Webinars

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

27 April, 2022
Webinar Meet the author of Posting Peace Watch a recording of our April 27 discussion on what we can do about the divisiveness of social media. With author Douglas Bursch. 1:11:46
03 March, 2022
Webinar Four new EFC resources for churches The EFC recently launched four new resources to help churches engage with politicians, host conversations on racism, participate in Indigenous reconciliation, and welcome newcomers to Canada. Watch this recording to find out more. 49:18
26 January, 2022
Webinar Meet the author of Refuge Reimagined Watch our discussion with Vancouver Bible scholar Mark Glanville, co-author of a book on compassion for displaced people, from Jan. 26. You can also watch the Facebook Live version of this event. 1:04:06
18 November, 2021
Webinar Meet author and expert on congregational flourishing Joel Thiessen What does it look like for a congregation to flourish? Hear from sociologist Joel Thiessen of Ambrose University, co-author of the book Signs of Life: Catholic, Mainline, and Conservative Protestant Congregations in Canada (Tyndale Academic, 2021). He discusses 11 categories of possible flourishing in a congregation. 1:01:58
05 October, 2021
Webinar Faith deconstruction webinar with Peter Schuurman Many Christians who use the term deconstruction today are either shifting from one tradition to another or leaving Christianity entirely, writes Peter Schuurman in our Sep/Oct issue. Here's the video of our Oct. 5 webinar with editors Karen Stiller and Bill Fledderus. 1:03:30
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 Meet author Beth Severen, expert on reaching and keeping unchurched emerging adults Our first ever Meet the Author evening included 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 November, 2020
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
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 (Chr. Legal Fellowship) & Deina Warren (Cdn Centre for Christian Charities). Sorry, the recording from Nov. 24 is not available.