Webinars

Watch a discussion hosted by Faith Today senior editor Karen Stiller. You can also learn about upcoming webinars and sign up to participate as an audience member at TheEFC.ca/Webinars.

08 June, 2021
Webinar Living well after the pandemic What have we learned from this challenging, weird, difficult pandemic experience as individuals and as the Church? Our expert panel -- Carolyn Arends, April Yamasaki, Ken Shigematsu and Danielle Strickland -- share their insights and experiences in spiritual health and wellness and how we can live even slightly tweaked lives based on our Covid-19 experiences. 60:36
18 May, 2021
Webinar Virtual book club on reaching and keeping unchurched emerging adults Our first ever virtual book club evening included author Beth Seversen discussing her book Not Done Yet: Reaching and Keeping Unchurched Emerging Adults. Also the EFC's director of research Rick Hiemstra and Sid Koop, a Canadian youth ministry expert and speaker. Audio also available at www.faithtoday.ca/podcasts. 58:56
17 March, 2021
Webinar Conscience protection - How the Church can help medical professionals Churches have a role to play as the federal government expands assisted suicide. Medical professionals need conscience protection and are asking the Church to help. No one should be forced to participate in ending lives. Right now in Ontario there's opportunity to influence conscience legislation. Watch our March 17 discussion with doctors and the Coalition for HealthCARE and Conscience. 62:50
10 March, 2021
Webinar Medical professionals explain need for conscience protection Three doctors discuss the need for increased legal conscience protections in response to changes to Canada's euthanasia law. The EFC's Karen Stiller hosted Drs. Jane Dobson, Donato Gugliotta and Isabel Nunes from the Christian Medical and Dental Association of Canada. Learn more at TheEFC.ca/Conscience. 35:26
03 December, 2020
Webinar The Church and Covid: How are our pastors and leaders faring? The stresses of Covid-19 continue to weigh on Christian leaders. Watch this EFC webinar to see a great time of learning and discussion on how church and ministry leaders are faring. Our guests include Margaret Clarke of Briercrest Seminary; Tim Day of Waybase.com; and Dan Godard of Victory Church, Moose Jaw, Sask. Watch the recording made Dec. 3 now. 48:01
30 June, 2020
Webinar Reopening Churches 2: What we know so far, and what we can learn as provinces reopen This interactive webinar explored where churches are as of June 30 in their reopening. Host Karen Stiller brought audience questions to Dr. Kami Kandola, chief public health officer for the Northwest Territories; Bruce Clemenger, president of the EFC; Dan Cochrane of CrossRoads Church (Red Deer, Alta.) and Roger Berg of Church on the Queensway (Toronto). 59:06
03 June, 2020
Webinar Reopening Churches: Sharing ideas, advice and experience As pandemic lockdowns eased, on June 3 EFC panel guests fielded your questions. Dr. Kami Kandola, chief public health officer, Northwest Territories; Dan Godard, Victory Church, Moose Jaw, Sask.; Troy Matchett, Eglise de la Grace / Grace Church, Bouctouche, N.B.; Rick Burdett, Outreach Canada Ministries; Bruce Clemenger, EFC; Karen Stiller, host. More resources: TheEFC.ca/Covid19 45:30
14 May, 2020
Webinar Karen Stiller spiritual memoir book launch - The Minister's Wife Karen Stiller is a veteran writer, editor (Faith Today) and host of the EFC Podcast. She discussed her new book, "The Minister's Wife: A memoir of faith, doubt, friendship, loneliness, forgiveness and more" (Tyndale Publishers) with Mark Buchanan, theologian (Ambrose University) and author of many books including "God Walk: Moving at the Speed of Your Soul" (Zondervan, 2020). 54:02
30 March, 2020
Webinar Being Church and Neighbour During COVID-19: Crowdsourcing Great Ideas Learning from each other with audience ideas and tips on how you have been church and neighbour during this challenging time. Co-hosted by Faith Today editors Karen Stiller and Bill Fledderus. 45:45
26 September, 2019
Webinar How to be a more politically engaged, active citizen Watch a recording from Sept. 26 of our webinar with Karri Munn-Venn of Citizens for Public Justice, Glendyne Gerrard of DefendDignity.ca, and Julia Beazley, director of public policy for the EFC, with host Karen Stiller. 49:48
19 June, 2019
Webinar What churches can and cannot do during a federal election There are proper ways Canadian church congregations can be active participants in elections. Learn more from our expert guests Deina Warren, legal counsel for the Canadian Council of Christian Charities, and Julia Beazley, director of public policy for the EFC. Disclaimer: this webinar is not legal advice. Consulting a lawyer is always best. 50:01
27 February, 2019
Webinar How to walk with your community in times of crisis Churches can offer comfort and help when tragedy or disaster strikes a community. But how can we respond best? How can we prepare? Expert guests from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (Merle Doherty, Rapid Response Team Manager) and World Renew (Bob Laarman, Director of Disaster Response Services) and host Karen Stiller engage viewers in a practical and inspiring conversation. 46:49
16 January, 2019
Webinar Mentoring Matters What exactly is mentoring? Why does it matter so much? How can we do it better? How can Christian ministries and churches make mentoring part of their culture? Join expert guests Doug Ward of Arrow Ministries, Margaret Gibb of Women Together and Pierre Bergeron of SIS Leadership. With host Karen Stiller. 57:39
28 November, 2018
Webinar Youth Renegotiating Faith at Christian postsecondary schools New research shows that youth from Christian families have different faith outcomes if they attend mainstream universities and colleges compared to Christian ones. What do parents and pastors need to know? Hear from EFC researcher Rick Hiemstra, Bruce Guenther of Trinity Western University and Justin Cooper of Christian Higher Education Canada. With host Karen Stiller. 52:29
10 October, 2018
Webinar Renegotiating Faith: The delay in young adult identity formation A discussion of major new research on youth and faith, featuring practical advice for churches. Includes lead EFC researcher Rick Hiemstra, Anton Lim of Power to Change–Students, and Jeremy MacDonald of Truth Matters. Host: Karen Stiller. 50:30
25 September, 2018 Palliative Care
Webinar Palliative Care. What exactly is it? Why does it matter to Canadian Christians? How can we improve how we offer multi-disciplinary care for a person with a progressive, life-limiting disease? Guests: Rauni Salminen, executive director, Philip Aziz Centre; Julia Lee, a lecturer in medicine at the University of Toronto and McMaster University. Host: Karen Stiller. 45:35