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Vol 12 No. 17 Beginning and Ending Well

Dear friends, First is a discussion with Tammy Klassen and national youth leaders at their gathering this week in Niagara Falls:  The story of youth and beginning well in Christ. The Canadian Baptist Youth and Family Forum is taking place April 25-28 in Niagara Falls.  This is an invitational forum comprised of 50 influential Canadian […]

Refugee Cap Set

The federal government has set the 2014 cap for refugee  Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs) at 4000.  Churches interested in sponsoring refugees should start now to begin the sponsorship process.  There is no limited to the number of sponsorships under the Blended Visa Office-Referred (BVOR) Program or to sponsoring Syrian refugees. For more information, read the RSTP […]

Call for Churches to Sponsor Syrian Refugees

Now is the time for CBWC churches to sponsor refugees from Syria. Nine months ago, Canada’s federal government announced plans to welcome 1,300 refugees from Syria by the end of 2014. So far, only about 200 government-sponsored Syrians have been brought into the process and only 10 have actually been relocated to Canada from refugee […]

New Paths

Canadian Baptist Ministries is sponsoring a conference on First Nations ministry in Mississauga, Ontario on April 4-5.  All members of the Canadian Baptist family who sense God leading you and your church into a more significant relationship with Aboriginal people and communities are invited to attend. The New Paths: Canadian Baptist Indigenous Peoples Ministry Conference […]

Congratulations to OEC Candidates

June 3, 2013 — Congratulations to six  pastors who passed the CBWC’s Ordination Examining Committee at the end of May.  They were welcomed by delegates at The Gathering, the CBWC’s biennial assembly in Calgary, May 30 – June 1, 2013. The following pastors are now eligible for ordination at their home churches: Edgar Unrau of […]

Justice & Mercy

April 11, 2013 — The CBWC Board has approved the formation of the Justice and Mercy Committee to provide resources and guidance on issues of great concern to CBWC churches and their members. The committee has been active since 2010 but received approval on April 6, 2013 so that it is now recognized formally as […]

Weekly Videos

What is Prostitution Really Like?

February 25, 2013 —  REED (Resist Exploitation Embrace Dignity) of Vancouver will mark International Women’s Day on Friday, March 8 by screening the film The Fallacy by Ève Lamont.  The film explores how prosititution has been portrayed in films like Pretty Woman and contrasts this with a candid look at the  reality of the lives […]

BWA Release: BWA leaders laud Pope Benedict XVI

Washington, DC (BWA)–Leaders of the Baptist World Alliance® (BWA) expressed their appreciation for Pope Benedict XVI after the announcement of his intention to resign on February 28. “I have deeply appreciated the inclusion by the pope of other Christian fellowships, such as the BWA, in serious discussions of matters that have confronted the Christian world,” […]

Praying Through Lent

Lent is a season of prayerful reflection. For 40 days before the joyful celebrations of Easter, we sorrowfully mourn the necessity of Good Friday and the loving sacrifice Jesus Christ made for our brokenness. To help you reflect on what Lent means for you personally, we are gathering Lent devotionals from CBWC churches and publishing […]