Each year, we gather either in person or online to celebrate our communities and our identity as Canadian Baptists. At these meetings, the CBWC holds itself accountable to local churches, presents audited financial statements and special motions, and proposes budgets for future years.
On Thursday, May 24, 2018 we will be hosting an online AGM at 5:30 pm PST (6:30 MT, 7:30 CT) that will primarily include a financial report, as well as an update on CBWC initiatives. We hope you will join us!
This would be a perfect opportunity to gather as a church or a grouping of churches to share dinner and then participate in the online meeting together. Download a printable poster here.
Every church may register one pastor and two elected delegates to vote, plus one delegate for every 50 members above 100 members. All CBWC church members and visitors are welcome as non-voting guests.
The Gathering 2019
Banff Pastors and Spouses Conference
Banff Pastors and Spouses Conference in November each year is a time for pastors and spouses to be fed spiritually by our guest speakers, to worship together, to have fellowship with one another and to encourage a time of Sabbath for all who attend.
At BPC 2017, David Fitch led us in a reflection on faithful presence. Rob Parker, Founding Director of the National House of Prayer, guided us through Bible Study and prayer to engage our theme of life on the vine.
Banff Conference 2018
Each year in November we celebrate CBWC Sunday in our churches. Pick a Sunday in November to celebrate God’s work and what we do together as a denomination.
- Invite a CBWC representative to give a sermon, make a presentation, extend greetings or simply to be present with you.
- Connect on social media: #CBWCSunday.
- Livestream your worship service.
- Share the CBWC’s Resource Guide and Bulletin Insert.
- Combine your worship service with one from a nearby CBWC congregation.
- Swap your pastor with one from a different congregation for one Sunday.
Let the CBWC know how we can make this annual event suit your congregation’s needs. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Ministers Orientation
Why did we become a CBWC church? Where do I find help with ministry? Who else is in this family of churches?
These questions are answered at New Ministers Orientation (NMO), a 3.5-day seminar for all ministers joining the CBWC, held at the beautiful Carey Centre in Vancouver. At NMO, you will meet new people and learn about the all resources available through the denomination.
New Ministers Orientation 2018 will be held April 29-May 2 at Carey. Contact Dawn Johannesson at email@example.com for details.
Leadership Forums are an opportunity for all of us in the Canadian Baptist family to gather together, learn from each other and develop partnerships to move local ministry forward. Watch for Leadership Forums in places like Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, and Victoria.
Alberta Pastors Retreat is February 5-7, 2018 at Gull Lake Centre. Our guest speaker is Joel Thiessen. Download Brochure.
Heartland Pastors and Spouses Retreat is February 5-7, 2018 in Russell, MB, at the Russell Inn. Our guest speakers are Rob and Sarah Patterson. Download Brochure.
BCY Pastors and Spouses Retreat is July 5-6, 2018 in Victoria, BC. Our guest speakers are Rob and Sarah Patterson.
Heartland Pastors and Spouses Retreat
Alberta/NWT Retreat 2018
BCY Pastor and Spouses Retreat 2018
Each 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, having fun and stepping outside of your comfort zone.
In 2017 we gathered in Brandon, MB, from July 2-8. Brody Jespersen of Truth Matters Ministries spoke on how we practically live out our faith, and we had the chance to do just that in the community of Brandon.
For more information, please contact the Youth Director, Tammy Klassen:
Charting a Path for Reconciliation
JOIN US to explore next steps in the work of justice and reconciliation. PARTICIPATE in workshops by local Indigenous leaders about the landscape of healing and reconciliation in Saskatoon. EXPLORE the role of churches in this journey.
“I’m solid in my faith… but what is the next step?”
Every generation needs to encounter Jesus, rise up, and put faith into action. Potential Impact is a retreat for those between grade 11 and age 24 who are interested in exploring and discussing the call of Jesus in their life.
If you are in this age group, you will be joined by peers and coaches who are concerned for your future – your Potential Impact. They will help you hear and clarify the call of Jesus in your life. If you are a church leader, determine who among your young adults will profit from this experience and do everything in your power to see they come.
Comments from 2017 participants:
“I was able to answer some questions and really look back at my life to see where I should go from now.”
“I’ve known where God is calling me, however I’ve been trying to not go there. This weekend helped to accept the calling.”