Canadian Baptist of Western Canada
Archive for 2007

Vol 3 No. 52 Reading for the New Year

Dear all, As we approach the New Year I thought it would be encouraging to mention some of the ways we can be reading scripture and some of the Christian classics and devotional literature in the coming New Year. This list is a primer, not exhaustive and something we will update from time to time. […]

Vol 3 No. 51 A Season for His Birth

Dear folks, The Lord consistently remind you of His presence and transforming relationship in this season of preparation and for His birth. A season for His birth and our rebirth. I have selected three poems that are very meaningful to me at this time from a collection of poetry my mother gave me two years […]

Vol 3 No. 50 Edmonton, Fort SK, and Jasper Listening Sessions

On November 24rd, Trinity Baptist Church in Sherwood Park hosted the second day of the second year of our Listening and Covenanting Sessions together. You will recall last year’s questions: What has God called you to? What resources has He given you? What resources do you lack? How might we partner together over the next […]

Vol 3 No. 49 Calgary Listening Sessions

On November 23rd, Northmount Baptist Church hosted the beginning of the second year of our Listening and Covenanting Sessions together. You will recall last year’s questions: What has God called you to? What resources has He given you? What resources do you lack? How might we partner together over the next year to see God’s […]

Vol 3 No. 48 Advent Primer

The beginning of the Christmas season enables Christians and their church communities to give meaning and purpose to the birth of Christ. The “Christmas season” is called Advent. It is traditionally the beginning of the cycle of stories and biblical themes that start many churches on to their new year. Properly preparing for Christmas can […]

Vol 3 No. 47 Items for Prayer

This Friday the Calgary churches who have agreed to be involved in the Listening Sessions will be gathering together at Northmount Church.  Please pray for those that host us, including Doug Johnston (pastor, Northmount Baptist Church). On Saturday the Edmonton churches will be gathering at Trinity Sherwood Park. Please pray for the churches who will […]

Vol 3 No. 46 Banff Bites

No, the spelling of the second word in our title is not in error. While I could have said Banff Bits or even Bits and Pieces, every aspect of the Banff Pastor’s and Spouses Conference had a challenge and a purpose to it; everything that we were exposed to had a holy restlessness to it. […]

Vol 3 No. 45 Banff Pastor’s Conference

He who is the image of the invisible God, Firstborn before all creation, Because in Him all things were created—things in heaven and things on earth, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions, whether principalities or powers.  They have all been created through him and for Him.  Indeed, he is before all things, and […]

Vol 3 No. 44 Northern BC Churches Listening Sessions

We have come to the end of our first cycle of listening sessions with clusters of churches throughout Western Canada. You may well remember that I did not expect a large group of respondents as we started this process. I told anyone who would listen that out of 178 churches throughout the West I believed […]

Vol 3 No. 43 Easter Reminders

The Vancouver Island Churches sponsored a festival of Missions and Outreach over this last weekend, hosted by Emmanuel Baptist Church in Victoria. Luella Hillmer and many others who helped her organized an offering and profile of the work of CBM, CB West and the extraordinary initiatives that are part of the Vancouver Island churches at […]