Webinars

Watch a discussion hosted by Faith Today senior editor Karen Stiller. This listing is also mirrored 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.

18 September, 2017
Webinar What’s happening with the top issues of the day for Canadian Christians? A round-up conversation on some of the issues the EFC is working on this fall. Join host Karen Stiller as we catch up on the latest information on medical assistance in dying, pornography, religious discrimination, Bill C51, and others. Participants had the opportunity to ask questions and hear directly from Julia Beazley, the EFC’s director of public policy. 41:36
17 January, 2017
Webinar How do our churches grow in a Jason Bourne culture? How do churches grow in today's environment? And what do immigration, young people moving from city to city, and even smart phones have to do with it? Learn from some of the most recent Canadian research on being church in Canada today. A presentation by Rick Hiemstra, the EFC's director of research. 43:23
22 November, 2016
Webinar Is pornography a public health issue? What is the price of the widespread use of pornography to our society – more accessible, graphic and more violent than it ever has been? What can our churches do? This webinar includes practical tips for parents and youth leaders. Featuring Julia Beazley, EFC Director, Public Policy, and Glendyne Gerrard, Director of Defend Dignity. Host: Karen Stiller. 51:11
19 October, 2016
Webinar Religious freedom for other religions: The Ktunuxa case Why should we care about the religious freedom of other religions? How does the religious freedom of other religions impact our own? The EFC is involved in an intervention on behalf of the Ktunaxa people of B.C. who are fighting a religious freedom case involving land claims. Featuring Bruce J. Clemenger, EFC President. Host: Karen Stiller. 33:41
27 September, 2016
Webinar How to help the suffering: Learning from chronic illness In the light of Canada’s introduction of physician-assisted death, Christians are exploring how they can better come alongside those who are suffering to offer hope and comfort. Watch this EFC webinar to explore how we can help, and of course learn from, those who are hurting. Featuring Doug Koop and David Guretzki. Host: Karen Stiller. 47:18
14 June, 2016
Webinar Youth and Church: Five years since the Hemorrhaging Faith study Why do young people leave the Church? Why do they stay? It’s been five years since "Hemorrhaging Faith: Why and When Canadian Young Adults are Leaving, Staying and Returning to Church" was released by the EFC and its partners. Join us as we dig back into the research with the EFC's Rick Hiemstra, Sid Koop of Truth Matters, and Dave Overholt of Tyndale University College. Host: Karen Stiller. 47:52
23 May, 2016
Webinar The Problem of Pornography Pornography hurts everyone. And it is more accessible than ever. Christians and the Church are sadly not immune from its ravages. Pornography impacts our kids, their development as compassionate and sexually healthy human beings, and our relationships and marriages. Julia Beazley, director of public policy for the EFC, explores the problem and ways to respond. Host: Karen Stiller. 43:04
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
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
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
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
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
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
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