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News & Notes Vol 13 No. 20

An Invitation to the Health of the Church Dear friends, The Gathering 2017 is happening in one week’s time. We will celebrate our heritage, our present, and our future as Canadian Baptists. Gary Nelson from Tyndale will speak to us on leading in disorienting times. Our own Sam Breakey will encourage us to look to […]

Roy Bell

Roy Bell, former Pastor at Strathcona Baptist Church (Edmonton, AB), First Baptist Church Calgary, AB and First Baptist Vancouver, BC, and former Principal of Carey Theological College, passed away Thursday May 11th, 2017 in Duncan, BC, 2 days after his wife Elizabeth and he marked their 65th wedding anniversary. More to follow.

News & Notes Vol 13 No. 19

From Alpha to OEC Dear friends,   You will hear more about this from Shaila Visser (Head of Alpha Canada) at the Assembly later this month. Over 75,000 people took the Alpha course last year, and over 35,000 people made first time commitments or recommitments to a relationship with Christ. A very exciting year. Click […]

News & Notes Vol 13 No. 18

New Ways of Listening To God and Each Other Dear friends, There was so much to choose from in our life and ministry together this week, that I was challenged to limit it to these 2 wonderful experiences before us.   The first is Potential Impact, which we have spoken of before. Several dozen youth have […]

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 […]

News & Notes Vol 13 No. 17

New BCY Regional Minister Dear friends, As I did with Kayely Rich’s announcement regarding Rob Ogilvie’s appointment as the new Executive Minister of the CBWC I leave it for her to offer her new announcement regarding the appointment of the new Regional Minister for the BCY Region.  Many of you in BC will be familiar […]

News & Notes Vol 13 No. 16

Nothing for Granted Dear friends Many of us have experienced an absolutely marvelous, moving, and profound Easter time. I don’t know about you but for some of us it is easy to take the experience of Easter for granted. There is however nothing to take for granted in the Easter story. Christ’s triumph over death […]