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.

We look forward to these meaningful times of hard work but also joy and storytelling as we recount God’s faithfulness throughout the past year and look ahead to where He may be leading us.

Online Gathering 2018

May 24, 2018


BCY Assembly

July 6-8, 2018

Emmanuel Baptist Church, Victoria, BC

The Gathering 2019

May 23th-25th, 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 will be leading us in a reflection on faithful presence.  David is a strategist for missional church and the planting of missional churches in Western culture. Rob Parker, Founding Director of the National House of Prayer, will guide us through Bible Study and prayer to engage our theme of life on the vine. Download the brochure here.

Check out the schedule here.

Banff Conference 2017

November 6 - 9

Banff, Alberta

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Banff Conference 2018

November 5 - 8

Banff, Alberta

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 3.5-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 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.


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

February 5-7, 2018

Russell Inn, Russel, MB
Guest Speakers Rob and Sarah Patterson

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Alberta/NWT Retreat 2018

February 5-7, 2018

Gull Lake Centre
Guest Speaker Joel Theissen

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BCY Pastor and Spouses Retreat 2018

July 5-6, 2018

Victoria, BC

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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: 250-701-1794

SERVE Photo Archive

SERVE 2018

July 1-7, 2018

Kamloops, BC

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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.

Saskatoon Event Brochure

Regina Event Brochure


October 15, 19 and 21, 2017 (see brochure for more info)



October 13-14, 2017


Potential Impact

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“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 don’t know the exact details of my direction, but I do know that I am to make the most of where I am.”

“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

April 26-29, 2018

Keats Camps, BC

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