Our Priorities

Developing the next generation of Canadian Baptists.
In this ever-changing world, the CBWC recognizes and prioritizes the ongoing need to train and equip the next generation of ministry leaders. Our new gap year program Kurios—along with continuing to support, encourage, strengthen and grow our current church leaders—enables us to intentionally move forward in the direction God is already moving and leading.

Providing resources for our churches and clergy to maximize their health and effective ministry.
Ministry is all about relationships. Healthy relationships happen when people trust one another, and people trust one another when they are given a chance to speak, to be heard, and to know their concerns have been taken seriously. In this next season of ministry, the CBWC will prioritize working closely with all our partners and will take every opportunity we can to tell the stories of what God is doing in our ministries.

Growing our CBWC family through fresh expressions and intentional implementation of the gospel.
The CBWC’s priority on justice will focus on two key areas. We will continue to sponsor Refugees, serving those that arrive in this country seeking to find a new home, and we continue our work with UNDRIP to advocate for the rights of Indigenous Peoples as a framework for reconciliation. Our Church Planting initiative is ongoing as we partner with God in growing our CBWC family through fresh expressions and implementation of the gospel. Along with our national partners, the CBWC will assist in training and equipping teams to go into new regions, extending the mission to which God has called them.


Leadership training and ongoing professional Development are one key for the longevity of a strong pastoral ministry. Within the CBWC, we offer the Banff Pastors Conference and encourage our churches to budget for all pastors to attend at least every other year. Each region also hosts a pastors retreat.

Carey Theological College is CBWC’s graduate school of theology, located on the University of British Columbia Campus in Vancouver.

Our Peer Mentoring Program seeks to orient and support incoming ministry personnel during their first year of CBWC service.

Talk to your Regional Office about ways the CBWC can support you in your education journey.