENCE
The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada’s (EFC) President Bruce J. Clemenger and genetics policy specialist Tracy Clemenger joined scientists, theologians, denominational leaders and pastors at a week-long symposium hosted by EFC affiliate Regent College. The conference explored the intersection of Christian faith and science and initiated a multi-year Regent project that will include web-based resources for theologians, scientists and pastors and a conference for pastors in May 2010.

JOIN MICAH CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL
Micah Challenge is a global Christian campaign to deepen Christian engagement with impoverished and marginalized communities and to challenge international leaders, and leaders of rich and poor countries, to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. It is possible for Canadian Evangelicals to play a role in cutting absolute global poverty in half by 2015! Join the EFC in signing the Micah Call.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR IDOP 2009
The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) is Nov. 8. This year’s IDOP theme is “Persecuted: Not Abandoned.” Visit the event website for more information. IDOP Canada is a partnership of The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, Open Doors with Brother Andrew, The Voice of the Martyrs (Canada) and Intercede International.

IGNITE THE LIGHT
How do you explain the gospel in an environment that lacks a Christian frame of reference and a belief in absolute truth? You can learn ways to intelligently and sensitively defend and express your faith at the Ignite the Light Conference in Richmond Hill, Ont., on Sept.19, presented by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada, an EFC affiliate.

take a moment to take a survey
EFC's Equipping Evangelists, a partnership that operates on the communications and administrative platform of the EFC, is conducting a brief survey (only seven questions) to investigate the state and understanding of evangelism within the local church. Please take a few minutes to participate.

EFC AFFILIATE SPOTLIGHT
This week’s EFC affiliate spotlight is on Arrow Leadership. Since 1991 the Arrow Leadership Program has been actively engaged in leader development, helping leaders to grow from the inside out through more than just teaching skills. Read more about the work of this EFC affiliate and how your ministry can affiliate.

EVANGELICAL CHURCHES GATHER FOR IMPACT
Read about 614 Thorncliffe Park Toronto, a church that demonstrates how different denominations (Mennonite, Brethren and Salvation Army groups) can make a strong impact together. This article is posted at Christianity.ca, an EFC web initiative for the Christian community in Canada.

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