Our story

Love is Moving, a ministry of The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC), was founded in 2010 by Joel Gordon and Benjamin Porter with the vision of reviving a biblical concept of love, challenging upcoming generations to grow deeper in knowing God’s love for them, and living out their faith with passion for Jesus and compassion for people.

Love is Moving produced a Bible study and journal for youth, a teaching app for leaders, a TV series, events, and a national magazine. United across 500+ churches and 44 denominations, we tell the stories of young Canadian evangelical Christians. To date, we have printed over 150,000 copies of Love Is Moving magazine, distributed 800 copies of our study journal, and engaged thousands of young people across the country who have been featured in the magazine and TV series.

In 2015, Love Is Moving was adopted by the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and the digital-only magazine expanded to print. The print magazine is published three times per year. You can subscribe to receive the print magazine for free in Canada, either by itself or bundled with Faith Today. Copies are also available for purchase in Chapters, Indigo and bookstores across Canada.

Why is a movement like this needed? The groundbreaking 2011 study, Hemorrhaging Faith: Why and When Canadian Young Adults are Leaving, Staying and Returning to Church broke open the reality of youth leaving the Canadian Church. It provides important data on drives Canadian young adults away and what inspires stick with church, in all its beautiful imperfection. Love Is Moving exists as a media platform to encourage, equip and inspire the next generation of Christians through storytelling and celebrating the work of emerging Christian creatives.

In print and online, Love Is Moving features the works of emerging writers, photographers, poets, and visual artists— proclaiming together that we are beloved by God.

Interested in contributing? Find out how by reading our writer’s guidelines. You can also sign up for our email newsletter to get the latest articles and writer opportunities delivered to your inbox.