Each year, we gather either in person or online for an Annual General Meeting. Our in-person gatherings are lively and celebratory as we enjoy face to face time with others in our family of churches through worship, keynote speakers, and connecting time while also holding the annual business meeting portion. In our online meetings, our time together is centered on connecting with our family of churches using the Zoom platform in order to present audited financial statements, proposed budgets for future years, as well as ministry updates. No matter whether in person or online, we are always excited to gather and share our stories of where God is at work among us.
In-Person Assembly 2022 will be held on May 26-28, 2022
“LIFE TOGETHER IN 3D”
Location: Best Western Premier Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre, Calgary, AB
Registration: will open early January
For information and resourcing for Assembly 2022 click here.
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.
Each year in November we celebrate CBWC Sunday in our churches. Choose a Sunday in November to celebrate God’s work and what we do together as a denomination.
For more information and resources, please visit the CBWC Sunday page.
Let the CBWC know how we can make this annual event suit your congregation’s needs. Contact email@example.com.
New Ministers Orientation
You are invited to join us for the CBWC’s New Ministers Orientation (NMO). As a new pastor, chaplain, or ministry leader with the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada (CBWC), we want to welcome you and resource you for effectiveness in ministry within our Baptist church family. Additionally, your presence will allow us, as CBWC staff, the privilege of getting to know you and learning how we can best serve you.
The NMO is a part of a more comprehensive orientation journey. That journey may include the Baptist Identity course with Carey Theological College, supervised ministry, written assignments, various meetings with your association of CBWC churches and for some, a meeting with the CBWC Credentials Committee and the Ordination Examination Council.
The following link (coming soon) contains information to guide you through the registration process, and to prepare you for our time together.
Next NMO is January 17-19, 2022.
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. During this season of gathering restrictions, we have been offering learning resources online. Please go to Webinars for upcoming leadership development opportunities.
Heartland Pastor and Spouses Retreat
Mountain Standard Region Ministry Retreat
BCY Regional Assembly and Pastors and Spouses Retreat
We’re excited to announce that SERVE will be back as an “in person” event from July 3-9, 2022 in Nelson, BC. For more info about this amazing week-long youth service experience click the button below.
National Day for Truth & Reconciliation
A Western Canada Perspective
As a faith leader in the CBWC, please consider joining us for an hour of learning, conversation, prayer, and action as we mark this first National Day for Truth & Reconciliation. Discover the vision behind the sea of orange shirts that washed over the country this summer. Participate in a brief theological reflection on reconciliation. Enter into prayer together. Explore next steps in the journey toward right relations for yourself and the communities you lead. See what God might be stirring in our midst.
Date: September 30, 2021
Zoom: this is a live Zoom event and will be recorded and available post-event. Participants are asked to mute their mic and turn off their video to optimize bandwidth.
Presenter: Rev. Jodi Spargur
Jodi Spargur lives as a guest on the unceded Coast Salish Territory known as Vancouver and has worked as an urban farmer, a pastor, church planter, furniture mover and a justice seeker. Currently Jodi directs Healing at the Wounding Place, a non-profit network that creates Indigenous-led local actions for healing and justice, provides cultural safety and anti-racism trainings, as well as consulting with organizations for systemic change. Jodi is ordained with the CBWC.
Transforming Polarized Conversations: An Essential Toolkit for Moving from Entrenchment to Engagement | October 13th, 20th, & 27th
You are invited to a 3-session Zoom-based webinar series with Dr. Betty Pries who will offer a practical and engaging learning experience, offering tools and practices for transforming polarized conversations. Registration for this series will open August 1, 2021.
Please visit the Transforming Polarized Conversations page for further information.