Canadian Baptist of Western Canada



serve2016Each year, youth from across Western Canada gather for SERVE, a week-long ministry where between 200 and 300 youth gather to make a difference through community service projects. It is also a week of worship, making new friends, growing in your relationship with God, fun and stepping outside of your comfort zone.

From July 3-9, 2016 we will be gathering in the beautiful city of Victoria, BC.  Our theme this year is ‘Be the Light’ based on Matthew 5:14-16:

You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. 

Our keynote speaker will be Sid Koop, Executive Director of Truth Matters Ministries, a ministry to youth to awaken them to the truth of Jesus Christ.  Worship music be provided by the Fraser Campbell band.

While known for its beautiful gardens, Victoria’s mild weather also attracts many homeless youth from across Canada. The cost of living is high and there are many who struggle financially.  There are many needs in the city, so CBWC youth will have an opportunity to let their light shine.

Emmanuel Baptist Church will be hosting this event and we are excited about the impact we can make in the Victoria area.

View videos and photos from previous SERVE years.


Register HERE

Students (age 12-19): Early bird before May 15th $230 / Regular registration $300
Leader (age 20+): Early bird before May 15th $100 / Regular $125
Group Coordinator (1 per group): Free
(talk to Tammy for Group Coordinator Registration link)

For more information, please contact the Youth Director, Tammy Klassen:



See how SERVE impacts individuals and communities for Christ in this brief video.