Canadian Baptist of Western Canada


Bill Toller

September 1 — It is with sadness we announce the death of Rev. William (Bill) Ernest James Toller on Aug 19, 2016. Bill was married to Gwen and had four children, Gerry, Anne, Jim, and Rob. He was pastor for over 50 years in various churches including 3 small churches in rural Quebec, Clive Baptist […]

Vol 12 No. 35 Prayer and Other Things

Dear friends, As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago the comments around Brian Stelck’s passing are unfolding through the memories of friends and family.  A celebration of his life with his family and church community occurred in Edmonton last Friday at 12noon.  A second celebration for many who know Caryn and knew Brian will […]

Vol 12 No. 34 How To Fix Your Church

Dear friends, First of all some disavowals and disclaimers regarding the title.  You’re not going to fix your church.  You may be part of that process.  You may even be called to it.  You may quite possibly be that which is in need of fixing.  However, it is the Lord with those set aside in […]

Brian Stelck

August 20, 2016 — It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of our dear friend and Past President Rev. Dr. Brian Stelck. Carey Theological College, Institute and Centre was led by Brian’s vision and care from 1994 – 2013. There will be two memorial services. The first will be […]

Vol 12 No. 33 An Experience Of Camp

Dear friends, First, it is with great sadness that I share with you the passing of Brian Stelck.  Brian and his wife Caryn served with CBM in Kenya.  Caryn ministered in hospital chaplaincy in Vancouver and Brian was President of Carey Hall from 1994-2013.  Brian’s term at Carey resulted in a wide range of very […]

Valerie Milne

August 10, 2016 — We mourn the death of Valerie Milne, who went home to her Lord on the morning of Tuesday, August 9 after a long journey with cancer. Valerie was known to many in the CBWC as a generous, warm and friendly woman who served God faithfully and well throughout her life.  She was […]

Vol 12 No. 32 Baptist World Alliance

The Baptist World Alliance (BWA) is an association of 232 member bodies from 121 countries and territories. They represent approximately 100 million believers worldwide and, with the Anglicans and the Lutherans, represent the largest Protestant denominations. They meet every 5 years for a General Assembly; in summer 2015 it was in Durban, South Africa, in […]

Vol 12 No. 31 SERVE

Dear friends, Tammy Klassen is the CBWC youth Leadership Team Director and the annual SERVE Director. Tammy is also a Pastor at Mill Bay Fellowship. I am not sure about you, but I often forget to revisit topics we have asked for input, support, and prayer for. SERVE is one of those events, therefore it […]

Vol 12 No. 30 The Fruit of Pentecost

Dear friends, Acts 2:1-13: The Coming of the Holy Spirit 2 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.3 Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, […]

Vol 12 No. 29 BYC Regional Assembly

Dear friends, Each season has an historic and present pattern of building community. Some focus mainly on informal events, some people primarily engage around Leadership Forums or Celebration Dinners, and others (like the BCY Region) have a biennial Assembly. I attended part of the BCY Regional Assembly, which was held 24 – 25 June 2016. […]