CBWC ministries serve and resource our churches to engage the mission God has called you to in your community.
Children and Family
Serving Our Church Families
85% of Christians make decisions to follow Jesus between the ages of 4 and 14. We want to help your church reach one of our most crucial mission fields: Canada’s kids.
Through our 7 camps and the Children and Families resource ministry, we equip churches to help children and families understand the value that Jesus placed on people of all ages and how we all belong and serve together in God’s family.
Connect with our Camps:
- Family Ministry Field Guide by Timothy Paul Jones
- The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family by Dr. Kara Powell
- Intergenerational Christian Formation by Holly Catterton Allen
Sherry Bennett, Children and Families Director
Youth are not only the church of tomorrow, but the church of today. That’s why we prioritize leadership development for youth and youth workers. This resourcing happens through the Youth Leadership Team (YLT), providing support to youth workers across the CBWC, and through SERVE: a week of service, learning, and worship for the youth of our denomination. Young people can also develop leadership skills through CBWC’s camps and short-term missions with Canadian Baptist Ministries.
Women in Focus is a ministry of the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada that offers women the encouragement and resources they need to grow in their love for God. Learn more about Women in Focus and its training programs, Bible study materials and upcoming retreats and other events on our blog:
Healthy churches that grow and thrive are attentive to all the seasons of life. If your church wants to renew its health, one of the best places to start is with our Church Health Strategist, Sam Breakey (firstname.lastname@example.org). Sam and the ministry team will facilitate a process tailored to your church’s history, knowledge, understanding, and needs. The process includes the following:
- Phone and onsite interviews and adaptable assessment tools used to create a preliminary understanding of current health
- An onsite weekend visit by a church health team to discuss the church’s history, strengths, opportunities and limitations
- Development of a strategy as a measuring stick for moving forward
- Providing resources to engage in fruitful ministry
Our vision is to multiply the number of Christ-followers in Western Canada. And that means multiplying our churches too. If God has gifted you with a willingness to share the gospel in word and deed, and a desire to depend more fully on Him, contact us today to find out how you can participate in or support a new church plant.
Consider asking your congregation to join Venture, a partnership program where you can participate firsthand in the joys of church planting by supporting a young church in its formative years.
For $100 a month, you can be a part of Venture.
” I’m thrilled to know that a Venture partner church is supporting our ministry through prayers and concrete resources. I thank my God for you because of your partnership in the gospel. “
-CBWC Church Planter in Vancouver
We strive to equip pastoral and lay leaders with Biblical theological knowledge and practical skills for ministry. Carey Theological College is CBWC’s graduate school of theology located on the University of British Columbia Campus in Vancouver. In addition, the Carey Institute facilitates lifelong learning by focusing on lay leadership development, pastoral continuing education and issue-based learning. The Institute provides training through summer programs at the Vancouver campus as well as workshops, retreats, and internships, across Western Canada throughout the year.
Talk to your Regional Minister about ways the CBWC can support you in your education journey.
The CBWC’s Justice and Mercy Network seeks to inspire and equip churches in their theological vision of the Kingdom of God so that we all pursue justice and development of a skilful and wise social analysis of injustice.
We focus on these five areas:
- Aboriginal issues
- Homelessness and affordable housing
- Refugees and Uprooted Peoples