ajb legacy fund slideAlbert J. BergsmaContribute NowLegacy Fund for Church Plantersand Ministry Trainingefcc

Al Bergsma believed strongly in the ongoing gospel mission of the EFCC, as an expression of the larger body of Jesus Christ. He was an active member of EFCC churches for 35 years, and also served on district boards. He served as the Planned Giving Coordinator for the EFCC.

After he passed away suddenly in 2015, Al’s wife and family approached the EFCC to establish a fund to support church planters , in his memory. The fund has recently been expanded to support college students enrolled in ministry training.

Why is This Fund Important?

Church planters and church leaders are spiritual trailblazers! We need to ensure that they are adequately equipped for their critical, challenging roles. This fund is set up to support church planters and future ministry leaders in Canada, and around the world.

Contributing to the Legacy Fund

Do you value the ongoing development of church planters? Do you want to see our future ministry leaders succeed in their training and development? Would you like to join the supporters of this fund? You can do so now by clicking on the Contribute Now button below OR go to our Contact Page (to donate by phone or cheque) and reference this account code:


How to Apply for Financial Support

Are you a church planter?

Do you need money to support your development?

  • Step 1

    Reach out to Ike Agawin (ike@efcc.ca) or Neil Bassingthwaighte (neilb@efcc.ca) to get a picture of how this process works. (Email them now or go to our Contact Page)

  • Step 2

    You’ll need to have an EFCC ministry rep apply on your behalf. These reps include:
    ● EFCC Pastors
    ● District Superintendents
    ● EFCCM Ministry Coaches
    ● EFCCM Managers

  • Step 3

    Each application is evaluated jointly by the National Mission Director, the International Mission Director and the Executive Director.

Are you a student taking ministry training?

Do you need money to support your training and education?

  • Step 2

    Fill out the Online Application Form and submit your supporting documents for review.

    Supporting Documents:

    • Pastoral Reference Letter
    • Copy of your Current Grades/GPA
  • Step 3

    Each application is reviewed by the EFCC Scholarship Committee once all supporting documents are received.

Church Planters Apply Now

For International Missions

For National Missions

Post-Secondary Students Apply Now

Click below to start your application.

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Designated Gifts Policy

Spending of funds is confined to organization-approved programs and projects. Each restricted contribution designated towards an organization-approved program or project will be used as designated with the understanding that, when the need for such a program or project has been met or cannot be completed for any reason determined by the organization, the remaining restricted contributions designated for such program or project will be used where needed most.