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Kinbrace receives funding for refugee support work

“The voice of the asylum seeker … is a voice that’s difficult to hear at times. The asylum seeker’s voice … gets lost in the noise of politicians who shamelessly conflate asylum seekers with risk and terrorism … [and gets] crowded out by our own instinctual fear of the ‘other’.” — Loren Balisky, executive director of Kinbrace […]

The French Connection

  CBWC member Kim Louise Clark has published a collection of devotionals, called The French Collection. The book follows a walk through Paris and parallels the deeper journey of faith.  Here’s a teaser excerpt from the first chapter. The French Connection can be purchased on Amazon, online at Chapters Indigo and at a few select bookstores in Alberta. […]

New BC Yukon Regional Minister Announced

On behalf of the CBWC Board, it is my great pleasure to announce the hiring of our next BC/Yukon Regional Minister, Rev. Larry Schram. Larry currently serves as the Lead Pastor of Summerland Baptist Church. For over thirty years, Larry has encouraged local churches and pastors to be healthy, effective and faithful. Larry has been […]

Help Us Reach More CBWC Members

Help us improve our ability to reach more people with the good news of Jesus and what’s happening in the church.  Here’s how: Forward this newsletter to friends and church members. Encourage your congregants to sign up for our monthly newsletter here. Let us know that you prefer a PDF format to be inserted in church bulletins. Send […]

Finding our whole story in Easter

Finding our whole story in Easter by: Anne Smith, pastor at Southpoint When I grew up, I went to a little Baptist church that had only two liturgical days on the calendar: Christmas and Easter. Even as a child, this seemed strange to me. Suddenly, it would be Easter! We’d dress up, hunt for our Easter […]

Mission in the Arrivals Wing at YVR

Mission in the Arrivals Wing at YVR   “Last month, a middle-aged Mexican woman came to the door. I knew immediately there was something different about her; she was definitely in need of TLC, you know… just some loving care.” Dennis Kirkley says. He’s the lead chaplain at Vancouver Airport Chaplaincy; he’s also a CBWC church […]

William Carey like you’ve never seen him before.

William Carey like you’ve never seen him before. Deanna Storfie stars in a one-woman play about the legendary missionary, William Carey. “His story is tragedy. It’s hardship. But it’s also a story of how the gospel can change lives and transform cultures,” Deanna says of William Carey’s mission in India. The play has grown out […]

BC Yukon Regional Minister search

June will be a month of many changes: the strawberries will start to ripen, the days will begin to shorten again, Jeremy Bell shall retire as Executive Minister, Rob Ogilvie will become our new Executive Minister and some lucky duck will become the new BC & Yukon Regional Minister.  A search committee is in the process now […]