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.

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  |  Google Map
May 23rd-25th (Ordination Examining Council is May 22nd and morning of May 23rd)

Ramada Inn: High River
Super 8: High River
*When booking a room please let Guest Services know that you are with a room block under the group name “Canadian Baptists of Western Canada”.  Guests are responsible for paying their own hotel fees.

Meals provided at High River Baptist Church:
Thursday Reception
Friday Lunch and Dinner
Saturday Lunch
*Breakfasts are included in your hotel fees if you are staying at the Ramada and Super 8.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tim Schroeder
Teaching pastor at Trinity Church, Kelowna BC and a regular presenter for the leadership training network, Willow Creek Canada.


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, 2018Click here to visit the BPC 2018 event page.

CBWC Sunday

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.

CBWC Sunday Printable Bulletin Insert
CBWC Sunday PowerPoint Slide

Let the CBWC know how we can make this annual event suit your congregation’s needs. Contact

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 for details.

Leadership Forums

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.



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.

SERVE 2018 (Event Finished)

July 1-7, 2018 in Kamloops, BC.

Our speaker this year was 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 was led by the Fraser Campbell Band.

For more information, please contact the Youth Director Tammy Klassen: (250) 701-1794

Potential Impact

“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.”

Potential Impact 2018 (Event Finished)

This event took place on April 26-29, 2018 at Keats Camps, BC.

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