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.
Online Gathering 2018
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. The registration deadline is May 7th, 2018. 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.
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.
Tech Test Available May 7 at 5:30 PST. Please email email@example.com if you would like to be a part of the Tech Test.
For more info on the BCY Pastor, Chaplain and Spouse retreat July 5th-6th, click here.
The Gathering 2019
The theme for the Gathering 2019 is RESILIENCE.
Verse: “those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint” Isaiah 40:31
Location & Time: High River Baptist Church, High River, Alberta
May 23rd-25th (Ordination Examining Council is May 22nd and morning of May 23rd)
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.
This year’s conference takes place on November 5th-8th, 2018. Click here to visit the BPC 2018 event page.
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-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 29th-May 1st 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.
BCY Pastor and Spouses Retreat July 2018
Heartland Pastor and Spouses Retreat 2019
February 4th-6th, 2019 at the Russell Inn, Russell, MB.
AB/NWT Pastors and Spouses Retreat 2019
February 4th-6th, 2019.
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.
July 1-7, 2018 in Kamloops, BC.
Our speaker this year is Carmen Rempel who works for Youth For Christ. Carmen has been called to the orphaned and isolated young people of the Okanagan. She has been placed there to pioneer a new YFC work that reaches out to these youth who are in desperate need of hope. Worship will be led by the Fraser Campbell Band.
For more information, please contact the Youth Director Tammy Klassen: (250) 701-1794 firstname.lastname@example.org
“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.”