CBWC Ministries serves and resources our churches to engage mission within the communities to which God has called them.
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 places on people of all ages, and how we all belong and serve together in God’s family.
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Next Generation Ministries
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 overseas partnerships with Canadian Baptist Ministries.
Kurios (pronounced koo’-ree-os) is the English transliteration of the Greek word for “Lord” which means master and ruler. Out purpose is to grow young Christian disciples and leaders holistically through experiential learning: scriptural, relational and practical.
The biggest decision adolescents must make is who or what will be Lord in their life. As this program is aimed at those who are already Christians, they will be challenged to make Jesus Lord of every area of their lives. Adolescents need a safe place in which to ask questions about God and life without being ignored or made to feel foolish or heretical. Our Gap Year Experience will be the perfect environment to ask those questions and seek God’s answers. To find out more, visit www.kurios.ca.
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 ministry.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 in a partnership program where you can participate firsthand in the joys of church planting by supporting a young church in its formative years. Contact us find out more
Support New Ministries
For $100 a month, you can be a part of bolstering a young congregation.
” I’m thrilled to know that a 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, Carey facilitates lifelong learning by focusing on lay leadership development, pastoral continuing education and issue-based learning. Carey 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