Introducing the 30 for 30 Campaign

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The EFCC is excited to present our 30 for 30 campaign. First announced at Conference in August 2014, 30 for 30 is a project designed to focus our movement’s attention and activities on leadership development.

The video below is a good summary of the initial thinking that’s gone into 30 for 30.

More details are provided in the 30 for 30 one-pager, in this pdf:
30 for 30 pdf  (~2MB)

We will work on having unique materials that are tailored to the people who will be interested in different parts of this.

For example, people who are interested in the internship angle, or churches eager to invest their financial support. (We’re grateful for the early support this project has already received!)

Also, as you may have seen, we’re actively hiring a part-time staff member to join our team to coordinate these efforts. Those details are available here:
30 for 30 Project Coordinator

Conference 2014 Wrap-Up

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First off, we’d like to offer a huge thanks to Winnipeg EFC for hosting the EFCC Conference this year. The whole team did an outstanding job setting up the facilities, supplying the tech needs, and looking after myriads of last-minute details they were faced with.

At this year’s Conference, we chose the theme Amplify, and used the tagline: “Getting Loud About the Right Stuff”.

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The following is from a letter from Bill:

As I ponder the high points of Conference four immediately come to mind:

  1. the worship (thanks Pastor Dwight and team!)
  2. the “snapshots” of God working in Canada and overseas (thanks to all who shared!)
  3. the workshops (thanks to all who presented!)
  4. the fellowship (it is always great to see “old” friends!).

Further, our speaker Ed Stetzer did a phenomenal job of challenging us from the Word, encouraging us with the latest data regarding Canadians and the gospel – all with his incredible sense of humour. I am so grateful that we had the privilege of having Ed with us!

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One of the primary areas of interest at Conference was the vote on the MSC’s ordination proposal.

The vote was as follows: 137 for the proposal; 110 against. Prior to the vote on the proposal, Conference accepted a motion requiring a 2/3 majority for the credentialing proposal to pass. The 137 votes for the proposal represented just over 55% affirmation – therefore the credentialing proposal was defeated. This does not mean that we do not have any credentialing procedure – the basic principles and process were approved in 2010. It does however mean that the EFCC Ordination Credential continues to be unavailable to women in our movement (although the lower EFCC Ministry Credential is available to both men and women).

One of the biggest questions is where do we go from here? Home Office has been working with all levels of denominational leadership to help us all figure that out. One of the greatest felt needs that’s been shared is a single, unified message or project that we can rally around.

This is what 30 for 30 is designed to address. 30 for 30 was officially launched at Conference, and even though we weren’t specifically collecting money for it at the time, one Conference attender contributed to it on the spot!

We live in a world that desperately needs to see and hear the truth and hope of the gospel! We in the EFCC believe that our God is calling every man and woman who follows Christ to sacrificial service. This is why our 30 for 30 campaign will focus on both men and women. We need to intentionally identify, train, coach, intern/apprentice and network men and women throughout the EFCC so that our churches have the workers for the harvest that we are called to pray for (Luke 10:2).

We’re currently developing plans for our 30 for 30 campaign. If we get this right, it’s going to have a profound impact on the EFCC, and all of the ministry efforts we’re involved in. We will keep you informed on all channels as plan and implement this big dream!

It is my prayer that we will move forward in mission as a family of churches and individuals united in Jesus Christ. May we be bound together by our mutual calling to share Good News and accept one another, joyfully celebrating the diversity of cultures, gifting, and practices that are reflected by the members of our EFCC family!

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Thanks to everyone who helped, who participated and who attended EFCC Conference 2014. Just think, we get to do it all over again in just under two years! Gulp!

30 for 30 Job Description

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30 for 30 is an exciting new initiative to support leadership throughout the EFCC. It’s such a big project, we need a part-time Project Coordinator to administrate it. If you know a remarkable someone, who wants to work with a dynamic team to do some incredible work, please have them get in touch with us!

Description

This part-time position (2 days per week) will accomplish 3 over-arching goals: Research, Promotion, and Implementation. Research will involve discovering the current state of leadership development within the EFCC movement, especially focused on ministry internships. This will require connecting with our churches and leadership. Promotion of 30 for 30 will be done in partnership with the Communications Catalyst to increase awareness of the project among both donors (esp. churches) and potential leaders. Implementation of the project will include collaborating on a plan for training existing leaders to develop new leaders.

Location

  • City: Langley
  • Province: British Columbia
  • Country: Canada

Qualifications

  • Strong computer skills
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software
      • Word
      • Excel
      • Outlook
      • PowerPoint
    • Feel confident using the Internet as a research tool
  • Working knowledge of project management software (or willingness to learn)
  • Database management (an asset, but not essential – training will be provided as necessary)
    • Raiser’s Edge
  • Desktop publishing (an asset, but not essential)
    • CorelDraw
    • Microsoft Publisher

World of Hope is Launched!

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IMGP9030The EFCCM’s World of Hope has been running since 2008. It has attracted a large number of donors (over 800 last year) who’ve contributed generous amounts of money (just over $117,000 last year!).

What a boost for the EFCCM’s life-changing ministry around the world!

As I (Brad) write this, our World of Hope impact giving catalogues are on their way to churches and individual EFCCM-supporters, all across Canada!

If you have any particular needs for highlighting World of Hope in your church, whether for a church bulletin, a notice board, or even a button for your website — whatever it is, let us know!

We want to do the absolute most and best we can to promote the ministries our missionaries are involved in, wherever they’re called.

Join us in praying that people’s hearts will be turned toward other people’s needs, and that God’s presence will be felt in how physical needs are met, truth is offered, and love is shared.

If you can’t wait to see the booklet, you can see a web-ready version by clicking below:
World of Hope 2014

You can donate to World of Hope by clicking below:
Donate to World of Hope

 

World of Hope Video Clips

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Here are three clips revealing projects highlighted in this year’s World of Hope. We invite you to share these with your church, small group, family even your favourite goldfish!

You can download these by clicking on “Vimeo” in the clip, and looking for the download link below the vimeo clip on the website. (Contact us if you need help with that.)

Also the digital file of these clips are being mailed to each church on a DVD. The booklets will be on their way to you soon!

World of Hope has had a significant impact over the last number of years, and we’re expecting big things again this year!