Best practices and guidelines are practical means to work towards health as a family of churches. Take advantage of these policies and resources to help your congregation thrive.
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All of us like to think of our churches as safe places. Sadly, many predators take advantage of the trusting and open environment within a church. It is essential that each and every CBWC church take active steps to prevent physical, emotional and sexual abuse within our congregations.
The newly-updated Preventing Abuse in the Church manual helps churches develop policies and procedures that will protect children, youth and vulnerable adults from abuse.
The Canadian Baptist Advent Reader is an annual tradition. Each year, we find writers from across the Canadian Baptist family, from the east coast to the west coast and everything in between. The booklet can be ordered in hard copy, downloaded as a PDF, or emailed one day at a time.
Find the Canadian Baptist Advent Reader here
Through Jesus, we are saved, transformed, forgiven, and given new life and purpose in Jesus. Baptism is symbolic of all these things and publicly shows that we’re serious about following God. Baptism is also a sign of entering the church; God adopts you as His child, giving you new brothers and sisters in the family of believers.
Because we come to faith through a free, personal decision, we practice the baptism of believers. We do not practice infant baptism, reserving baptism for adults and young people mature enough to make a fully conscious and committed decision. Following Biblical example and modeling the life, death and resurrection of Christ, we baptize by full immersion.
Here are some helps for teaching about baptism and how to enfold new children into the congregation: