Webinars

Watch a discussion hosted by Faith Today senior editor Karen Stiller. You can learn about upcoming webinars and browse another listing of these recordings over at TheEFC.ca/Webinars.

Are you looking for the webinar on the EFC’s new research on religion in Canada (mentioned in our Mar/Apr 2020 issue) featuring Rick Hiemstra, the EFC’s director of research, as well as sociologist Sam Reimer of Crandall University? That actually got turned into a podcast. Listen now.

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 August, 2015
Webinar Changing Church - Aging members, rising immigration The Canadian Church is changing. What does it mean for leaders and those who attend regularly? What will our churches look like in 20 years with the current reality of aging members and rising rates of immigration? Featuring Rick Hiemstra, director of research for the EFC, an host Karen Stiller. 48:14
22 September, 2015
Webinar Federal Election - Why and how to get involved Election campaigns can shape our country for years to come. Why should Christians be involved? How can we be involved? Get better equipped as a voter and church member to participate as effectively as possible within the clear boundaries of electoral rules in Canada. Featuring EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger and host Karen Stiller. 45:37
07 December, 2015
Webinar How can your church help refugees? This EFC webinar answers practical questions about how your church can sponsor refugees and best respond to the largest refugee crisis the world has seen since the Second World War. Featuring Doug Ward of Kanata Baptist, Debra Fieguth of "Faith Today" and Anita Levesque of the EFC refugee initiative. Host: Karen Stiller. 56:53
19 January, 2016
Webinar Clergy wellness - How can churches care better? What does well-being look like in a busy pastoral life that is often full of demands and ripe for burn-out? How can churches care better for their ministry leaders? Featuring Wanda Malcolm of Wycliffe College and Mark Vander Vennen of Shalem Mental Health Network. Host: Karen Stiller. 49:16
16 February, 2016
Webinar Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in Canada What do you need to know now about euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide? How can we protect life? Featuring the EFC's Bruce Clemenger and Julia Beazley. Host: Karen Stiller. 45:40
24 November, 2020
Webinar Responding to the proposed conversion therapy ban The conversation around the proposed bill to ban conversion therapy in Canada (www.TheEFC.ca/C-6) can feel confusing and complicated. This EFC webinar will help to identify the key issues around the legislation and how Canadian Christians can respond with clarity and compassion. Featuring Julia Beazley, director of public policy for the EFC, with other guests to be announced.
24 November, 2020
Webinar Responding to the proposed conversion therapy ban The conversation around Bill C-6 (www.TheEFC.ca/C-6) can feel confusing and complicated. We are united in opposing harmful practices. But why are many in the Christian community concerned it could infringe on freedom of conscience and expression? Featuring Julia Beazley (EFC), Derek Ross (Christian Legal Fellowship) and Deina Warren (Canadian Centre for Christian Charities).
24 November, 2020
Webinar Responding to the proposed conversion therapy ban The conversation around Bill C-6 (TheEFC.ca/C-6) can feel confusing and complicated. We are united in opposing harmful practices. But why are many in the Christian community concerned it could infringe on freedom of conscience and expression? Featuring Julia Beazley (EFC), Derek Ross (Christian Legal Fellowship) and Deina Warren (Canadian Centre for Christian Charities).
03 December, 2020
Webinar The Church and Covid: How are our pastors and leaders faring? Pour a coffee at 2 p.m. Eastern and join the next EFC webinar to chat and learn together about how church and ministry leaders are faring during these challenging days. Our guests include Margaret Clarke of Briercrest Seminary; Tim Day of Waybase.com; and Dan Godard of Victory Church, Moose Jaw, Sask. Audience questions and comments will be encouraged and prioritized.
24 November, 2020
Webinar Understanding the proposed conversion therapy ban The conversation around Bill C-6 (TheEFC.ca/C-6) can feel confusing and complicated. We are united in opposing harmful practices. But why are many Christians concerned it could infringe on freedom of conscience and expression? Featuring Julia Beazley (EFC), Derek Ross (Christian Legal Fellowship) and Deina Warren (Canadian Centre for Christian Charities). Noon Eastern on Nov. 24
30 March, 2016
Webinar Worse than we thought: Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide Since our previous webinar on this topic, the Joint Parliamentary Committee has submitted its controversial proposals, more far-reaching and extreme than Canadians expected. We will explore the impact the recommendations could have, the responses the report has been receiving, and consider a way forward. Featuring the EFC's Bruce Clemenger and Julia Beazley. Host: Karen Stiller. 45:41
19 April, 2016
Webinar Evangelicals Around the World What can we learn from our brothers and sisters around the world? Canadian Brian Stiller shares from his unique vantage point as global ambassador for the World Evangelical Alliance. He is one of the editors of "Evangelicals Around the World: A Global Handbook for the 21st Century." His most recent book is "An Insider’s Guide to Praying for the World." Host: Karen Stiller. 45:47