Canadian Baptist of Western Canada


Each year we gather to celebrate our people, our stories, our communities, and our identity as Canadian Baptists.


Our next Assembly — The Gathering 2017 —  will be held in Calgary, AB on May 25-27.  

Register Online

Download the registration packet here for more information or to submit your registration by mail.



Assembly Docket 2017





You will hear from Gary Nelson, President of Tyndale University, and Sam Breakey, the CBWC’s Church Health and Renewal Strategist, on creating stronger tomorrows through health and renewal. Deanna Storfie will re-envision the story of William Carey for us.  There will be times of discussion and refreshment.




New for 2017!

  • Don’t forget to enter our Art Contest!  For more info download this contest info packetClick here to submit your entry.
  • Pre-Assembly workshop on Reframing Retirement.  Sign up on the main registration form.  For more information, visit
  • There will be a fresh look for the coffee & snacks, a bookstore for purchasing resources, a prayer & reflection space for retreat time, and more.

All CBWC church members and visitors are welcome as non-voting guests.

Every church may send one (1) pastor and two (2) elected delegates to vote, plus one delegate for each major fraction of 50 resident members above the first 100 members.



Listen to some speakers/sessions from The Gathering 2017

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Why do we meet?

As a Canadian charity, Canadian Baptists of Western Canada is required by the federal government to have annual meetings every year. At these meetings, the CBWC holds itself accountable to local churches, presents audited financial statements and proposes budgets for future years. These meetings are also when special motions are presented for ratification by the members.

The CBWC holds its Assembly in person every second year and online every in-between year.  All CBWC churches are invited to participate in our online Assembly.


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