In the fall of 2017 the CBWC Board and Staff joined with our churches in taking part in 77 Days of Prayer and Discernment, seeking God’s leading and direction for us as a denomination in this next season of ministry.
The three priorities outlined below came out of this time of discernment.
Developing the next generation of Canadian Baptists.
In the ever-changing world in which we live, the CBWC recognizes and prioritizes the ongoing need to train and equip the next generation of ministry leaders. In the next couple of years, we intend to create and launch, along with our ministry partners, a “gap year” program. This, along with continuing to support, encourage, strengthen and grow our current church leaders, enables us to intentionally move forward in the direction God is already moving and leading.
Providing resources for our churches and clergy to maximize their health and effective ministry .
Ministry is all about relationships. Healthy relationships happen when people trust one another, and people trust one another when they are given a chance to speak, to be heard, and to know their concerns have been taken seriously. In this next season of ministry, the CBWC will prioritize working closely with all our partners and will take every opportunity we can to tell the stories of what God is doing in our ministries.
Growing our CBWC family through fresh expressions and intentional implementation of the gospel.
The CBWC’s priority on justice will focus on two key areas. We will continue to sponsor Refugees, serving those that arrive in this country seeking to find a new home, and we will also continue to walk with our Indigenous brothers and sisters in ministry together. Our Church Planting initiative is ongoing as we partner with God in growing our CBWC family through fresh expressions and implementation of the gospel. Along with our national partners, the CBWC will assist in training and equipping teams to go into new regions, extending the mission to which God has called them.
Please join with us in praying that the CBWC will be faithful to God in living out His direction through these priorities.